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Results for August 2014 - 15 press releases.

Hospital Consultants express concern about the viability of the service (BMA Wales)

Thu 28 Aug 2014

Hospital consultants across Wales have contacted BMA Cymru Wales to express their concerns about the viability of the service.

Scotland's doctors elect a new leader (BMA Scotland)

Wed 27 Aug 2014

Dr Bennie, a former chairman of the BMA's Representative Body, succeeds retired GP, Dr Brian Keighley as Chairman of the BMA in Scotland.

BMA response to the WHO report into e-cigarettes

Wed 27 Aug 2014

Response to the WHO report suggesting that stricter regulations are needed for e-cigarettes

News Release: BMA Scotland calls for urgent action to address consultant vacancy rates (BMA Scotland)

Tue 26 Aug 2014

The BMA has called on the Scottish Government to urgently address the rising consultant vacancy rates in Scotland.

Physician assistants can be a valued part of the NHS as long as the scope of what they do is clear

Fri 22 Aug 2014

Physician assistants can be a valued part of the NHS and, as long as the scope of what they do is clear, says Dr Mark Porter

BMA response to special measures plan for GP practices

Fri 15 Aug 2014

Responding to the announcement from the Care Quality Commission on plans for special measures for GP practices, Dr Chaand Nagpaul. Chair of the BMA's GP committee, said:   "GPs care passionately about their patients, and it is only right that they should receive the best standards of care regardless of the GP practice they are registered with. The overwhelming majority of the 8000 GP practices across England provide an excellent service to the nearly one million patients who walk through surgery doors on a daily basis. Patient safety and care is every GP's number one priority.

Short term funding fix for under threat GP practices needs to be followed by long term, national plan, warns BMA

Wed 13 Aug 2014

NHS England's announcement of short term help for a limited number of under threat GP practices needs to be followed by a national, long term plan to help all GP services affected in England, warn GP leaders.

New GP agreement offers stability for Scottish general practice (BMA Scotland)

Wed 13 Aug 2014

GP leaders have agreed a package of measures that will provide greater stability for general practice in Scotland until April 2017.

BMA Response to the Manifesto from the All Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse

Mon 11 Aug 2014

The All Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse make a number of sensible proposals for tackling the impact of excessive alcohol consumption in the UK which are similar to those that the BMA has been advocating for sometime

BMA Scotland response to the announcement on investing in the flow of patients (BMA Scotland)

Thu 7 Aug 2014

Dr Nikki Thompson, Chair of the BMA's Scottish Consultants Committee responds to the Scottish Government's annoucement of £5million investment in the flow of patients.

Government must act to help under threat GP practices as petition is handed in to Downing Street, warns BMA

Wed 6 Aug 2014

GP leaders have called on ministers to act urgently to help GP practices under threat from funding changes as Tower Hamlets' GPs hand in a 16,000 strong petition from patients to Downing Street calling for their local practices to be saved.

BMA responds to MPS survey of junior doctors

Wed 6 Aug 2014

BMA responds to MPS survey of junior doctors which found that 70% didn't have enough time to give patients the care they need, half had raised concerns about quality of care in their workplace and 82% struggled with long hours

BMA response to Lancet study into effectiveness of GP telephone triage services

Mon 4 Aug 2014

Responding to a new Lancet study examining the performance of GP telephone triage services in the UK, Dr Richard Vautrey, Deputy Chair of the BMA's GP committee said: "More and more surgeries are offering telephone consultations and triage services and it is possible for these to be effective, as they allow GPs to manage demand for appointments and improve access for patients who don't necessarily need a face-to-face consultation - but we do have concerns about their operation.

BMA response to Jeremy Hunt speech on waiting times

Mon 4 Aug 2014

BMA response to Jeremy Hunt speech on waiting times

BMA response to University of Southampton study into minimum unit pricing

Fri 1 Aug 2014

BMA response to University of Southampton study into minimum unit pricing