Archive for January, 2010

Sunbeds Bill through to the next stage!

Friday, January 29th, 2010

I am delighted that Members of Parliament have voted Julie Morgan’s Private Members Bill on sunbed regulation to the next stage. I hope that today’s vote will encourage more MPs to get involved in the debate and begin to feed through into a commitment by Government for radical action to regulate sunbeds. BMA Cymru Wales [...]

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Q&A with Wales Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Jewell

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

BMA Cymru Wales will be filming a Q&A session with Dr Tony Jewell shortly, and we want to hear from YOU! What would you like to know about Dr. Jewell? Perhaps what his day to day activities entail, or what he thinks the biggest challenges facing the health service are? Whatever your question, we want [...]

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Calling for support for Julie Morgan MP

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

We are urging all Welsh MPs to support Julie Morgan’s Private Member’s Bill which would close a loophole in the law to protect the public from the dangers of sunbeds. The Bill is receiving its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday. We are urging all Welsh MPs to remain in Westminster on [...]

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£25,000 for Health Projects in the Developing World

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

NHS teams planning humanitarian work overseas can apply for grants of up to £3,000 from the BMA/RCN Humanitarian Fund from this week. The total amount available for projects in 2010 will be £25,000 – comprising, £20,000from the BMA, and £5,000 from the Royal College of Nursing. Last year, 29 grants were awarded from the Humanitarian [...]

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2010 for Medical Students in Wales

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

In 2010, the Welsh Medical Schools Committee (WMSC) will be working hard to forge better standards for medical students across a broad range of tough issues. Our priorities include improving standards of education and reducing the financial burden on medical students. In September 2009, Swansea medical school welcomed its first cohort that will complete all [...]

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Putting an end to "all you can drink offers"

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

New UK Government proposals mean that the all you can drink promotions could be banned in England and Wales. We welcome the crackdown on such promotions which can lead to excessive drinking. The health consequences of binge drinking or regularly drinking over and above the recommended daily limits are serious and severe. The number of [...]

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Another Government Strategy Launched…..

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

I have been reading the physical activity action plan which has been launched this week, with the aim to achieve an active, healthy and inclusive Wales. We support the call for increased participation in physical activity in Wales and in particular it becoming part of a normal everyday routine. I hope that the strategy will [...]

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Julie Morgan’s Private Members Bill Receives Government Backing

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

BMA Cymru are delighted with the news that Julie Morgan MP’s private members bill which would ban under 18’s from using sunbeds, and ensure all sunbed use in England and Wales would be supervised has received Government backing. Andy Burnham, Secretary of State for Health has stated he will take action to protect young people [...]

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Congratulations Dai!

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

I would like to congratulate the Chair of the Junior Doctors Committee Dr David Samuel (pictured) who has won a Pfizer bursary. Dai will be talking to groups of up to 100 students from schools in Merthyr about teenage health. Dai was raised in Merthyr, and now works at Prince Charles Hospital. As a local [...]

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2010 for the Public Health Committee

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Chair of the Public Health Committee Lika Nehaul (pictured)looks at the year ahead for the Committee. “2010 will be another challenging year for the Public Health Committee. There are four main issues that we would like to focus on. “Firstly, we will be working with the Board of the Public Health Wales NHS Trust (PHW) [...]

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2010 for Junior Doctors in Wales

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

My colleague and Chair of the Welsh Junior Doctors Committee Dr Dai Samuel (pictured) looks at the year ahead for junior doctors in Wales. “2010 brings new and ongoing challenges for the Welsh Junior Doctors Committee. With the introduction of the EWTD back in August 2009, as a committee we are constantly reviewing the impact [...]

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New year message from the Chair of Welsh Council, Dr Andrew Dearden

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Well a New Year dawns and the snow has fallen again. There are several big issues facing our profession in the coming year. Not least Revalidation and the preparations for its introduction. I am pleased to say that due to the work of BMA Cymru Wales, our dedicated staff and Council members, we in Wales [...]

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