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Results for July 2014 - 15 press releases.

BMA appoints new permanent chief executive

Thu 24 Jul 2014

The British Medical Association has today announced that Keith Ward, the Association's current interim chief executive, has been appointed to the role permanently.

BMA responds to Nuffield Trust report on rising pressure on A&E

Thu 24 Jul 2014

BMA responds to Nuffield Trust report on rising pressure on A&E

Government commissioned report shows GP services facing workforce crisis, warns BMA

Tue 22 Jul 2014

Ministers must act urgently to address the crisis facing the GP workforce in England following a new report commissioned by the government, the BMA warned today.

BMA response to Female Genital Mutilation summit

Tue 22 Jul 2014

Responding to the announcements made today at the government's Female Genital Mutilation summit in London, Dr Tony Calland, Chair of the BMA's Medical Ethics Committee, said: “Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a form of child abuse that we need to do everything we can to stop.

Working Time Directive is key to protecting patient safety and bringing doctors' hours down to safe levels

Tue 22 Jul 2014

Working Time Directive is key to protecting patient safety and bringing doctors' hours down to safe levels, says BMA

BMA responds to King's Fund quarterly report on NHS performance

Thu 17 Jul 2014

BMA responds to King's Fund quarterly report on NHS performance

BMA responds to advice from Royal Colleges on alleviating pressure on acute medicine

Thu 17 Jul 2014

BMA responds to advice from Royal Colleges on alleviating pressure on acute medicine

BMA responds to recommendations on acute and emergency care

Wed 16 Jul 2014

Dr Mark Porter, Chair of BMA Council, responds to recommendations on acute and emergency care published by the College of Emergency Medicine.

BMA response to Department of Health proposals on charging migrants and visitors for using NHS services

Mon 14 Jul 2014

BMA responds to Department of Health proposals on charging migrants and visitors for using NHS services

BMA response to the National Audit Office report on GP Out of Hours services in England

Fri 11 Jul 2014

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair of the BMA's GP committee, said: “The National Audit Office report provides a useful assessment of the state of Out of Hours (OHH) provision across England.

Failure to invest in GP facilities is damaging patient care, warns new BMA survey

Thu 10 Jul 2014

Cramped and inadequate GP practice buildings are damaging GPs ability to deliver effective care and provide enough appointments to patients, warns a new BMA survey of half of GP practices in England.

BMA statement on crucial GP premises meeting today

Thu 10 Jul 2014

Commenting on today's special roundtable meeting at the BMA on the future of GP premises, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair of the BMA's GP committee, said: “Today's special roundtable event was the first time that all major stakeholders who are involved in general practice estate services were brought together to address the problems and pressures facing GP premises across the country.

BMA response to the Nuffield Trust report on NHS finances

Thu 10 Jul 2014

Responding to the Nuffield Trust report on NHS finances, Dr Mark Porter, Chair of BMA Council, said: “This report provides audited figures that show the NHS is buckling under the pressure of rising patient demand and stagnating resources. “Every part of our health service is suffering, from understaffed, overworked hospitals to GP practices that are being overwhelmed by the sheer number of patients coming through the surgery door. As a major new BMA survey released today shows, a lack of investment in GP practice buildings has left many cramped, inadequate and struggling to provide even basic services.

BMA response to NHS England's GP Patient Survey 2013-14

Thu 3 Jul 2014

BMA response to NHS England's GP Patient Survey 2013-14

British Medical Association response to BMJ editorial calling for Assisted Dying Bill to become law

Thu 3 Jul 2014

The BMA remains firmly opposed to legalising assisted dying. This issue has been regularly debated at the BMA's policy forming annual conference and recent calls for a change in the law have persistently been rejected