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Dr Charlotte Jones, Chair BMA Cymru Wales GP Committee responds to the medical recruitment report.
29 June 2017
British Medical Association Northern Ireland Chair Dr John D Woods has called on the local politicians to end ‘stop-start’ decision making and work together to address the problems within Northern Ireland’s healthcare system.
28 June 2017
Dr Phil Banfield calls for an independent inquiry into ABMU Health Board’s process for investigating formal concerns.
BMA Scotland has welcomed plans to legislate for a soft opt out system of organ donation.
The leader of the nation’s GPs has warned that general practice is on the brink of collapse as GP services face a climate of funding cuts, staff shortages and rising patient demand.
With 2017 marking 50 years since the enactment of the Abortion Act, leading doctors at the BMA’s annual conference today considered the role of the criminal law in abortion and backed calls for the decriminalisation1 of abortion.
27 June 2017
New figures , obtained by the BMA through Freedom of Information requests, reveal that more than 150 jobs, including operations managers, communications executives, administrators and financial analysts, with combined annual salaries of at least £8.5 million, have been created to deliver Sustainability and Transformation plans (STPs).
Dr Phil Banfield welcomes Welsh Government’s announcement to introduce legislation making it illegal for alcohol to be sold below a set price
GP leaders have branded failures in NHS Shared Business Services relating to delays and mislaid clinical correspondence “a disgrace” and called on the government to ensure that the disastrous impact on patient care is not allowed to happen again.
New figures uncovered by the BMA show a startling rise in the number of mental health patients being sent out of area for treatment, with one patient from Somerset being sent to a care facility in the Highlands, 587 miles away.
26 June 2017
BMA Northern Ireland chair reacts to funding boost for health as part of Conservative Party and DUP deal
Welsh NHS Confederation, NHS Wales Employers and BMA Cymru Wales have come together to improve medical engagement across the health service in Wales
23 June 2017
The BMA responds to the Prime Minister's proposals on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK following Brexit.
Dr Mark Porter responds to today's Queen's speech.
21 June 2017
Northern Ireland GPs to cut back on ‘unnecessary’ work to spend more time with patients and mitigate against the current crisis in primary care.
With Brexit negotiations due to begin, the BMA is calling on the government to protect future patient care by putting healthcare front and centre of its plans.
19 June 2017
In response to quarterly statistics published today (Friday 16 June) by NHS providers on trust financial deficits, BMA council chair Dr Mark Porter said:
16 June 2017