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Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: “Overseas doctors make an invaluable contribution to our health service, and at a time when there are thousands of unfilled vacancies within the NHS, it is absurd that the government should stop experienced and talented healthcare professionals coming to work here."
14 June 2018
Dr David Bailey responds to the Welsh Government's plan for health and social in Wales
11 June 2018
BMA Scotland has long advocated a shift to a ‘soft’ opt-out system in which adults – who have been well informed of the options – can choose to opt-out of organ donation during their lifetime.
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: "From STPs to ACOs and now ICSs and ICPs, professionals and the wider population alike are left to navigate a maze of meaningless acronyms with little explanation"
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: "If we, as doctors, and the wider health service are to learn from these mistakes and to prevent such tragedies occurring, the NHS needs a dramatic shift away from the current culture of blame."
GP leaders in Northern Ireland have welcomed the announcement of the new GMS contract for 2019/18, including an investment of £8.8million in GP services.
Dr Richard Vautrey, GP committee chair, said: "This analysis paints a bleak picture."
08 June 2018
Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee chair, said: "Overall this report underlines the need for NHS England to get to grips with a problem that has been disrupting general practice for years"
06 June 2018
BMA Scotland has warned today of the pressure that unfilled vacancies are adding to Scotland’s already stretched health service, as the latest figures from ISD Scotland are published.
05 June 2018
The BMA responds to comments made today by the home secretary, Sajid Javid, confirming a review of the tier 2 visa cap.
03 June 2018
Chair of BMA Scotland's medical students committee Lekaashree Rambabu responds to the Scottish Government's plans to create an additional 85 medical school places in Scotland.
01 June 2018
The BMA responds to a report from the Nuffield Trust today (Friday) which shows that the number of patients being readmitted to hospital in an emergency with potentially preventable conditions such as pneumonia and pressure sores has grown significantly in the last seven years.