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

GP who wants doctors to stop doing 'vital' unfunded work could be next head of militant union
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Farah Jameel, a GP in Camden, is one of two contenders shortlisted for the vacant role of chair of the British Medical Association's (BMA) general practitioners committee. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients condemn GPs over industrial action threat to hold more face-to-face appointments 
The British Medical Association was yesterday condemned for its 'tone-deaf' refusal to comply with orders to see more patients in person and 'misreading the public mood'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors accuse No10 of 'wilful negligence' for ruling out masks and WFH
Dr Chaand Nagpul, the head of the British Medical Association, laid into ministers last night and warned they must ramp up Covid control measures 'now' to stop the NHS being overwhelmed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ministers resist doctors’ pressure to impose Covid curbs in England
British Medical Association claims government is being ‘wilfully negligent’ in refusing to act (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boris Johnson hopes half-term Covid booster blitz will damp ‘Plan B’ calls
British Medical Association claims UK government is being ‘wilfully negligent’ in refusing to act (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors to end objection to assisted dying and vote to adopt a neutral stance
DOCTORS have voted to adopt a neutral stance on assisted dying, raising fears that the British Medical Association's position will be seen as tacit approval of euthanasia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's biggest doctors' union the BMA drops its 15-year opposition to assisted dying
A slim majority of the British Medical Association's representative body supported moving to a neutral stance on assisted dying. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health organisations stand together against abuse   
The country’s leading health organisations – between them representing hundreds of thousands of NHS staff – have today (Wednesday) come together to stand against the abuse to which they have been subjected during the pandemic. The group – which includes the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), UNISON, and the NHS Confederation – has also urged the public to stand with them. The last few days have seen an incredible outpouring of support for the RCM and its chief executive Gill Walton, shown by the list of signatories in a letter in today’s Times. This followed abuse and death threats on social media as she worked t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea NHS staff Violence against staff in the NHS Source Type: news

Senior NHS doctors could strike over 'bitterly disappointing' 3% pay rise
The British Medical Association - the UK's biggest trade union for doctors - has asked if medics want to strike over the 'bitterly disappointing' pay bump offered by the Government. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: UK business secretary ‘very concerned’ about food shortages; two more Tokyo athletes test positive
Kwasi Kwarteng could not confirm if food supply chain workers would be exempt from isolation rules; now 87 positive cases,say Games officialsStark silence in Tokyo speaks volumes about Olympic fears‘Never thought this would happen in France’: day one of vaccine passFiji records its highest number of weekly deaths from CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage7.59amBSTMore from theUK, business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has elaborated slightly on the plans for a fully-vaccinated critical workers exemption list, saying it will be “very narrow”.He told BBC Breakfast: “The list, I think, will be quite narrow, it will be ve...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Miranda Bryant (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Japan US news UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

It ’s #NotTooMuchToMask; let’s keep protecting ourselves and each other against the ongoing threat of COVID-19
As the final coronavirus restrictions across England are lifted and the legal requirements to wear a face mask and social distance come to an end, leading healthcare organisations, charities, unions and medical professionals have joined forces to support the public to make sensible choices that can keep themselves and others safe from infection. Launching a new campaign #NotTooMuchToMask, the group, led by the NHS Confederation, alongside a host of other organisations are encouraging everyone to keep protecting themselves and each other from catching or passing on coronavirus at a time when cases are soaring, and hospital...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea Covid-19 face masks Source Type: news

It ’s #NotTooMuchToMask
As the final coronavirus restrictions across England are lifted and the legal requirements to wear a face mask and social distance come to an end, leading healthcare organisations, charities, unions and medical professionals have joined forces to support the public to make sensible choices that can keep themselves and others safe from infection. Launching a new campaign #NotTooMuchToMask, the group, led by the NHS Confederation, alongside a host of other organisations are encouraging everyone to keep protecting themselves and each other from catching or passing on coronavirus at a time when cases are soaring, and hospital...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - July 19, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea Covid-19 face masks Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: doctors call for England to keep some restrictions after 19 July; Indonesia in partial lockdown
BMA chair says easing restrictions not an ‘all or nothing decision’; Indonesia locks down Bali and Java in effort to curb surging infectionsParents angry at shifting government Covid messages, say school leadersThailand reports record Covid-19 cases amid fears over vaccine shortagesDelta variant poses threat to New Zealand ’s Covid-free bubbleSee all our coronavirus coverage8.44amBSTParents are angry and confused by the government ’s shifting messages over how schools deal with Covid outbreaks among pupils, according to a headteachers’ leader, who says “exhausted” staff are unlikely to get a break over the su...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Clea Skopeliti Tags: Coronavirus Science Vaccines and immunisation Society Health World news Source Type: news

Ministers urged to keep some Covid restrictions after 19 July due to ‘alarming’ rise in cases
Leading doctors are urging the government to keep ‘sensible, cautious’ measures in place to minimise spread of virusLeading doctors are urging the government to keep some measures in place in England after 19 July in a bid to help control the spread of Covid amid the “alarming” rise in cases.The British Medical Association (BMA) said that keeping some protective measures in place was “crucial” to stop spiralling cases numbers having a “devastating impact” on people’s health, the NHS, the economy and education.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Coronavirus UK news Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news