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Results for July 2015 - 15 press releases.

Doctors' leaders call for school meals and free fruit scheme to be expanded in Northern Ireland (BMA Northern Ireland)

Wed 29 Jul 2015

Doctors' leaders in Northern Ireland are calling for school meals to be given to all children aged four to seven in Northern Ireland. They are also recommending that school fruit and vegetable schemes, similar to those in England, are implemented in Northern Ireland.

BMA response to Wednesday's Guardian front page story on GP workload

Wed 29 Jul 2015

GPs want to provide better services and spend time with their patients, but we know that escalating workload, inadequate resourcing of general practice and unnecessary bureaucracy​ is affecting the delivery of patient care

BMA response to Sunday Times article on weekend staffing

Sun 26 Jul 2015

It is wrong to claim that the contract for NHS consultants is in any way a barrier to doctors providing urgent and emergency care to their patients seven days a week

Patients deserve answers on seven-day NHS says BMA

Fri 24 Jul 2015

Patients and doctors still need answers on seven-day hospital services, the leader of the UK's doctors has said. This follows the government's response to a petition calling on Parliament to debate a possible vote of no confidence in the health secretary.

Public and doctors support more seven-day hospital services, but major questions remain over how the government will deliver them

Fri 17 Jul 2015

A major public survey has found that people do not believe the NHS can currently afford more seven-day hospital services, with more than eight in 10 saying they do not want to see weekday services cut in order to extend weekend services.

BMA Press Release: Health secretary's speech nothing more than empty rhetoric

Thu 16 Jul 2015

If the health secretary really wants to put patient care first and foremost then he should work with those who spend each day doing just that as well as putting in place the proper funding for emergency care, rather than sniping from the sidelines and issuing artificial deadlines. Patients deserve no less

BMA's response to Jeremy Hunt's "wholesale attack" on doctors

Thu 16 Jul 2015

Doctors support more seven-day hospital services and have repeatedly called on the government to outline how they will fund and staff them. Despite whatever the health secretary may claim, his simplistic approach ignores the fact that this is a much broader issue than just doctors' contracts.

Doctors' leaders call for 20 per cent sugar tax amid warnings over impact of poor diet on nation's health (BMA Northern Ireland)

Wed 15 Jul 2015

Doctors' leaders are calling for a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks1 to subsidise the sale of fruit and vegetables, and help tackle the increasing level of obesity and diet-related health problems in the UK.

Doctors' leaders call for 20 per cent sugar tax amid warnings over impact of poor diet on nation's health (BMA Scotland)

Mon 13 Jul 2015

Doctors' leaders have called for a tax on sugary drinks to subsidise the sale of fruit and vegetables and tackle increasing obesity

Doctors' leaders call for 20 per cent sugar tax amid warnings over impact of poor diet on nation's health (BMA Wales)

Mon 13 Jul 2015

Doctors' leaders have called for a tax on sugary drinks to subsidise the sale of fruit and vegetables and tackle increasing obesity

Doctors' leaders call for 20 per cent sugar tax amid warnings over impact of poor diet on nation's health

Mon 13 Jul 2015

Doctors' leaders are calling for a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks1 to subsidise the sale of fruit and vegetables, and help tackle the increasing level of obesity and diet-related health problems in the UK.

Review of NHS 111 right for patients, says BMA

Fri 10 Jul 2015

Responding to the announcement of a new review of NHS 111, Dr Charlotte Jones, BMA GP Executive team lead on NHS 111 said: “The BMA was raising concerns about NHS 111 before its disastrous launch in 20131 and has continued to have doubts about how the service is being run in some parts of the country.

BMA response to Budget 2015

Wed 8 Jul 2015

Dr Mark Porter, BMA council chair, responds to Budget 2015

BMA Cymru Wales response to the conclusion of Judicial Review proceedings against Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BMA Wales)

Tue 7 Jul 2015

Judicial Review proceedings at the High Court in Mold were formally concluded today when Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board finally abandoned its defence to the BMA-supported claim regarding consultation processes.

BMA response to Alzheimer Society's survey of GPs which suggests patients with dementia are let down by lack of social care support

Mon 6 Jul 2015

Difficulty in accessing social care support has become an everyday reality for GPs, patients and carers. Sadly it is not only the case for those diagnosed with dementia, but also affects the large number of people living with long term conditions or with frail elderly relatives.