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News and features
1 - 12 of 65 results for: Nov 2016
  • An unhealthy interest in e-cigarettes?

    The all-party parliamentary group on e-cigarettes is supported by the UK Vaping Industry Association which receives funding from tobacco companies

    Date: 30 November 2016

  • Patient records access system 'safe and secure'

    BMA Cymru Wales has said it has been assured a new system of accessing patient records by hospital and pharmacy staff will not compromise data.

    Date: 29 November 2016

  • Scotland awarded for alcohol harm reduction

    Scotland has won a European award for pioneering work to reduce harm from alcohol, including legislating for an MUP (minimum unit price) and lowering the drink-drive limit.

    Date: 29 November 2016

  • MPs demand Government 'be honest' about STPs

    MPs have cited evidence provided by the BMA to urge the Government to come clean on issues such as STPs (sustainability and transformation plans) and the true extent of NHS funding.

    Date: 28 November 2016

  • Workload strain compromises patient safety, finds survey

    Unmanageable workload means GPs are struggling to provide safe care to patients owing to unmanageable workloads, according to the results of a BMA survey.

    Date: 28 November 2016

  • Doctors leaders welcome health inequality report

    Doctors leaders in Wales have backed a report by the country's new CMO (chief medical officer) focusing on tackling health inequalities.

    Date: 25 November 2016

  • EU nationals need reassurance

    Reassurance and clarity is needed for EU nationals working in the NHS, according to BMA Cymru Wales.

    Date: 25 November 2016

  • NHS not in a 'perfect position' for winter

    Welsh health secretary Vaughan Gething has told AMs that the NHS in Wales is not in a 'perfect position', but was well prepared to face the pressures of this coming winter.

    Date: 25 November 2016

  • BMA Cymru Wales appoints national director

    BMA Cymru Wales has appointed Rachel Podolak as its national director.

    Date: 25 November 2016

  • Call for doctors to be involved with reform

    Doctors should be involved in leading the necessary changes to the health service, the BMA has told the new Northern Ireland health minister Michelle O’Neill.

    Date: 24 November 2016

  • Boost healthcare for prisoners, says BMA

    Prisoners should be offered the same level of healthcare as their contemporaries in the community, doctors have urged in evidence to MPs.

    Date: 24 November 2016

  • Cuts hit patient care, warns NAO

    A financial watchdog has issued a stark warning about the deteriorating financial health of the NHS after uncovering evidence that ‘aggressive’ and ‘untested’ savings targets have hit patient care.

    Date: 24 November 2016