Archive for February, 2010

Annual Report from Dr. David Bailey, Chairman of GPC Wales

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Last weekend we attended the Welsh Conference of Representatives of Local Medical Committees. Here is the annual report which Dr David Bailey, Chairman of GPC Wales delivered. Since last year’s report the world has changed. We are now in the worst recession for decades – a situation not of our making but one which will [...]

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Homeopathy on the NHS

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has said that the NHS should stop funding homeopathy (read the BBC article here). We at BMA Cymru believe that NHS provision should be confined to those areas of complementary medicine where formal regulatory systems exist. We recognise the growing interest in complementary and alternative therapies, but [...]

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Q&A with CMO Dr Tony Jewell

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Have a look at our new youtube clip – a Q&A session with CMO Dr Jewell and BMA members. Do you have any thoughts or comments on the answers given by the CMO? Share:

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2010 Welsh Conference of Representatives of Local Medical Committees

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

This weekend we are heading north to Llandudno for the 2010 Welsh Conference of Representatives of Local Medical Committees. We shall be live “tweeting” the fervent debates which are sure to be had, so if you want to find out what’s been happening, click here to view our twitter profile and take a look on [...]

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Drinks promotion taken off sale

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

I was pleased to read this article in the South Wales Echo today. I commented last week on a promotion that a club in Cardiff was running – 10 alcoholic drinks for £10. The concern that we have is that such deals encourage binge drinking which can have long term effects on health. The club [...]

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BMA Cymru puts the focus on the dangers of tanning

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

This article in the South Wales Echo today explains a bit more about our short film “A tan to die for”. I’m glad to see it getting coverage before the debate today – we have sent it to all Assembly members to remind them about the dangers that sunbeds can cause, giving expert views as [...]

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A tan to die for

Monday, February 8th, 2010

This Wednesday a debate on the Health Committees report on the use and regulation of sunbeds in Wales takes place in the Plenary session. BMA staff have produced a short information video and sent it to all Assembly Members ahead of the debate to remind them of the risks that sunbeds pose to the people [...]

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Dr Andrew Dearden gives evidence to Assembly Health Committee on Sunbeds

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Ahead of next Tuesday’s Assembly debate on the Heath Committees report on the use and regulation of sunbeds in Wales – we thought readers might want to know what BMA Cymru Wales said in our evidence to the Committee inquiry – and what regulation we have called for. In this video, Chairman of BMA Welsh [...]

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Irresponsible drinks promotions in the capital

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Shocking article in the South Wales Echo today which reveals Cardiff clubs offering deals to lure people in like 10 drinks for £10. It is no surprise that young people are drawn to alcohol as all these promotional activities serve to normalise alcohol as an essential part of every day life. The truth is, there [...]

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