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Results for May 2015 - 13 press releases.

BMA response to Queen's Speech

Wed 27 May 2015

Dr Mark Porter, BMA council chair responds to the Queen's Speech which included plans to ensure the NHS works on a seven-day basis

UK's GP leader acknowledges Northern Ireland general practice crisis (BMA Northern Ireland)

Thu 21 May 2015

The British Medical Association's UK GP leader, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, has acknowledged the crisis faced by GPs in Northern Ireland by the sustained increase in workload over the last ten years

National conference of GPs calls on politician's to stop using NHS as a “commodity" to win votes

Thu 21 May 2015

Politicians should stop using the NHS as a commodity to win votes GP have said

‘Disastrous' out-of-area GP registration scheme must end, warns leading GPs

Thu 21 May 2015

A national conference of GPs has today called for an end to the out-of-area GP registration scheme which they warned has been a disaster and has fragmented patient care.

GP leader calls on politicians to jettison “political pipe dreams" and act now to save GP services

Thu 21 May 2015

The leader of the nation's GPs has today called on politicians to “jettison their political pipe dreams" and act now to save general practice in his keynote speech to the annual conference of GPs in London

Prime Minister's seven-day pledge empty headline grabbing, says BMA

Mon 18 May 2015

The Prime Minister's seven-day pledge shows that politicians are still avoiding the difficult questions and continuing to play games with the NHS

Keynote speech to junior doctors annual conference

Sat 16 May 2015

Dr Kitty Mohan and Dr Andrew Collier, co-chairs of the BMA's junior doctor committee, address the BMA's annual junior doctors conference taking place in London.

BMA Scotland response to A&E action plan (BMA Scotland)

Wed 13 May 2015

BMA response to the Scottish Government's A&E action plan.

BMA response to Imperial College research into GP out of hours services

Tue 12 May 2015

Responding to research from Imperial College into the performance of GP out of hours (OOH) services since the introduction of the GP contract in 2004, Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee deputy chair said: “A decade ago OOH services were under incredible strain because they were staffed by GPs who often worked an unsafe number of hours both during the day and right through the night.

BMA response to Economist Intelligence Unit report into resourcing of the NHS

Tue 5 May 2015

The Economist Intelligence Unit's findings that the UK is lagging behind other wealthy countries will come as no surprise to those NHS staff working on the ground

BMA response to RCGP analysis of political pledges

Mon 4 May 2015

The call from the RCGP for politicians to urgently address the issue of GP recruitment echoes those made by the BMA

BMA Response to King's Fund report into challenges facing the NHS

Fri 1 May 2015

The entire NHS is under unprecedented pressure from a difficult financial climate and rising demand that is leaving patient services overstretched

New research shows politicians must reconsider tendering GP out of hours contracts to the commercial sector

Fri 1 May 2015

Responding to new research from the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on the quality of GP out of hours (OHH) services, Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee deputy chair, said: “There is evidence of a division in quality between OOH services that are developed from GP-led co-ops and those run by the private sector. The BMJ study chimes with the results of a recent BMA survey1 of over 15,500 GPs that found that only five percent of GPs felt that contracts run by commercial providers were value for money and just eight percent believed they delivered good quality care.