British Medical Association tells NHS doctors to charge £250 per hour for night shifts
The British Medical Association (BMA) published a 'rate card' in the summer for consultants in England on how much to charge employers for non-contractual work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMA ‘acting like football agents’ inflating extra shift pay, say trust chiefs
A row has broken out between trust bosses and the British Medical Association over the doctors’ union’s campaign to drive up consultants’ hourly pay rates for extra shifts, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Angry health unions accuse Coffey of being 'out of touch' and on a 'collision course' with medics
Health Secretary Therese Coffey's claims that there are 'more people working in the NHS than ever before' have been met with backlash from the British Medical Association, which labelled them 'bizarre'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS is hurtling towards a 'winter of discontent' with 'distinct possibility' doctors strike
Philip Banfield, chairman of the British Medical Association, said doctors are having to decide daily which patients live or die because of the 'terrible state' of the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs earning over £150,000 shouldn't have to declare income because it would be 'harmful to morale'
The British Medical Association said the move to declare earnings could lead to GPs reducing their hours or retiring early. NHS England announced the plan in October last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health in the workplace
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as a state of mental wellbeing that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realise their abilities, learn well, work well and contribute to their community. Fluctuations in mental health during our lives is normal, and recovery from mental ill health is more likely when people receive the right help at the right time. According to NHS Digital, mental ill health accounts for over 20 per cent of sickness absence in the NHS. The British medical association states 9 out of 10 people who experience mental health problems say they face stigma and discriminati...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors condemn sexism and racism within the British Medical Association
The British Medical Association has been condemned by its own members with doctors saying the union is failing to 'support and value' female medics and those from minority groups. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors want a 30 PER CENT pay rise amid threat of NHS strikes
Members of the British Medical Association have asked their union to lobby ministers for a massive pay hike over the next five years. They voted in favour of the motion at an annual conference today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs lose ‘turning point’ legal battle with NHS property agency
Estate chiefs hope a landmark court triumph marks a ‘turning point’ in their relationship with GPs after a legal challenge brought by the British Medical Association was dismissed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 23, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS doctors urge bosses to let them WFH!
The British Medical Association has now urged ministers to 'seriously' consider the benefits of a hybrid-working model. Its call stemmed from a review into how No10 handled the pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you still might NOT be able to get a face-to-face GP appointment on a Saturday or evening
The British Medical Association is disputing whether a GP has to be 'physically' present for evening and weekend consultations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs want extra cash in NHS contract that will force them to work Saturdays and evenings
The British Medical Association (BMA) said doctors were 'bitterly disappointed' at a new NHS England contract imposed that will force GP surgeries to open late and on weekends. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ending all Covid restrictions ‘premature and not based on evidence’, says BMA
Council chair says decision not guided by data or made in consultation with health professionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEnding all Covid restrictions is premature and “not based on current evidence”, the British Medical Association has said, as experts warned dropping testing and self-isolation could lead to a surge in cases.Boris Johnson told MPs last week that he was preparing to lift the legal requirement in England to self-isolate on 24 February, a month earlier than originally planned, with a formal announcement expected on Monday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Heather Stewart, Nicola Davis and Jessica Elgot Tags: Coronavirus Health policy England UK news Politics Public services policy Science Society Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Boris Johnson Conservatives Sajid Javid Rishi Sunak Source Type: news

Covid testing shortage could have a 'devastating' impact on patient care, doctors warn
Dr Chaand Nagpul, the chairman of the British Medical Association, said the system for supplying Covid swabs to NHS staff was 'not working'. He called for them to be prioritised. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs have decided whether they will strike, but they won't tell YOU (the person who pays their wages)
The British Medical Association - which balloted thousands of family doctors in England - won't share the results with the public because 'there is no need to do so'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news