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


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.


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 and features
News and features
25 - 36 of 41 results for: Jan 2017
  • Fully funded NHS claim under pressure

    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.

    Date: 13 January 2017

  • Back in business at the BMA

    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

    Date: 13 January 2017

  • Hospitals and social care face budget cuts of £26bn

    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.

    Date: 13 January 2017

  • £40m for NHS buildings welcomed

    BMA Cymru Wales has welcomed an announcement that an extra £40m is to be spent on NHS buildings in Wales.

    Date: 13 January 2017

  • Attacks on NHS staff 'unacceptable'

    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.

    Date: 12 January 2017

  • Mental health: parity means parity, says PM

    Plans outlined by prime minister Theresa May aimed at bolstering mental health services remain questionable unless ministers provide guarantees over additional funding, the BMA has warned.

    Date: 12 January 2017

  • GPs warn of healthcare 'chaos'

    Doctors and patients can expect ‘healthcare chaos’ if massive cuts are imposed as part of plans to transform the NHS and social care.

    Date: 12 January 2017

  • Patient access to GPs in 'complete disarray'

    The Government’s drive to increase patients’ access to GPs has fallen into ‘complete disarray’, doctors have warned, after a spending watchdog questioned its value for money.

    Date: 11 January 2017

  • Workforce engagement 'mixed', finds survey

    Levels of engagement between NHS employers in Wales and the medical workforce are mixed, according to a survey.

    Date: 10 January 2017

  • Invoke emergency measures, demand GPs

    GP leaders in Northern Ireland have renewed calls for the devolved Government to implement emergency measures to save general practice.

    Date: 10 January 2017

  • Red Cross aid clear signal of funding crisis, says BMA

    The prime minister can no longer ‘bury her head in the sand’, doctors leaders have said, after the British Red Cross described the situation in hospitals and ambulance services as a ‘humanitarian crisis’.

    Date: 09 January 2017

  • Guardian guidance amended after BMA intervention

    NHS Employers has amended guidance around guardian fines, after intervention from the BMA.

    Date: 06 January 2017


BETA - visit our new beta site and give us your feedback.