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Patient representatives have raised concerns over ‘short-term commissioning decisions’ and the appointment of a controversial private contractor, which could damage the progression of an STP.
31 August 2017
The BMA has warned that more needs to be done to attract doctors to work in Scotland, saying that medical vacancies are putting pressure on health services.
30 August 2017
Doctors leaders have welcomed a planned new adult gender identity service for Wales.
An outsourcing firm – whose work for GPs was described by a minister as ‘entirely unacceptable’ – and the UK arm of a private US healthcare insurer are to lead the development of an STP.
24 August 2017
Doctors in Northern Ireland are in ‘uncharted waters’ following the introduction of the new Mental Capacity Act.
GPs have urged the Government to accelerate efforts to ease ‘huge workforce’ pressures after further details emerged of its ramped-up international recruitment drive.
Considerable progress is still needed if the ticking time bomb of childhood obesity is to be tackled successfully, the BMA has warned.
22 August 2017
The new chair and deputy chair of the BMA’s Welsh council have been announced.
Doctors’ leaders in Scotland have warned that workforce shortages are putting children’s health services under strain, and are calling for action to improve recruitment and retention.
21 August 2017
BMA Cymru Wales has called for clarification on the process of advertising GP training places after it was claimed that advertised posts ‘disappeared’.
18 August 2017
A portrait of a doctor who was the first recipient of the BMA’s gold medal for distinguished merit has been donated to the National Museum Wales.
Doctors in Scotland have called for extra resources and staff for mental health services after research found over a thousand patients have been sent out of area for care.