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 1, 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 5, 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

Secret government cuts ‘sound death knell for the NHS’
SECRET Government plans to impose “radical and rapid” spending cuts on debt-ridden NHS trusts will lead to cancelled operations, redundancies and hospital closures, the British Medical Association has warned in a new report. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK health care system wants to allow the MURDER of living babies right up to the moment they're about to be born
(Natural News) An influential medical union/trade group wants to significantly expand abortion availability in the U.K., apparently to the extent of abortion-on-demand, for any reason, by abolishing criminal penalties currently on the books. Late last month, two-thirds of the 500 delegates at the British Medical Association’s annual meeting approved a motion to decriminalize abortions. The group will now lobby... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health unions call for the government to act on public sector pay
Seventeen unions representing employees across the NHS have today (Tuesday) expressed anger and deep disappointment at the government’s failure to deal with the ongoing public sector pay crisis. Unions say health staff are angry that ministers have still not said they will allow the pay review bodies to operate without interference, and will fully fund any recommendations they make. NHS unions insist that another year of pay restraint is wholly unacceptable, and will cause long-lasting damage to the health service, its patients and its workforce. The unions have also repeated the offer they made to health secretary J...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 4, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS public sector pay Source Type: news

Sicknote Britain: One in four visits to a GP is avoidable
British Medical Association head Dr Chaand Nagpaul said there was potential to free up 'tens of millions of appointments' as nearly one quarter of visits are avoidable. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs allowed to close their doors when they get busy
Up to 250 doctors voted in favour of the policy, similar to that of a 'black alert' used by hospitals, at the British Medical Association's annual conference in Bournemouth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A&E cuts will hit 23m people, British Medical Association says
Doctors warn the national programme of changes is being rushed through and is wasting money. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abortion should be decriminalised, say BMA medics
Delegates at the British Medical Association's annual meeting in Bournemouth voted in favour of a motion calling for a change in the law. It will now adopt this stance as its formal policy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abortion should be DECRIMINALISED, say medics
Delegates at the British Medical Association's annual meeting in Bournemouth voted in favour of a motion calling for a change in the law. It will now adopt this stance as its formal policy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abortion should not be crime, says doctors' union
The British Medical Association has supported removing abortion from criminal law. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients are being 'belittled and bewildered' by the NHS
Mark Porter, chair of the British Medical Association, said that 'too many' patients are being failed by the NHS 'too often' at its annual conference in Bournemouth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs demand to close their doors when they get too busy
The proposal, being voted on at the British Medical Association's annual conference in Bournemouth this week, already has the backing of the Royal College of GPs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than one thousand doctors revolt over abortion vote
Up to 500 doctors at the British Medical Association ’s annual conference will debate whether the country should decriminalise abortion on Tuesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Collaboration is essential for the Future of the Academic Book, finds Academic Book of the Future Report
Tuesday 13 June 2017: Two major new reports published today demonstrate that the future of the academic book is at a crossroads with the number of new book proposals growing rapidly but sales per title continuing to fall. Researchers on the Academic Book of the Future project are recommending that academics and publishers work together to develop a new vision for the sector that embraces technology and focuses on enhancing the readers experience.  The findings of the two-year research initiative, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in collaboration with The British Library, and led by Dr Samantha Rayner...
Source: News from STM - June 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

BMA announces new council chair
The British Medical Association has today announced its next council chair.   (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Crippling pain: Top doctor questions claims statins cause no side-effects
THE FORMER deputy chairman of the British Medical Association has questioned claims that there are no side-effects from statins, saying they left him with muscle pains so severe he needed MRI scans. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news