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Responding to the Mental Health Taskforce report, Professor Sheila Hollins, BMA board of science chair, said...
15 February 2016
Commenting on the announcement by the Government to impose a new contract on junior doctors in England, Dr Johann Malawana, BMA junior doctor committee chair, said: “The decision to impose a contract is a sign of total failure on the Government's part....
11 February 2016
Speaking following today's announcement that junior doctors in England will have a new contract imposed on them, Dr Conan Castles, chair of BMA Northern Ireland's junior doctors committee said...
BMA Scotland response to Cabinet Secretary's announcement on the junior doctor contract in Scotland
Support for industrial action held firm today as thousands of junior doctors attended more than 160 picket lines across England in response to the Government's threat to impose an unfair contract that has been roundly rejected by junior doctors.
10 February 2016
BMA Scotland has called on MSPs to support the general principles of the Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) Scotland Bill which sets out proposals to change the system of organ donation in Scotland.
09 February 2016
Dr Johann Malawana, BMA junior doctor committee chair, responds to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt's interview on the Andrew Marr programme
07 February 2016
In a revised BMA report1, leading doctors’ call for better training and support to help healthcare professionals in the UK prevent, diagnose and manage fetal alcohol spectrum disorder(FASD), and reduce the number of children affected each year.
04 February 2016
The British Medical Association has today announced that Rachel Podolak, has been appointed as its new national director, Wales.
More than half of GP practices believe the quality of care they deliver is deteriorating because of rising workload according to a new BMA survey of almost 2,900 GP practices in England.
03 February 2016
Talks to agree a new junior doctor contract have floundered following the Government’s continued refusal to put reason before politics in agreeing a fair solution for an already overstretched junior doctor workforce.
01 February 2016
Responding to a motion passed at the BMA's Special Conference of Local Medical Committees on Saturday, 30 January, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA GP committee chair said...
The leader of the UK's GPs has warned that patient safety is being compromised as general practice faces an “emergency” situation caused by GP services being starved of resources and staff.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection regime aimed at GP practices is damaging patient care by diverting resources and GP time away from treating patients, according to a new survey of over 1,900 GP practices in England.
29 January 2016
Commenting on the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report today (Wednesday 20 January), Dr Peter Bennie, Chair of BMA Scottish Council said...
20 January 2016
Doctors’ leaders have warned that “exorbitant” and “inexplicable” planned rises in Care Quality Commission (CQC) fees in England amount to a “raid” on overstretched NHS budgets that could undermine patient care and threaten the future of small GP practices.
The BMA has decided to suspend next week’s 48-hour industrial action1. The decision comes as Acas talks continue this week between the BMA and the government on the junior doctor contract.
19 January 2016
Your article rightly highlights the incredible pressure on GP practices, but it is wrong to suggest that GPs are hindering greater patient access (Millions waiting longer to see GP, Monday 18 January)
18 January 2016
The BMA is calling on all UK Governments to prioritise the improvement of end-of-life care and ensure a high-level of care is available across the country, as new research finds that the current provision does not consistently match either the public or doctor’s expectations.
14 January 2016
Thousands of junior doctors attend more than 150 pickets and 'meet the doctors' events across the country
12 January 2016
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