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13 - 24 of 39 results for: Nov 2017
  • Junior doctors elect training-focused chair

    The new chair of the BMA Welsh junior doctors committee has been announced.

    Date: 22 November 2017

  • Brexit threatens supply of isotopes

    Time is running out if the UK is to avoid damaging its access to nuclear medicine and research funding after Brexit, an inquiry has heard.

    Date: 22 November 2017

  • Raise a glass to minimum alcohol pricing

    Scotland will be the first country in the world to apply a minimum price per unit of alcohol after a long and arduous struggle. Jennifer Trueland looks back at how it came about and how doctors leaders intend to make it stick

    Date: 21 November 2017

  • Path cleared for minimum alcohol pricing

    BMA Cymru Wales has welcomed a ruling by the supreme court which clears the way for the minimum unit pricing of alcohol to be introduced in the country.

    Date: 20 November 2017

  • In the driving seat

    How to evolve effective leaders of hospitals is a question that has yet to be answered. However, other high-powered professions may provide the clues needed to find a way forward. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 18 November 2017

  • Pressure builds to adopt minimum alcohol pricing

    The BMA has joined dozens of leading figures in health in calling on the Government to implement MUP (minimum unit pricing) for alcohol in England.

    Date: 17 November 2017

  • Pledge to tackle service charge rises

    Excessive and erratic rises in service charges are having a destabilising effect on GP practices – and doctors leaders have pledged to take action to protect services and patient care.

    Date: 16 November 2017

  • Attempt to open access to patient records raises confidentiality concerns

    Doctors have renewed calls for patients’ confidential health data to be protected as the Government seeks to increase access to confidential data held by public bodies.

    Date: 16 November 2017

  • Go-ahead for minimum alcohol pricing

    Half a decade after the law should have come into force, Scotland is set to implement a minimum unit price for alcohol after the supreme court ruled that it could legally do so.

    Date: 15 November 2017

  • General practice: time to build on successes

    The fight to save general practice is a fight to save the whole of the NHS, the BMA GPs committee chair Richard Vautrey has warned.

    Date: 15 November 2017

  • EEA doctor exodus threat grows

    A growing number of EU doctors are now considering leaving the UK, according to the findings of a new BMA study.

    Date: 14 November 2017

  • Trusts must publish OOA numbers

    Mental health trusts will have to reveal how many patients they send out of area owing to a lack of beds, in a bid to crack down on a ‘costly’ and ‘stressful’ process which can lead to tragedy.

    Date: 13 November 2017