Tag Archives: BMA

New analysis reassures patients and doctors

Guest Blog by Dr Iseult Roche, Associate, 2020health New analysis from researchers at University of Manchester have found there is no weekend death effect for NHS emergency patients and that such a view, held by some, has been “a statistical … Continue reading

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Patients are right to expect high risk procedures to be performed by regulated professionals

Guest blog by Amanda Casey, Chair of the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists Imagine I told you that you needed to go into hospital for a heart bypass. You’d know instinctively it was major operation, with considerable risks. But no … Continue reading

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The Health and Social Care Bill: Final Stages in Parliament

With opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill having reached new heights, we must look behind the rhetoric and remember basic principles. The most important point to remember is that the NHS exists to provide the best possible, affordable … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: The highest standards of medical care urgently require doctors to remain up to date through Continuing Professional Development.

This week the UK regulator of doctors, the General Medical Council (GMC), has launched a consultation over the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of qualified, practising doctors. This subject is of immense importance because the pace of medical advances is such … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot – NHS Reforms: Health and Social Care Bill 2011

This blog gives my initial thoughts about the eagerly awaited bill presented by Andrew Lansley on Wednesday 19th January. The Government’s plans for the reform of the NHS were generally well received last summer and during the public consultation period … Continue reading

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Is the BMA still relevant?

Sharp words are being spoken at the BMA conference today against competition (so the want protectionism?) , changes to pensions (so they are happy to see Doctors pensions bankrupt the country?) and any financial repercussions on the NHS of the … Continue reading

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No place for knee-jerk

On the first day of the BMA conference, The Times reports today that hospitals and employees are already reporting stories of cancellations of procedures, laying off of staff and a general short-sighted panicky response to the need to make savings. … Continue reading

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