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BMA board of science chair, Professor Dame Parveen Kumar, responds to the publication of the prevention Green Paper outlining the Government’s future commitment to healthcare prevention.
23 July 2019
Dr David Bailey responds to the English pay announcement for senior doctors
22 July 2019
BMA consultants committee chair Dr Rob Harwood, said: "This consultation does little other than add to the intolerable dilemma facing many doctors – a commitment to their patients put in jeopardy by these ridiculous taxes which are forcing doctors to effectively pay to go to work."
Calls for pay increase for Northern Ireland secondary care doctors and consultants in England receive uplift
Chair of the BMA consultants committee, Dr Rob Harwood said: “It’s clear from today’s announcement that the Government has not recognised nor rewarded the work and commitment of some of our most experienced and senior doctors."
Dr Lewis Morrison, Chair of BMA Scotland, has reacted to the publication of the Doctor and Dentist Pay Review body report for 2019, and the response from the UK Government.
BMA council chair, Dr Chaand Napgaul, responds to the announcement that the Department of Health and Social Care has appointed the General Medical Council to be the regulator for physician associates and anaesthesia associates.
18 July 2019
Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee chair, said: "This most recent revelation provides further evidence that it is unfit to hold this PCSE contract and, as we have stressed consistently, NHS England must take it back in-house immediately."
Dr Phil White takes on the role of chair of the BMA's Welsh GP Committee.
The BMA and Royal Colleges write to public health minister expressing their growing concerns over the impact that alcohol is having on the nation’s health.
Chair of education and training for the Junior Doctors' Committee, Dr Sarah Hallett responds to the HEE Foundation Programme review.
17 July 2019
BMA says the Government must now commit to bringing an end to a pension scheme that discriminates against thousands of public sector workers and doctors following Court of Appeal decision.
16 July 2019
BMA writes to Conservative leadership candidates Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson urging them to make reform of the current pension taxation rules a priority to avoid patient care deteriorating further.
11 July 2019
An overwhelming 95 per cent of patients have ‘confidence and trust’ in the practitioner they last saw
New report 'highlights the scale of the challenge to reform the health and social care service' in Northern Ireland, says doctors' leader.
10 July 2019
BMA junior doctors committee chair Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya responds to the results of the GMC National Training Survey 2019 report.
09 July 2019
Dr Rob Harwood, BMA consultants committee chair, said: "For the first time, we are seeing hospital trusts publicly admitting there is a problem; hospital chief executives now acknowledging something the BMA has known for months – doctors are being forced to say no."
08 July 2019
BMA consultants committee chair Dr Rob Harwood said: "While we continue to lobby the Government hard for change to stop this absurd situation from causing further damage to staff and impacting on patient care, it is our duty as a union to provide practical support to members facing this problem"
04 July 2019
At least a dozen doctors are to take legal action against the Government because they believe they were forced to join a pension scheme that will result in huge financial losses when they retire
03 July 2019
Changes will see several benefits, including overall increases in pay and for working weekends and late shifts; improvements to junior doctors’ wellbeing and safety and, to the ability to formally raise concerns when they miss out on training because of rostering problems.
26 June 2019