BMA

BMA’s letter to the papers over strike action

So, the PR war starts. The BMA sent the following letter to the national newspapers following its announcement of industrial action: It is with great r...

Revalidation not yet fit for purpose, BMA warns

The chairman of BMA council has written to the Department of Health warning them that the timescale for introducing revalidation - proposed for November 20...

Private healthcare investigation to be welcomed

The BMA has for many years called for reform of the private healthcare market so that it can deliver a system which is fairer to patients and doctors. I...

BMA’s reaction to the passing of the Health Bill

Dear Colleague, The Government's proposals to reform the NHS in England have been the subject of intense public and parliamentary debate over the past e...

Sign the e-petition to help protect the NHS pension

Since BMA members overwhelmingly rejected the pensions proposals, we’ve been doing all we can to urge the government to come back to the table with a fai...

Stop feeling powerless – become a union rep

There is more to being a doctor than medicine. The really big things that affect patient care are often political. Issues like the Health and Social Care B...

Continued attacks on doctors will damage the NHS

It is disappointing that over the course of the year, doctors have come under repeated attack on several fronts. Their contracts are being devalued and ...

Pensions: don’t let someone else decide the future

Pensions. Traditionally one of the less scintillating dinner party conversation topics, but most consultants are aware of their importance (they are, after...

Top five tips for successful part-time working

Doctors are becoming increasingly interested in the possibility of working part-time or flexibly as they look to achieving a better work-life balance. Empl...

Pensions: BMA not balloting members…yet

There seems to be an impression that the BMA has decided not to ballot members on industrial action in respect of the threats to members’ pensions. Let m...

Part 2: Young GPs can’t diagnose for toffee

Last week, I had the misfortune to be sent an article by Dr Martyn Lobley published in the Daily Mail, criticising young GPs. Carrying the headline, “The...