Feedback

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume you’re happy to receive all cookies from the BMA website. Find out more about cookies

Your Privacy

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

(Req)

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Continue

These cookies are required

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information we collect is anonymous unless you actively provide personal information to us.

If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Preferences Cookies

These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you're in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for you.

For example, they can be used to remember certain log-in details, changes you've made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you've asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. These cookies may be used to ensure that all our services and communications are relevant to you. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you've previously made or personalise your browsing experience meaning you would have to reset these for every visit. In addition, some functionality may not be available if this category is switched off.

3rd Party Cookies

Our websites sometimes integrate with other companies’ sites. For example, we integrate with social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, to make it easier for you to share what you have read. These sites place their own cookies on your browser as a result of us including their icons and ‘like’ or ‘share’ buttons on our sites.

Apply & close
News
News
1 - 12 of 41 results for: Jan 2017
  • Change of tack to deal with bullying

    Experiencing bullying and harassment at work can have a devastating impact on doctors, affecting their emotional and physical health, and even the way they do their jobs.

    Date: 31 January 2017

  • Medical student boost effect on NHS under question

    Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been told that the increase in medical students will take much longer to benefit the NHS than he says.

    Date: 31 January 2017

  • Exception reports take early victory

    Junior doctors have been promised extra support following concerns raised by exception reporting.

    Date: 31 January 2017

  • Make no exceptions on safety at work

    This week, the BMA is launching an ‘exception reporting, no exceptions’ week of content. It will include information and insights from junior doctors and consultants about how to get the best out of exception reporting. Peter Blackburn explains the system

    Date: 30 January 2017

  • Surgery closure piles on pressure

    General practice needs a programme of long-term investment, doctors leaders have warned, after another local surgery was forced to close.

    Date: 27 January 2017

  • STP saving claims unrealistic, finds BMA

    Doubts have been raised about the credibility of the blueprints for NHS reform with which ministers expect to stave off an impending financial crisis.

    Date: 27 January 2017

  • More than a third of doctors fall asleep while driving

    More than a third of doctors have fallen asleep while driving home following a night shift, a survey has found.

    Date: 26 January 2017

  • Call for soft ‘opt out’ organ donor rules in England

    Doctors have renewed calls for England to align its organ-donor rules with those in Wales

    Date: 26 January 2017

  • GMC backs plan to put GPs on specialty register

    The GMC has said it will back plans put forward by the BMA to include GPs on the specialist register for the very first time.

    Date: 25 January 2017

  • GP resignation letters collection begins

    General practice in Northern Ireland is ‘on the brink’ as the process for collecting undated resignation letters from GPs begins.

    Date: 25 January 2017

  • GPs' opening hours will not be extended

    GP surgeries in England will not be forced to extend opening hours, despite comments by prime minister Theresa May apparently blaming practices for the crisis in hospitals.

    Date: 24 January 2017

  • Welsh Government suspends QOF

    The majority of the QOF (quality and outcomes framework) for GPs has been suspended by the Welsh Government to ease the winter burden on surgeries.

    Date: 23 January 2017