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BMA public health committee chair Dr Peter English, said: "The BMA has long been calling for the Government to make the population’s health a priority by investing in services to reduce smoking and alcohol consumption, and those which promote physical activity and a better diet"
27 November 2018
Dr Rob Harwood, BMA consultants committee chair, said: "“Without appropriate investment, the worrying scenes unfolding across the health service will only get worse, not just through winter, but 12 months a year"
26 November 2018
Northern Ireland Council chair, Dr Tom Black, responds to Department of Health announcement of a review of urgent and emergency care as winter pressures start to take hold in the country
Dr Vautrey said there must be an end to “sticking plaster solutions” and demanded an “effective, long-term cure” for the pressures facing the profession
23 November 2018
Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee chair, said: "These figures draw sharply into focus the need to invest properly in general practice"
22 November 2018
Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee chair, said: "While this announcement is an important step forward, we will be seeking urgent assurance that this really is new investment for general practice"
BMA responds to government response to Gosport Independent Panel
BMA consultants committee deputy chair and NHS child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr Gary Wannan, responds to the latest figures by NHS digital on children and young people’s mental health which shows an increase in mental disorders and long waiting times
Newly announced plans by the Scottish Government to consult on restricting the marketing of alcohol products is a significant opportunity to reduce the harms caused by alcohol in Scotland.
20 November 2018
Northern Ireland’s GP leader, Dr Alan Stout, praises the ‘dedication, professionalism and commitment’ of GPs across the country at their annual conference in Belfast
17 November 2018
BMA representative body chair, Dr Anthea Mowat responds to figures released by the Labour party, which reveal disparities in women’s healthcare with the Shadow Secretary of State for Health’s pledging to implement a women’s health strategy as part of Labour’s commitment to tackling health inequalities
16 November 2018
A new survey of EEA doctors by the British Medical Association has underlined the continued danger that Brexit poses to the staffing of Scotland’s NHS.
BMA survey of EEA doctors finds that more than three-quarters are not reassured by the Government's commitment to protect their rights in the even of a no-deal Brexit
Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee chair, said: "Some women will now be left extremely anxious because they have not received important correspondence, particularly letters about abnormal smear test results that need urgent follow up"
14 November 2018
BMA responds to Nuffield Trust projection that no-deal Brexit will cost NHS £2.3bn a year
13 November 2018
Dr Charlotte Jones final speech as chair of GPC Wales to the Welsh Conference of Local Medical Committees
10 November 2018
Dr John Chisholm, BMA medical ethics committee chair, said: "Doctors provide an essential service and must be allowed to exercise their right to work."
09 November 2018
Dr Robert Harwood, BMA consultants committee chair, said: "These statistics represent what happened in hospitals during a relatively mild autumn before the added pressure associated with much colder weather hits"
08 November 2018
The BMA Foundation for Medical Research awards took place at BMA house supporting the advancement of medical research
07 November 2018
A BMA analysis has shown emergency care services in England are suffering an “year-round crisis" with key indicators demonstrating the summer of 2018 delivered worse levels of care to patients than five out of eight recent winters.