Archive for March, 2010

BMA Cymru Wales supports the call for a ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

You may have read this article in the news today. BMA Cymru Wales fully supports the call for a ban on smoking in cars carrying children. Anything that can be done to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and ill-health as a result of smoking must be given serious consideration. Exposure of non-smokers to second [...]

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400 doctors short in Wales

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The BBC have reported today that Wales is short of almost 400 doctors. These problems come as no surprise to us at the BMA, having predicted that these shortages would happen at some point. For some time now we have been trying to meet with representatives from the WAG, to see how we can work [...]

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GMC consultation on the revalidation of doctors

Friday, March 12th, 2010

The GMC is consulting on its plans for the revalidation of doctors. We asked Niall Dickson, the new Chief Executive of the GMC a few questions about the consultation when he visited Cardiff this week. Take a look here: To have your say or to find out more, please visit www.gmc-uk.org/thewayahead Share:

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Welsh Medical Students Committee Update

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

An update from Tom Combellack, Chair of the BMA Welsh Medical Students Committee. The past three months have been very productive for the BMA Welsh medical students committee. We have been focusing on finance, medical education, welfare and administration, as well as developing topics for debate at next month’s BMA annual medical students conference. And [...]

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Wales could lead the way…..

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Plaid Cymru MP Hywel Williams has laid an early day motion backing Wales’ decision to explore moving to a system of presumed consent. It says: “That this House welcomes the announcement by the Welsh Assembly Government that Wales will move to a system of presumed consent, based on a soft opt-out system for organ donation; [...]

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We’ll Keep a Welcome/Pleidiol wyf i’m gwlad

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Today we are launching a new campaign “We’ll Keep a Welcome” to attract Welsh students who have left the country to study medicine, to return to Wales to train as doctors. We felt that St. David’s day was the perfect day for our launch. BMA Cymru Wales will be contacting all schools in Wales to [...]

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