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In a report published by the BMA, the most common reasons for concern from those surveyed is that private provision destabilises and fragments NHS services.
19 April 2016
The BMA has today written to the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, with a clear offer to avert next week’s industrial action.
Dr Mark Porter, BMA council chair, comments on reports that Jeremy Hunt is backtracking on claims the government can impose a new contract on junior doctors.
17 April 2016
The BMA is holding an urgent meeting of doctors from across the UK to discuss the current funding and workforce crisis across the UK health service, the falling morale amongst doctors and the potential solutions to help protect the future of patient care.
11 April 2016
Thousands of junior doctors joined more than 140 picket lines across England to protest against the imposition of a new contract, as the BMA urges the government to end the on-going dispute by re-entering talks.
07 April 2016
As junior doctors strike for the fourth time over the imposition of an unfair contract, they urge the government to get back around the negotiating table and end the dispute through talks.
06 April 2016
Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee deputy chair responds to a new report from the Lancet showing that GP services are being overwhelmed by workload pressures
P leaders have warned this is more evidence of the incredible strain on GP services which has left general practice struggling to provide effective care to patients.
05 April 2016
Dr Johann Malawana, BMA junior doctor committee chair, responds to the government admission that the new junior doctor contract will impact disproportionately on women
01 April 2016
Dr Harsha Reddy, an educational supervisor and ICM College tutor in north Wales has won the prestigious award; BMA Cymru Wales/ BMJ Clinical Teacher of the Year Award for 2016.
31 March 2016
The BMA has today launched a judicial review, challenging the lawfulness of the Secretary of State for Health’s decision to impose the newly published junior doctor contract.
New RCP end of life care audit which found that most hospitals are failing to provide face-to-face palliative care specialists around the clock
Latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) showing a small 1.8% increase in the number of staff working in the NHS.
30 March 2016
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA GP committee chair responds to proposals from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to increase fees for GP practices
New report highlights that the labour rights of factory workers making medical gloves, are being abused
24 March 2016
BMA Northern Ireland has welcomed an announcement today by the Minister for Health, Simon Hamilton MLA, that all retailers of tobacco products in Northern Ireland must be registered from 6 April 2016 under the Tobacco Retailers Act (Northern Ireland) 2014.
The BMA has today confirmed an escalation of the junior doctor industrial action scheduled for April. This follows the continued refusal by the government to step back from its decision to impose a new contract on junior doctors from August this year and resolve the dispute by re-entering talks.
23 March 2016
Northern Ireland's GP leaders have welcomed the latest deal agreed with DHSSPS to deliver general practice services in local communities.
Dr Anne Carson, chair of BMA Northern Ireland’s Consultants Committee, said she was delighted that the service would be led by doctors and supported by paramedics.
21 March 2016
BMA Cymru Wales and RCN Wales issue a joint call to all political parties not to play games with the health of the nation.
17 March 2016