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A pioneering NHS service that promised to save millions of pounds by creating and testing the first combined health and social care trust has been hit by financial strife, barely a year after its launch.
19 January 2017
Junior doctors are being urged to attend a series of ‘contract clinics’ across England to share their experiences of and views on the new contract – and to discuss future steps to resolve outstanding issues raised by members.
18 January 2017
The leader of Scotland’s doctors has warned that the Scottish health service is stretched ‘pretty much to breaking point’.
17 January 2017
Doctors leaders have warned that Northern Ireland is ‘sleep walking into a crisis in primary care’.
Doctors leaders have accused Theresa May of scapegoating GPs for the NHS crisis, in a deliberate attempt to distract the public from an under-funded service under intense strain.
An £80m treatment fund, welcomed by BMA Cymru Wales, has been launched.
16 January 2017
Doctors leaders from across Europe have warned the EU’s Brexit negotiators that the UK’s impending departure could have ‘profound repercussions’ on the medical profession’s ability to provide high-quality healthcare across the continent.
The Government can no longer cling to its claims that the NHS is fully funded in the face of overwhelming evidence and contradictions from senior health service leaders, doctors have said.
13 January 2017
BMA Cymru Wales national director Rachel Podolak began work in November last year. Richard Gurner caught up with her to find out how her first months have been and what the future might bring
Hospitals and social care services will have to slash at least £26bn from their budgets to keep inside public funding constraints set by the Government.
BMA Cymru Wales has welcomed an announcement that an extra £40m is to be spent on NHS buildings in Wales.
Violence against NHS staff is unacceptable, BMA Cymru Wales has said, after it was revealed there were 18,000 physical attacks on workers during the last five years.
12 January 2017