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1 - 12 of 39 results for: Nov 2017
  • Squeeze on NHS undermines juniors' training

    Junior doctors are not getting access to the training they need and deserve amid rising demand and tightening budgets in the NHS.

    Date: 30 November 2017

  • The people who want to be you

    What attracts you to medicine? It’s more than just an interview question, and can offer revealing insights into the future make-up of the profession and what drives doctors. Medical students in Manchester and London told the BMA about their motivations and background

    Date: 30 November 2017

  • Use of e-cigarettes must be balanced against risks

    E-cigarettes can make a contribution towards the ambition of a tobacco-free society, but the opportunities they present must be balanced against any potential risks associated with their use, according to a new position paper from the BMA guidance.

    Date: 29 November 2017

  • Call for women to influence medical workforce

    Female doctors in Northern Ireland need to make their voices heard if they are to overcome long-standing barriers to career progression, a special BMA event has heard.

    Date: 27 November 2017

  • We did the right thing – but for who?

    The aftermath of a young woman's suicide attempt was characterised by bedridden convulsions and despondency which ultimately ended in death. BMA writing competition runner-up Lloyd Bradley describes the difficulties involved in dealing with such a case

    Date: 27 November 2017

  • Improvement is everything

    Spiralling demand and dwindling resources mean many parts of the NHS are just about managing to cope day-to-day – often leaving little time to consider or implement projects to improve care and outcomes.

    Date: 24 November 2017

  • MPs adopt cross-party approach

    Close to 100 MPs have signed a letter calling on the Government to establish a cross-party group to enhance sustainability in the NHS.

    Date: 24 November 2017

  • Help shape BMA policy

    Make sure you have your say in shaping BMA policy by taking part in the next junior members’ forum.

    Date: 24 November 2017

  • Restraint is 'crippling' the NHS

    The BMA called on the Government to end the chronic underfunding of the health service, ahead of this week’s autumn budget.

    Date: 24 November 2017

  • GPs flock to contract roadshows

    Hundreds of GPs from across Scotland took part in the first week of roadshows organised by the BMA to answer questions about the proposed new Scottish GP contract.

    Date: 24 November 2017

  • 'Missed opportunity' budget points to further cuts

    The chancellor’s autumn budget was a ‘missed opportunity’ to address the black hole in NHS finances – and hospital bosses will have to have ‘difficult conversations’ about where to cut services as a result.

    Date: 22 November 2017

  • Lack of funds threatens EU nationals' status

    Inadequate resourcing means that ‘significant doubts’ remain over the Government’s ability to register millions of EU nationals for settled status in the UK, the BMA has warned.

    Date: 22 November 2017