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Results for October 2014 - 15 press releases.

UK medical schools need to produce more GPs, warns BMA

Wed 29 Oct 2014

Responding to a British Medical Journal report on the need for medical schools to recruit more GPs, Dr Richard Vautrey, Deputy Chair of the BMA's GP committee said: “As this study highlights, we are facing a serious shortfall in the number of GPs entering the medical workforce that requires urgent action to resolve.

BMA responds to the launch of new access fund for the Prime Minister's Challenge Fund pilot programme

Wed 29 Oct 2014

Dr Richard Vautrey, Deputy Chair of the BMA's GP committee said: "The BMA remains concerned that the Prime Minister's Challenge Fund is an unsustainable programme that will provide support only to a limited number of practices for a short period of time.

NHS Health Check programme needs a full review, warns BMA

Wed 29 Oct 2014

Responding to the House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee report into health screening programmes, Dr Richard Vautrey, Deputy Chair of the BMA's GP committee said: “Many GPs will share the Science and Technology committee's concerns about health screening.

Letter to the Mail on Sunday about the cost of GP locums

Mon 27 Oct 2014

Dear Sir/Madam, Letter for publication The way to cut NHS organisations from having to rely on locums is to deal with the dangerous levels of workload that GPs working both in hours and out of ours are having to contend with (The GPs paid £100k just to work at weekends, Sunday 26 October).

BMA response to Mail on Sunday story on GP locum fees

Sun 26 Oct 2014

The way to cut NHS organisations from having to rely on locums is to deal with the dangerous levels of workload that GPs working both in hours and out of ours are having to contend with

BMA response to NHS England's ‘Five Year Forward View'

Thu 23 Oct 2014

Responding to the publication of NHS England's Five Year Forward View, Dr Mark Porter, Chair of BMA Council

BMA response to dementia screening proposals for GPs

Wed 22 Oct 2014

Dr Richard Vautrey, Deputy Chair of BMA's GP committee, said: “Diagnosis of dementia is important, but chasing Government targets is not, particularly if this undermines the doctor/patient relationship which this proposal could do.

BMA response to British Medical Journal study on the crisis facing general practice

Wed 22 Oct 2014

Responding to the British Medial Journal report on the crisis facing general practice, Dr Richard Vautrey, Deputy Chair of the BMA's GP committee said: “There is little doubt that general practice is facing unprecedented pressure that is threatening to undermine GP services across the country.

BMA response to King's Fund report on consultants delivering more care outside of hospitals

Wed 22 Oct 2014

BMA response to King's Fund report on consultants delivering more care outside of hospitals

Doctors not prepared to accept contract changes that put patient safety at risk

Thu 16 Oct 2014

Negotiations on new contracts for consultants and junior doctors have stalled after the Government refused to agree necessary safeguards to protect doctors from working dangerously long hours, compromising patient safety and doctors' wellbeing

BMA Scotland comment on Labour proposal for cross-party review of NHS in Scotland (BMA Scotland)

Wed 8 Oct 2014

Commenting on Scottish Labour's proposal for a cross party expert group to remove ‘politics' from the NHS, Dr Peter Bennie, Chairman of the BMA in Scotland, said that he was pleased that there is recognition amongst politicians of all parties of the need for an important discussion around the future sustainability of the NHS.

BMA calls on international medical community to take urgent action on Ebola epidemic.

Wed 8 Oct 2014

The British Medical Association (BMA) has called on the international medical community to take urgent action to tackle the Ebola epidemic spreading across West Africa.

Doctors and nurses issue new guidance on making decisions about attempting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Tue 7 Oct 2014

The British Medical Association (BMA), the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) are issuing new guidance today [1]regarding decisions about whether or not to attempt CPR on a person when their heart stops or they stop breathing.

BMA response to the CQC findings from the inspection of 30 NHS GP out-of-hours services

Fri 3 Oct 2014

BMA response to the findings from the CQC's inspection of 30 NHS GP out-of-hours services

BMA response to David Cameron's speech to Conservative Party Conference

Wed 1 Oct 2014

BMA response to David Cameron's speech to Conservative Party Conference in which he said funding for the NHS in England will be ring-fenced if the Conservatives are in power after the next election