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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

‘Serious concern’ over new GP contracts going to private firms
The British Medical Association has expressed “significant concern” about “local GP-led groups” missing out on new contracts around the country to provide additional GP appointments. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General practice forward view (GPFV) - one year on
A report from the British Medical Association looks at progress of the GPFV one year on from its launch. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General practice forward view - one year on
This report presents an evaluation of the progress so far on the GPFV, one year on from its launch and it calls for urgent implementation of its promised extra funding after a mixed picture within the first twelve months of delivery.ReportPress release (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - April 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Changing configuration of health services Developments in primary and community care NHS finances and productivity Source Type: news

‘Some practices are only just clinging on’
Dr Chaand Nagpaul is not afraid to voice his views on the topics that matter to general practice. As the chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) ’s General Practice Committee (GPC), he has fought hard to highlight the crisis in general practice as well as to ensure the profession is well represented within the wider NHS.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 27, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: aharrold Tags: *** AskTheExpert: Finance *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Patient Access Practice development Practice management Ask The Expert Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Exclusive: NHS England warned over delays to 'vital' funding
NHS England has been warned by the British Medical Association that local commissioners are not making “essential” funding available to struggling GP surgeries, despite promises made that £16m would be spent by the end of this month. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

BMA updates practices on firearms licensing guidance
The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that practices will be allowed to conscientiously object to taking part in the firearm licensing process in its updated guidelines.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 10, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: aharrold Tags: *** AskTheExpert: Legal/HR *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Ask The Expert Latest News Source Type: news

SAS doctor development: summary of resources and further work
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges -The British Medical Association, Health Education England, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and NHS Employers have worked together to produce this guidance on the development of specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors in the NHS in England. It aims to help ensure that this group of doctors are helped to remain fit to practice and develop in their careers.GuidanceAcademy of Medical Royal Colleges - publications (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - February 23, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: news

Financial analysis of the sustainability and transformation plans
This analysis of the 44 STPs in England estimates that £ 9.5bn of capital funding is required to create the infrastructure to deliver the plans. The British Medical Association sent out a series of FOI requests and have compiled information for each STP area on the financial needs required to implement the plans in each area. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New GP contract for 2017/18
NHS Employers has published a summary of the changes to the GP contract 2017/18 agreed with the British Medical Association. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news