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Results for April 2014 - 14 press releases.

Minimum unit alcohol price needed as study highlights link between rising cost of alcohol and fall in violent crime

Wed 23 Apr 2014

Minimum unit alcohol price needed as study highlights link between rising cost of alcohol and fall in violent crime

BMA response to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges proposals on changes to Trainee Doctor Rotations

Thu 17 Apr 2014

All doctors in training strive to provide high levels of patient care at all times. It is essential that changeover arrangements protect continuity of care and support new doctors, preparing them for a different work environment

London surgeries facing closure due to funding cuts, warns GP leaders

Wed 16 Apr 2014

GP leaders have warned that London practices could face closure due to funding cuts, after a leading practice in Tower Hamlets revealed that it could close within a year.

Positive changes to GP contract need to be backed by investment in patient services

Mon 14 Apr 2014

Positive changes to GP contract need to be backed by investment in patient services, says BMA

BMA response to the judgement on the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) component of the MRCGP examinations

Fri 11 Apr 2014

In order for the profession to have full confidence in the Clinical Skills Assessment it should be welcomed that these issues were brought out into the open. The BMA feels that best way to resolve these significant variations in pass rates is for all parties to now work together

BMA response to Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation report on the impact of devolution on patient care

Fri 11 Apr 2014

Dr Mark Porter, Chair of BMA Council comments on a Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation report on the impact of devolution on patient care

BMA response to Sir Richard Thompson's comments that frontline staff are overworked

Sat 5 Apr 2014

Response to the President of the RCP, Sir Richard Thompson's, comments that frontline NHS staff are overworked while NHS funds are being continually cut.

BMA Scotland launches guide to help ease financial burden on medical students (BMA Scotland)

Fri 4 Apr 2014

A guide offering Scottish medical students tips and guidances on student finance has been launched.

BMA responds to final report of the Working Time Directive Taskforce

Thu 3 Apr 2014

Patient safety and continuity of care are paramount, and safe working patterns for doctors are key to delivering both

BMA response to Standardised Packaging announcement

Thu 3 Apr 2014

BMA response to Sir Cyril Chantler's review into Standardised Packaging, and the Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison's, announcement that the government will publish draft regulations for a final consultation on standardised packaging

BMA response to comments by the Chair of the Care Quality Commission, David Prior

Thu 3 Apr 2014

Responding to comments by David Prior, CQC Chair, in which he called for doctors to take on greater leadership roles in the NHS and called into question the role of competition improving patient choice.

BMA response to Royal College of Physicians survey on junior doctor training

Wed 2 Apr 2014

BMA responds to findings of RCP survey on junior doctor training

BMA response to changes to the GP contract in England

Tue 1 Apr 2014

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair of the BMA's GP committee said: “We believe that the changes that the BMA negotiated recently to the GP contract will significantly reduce the cumbersome administration, bureaucracy and pointless targets that have chewed up valuable time GPs should have been spending with patients.

Health and Social Care Act – is it working?

Tue 1 Apr 2014

One year on from the introduction of the Health and Social Care Act, the BMA is today launching a new campaign questioning whether the changes to the NHS are working.