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Results for September 2015 - 5 press releases.

BMA Scotland responds to minimum pricing opinion (BMA Scotland)

Thu 3 Sep 2015

BMA Scotland responds to the Advocate General to the ECJ's opinion on minimum unit pricing

Rural general practice facing crisis, warns GP leaders

Wed 2 Sep 2015

Responding to BBC reports about the crisis facing general practice in rural areas, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA GP committee chair, said: “General practice is under incredible pressure from rising patient demand, falling resources and staff shortages. A third of GPs told the BMA's largest ever survey of 15,560 GPs that they were intending to retire in next five years and this year more than 600 vacancies were recorded for GP trainee places across the country

BMA response to Simon Steven's announcement on workplace health

Wed 2 Sep 2015

Responding to the launch of a workplace health drive in the NHS, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA GP committee chair, said: “The BMA's GP committee has been lobbying for some time for the roll out of a comprehensive occupational health system that supports GPs in their increasingly stressful working environment.

Doctors voice concerns about rising consultant vacancy rates (BMA Scotland)

Tue 1 Sep 2015

BMA Scotland has expressed significant concern for health services in Scotland as new figures released today show that NHS consultant vacancies have continued to increase.

Personal health budget project needs to be reviewed, warns GP leaders

Tue 1 Sep 2015

Responding to research conducted by Pulse magazine about questionable spending under the personal health budgets project, Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee deputy chair, said: “Giving patients a greater say over their healthcare is a desirable aim, but we remain concerned that the implementation of personal health care budgets risks destabilising services, could leave some patients without access to care and is not delivering clear clinical results.