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Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee chair, said: 'In the face of rising patient demand and increasing administrative burden, GP workload has reached a point where doctors feel they cannot provide safe, high-quality care'
31 May 2018
The BMA responds to end-of-year financial performance data for the NHS provider sector published today (Thursday) by NHS Improvement.
Key areas include flexible working and supported return to training
30 May 2018
BMA board of science chair Professor Dame Parveen Kumar said: "This new report reflects some of our deepest concerns about childhood obesity.
GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey responds to NHS England announcement of £10m fund for GP recruitment
29 May 2018
Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya, BMA junior doctors committee chair, said: "In the long term, the whole system must seriously reflect on this error to guarantee nothing like this can happen again"
25 May 2018
Chair of BMA Scotland Dr Peter Bennie comments on the publication of the Scottish Government's Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill.
24 May 2018
A “deeply concerning” lack of progress in finding solutions that will allow European doctors to come to work in Scotland post Brexit has today been highlighted by the Chair of BMA Scotland.
23 May 2018
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: "Such transformation plans sit outside of existing legislation and frameworks and risk handing an area’s entire NHS budget to private providers."
BMA board of science committee chair Professor Dame Parveen Kumar said: “These figures show a very disappointing lack of progress in tackling the massive problem of childhood obesity."
22 May 2018
BMA board of science chair Professor Dame Parveen Kumar responds to the DEFRA (Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) clean air strategy
New analysis from the BMA (British Medical Association) shows that NHS patients endured the worst winter on record, with doctors’ leaders warning that the NHS in England needs additional funding now to avoid a year-round crisis in the NHS.
21 May 2018
Today (Saturday 19 May), the BMA junior doctors committee chair told a conference their voices will be heard as equal partners as part of a review and fresh negotiations of the contract imposed on doctors in 2016.
19 May 2018
BMA GP committee England chair Dr Richard Vautrey responds to National Audit Office report
17 May 2018
The BMA responds to data published today by the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) which shows that 1518 doctor roles were refused due to the annual Tier 2 visa cap between December 2017 and March 2018.
16 May 2018
The BMA (British Medical Association) is reinforcing calls for health warnings on children’s food packaging to make clear how sugary food and drinks contribute to tooth decay as a new survey shows the burden of ill oral health on hospitals and GP practices.
Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee England chair, said: "Despite repeated pledges from the government to increase the GP workforce, it is extremely concerning to see the number of GPs in England falling once again"
15 May 2018
The Scottish Government’s announcement that it aims to halve the rate of obese children in Scotland by 2030 has been welcomed by Scotland’s doctors.
14 May 2018
BMA Northern Ireland Council chair Dr John D Woods has welcomed the publication of a new workforce strategy
BMA consultants committee mental health lead Dr Andrew Molodynski said: "People are rightly worried for the NHS's future, in this 70th anniversary year, and the appetite for further investment in mental health grows"
11 May 2018