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Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: "These proposals under discussion could, if properly implemented, provide the respite needed to enable significant numbers of doctors to increase the work they are doing, giving vital patient care at a time of unprecedented demand."
18 November 2019
The Scottish Government has announced long-awaited plans to introduce a temporary scheme that will allow senior doctors affected by recent punitive pension taxation charges to opt-out of the current NHS pension scheme and receive their employer contributions as part of their basic salary.
BMA council chair Dr. Chaand Nagpaul said responds to the Caring for doctors, Caring for patients report by the GMC which identifies a need to address the wellbeing of doctors faced with higher workloads.
15 November 2019
BMA Northern Ireland responds to the GMC report Caring for doctors; caring for patients
Dr David Bailey, Chair Welsh Council, responds to a report addressing the wellbeing of doctors faced with higher workloads
BMA council chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul responds to the latest NHS figures which show performance in many key target areas is worse than ever before.
14 November 2019
BMA board of science chair Prof Dame Parveen Kumar responds to the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change report focusing which sets out the lifelong health consequences of rising temperatures for a child born today.
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: “With our recent analysis revealing that the NHS is on track for its worst winter yet, we need to see resources delivered to the frontline"
13 November 2019
BMA’s Welsh consultants committee chair commented on the challenges faced by this year's winter pressures
11 November 2019
Dr Phil White addresses GPs at the annual meeting of representatives of Welsh local medical committees (LMCs) in Llandudno
09 November 2019
Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee chair, responds to the Conservative Party's pledge to deliver 50 million more GP appointments by 2024-25.
BMA NI 'respects and supports decision' of RCN vote in favour of strike action in Northern Ireland.
08 November 2019
Warnings come as the BMA launches its Manifesto for health ahead of the general election
07 November 2019
Dr Andrew Molodynski, BMA mental health policy lead, said: "Patients, particularly those who are vulnerable, have the right to feel safe when they use the NHS, but as this report shows, there are dark corners of the health service that are breeding harsh and abusive cultures - and it has to stop."
01 November 2019
BMA consulstants committee deputy chair Dr Helen Fidler said: "As winter approaches this becomes even more urgent. We simply cannot afford to lose any more of our most experienced doctors’ expertise."
30 October 2019
BMA consultants committee surgical lead Dr David Shipstone said: "Ministers must scrap the damaging annual and tapered annual allowance now so that experienced doctors can continue to provide the best possible care to their patients without ending up financially worse off."
29 October 2019
Responding to the Written Statement on the Substance Misuse Delivery Plan 2019-2022, Dr Ian Harris, Member of GPC Wales, welcomed the news
28 October 2019
BMA responds to survey that showed almost half of public does not believe Prime Minister's assurances
BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey said: "Practices are striving to reach everyone who can be vaccinated using every opportunity to encourage uptake of vaccinations"
25 October 2019
BMA responds to Government consultation on NHS pensions flexibilities
24 October 2019
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