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Results for October 2014 - 10 press releases.

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