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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

NHS England, government and BMA agree new GP contract for 2017/18
NHS England, the government, and the British Medical Association ’s General Practitioners Committee have reached agreement on changes to the general practice contract in England that will benefit both patients and GPs. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cultural subversion insanity: Doctors told to stop using the word "mothers" because it might offend transgenders
(Natural News) In efforts to avoid offending transgenders, official guidelines issued by the British Medical Association (BMA) are urging doctors to refer to expectant mothers as “pregnant people.” The controversial advice appeared in a 14-page book focusing on inclusive language in the workplace. The booklet rules that terms like “biologically male” and “biologically female” are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMA tell Theresa May they won't be scapegoats for NHS
The intervention by the British Medical Association follows a warning by the Prime Minister that GPs were partly to blame for the pressure on A&E by closing their surgeries early. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMA calls for complete ban on smoking in vehicles
The Scottish government should ban smoking in vehicles completely, according to the British Medical Association. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs say workload affects quality of care and one in ten say they offer 'safe' care
A poll by the British Medical Association found that 84 per cent believe their workload is affecting care quality. Surgeries are facing a recruitment crisis, with one in eight posts now empty. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nhs transformation plans could be cover for cuts - bma chief
Controversial plans for the future of the NHS would need to deliver £22bn of cuts in order to balance spending, the British Medical Association (BMA) has sai... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Junior doctors have CANCELLED all further plans for strike action
Today the British Medical Association admitted it was time to 're-engage' with NHS bosses and study how the new contract would work in practice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physiotherapy services in general practice
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, in conjunction with the British Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners, has published General Practice Physiotherapy posts: a guide for implementation and evaluation. This guidance aims to provide GP practices, practice groups and commissioners with information and advice on employing a physiotherapist and the potential of their role within general practice. The guidance offers solutions to different scenarios in primary care with a range of practical ways to introduce a physiotherapist role in a GP surgery. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors finally admit too many patients are hooked on tranquilisers
Dr Andrew Green from the British Medical Association admits the BMA had realised there was a problem with the pills for ‘quite a long time,' but that they didn't recognise its scale. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joint whistleblowing guidance
Health Education England (HEE) and the British Medical Association (BMA) have issued joint guidance on the new whistleblowing protection announced for doctors in training. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 2, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Junior doctors' strike action called off by BMA
Strike action by junior doctors, that was planned for the next three months, has been suspended by the British Medical Association over patient safety concerns, the union announced over the weekend.   (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 26, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Junior doctors call off strike action over concerns for patient safety  
Chair of the British Medical Association Junior Doctor Committee, Dr Ellen McCourt, has announced that industrial action set to take place in October, November and December has now been cancelled. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Junior doctors call off five-day strikes over contracts
Junior doctors in England suspend a series of five-day strikes over the next three months, the British Medical Association announces, following concerns over patient safety, (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breaking: Junior doctor strike action called off
Junior doctor strike action which was planned for the next three months has been suspended, the British Medical Association announced this evening.   (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 24, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Junior doctors strike action called off
Junior doctor strike action which was planned for the next three months has been suspended, the British Medical Association announced this evening.   (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 24, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Junior doctors strikes WILL go ahead as the BMA ignores pleas to scale down action
The British Medical Association said its 'position has not changed' and the planned series of walk-outs over controversial new contracts will start on October 5. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: GPs urged to report hospitals' contract breaches
The British Medical Association GP committee is advising GPs on how to raise formal concerns with trusts and commissioning groups when hospitals fail to comply with new requirements to help reduce workload, HSJ has been told. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 12, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news