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Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya, BMA junior doctors committee chair, said: “The proposed deal contains other significant enhancements to further improve the pay, conditions and training opportunities for junior doctors across the NHS and are a result of a new collaborative, constructive negotiation process that has learned from the mistakes of the past."
11 June 2019
Former Chair of the BMA’s Scottish GP Committee, Dr Alan McDevitt, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
10 June 2019
BMA council chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul writes to outgoing prime minister Theresa May
BMA council chair, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, responds to the independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide, commissioned by the General Medical Council
06 June 2019
Simon Barker, Chair of BMA Scotland’s Consultant Committee said: “Taken on their own, the substantial long term gaps in Scotland’s consultant workforce are a serious concern – not just for the NHS, but equally for everyone who relies on it for the care they need."
05 June 2019
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: “We have an unequivocal message for the next Conservative leader and future Prime Minister: profit should never take priority over the protection of the health service and the healthcare of citizens.”
04 June 2019
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, said: "The BMA has expressed concerns about the unintended but serious consequences this is having on patient care and the wider NHS and so we welcome the fact that the Secretary of State fo Health and Social Care and NHS England have today acknowledged the problem."
03 June 2019
Dr Richard Vautrey, said: “These figures clearly show the increased pressure that practices have been experiencing over the last decade; as workload mounts, more doctors leave and surgeries struggle to recruit new staff."
BMA council chair, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, welcomes the proposals from the Migration Advisory Committee’s latest review of the shortage occupation list, which recommends placing all doctors on the list.
29 May 2019
Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee chair, said: "We have consistently expressed genuine reservations about a system that has been rushed-out with little regard for how it impacts patients, practices and the wider healthcare landscape"
23 May 2019
Dr Ivan Camphor, BMA community care committee chair, said: “The Government must act now to make these institutions a thing of the past and ensure that such appalling behaviour cannot happen again."
Dr Terrry John, BMA international committee chair said: "It is an uncomfortable, yet important truth to know that we are providing healthcare to UK citizens at the expense of workers’ rights in far-reaching supply chains and this must stop."
22 May 2019
Dr Paul Youngs, BMA pensions committee chair, said: "Any solution put forward must remove doctors entirely from the absurd situation whereby they are punished for going above and beyond to treat their patients"
21 May 2019
Dr Andrew Molodynski, BMA consultants committee mental health lead, said: “We must do everything we can to protect the most vulnerable within our care, especially those children and young people suffering from serious conditions like autism."
BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey said: "No GP wants to rush their time with patients, squeezing it into a 10-minute window when it needs far longer, but they are forced to do so by the sheer volume of workload they are faced with."
BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey said: "Patients cannot be allowed to be put at risk because of the incompetence of one supplier, and NHS England must offer support to anyone affected"
20 May 2019
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: "This will exacerbate an already worrying shortage of military doctors and have a direct impact on the nation’s ability to provide effective care and support to the country’s military personnel."
16 May 2019
Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya, BMA chair, junior doctors committee, said: “This much-needed investment from the Department of Health and Social Care, as an early outcome from the 2018 junior doctors contract review, is extremely welcome and an example of how targeted funding can make a tangible difference to working lives of junior doctors."
15 May 2019
BMA NI comment on the DOH report into progress made transforming health in Northern Ireland
The numerous threats Brexit poses to Scotland’s health and care services highlighted by BMA Scotland’s chair of Junior Doctors
10 May 2019