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Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA Chair of Council, responds to the release of the British Social Attitudes survey by the King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust which shows falling levels of patient satisfaction with the NHS.
07 March 2019
BMA NI consultant committee chair Dr Anne Carson comments on rising waiting lists in Northern Ireland
05 March 2019
Chair of BMA Scotland's Consultant Committee comments on the latest NHS Scotland workforce statistics, which he says fail to show the full picture or scale of the issue.
BMA welcomes announcement of free sanitary products for all NHS patients in England.
04 March 2019
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: 'We are glad that there is growing recognition that change is needed, and we will of course be making our more detailed views known to NHS England in due course.'
28 February 2019
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: “Politicians say they value the NHS, but it really is time to put their money with their mouth is. This is the pay rise that NHS staff deserve”
The NHS workforce is ageing, and employers must do more to support older doctors according to a new report by the BMA. A new report published by the BMA highlights some of the key issues presented by an ageing workforce.
BMA council chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul responds to latest NHS staff survey findings which reveals a workforce crisis
27 February 2019
NI now lags behind the rest of UK as House of Lords and Scottish Parliament make legislative advances on soft opt out organ donation on same day
Doctors’ leaders have welcomed the House of Lords’ approval of the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill today, marking its completion in Parliament.
26 February 2019
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: "When it comes to their health, our servicemen and women deserve the best – they cannot continue to be let down"
25 February 2019
The commitment by the BMA is part of the new Five year GP Contract recently agreed with NHS England
21 February 2019
BMA mental health policy lead, Dr Andrew Molodynski, said:“Staff are fundamental to the delivery of patient care in the NHS and without a healthy workforce our health service can barely function, let alone thrive.
20 February 2019
Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee chair, said: "GPs have been telling us for years that their practice buildings are not up to scratch, and now we have evidence showing just how serious the situation is."
19 February 2019
BMA council chair, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, responds to NHS England’s latest performance figures which show A&E waits at worst level since records began and a sharp rise in number of patients waiting on trolleys.
14 February 2019
BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey said: "The well-documented problems that GP at Hand patients have experienced in London, as well as the disruption it has caused to local funding arrangements, will likely only be replicated in new cities if the service is rolled out there."
13 February 2019
The BMA is calling for sanitary products to be made freely available across all hospitals in the UK as doctors say that it is essential to the health, dignity and wellbeing of inpatients.
04 February 2019
Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee chair, said: “We are confident that these widespread changes – the most significant in 15 years – will deliver the best not just for GPs across England, but also for the patients they treat on a daily basis."
30 January 2019
Commenting on HIW’s special report into Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Dr David Bailey, chair of the BMA’s Welsh council said:
Dr Peter English, BMA public health medicine committee chair, said: "Antimicrobial resistance, like many other threats such as infectious disease outbreaks and climate change, is not confined by borders"
24 January 2019