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04 December 2018
BMA NI welcomes the extension of the MDT project into surgeries in west Belfast
03 December 2018
BMA GP committee chair, Dr Richard Vautrey, responds to latest survey from the Royal College of GPs which highlights the extent of pressures on general practice and the need to reduce GP workload
02 December 2018
Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya, BMA junior doctors committee chair, said: "Burnout affects so much more than quality of training, and as this report notes, heavy workloads can have patient safety implications"
30 November 2018
BMA Northern Ireland junior doctor committee chair Dr Stephen McAleer comments on the GMC training experiences report
A substantial majority of doctors in Scotland feel that patient care is being given lower priority in Scotland’s NHS than both finances and national targets, a major BMA survey has found.
28 November 2018
Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee chair, said: "While we appreciate the pressures that many commissioners find themselves under, they should be encouraging this process, rather than frustrating it, so that all patients who need a referral for further investigation get one"
27 November 2018
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"
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