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 13, 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 22, 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 2, 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 29, 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

BMA writes to Boris Johnson warning the GP pensions crisis is the 'greatest threat' to the NHS
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chairman of the British Medical Association, has written to Boris Johnson to urge him to fix the NHS pensions crisis and help plug a staffing gap of thousands. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors slam Health Secretary Matt Hancock's 'low' 2.5% pay rise which undervalues them
The British Medical Association said the offer, revealed by the Government, fails to acknowledge 11 years of 'underpayment' amid ongoing concerns about the pension scheme. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors' union doesn't take sexual harassment seriously, members say
The British Medical Association's members feel 'actively discouraged' from complaining about sexism, they said amid an investigation sparked by Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer (pictured). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Junior doctors vote in favour of new contract deal
Junior doctor members of the British Medical Association have voted in favour of changes secured to their contract deal, ending the long-running dispute with the NHS. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

It's not racist to charge health tourists. It's the only way our NHS can survive
This week, at the annual conference of the British Medical Association (BMA), doctors voted overwhelmingly to stop charging foreign patients for NHS care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors' union votes to stop charging overseas patients for their treatment at NHS hospitals
Up to 500 delegates voted overwhelmingly in favour of abandoning the fees at the British Medical Association's annual conference in Belfast. Doctors against the move were booed as they spoke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health patients sent 'hundreds of miles to private wards'
Hundreds of NHS mental health patients are being sent to private hospital wards, often hundreds of miles from home, new research from the British Medical Association (BMA) has revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Warning ‘temporary’ beds being routinely used by NHS hospitals
Patients are being routinely cared for in “temporary” beds that should only be used in emergencies or when there are spikes in demand, according to new research from the British Medical Association (BMA). (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS hospital patients are routinely being treated in emergency beds
The British Medical Association said thousands of temporary beds - kept in reserve for major winter crises or emergencies like terror attacks - are being used on a daily basis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS pension fiasco is forcing hospitals to postpone operations
NHS Providers deputy chief executive Saffron Cordery said the problem has now reached 'crisis point'. Her concerns were echoed by the British Medical Association (BMA). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: we need to focus on the future of the NHS
While Brexit talks continue to dominate the headlines in the UK, there are fundamental concerns over the future of the NHS,says Dr Kailash Chand, GP and honary vice-president of the British Medical Association. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 20, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Doctors are advised to CUT their hours to get a larger pension
The British Medical Association has issued guidance for NHS consultants explaining how reducing their hours could lead to an increased pension under new tax rules. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMA: Cut your workload for a higher pension
Consultants have been advised by the British Medical Association that they could obtain a significantly higher pension by cutting their hours. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A Serious Mental Health Crisis Is Turning Doctors To Drugs
Today, a new report by the British Medical Association (BMA), the trade union that represents all doctors in the UK, has highlighted a serious mental health crisis within the medical profession. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. James Somauroo, Contributor Source Type: news

Prevention before cure: prioritising population health
A policy paper from the British Medical Association (BMA) suggests a framework for a cross-government approach to prioritising population health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors and MPs demand evidence on migrant healthcare policies
This week, MPs, Royal Medical Colleges, leading academics, healthcare professionals and unions wrote to the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, calling for the publication migrant healthcare policy reviews. Signed by The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges and politicians including Lord Hunt of Kings Health, David Lammy MP, Caroline Lucas MP and Kate Green MP, the letter claimed the reviews received “evidence of deterrence and serious harm” caused by these policies “which we consider to be of the utmost seriousness”. Over the last two years the Department of Health...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Enhanced pay for junior doctors taking shared parental leave
Junior doctors taking shared parental leave will have their pay enhanced above the statutory rate from Monday, the British Medical Association has announced in a positive first outcome from the 2016 contract review. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pressure of virtual consultations could be ‘final straw’ for stressed out GPs
The necessity for GP surgeries to implement video and e-consultations is putting additional pressure on over-stretched out doctors, according to researchers and the British Medical Association. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

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