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Results for May 2016 - 21 press releases.

BMA Operational Note: BMA Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) Monday 20 June - Thursday 23 June 2016, Belfast

Fri 27 May 2016

This year's Annual Representative Meeting of the British Medical Association will take place at the Belfast Waterfront Hall, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH from Monday 20 June to Thursday 23 June 2016.

BMA statement responding to the HSJ article on leaked documents from the BMAs Junior Doctor Committee

Thu 26 May 2016

BMA statement responding to the HSJ article on leaked documents from the BMAs Junior Doctor Committee

New GP premises lease agreement a “step forward" says GP leaders

Wed 25 May 2016

The BMA has welcomed a new template lease agreement in England which will deliver a raft of benefits to GP practices located within NHS Property Services premises. The new template lease has been designed with the input of the BMA's GP committee, NHS England and NHS Property Services. Practices that sign up to the lease between now and November 2017 will see relevant costs incurred during the sign up process, such as stamp duty, paid for by NHS England.

BMA Welcomes appointment of Michelle O'Neill as new health minister (BMA Northern Ireland)

Wed 25 May 2016

BMA Northern Ireland responds to appointment of new Health Minister.

Increasing alcohol sales underlines need for minimum pricing (BMA Scotland)

Wed 25 May 2016

New figures show that the volume of alcohol sold per person in Scotland has increased.

Doctors' leaders welcome the appointment of Vaughan Gething AM as the new Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport (BMA Wales)

Fri 20 May 2016

The BMA in Wales today welcomed the appointment of Vaughan Gething AM as the new Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport.

GP Leader calls on new Welsh Government to act now to save GP services (BMA Wales)

Thu 19 May 2016

The leader of Wales' GPs has called on politicians to act now to save general practice in her report to a conference of Local Medical Committees in London

Doctors' leaders ready to work with new Welsh Government (BMA Wales)

Thu 19 May 2016

Doctors' leaders have said they look forward to working with the new Welsh Government

Comment on judical review

Wed 18 May 2016

The BMA is reviewing legal action in light of Acas agreement

BMA comment on re-appointment of Health Secretary (BMA Scotland)

Wed 18 May 2016

BMA Scotland comment on the announcement that Shona Robison MSP has been re-appointed to the post of Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

: BMA responds to Nuffield Trust report on medical workforce

Tue 17 May 2016

Responding to ‘Reshaping the workforce to deliver the care patients need', a new report released by the Nuffield Trust which suggests that changes to staffing is vital to reflect modern patient demands, Dr Mark Porter, BMA chair of council, said:

New BMA research demonstrates link between CQC ratings and levels of funding for GP practices

Mon 16 May 2016

New research from the BMA has shown a link between the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings allocated to GP practices and the level of funding they receive. This is despite the CQC failing to take resources into account when publishing their verdicts on the performance of GP practices.

Dr Johann Malawana addresses junior doctors at annual conference

Sat 14 May 2016

Junior doctors' leader, Dr Johann Malawana, addressed the BMA's junior doctor annual conference in London today, where hundreds of doctors came together to discuss the issues facing the profession and the future of the NHS.

BMA response to PAC report on clinical staffing in NHS

Wed 11 May 2016

BMA response to Public Accounts Committee report on clinical staffing in NHS

BMA responds to lancet studies on ‘weekend effect'

Wed 11 May 2016

Commenting on two important new studies published in The Lancet that show the ‘weekend effect' is a major oversimplification of a complex picture, and links with medical staffing levels are either speculative or non-existent, Dr Mark Porter, BMA chair of council, said:

BMA response to CQC report on end of life care

Mon 9 May 2016

BMA response to Care Quality Commission report on end of life care

BMA agrees to re-enter talks on junior doctor contract

Sat 7 May 2016

The BMA has today agreed to re-enter talks with the government on the junior doctor contract.

BMA responds to University of Manchester study on the weekend effect

Fri 6 May 2016

Responding to a University of Manchester study which shows that fewer emergency care patients die after being admitted to hospital at the weekend compared to during the week, Dr Mark Porter, BMA chair of council, said:

BMA response to the government's agreement to re-enter talks with the BMA

Thu 5 May 2016

BMA response to the government's agreement to re-enter talks with the BMA

BMA response to King's Fund report into extent of GP crisis

Thu 5 May 2016

BMA response to King's Fund report into extent of GP crisis

BMA leader calls for government to end its “denial" of the funding crisis facing the NHS

Tue 3 May 2016

Doctors' leader, Dr Mark Porter, has called on the government to end its state of “denial" at the funding crisis facing the NHS and address the unprecedented pressure on patient services.