Archive for April, 2010

Alcohol Pricing

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

This afternoon in Plenary Health Minister Edwina Hart AM set out the Welsh Assembly Government’s position on alcohol pricing. I’m pleased that the Welsh Assembly Government are taking the issue of alcohol abuse seriously. In recent years, the affordability of alcohol in the UK has been increasing, and this has played a significant role in [...]

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WalesOnline – News – Health News – What do the big three political parties have to say about health in Wales?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

BMA Members Jonathan Osborne, Sharon Blackford and Stefan Coghlan have been telling the Western Mail what they believe the priorities for the next government should be. Take a look here on page 3 and 4 of the article on health in Wales: WalesOnline – News – Health News – What do the big three political [...]

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Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

A line from the song which arouses passion in all who sing it. Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, our national anthem. It is precisely this type of gusto that BMA Cymru Wales would like to invoke in Welsh medical students currently studying elsewhere in the UK. Our campaign “We’ll keep We’ll Keep a Welcome / Pleidiol [...]

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“Wales has a tremendous amount to offer” – Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services, Andrew R.T. Davies A.M.

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

I am pleased to be given the opportunity to endorse the BMA Cymru campaign “We’ll keep a welcome”. I have lived and worked in Wales all my life – I live with my family near Cowbridge in South Wales, situated in the rural Vale of Glamorgan but close to the Nation’s Capital City, Cardiff and [...]

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1,000 Lives Campaign

Monday, April 19th, 2010

This week, the 1,000 Lives Campaign which was designed to improve patient saftey in the NHS in Wales comes to an end. Here is an article which I wrote for the Western Mail about the campaign. Patient safety is the highest priority for anyone working on the frontline in NHS Wales and it’s making a [...]

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“Wales may be a small country but it has a lot going for it” – Christine Chapman AM

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

How we get the next generation of Doctors to train in Wales continues to be a major issue and one which is not new for the BMA. Representing an area which has traditionally suffered from high levels of health inequalities, over the last ten years I do think that we can talk up the achievements [...]

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“I am proud to work in the Welsh NHS” – Dai Lloyd AM

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Croeso i Gymru! – Welcome to Wales! In Europe’s oldest living language, Welsh reflects the unique cultural and historical experience that is Wales. And, as a practising GP and a Member of The National Assembly for Wales, I am very well aware, naturally, that the National Health Service also, looms large in the National conscience [...]

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“What is important is that we do not become a net exporter of medical talent” – Peter Black AM

Monday, April 12th, 2010

BMA Cymru have been concerned for some time about the shortage of doctors in Wales. It is a problem that we feel can no longer be ignored. For NHS Wales to maintain a high standard of delivery, sustainable solutions for the future need to be put in place now. I have asked four Assembly Members [...]

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Sunbed ban to become law

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

We are delighted that the Sunbeds Bill has passed through the Lords! BMA Cymru would like to thank Julie Morgan MP for highlighting this important issue, and for the hard work which has gone into making this law. Doctors have been concerned for some time about the effects that exposure to harmful UV rays can [...]

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