Calls for free sanitary products to be available in all UK hospitals
The British Medical Association is calling for free sanitary products across all hospitals in the UK, as doctors say it is essential to the health, dignity and wellbeing of inpatients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS launches revolutionary plan to cut GP waiting times
The NHS is recruiting 22,000 healthcare professionals to treat patients for minor conditions and ease the pressure on GPs as part of a new deal with the British Medical Association. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major GP contract reform revealed
The number of non-GP care staff in general practice will grow by 20,000 under a new five-year contract deal, NHS England and the British Medical Association have said, probably outnumbering the GP workforce for the first time. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Number of visits to England ’s A & E departments by homeless people ‘has more than TREBLED since 2011’
The British Medical Association found nearly 32,000 homeless people visited A&E departments in England last year. They blame rising admissions on Government cuts and drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical establishment joins together against harmful NHS charging policy
Following a string of media reports revealing the harm caused by NHS charging to Doctors of the World patients and others, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) have today joined together to call for a suspension of the charging regulations pending an independent review.   In doing so, they’ve joined other voices, including the British Medical Association Council Chair, Dr Chaand Nagpaul and Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, who have ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Emergency departments heading for 'worst winter on record', warns BMA
Hospital emergency care departments in England are heading for the worst winter on record and will need up to 10,000 more beds to care for patients safely, according to new analysis from the British Medical Association (BMA). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCGs considered refusing temporary patients
Three clinical commissioning groups considered rejecting temporary registrations in a move which the British Medical Association said would breach NHS regulations and potentially drive people towards accident and emergency. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Matt Hancock woos the BMA
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has written to Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the British Medical Association (BMA), outlining his commitment to working with the BMA on upcoming contract negotiations for consultants, general practitioners, junior doctors, and specialty and associate specialists. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Preventing illness will save NHS
PREVENTING serious illness before a patient needs to see a doctor is “the secret to the NHS’s long term sustainability”, as it would save billions of pounds, a medical chief has warned. Writing in the Sunday Express, Dr Kailash Chand, the honorary vice president of the British Medical Association, claimed nine out of 10 modern diseases could be avoided through education. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consultants 'singled out for special punishment' says BMA leader
Medical consultants were “singled out for special punishment” by the government’s “disappointing” pay offer, a leading member of the British Medical Association has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

BMA vows tougher line on consultant contract after pay award
A senior figure within the British Medical Association has suggested the union will take a tougher stance with the government over planned reforms to consultant contracts. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Is your practice ready for the flu season?
NHS England has issued new guidance to help GP practices plan for the 2018/19 flu vaccination season.  In a letter to GP practices sentearlier this year, NHS England, the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) said appropriate planning is necessary in order to offer patients protection before the beginning of the flu season– which usually starts in December. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Junior doctors plot a fresh strike in a new pay row weeks after being offered a 1 per cent pay rise
The British Medical Association has been polling members to assess their 'strength of feeling' for industrial action. More than 80 per cent of the doctors polled said they were willing to strike. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in four GPs would consider quitting their jobs to work for a health diagnosis app
Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, from the British Medical Association, claims most doctors prefer face-to-face consultations but are increasingly frustrated by 'unmanageable workloads' and 'chronic underfunding'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DOCTORS insist they should not be forced to terror-suspect patients
The Government ’s anti-terror programme Prevent is ‘too intrusive’ and is damaging trust between doctors and patients according to the British Medical Association's annual general meeting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients criticised for rating GPs' looks on social media
Images are being shared without doctors' consent, the British Medical Association's annual meeting hears. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies at risk of being harmed by mothers with postnatal depression due to lack of help on the NHS
The British Medical Association say one in five women experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or the first year after birth, but often receive inadequate care from the NHS (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors call for final vote on Brexit
Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees Mogg has accused the British Medical Association of ignoring the will of their patients by calling for a final vote on any deal secured by the government to leave the EU. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs should lock their doors and not let patients inside in the event of a chemical terror attack
The British Medical Association has criticised the handling of the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter earlier this year, saying medics were 'in the dark'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK has fewer doctors, nurses and beds than other western countries, leading doctor warns
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, council chariman of the British Medical Association claims the 'vast funding gap' means the UK has 35,000 fewer hospital beds and 10,000 less doctors than the rest of Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scotland moves to soft opt out for organ donation
Move welcomed by the British Medical Association Related items fromOnMedica Organ Donation Bill gets its second reading for opt-out system Pressure threatens integration and transformation plans Hospitals fall short of standards on post mortem consent GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Health Foundation sets out reasons for more NHS investment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Applying for practice manager development funding too complicated, says BMA
The British Medical Association (BMA) is recommending the NHS to simplify the application process for practice manager development funding.  In ananalysis published today on the general practice forward view (GPFV), the medical trade union said the process to access the funding allocated to the practice manager development programme‘needs to be simplified’. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Millions more patients will have to find new GP surgeries, experts predict
Around one in ten practices in England have already shut down over the last six years, and the nationals shortage of GPs could lead to many more closures, say the British Medical Association (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhancing junior doctors' working lives: a progress report 2018
This progress report provides an update on the work that Health Education England has completed with partners including the British Medical Association, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the General Medical Council over the past year in response to the concerns doctors in training have raised and to help boost morale. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

10-minute GP consultations are a 'DISASTER' says royal college vice chairman
The British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners have said that 10-minute consultations are inadequate considering the complexity of patients' needs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10-minute GP consultations are a 'DISASTER' says royal college chair
The British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners have said that 10-minute consultations are inadequate considering the complexity of patients' needs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10-minute GP consultations are a 'DISASTER', warns royal college chair
The British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners have said that 10-minute consultations are inadequate considering the complexity of patients' needs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMA: Backdated pay victory sends 'clear message' to trusts
The British Medical Association has said a case where junior doctors have been awarded over £200,000 in backdated pay should send a “clear message” to other trusts to act on staffing concerns promptly. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Information for patients on referrals to a specialist
NHS England, with the support of the British Medical Association and the National Association of Patient Participation, has produced a leaflet about changes in the NHS standard contract which require hospitals to take responsibility for certain aspects of care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Union rejects Stevens' call for targeted pay to help recruitment crisis
The British Medical Association has rejected calls by the chief of NHS England, Simon Stevens, that NHS doctors should be paid more to work in unpopular areas of the country. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thousands of patients will languish on trolleys and face ‘unacceptably’ long waits in A & E  
Thousands of patients will languish on trolleys and face ‘unacceptably’ long waits in A&E as the NHS's winter crisis continues through to the summer, according to the British Medical Association. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deal to reform clinical excellence awards agreed
Clinical excellence awards made by NHS trusts will no longer be pensionable and limited to between one and three years as part of a deal agreed between NHS Employers and the British Medical Association. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England announces agreement on 2018/19 GP contract
A new GP contract, agreed by NHS England, the government and the British Medical Association ’s General Practitioners Committee, will take effect from 1 April 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government to review whether GP premises 'fit for purpose'
NHS England and the government have agreed to carry out a review of primary care premises as part of this year’s GP contract deal with the British Medical Association. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs told to see 35 patients a day then turn away the rest
Overwhelmed family doctors should turn away patients once they have seen 35 in a day, according to the British Medical Association, as anything higher is deemed ‘unsafe’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Help the campaign to save 500 lives a year
UNISON is backing a Daily Mirror campaign that could make history – and save up to 500 lives a year – and we’re asking you to help us. This Friday, 23 February, Geoffrey Robinson MP will present a private members’ bill in the House of Commons to change England’s laws on organ donation. In the last decade, 4,712 people have died while waiting for an organ donor. As you read this, there are 500 people on the transplant list. MPs now have an opportunity to slash these numbers. But do so needs 100 members in the House on Friday morning. At present, 64 MPs have confirmed their attendance, including...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News organ donation Source Type: news

More Than Half of UK Docs Support Assisted Dying More Than Half of UK Docs Support Assisted Dying
The British Medical Association has long been opposed to assisted dying, but a recent poll found that 55% of physicians would support its becoming legal in defined circumstances.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

GP's verdict on mobile doctor apps
Dr Lawrence Buckman, a GP in North London and former chair of the British Medical Association ’s GPs’ committee, gives his verdict on some of the apps that allow you to skip the appointment queue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A GP's verdict on mobile doctor apps
Dr Lawrence Buckman, a GP in North London and former chair of the British Medical Association ’s GPs’ committee, gives his verdict on some of the apps that allow you to skip the appointment queue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors denounce worsen delivery of care and rota gaps across the NHS, survey finds
The provision of care and rota gaps are getting worse, a British Medical Association (BMA) survey of 900 doctors from different specialities in the NHS has found. Around 71% of doctors had rota gaps in their department, whereas 47% of GP practices reported vacancies that in 73% of the cases remained uncovered for six months or more. Doctors also lamented that the delivery of care had deteriorated in different areas over the last year, with 86% them believing that the NHS financial sustainability had worsen and 72% saying the same of mental health provision.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Sou...
Source: Management in Practice - January 23, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Complaints Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Health unions react to NHS workforce strategy draft plans
Health unions are today (Wednesday) renewing their call for a coherent strategy to improve recruitment and retention, equality and diversity, workloads, well-being and career prospects as the government publishes its workforce plans.  Over the last three years unions representing cleaners, nurses, doctors, radiographers, pharmacists, midwives, medical secretaries, paramedics, caterers, dental technicians, as well as porters, managers, and allied health professionals have identified areas of improvement that would give the NHS a more flexible positive workplace culture. Chair of the NHS unions and UNISON head of h...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS public services Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Good practice in prescribing opioids for chronic pain
The British Medical Association ’s (BMA) recent study into prescribing analgesics has shown long term opioid prescribing for chronic non-cancer pain is becoming an increasing issue in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England accused of 'smoke and mirrors' over £1bn fund
NHS England has been accused of using “smoke and mirrors” in its spending of the £1bn primary care fund promised in 2014 by the British Medical Association. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Family doctors threaten to quit NHS and go private
GPs have called for the British Medical Association to support practices to become private, complaining they ‘can no longer operate’ within the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist?
NHS England together with the British Medical Association and the National Association for Patient Participation have produced a leaflet for patients to understand what they can expect if they are referred by their GP to see a specialist or consultant at a hospital or a community health centre. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wolters Kluwer published text receives British Medical Association's 'Medical Book of the Year 2017' Honor
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that 'Neinstein's Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care: A Practical Guide, 6th Edition' by Lawrence S Neinstein, Debra K Katzman, S Todd Callahan, Catherine M Gordon, Alain Joffe and Vaughn I Rickert, was named the British Medical Association (BMA) Book of the Year for 2017. Eight Lippincott published titles were also recognized as first-prize winners or highly commended in their categories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GMS contract changes 2017/18
NHS Employers and the British Medical Association ’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) have announced changes to the General Medical Services (GMS) contract in England for 2017/18. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Angry doctors threaten to shut their doors to new patients
The British Medical Association has written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt calling for a meeting to discuss the 'urgent challenges' facing GPs. These include rising indemnity costs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMA: Most GPs want to close surgery lists to new patients
Some 1,870 senior or 'partner' GPs took part in the survey which was undertaken by the British Medical Association, the doctors' union. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription changes would worsen health inequalities, warns BMA
The chair of the British Medical Association ’s prescribing subcommittee has called for politicians to lead on changes to NHS prescriptions, which he claims could worsen health inequalities. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news