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Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee deputy chair, said: “This is a disastrous situation for the people of Brighton and highlights once again the crisis facing general practice across the country.
19 January 2017
The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) element of the GP contract will be relaxed until 31 March 2017
BMA Scotland responds to the announcement that the Scottish Government is commissioning a review of health and care public holiday services.
17 January 2017
BMA council chair responds to Theresa May's speech on Brexit
The leader of the UK’s doctors has written to the prime minister, accusing her of ‘playing down’ the crisis in the NHS and deliberately scapegoating GPs to distract from what is happening in the health service.
NIGPC reacts to announcement that a GP contractor secured for Bannview Medical Practice in Portadown has now withdrawn from contract.
16 January 2017
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA GP committee chair, responds to figures obtained by the BBC into use of referral management schemes
Dr Chaand Nagpaul responds to calls from Prime Minster for more seven-day GP access as government avoids responsibility for crisis in NHS
13 January 2017
The BMA responds to the news that over four in 10 hospitals in England declared a major alert in the first week of the year as they encountered unprecedented pressures.
The BMA responds to Sir Keith Pearson’s review of medical revalidation.
The BMA responds to comments made about NHS funding at today’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
11 January 2017
BMA council chair responds to comments made by the prime minister during PMQs about the crisis in the NHS
BMA response to the National Audit Office’s report on improving patient access to general practice
Dr Mark Porter, BMA council chair, responds to figures released by NHS digital on accident and emergency activity for 2015-16 which shows a rise in the number of A&E attendances compared with last year
10 January 2017
BMA council chair, Dr Mark Porter, responds to the Secretary of State for Health’s statement in the House of Commons on the crisis in the NHS
09 January 2017
BMA community care committee chair, Dr Gary Wannan, comments on the Prime Minister’s speech outlining measures to support mental health
08 January 2017
BMA Response to comments made by the Prime Minister in which she rejects claims by the British Red Cross of a humanitarian crisis in the health system but acknowledges there were huge pressures on the NHS
BMA responds to Red Cross warning of humanitarian crisis in hospitals as volunteers are drafted in to help staff
07 January 2017
GP leaders in Northern Ireland welcome Health Department announcement that new GP contractor provider has been found for crisis-hit medical practice
06 January 2017
The BMA responds to analysis by the Nuffield Trust which shows that a third of hospital trusts in England issued alerts warning they needed urgent action to cope with the pressure of patient numbers last month.