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 31, 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 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