Rest, recover, restore: getting UK health services back on track
This report published by British Medical Association states that the Covid-19 pandemic has left the health service running on empty, with staff burnt out, disillusioned, and even considering leaving the NHS as a result of the intense pressures and stress of the past year. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Peace of mind and protection’ – why members are getting the jab
COVID-19 vaccinations are rapidly being rolled out across the UK, and UNISON members are among some of the first people to receive them. UNISON member Sharon Fowler is a third-year student nurse in Plymouth. As a Black woman, she’s been waiting for the vaccine to be available to her. “I’m originally from South Africa, and as an ethnic minority, I am considered high risk. One of the reasons I agreed to have this vaccine was for peace of mind and protection. I’m so relieved I got to have it.” In June last year, a Public Health England report on COVID-19 deaths confirmed the risk of dyi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News Covid-19 vaccination vaccine Source Type: news

Supporting general practice 2021/22
This slideshow is a summary of a letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement and the British Medical Association General Practitioners Committee England setting out further measures to support general practice in 2021/22. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The role of leaders in reducing mental health stigma and creating mentally healthy cultures
This guide, funded by the British Medical Association and posted on the Mental Health at Work website, aims to provide practical advice, hints and tips to help NHS leaders and line managers to create mentally healthy cultures and support better mental health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supporting the mental health of NHS staff: the role of NHS leaders in reducing mental health stigma and creating mentally healthy cultures
This guide, funded by the British Medical Association and posted on the Mental Health at Work website, aims to provide practical advice, hints and tips to help NHS leaders and line managers to create mentally healthy cultures and support better mental health. It includes information about mental health stigmas, and how to break them down. It is the first of a series of resources aimed at NHS leaders, managers and champions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine experts defend UK decision to delay second Pfizer Covid jab
Medics told they risk undermining public confidence by querying policy of three-month gap between dosesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLeading vaccine experts have backed the government ’s decision to delay the second dose for up to three months, after doctors warned that the strategy was proving “ever-more difficult to justify”.The British Medical Association (BMA), which represents doctors, has suggested that the UK has become“increasingly isolated internationally” by deciding that the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine can be delayed, and called for a maximu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael Savage, Robin McKie and James Tapper Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology UK news Vaccines and immunisation Health World news Doctors Pfizer AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals industry Society Source Type: news

Supporting general practice in 2021/22
NHS England and NHS Improvement and the British Medical Association (BMA) General Practitioners Committee (GPC) England have published a letter setting out further measures to support general practice in 2021/22. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news

NHS doctors instructed to postpone routine care and administer covid-19 vaccines instead
(Natural News) The British Medical Association and The National Health Services (NHS) have instructed general practitioners to postpone routine checkups and administer covid-19 vaccines instead. Healthcare systems around the world have been radically transformed in 2020, as family and friends are barred from their loved ones and conditioned to believe that getting vaccinated is the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can the World ’s Doctors Survive Another Wave of COVID-19?
The weight of the pandemic first caught up with New York City ER physician Jane Kim in April. After spending weeks caring for seriously ill patients, she learned of four deaths among her “work family.” Three died of the virus, another from suicide. Her grief “halted” her, she says: “You can’t think. You can’t move. You can’t breathe.” Since then, Kim, 39, has leaned on friends, family and therapy to cope. She’s also heartened that doctors now better understand how to treat COVID-19 compared with those early, uncertain days. But as cases rise nationwide, she worrie...
Source: TIME: Health - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Doctors spell out how to exit England's lockdown
The British Medical Association fears a surge in infections that will cripple the NHS if unlocking goes wrong. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ban household-mixing and travel between tiers after lockdown, BMA urges
Doctor ’s organisation says without tough action NHS will be overwhelmed by Covid patientsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMixing between more than two households and travel between tiers should be banned in England until a vaccine is rolled out to prevent the NHS being swamped after lockdown, the main doctor ’s organisation has warned.With ministers due to announce next week a return to regional tiers of coronavirus restrictions from 2 December, the British Medical Association (BMA) said that without tough action, hospitals and GPs will become overwhelmed.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis, Peter Walker and Pamela Duncan Tags: Health policy Coronavirus Christmas Politics Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Doctors and nurses were not prepared to see 'so much illness and death' during Covid pandemic
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, head of the British Medical Association (BMA), told MPs today NHS staff have reported higher than normal levels of severe stress, anxiety and fatigue this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How pharmacist prescribers can help meet the mental health consequences of COVID-19, Evidence-Based Mental Health
The British Medical Association recently published their report on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in England, highlighting the urgent need for investment in mental health services and further recruitment of mental health staff. Like many others, they have predicted a substantial increase in demand on mental health services in the coming months. Their recommendations include a call for detailed workforce planning at local, national and system levels. This coincides with the publication of the'NHS People Plan'which also emphasised the need to maximise staff potential. The message from both is clear, it is time for T...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate change and sustainability: the health service and net zero
This report states that with the NHS contributing up to five per cent of the UK ’s total carbon emissions, increased sustainability and changes to working practices are vital if the health of future generations is to be protected. The health service has a responsibility to its patients to reduce its own carbon footprint and to strive for net zero emissions, if it is to take a leading role in combatting the harmful effects of climate change.ReportPress release (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - November 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Environment and sustainability Source Type: news

Make masks compulsory in UK workplaces, urges BMA
British Medical Association seeks to build trust amid ‘inconsistent’ Covid messagingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWearing face masks in all offices and working environments should be mandatory unless you are working alone, the British Medical Association (BMA) has urged.Publishing recommendations to safeguard public health amid the pandemic, the UK doctors ’ trade union body said the public was in danger of losing faith in coronavirus measures due to the government’s “inconsistent” messaging.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news NHS Health policy Politics Society Source Type: news

British Medical Association calls for government to make masks compulsory INSIDE offices 
The BMA said the latest suite of lockdown restrictions in England were not tough enough to prevent a devastating second wave and is now calling for masks in all indoor work spaces. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The law must change to improve medicine shortages
We've joined together withthe British Medical Association, the Royal College of GPsand patient group National Voicesto call on Matt Hancock MP to amend medicines legislationand enable all pharmaci (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 14, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Now doctors could STRIKE over pay amid public sympathy for NHS workers
Doctors claim there is 'anger' over 'years of pay restraint' and are demanding that the British Medical Association (BMA) examine the option of industrial action. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMA survey reveals disabled doctors are not receiving enough support in the workplace, NHS Employers (published 12th August 2020)
The British Medical Association (BMA) has published a report 2 External 0 0 0 disability in the medical profession false https://www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/nhs-delivery-and-workforce/workforce/disability-in-the-medical-profession false false%> today (12 August), highlighting hundreds of disabled doctors and medical students are not getting adjustments in their workplace they are legally entitled to, and many say they are too afraid to discuss their disability for fear of prejudice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands could die if normal care is shut down during second wave, leading medics warn
The heads of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Medical Association said it was critical that non-virus patients were not 'left stranded' and without care during a second wave. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMA withdraws from the joint statement put in place for trainees during COVID-19, NHS Employers
The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced its withdrawal from the joint statement, which details the application of contractual protections during the pandemic, relating to the Terms and Conditions of Service (T&Cs) for NHS Doctors and Dentists in Training (England) 2016. This was jointly agreed as a response to the service pressures and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disparities in the impact of Covid-19 in black and minority ethnic populations: review of the evidence and recommendations for action, Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies
The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced its withdrawal from the joint statement, which details the application of contractual protections during the pandemic, relating to the Terms and Conditions of Service (T&Cs) for NHS Doctors and Dentists in Training (England) 2016. This was jointly agreed as a response to the service pressures and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidance to manage untaken annual leave due to COVID-19 for junior doctors, NHS Employers
NHS Employers and the British Medical Association have agreed temporary and 2 External 0 0 0 exceptional guidance false https://www.nhsemployers.org/-/media/Employers/Documents/Pay-and-reward/Management-of-untaken-leave-due-to-COVID-in-England.pdf?la=en&hash=EDD54480248709C705CD1F613A3DE2131DB16EB1 true false%>for how untaken annual leave should be managed before the August rotations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors call on No 10 to give councils accurate coronavirus data
BMA plea comes as ministers face claims of being slow to act on local lockdown in LeicesterCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLeading doctors are urging the UK government to give councils accurate up-to-date data to manage localised Covid-19 surges, as No 10 continues to come under fire overclaims it is failing to handle Leicester ’s lockdown.The British Medical Association (BMA), which represents doctors in the UK, said supplying information on localised infections was “crucial to allow swift action and to protect lives”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Murphy Political correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Infectious diseases Medical research World news Science Doctors Health Health policy Politics Source Type: news

Greater clarity needed from PM on plans to scrap immigration health surcharge
Four health and care organisations – including UNISON – have today (Wednesday) written to the Prime Minister seeking confirmation that all international health and care staff, and their spouses and dependants, will no longer need to pay the immigration health surcharge (IHS). The charge, which is due to rise from £400 to £624 a year in October, is currently payable by all migrant workers from non-EU countries, whether they access NHS services or not, both for themselves and for every dependant they have. Last month, the UK government committed to scrapping the charge for heath and care workers ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release care workers coronavirus coronavirus health workers dave prentis healthcare staff Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Widen rules on where face coverings must be used, say UK doctors
The British Medical Association says coverings should be compulsory wherever distancing is impossible. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Families were given advice on how to pronounce a death themselves during height of covid pandemic
The Government says a relative is allowed to 'verify' the death of a loved one in their own home with the help of a GP on the phone. It links to guidance drawn up by the British Medical Association. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly half of British doctors forced to find their own PPE, new data shows
British Medical Association finds most doctors do not feel fully protected, and a quarter are anxious or distressedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAlmost half of Britain ’s doctors have sourced their own personal protective equipment or relied on a donation when none was available through normal NHS channels, according to a survey.The British Medical Association said that while PPE supplies have improved, their data from more than 16,000 doctors shows there is room for improvement inprotecting healthcare workers on the frontline.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: UK news Coronavirus outbreak Hospitals NHS Doctors Science Health Source Type: news

Doctors union ‘dismayed’ GPs asked to bring forward care home support
The British Medical Association has pushed back on NHS plans to start a contentious care home service five months early, with the chair of its general practice committee saying it was “incredibly disappointed” by the centre’s decision. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 30, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care in adults: NG 159, NICE (Updated 9th April 2020)
On 9 April 2020, we linked to ethical guidance from the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians and the General Medical Council to support healthcare professionals with decision making. We also linked to new government guidance on managing exposure to COVID ‑19 in hospital settings. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors' lives are still being put at risk by a lack of PPE, British Medical Association warns
More than two thirds of doctors (69 per cent) questioned by the union said they do not feel protected while fighting Britain's COVID-19 outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joint statement on advance care planning
The British Medical Association, Care Provide Alliance, Care Quality Commission and Royal College of General Practitioners have published a joint statement on advance care planning. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 30, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

British Medical Association 'tells students to NOT volunteer on NHS wards to fight coronavirus'
Critics said the doctors union had shown its 'true colours' - putting the interest of its members over patient's lives - after telling British nurses to avoid helping the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs vote down ‘Trojan horse’ PCN scheme
GPs have voted to reject the primary care network contract signed by the British Medical Association and the NHS, delivering a blow to the crux of the long-term plan. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Is Starting to Spread Across Britain. Here ’s What to Know
A man in his 80s became the sixth person infected with the new coronavirus to die in the U.K. on March 10, as the country announced 373 cases have been confirmed. COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, has killed more than 4,300 people and sickened more than 121,000 globally. It has been declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” by the World Health Organization. Here’s what to know about the situation in the U.K., and how the government is responding to the outbreak. How many COVID-19 cases does the U.K. have now? According to data from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Syste...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime United Kingdom Source Type: news

NHS 111 is NOT asking if patients with coronavirus symptoms have been to China
One of the UK's top doctors' unions, the British Medical Association, has reportedly complained to the NHS and Department of Health that the helpline tells potentially contagious patients to go to a GP. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tax breaks for those earning more than £110,000 could be used to end doctor crisis
If the Treasury agrees to the overhaul, an announcement is expected by Chancellor Sajid Javid in the Budget in March. But the British Medical Association has claimed it is a 'half measure'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMA says plans for mental health workforce have fallen short
A report from the British Medical Association (BMA) finds that recent commitments to support and expand the mental health workforce have fallen short of their goals. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Congratulations to Society members involved with BMA-commended Addison's patient guide
The 2019 British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards have commended the book,'Living with Addison's Disease– A Guide For People With Addison's, Supporters and Professionals'.Congratulations to Society members, Professor Simon Pearce (co-author), Professor John Wass (contributor) and Philip Yeoh (contributor) on this recognition of the book as providing accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced information which promotes greater awareness and understanding of health matters, and patient choice.Find out more     (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is ear syringing available on the NHS? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: I have always considered clearance of earwax a fundamental task of general practice. Yet the British Medical Association says GPs have no obligation to provide it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMA takes NHS property company to court over ‘unlawful’ fees
The British Medical Association will take the much-maligned NHS property company to court over fees charged which the union describes as “unjustifiable”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Primary care networks: A pre-mortem to identify potential risks.
A recent event drew together 45 GPs, local commissioners and representatives from NHS England/Improvement and the British Medical Association to undertake a'pre-mortem'exercise to consider the threats and weaknesses of the introduction of Primary Care Networks by imagining their hypothetical failure. This paper presents six risks that could lead to the failure of primary care networks and suggests a set of recommendations and possible solutions for avoiding each of these pitfalls. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than one MILLION patients could face long waits in A&E over winter
Almost 300,000 patients in England and Wales could also end up stranded on trolleys in corridors as they wait for treatment, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Ban on Medical Advertising Hurt Women Doctors
This article was published on JSTOR Daily, read the original article here. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia Campbell / JSTOR Daily Tags: Uncategorized health medicine onetime syndication Source Type: news

Rise in homeless deaths ‘unacceptable’ say doctors
British Medical Association says rise is avoidable Related items fromOnMedica Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Scotland ’s persistent health inequalities ‘unjust but not inevitable’ Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness Child mental health linked to families who struggle (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

No-deal will leave NHS gasping for breath
Commenting on the statement from the TUC and health unions on the threat posed to the NHS by a no-deal Brexit, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Boris Johnson is setting a timebomb for the NHS. The promises of more cash for the health service made during the referendum were just empty words. “No deal will instead leave the NHS gasping for breath, creating chaos for the hard-working staff and spelling potential disaster for patients.” Notes to editors: – The full statement (embargoed to 00.01hrs Thursday 29 August) reads: “Together we represent more than a million health an...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release BREXIT dave prentis government Source Type: news

BMA and RCGP call for'urgent' investment in GP premises
Primary care leaders have urged the Prime Minister to invest in GP surgeries to prevent patient care from being‘put at risk’ and to reduce waiting times.  Responding toBoris Johnson’s announcement that the Government will bankroll 20 hospital and CCG upgrades to the tune of£1.8bn, the British Medical Association (BMA) has called on the new PM to invest a further£3.5bn to modernise community care. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 8, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news