Archive for May, 2010

BMA Wales Social Media

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

BMA Cymru Wales is embracing new media! We communicate with members and non members via a number of channels listed below. Take a look and keep up-to-date with the latest news and developments. Follow us on Twitter here Join our Students Facebook group here Join our Junior Doctors Facebook group here Join our We’ll Keep [...]

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The Welsh Health Survey

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

The new Welsh Health survey data makes for worrying reading. There has been a rise in the number of children classified as overweight or obese. These soaring rates in obesity over recent years has lead to an increase in childhood type II diabetes and will lead to more future cases of heart disease, osteoarthritis and [...]

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Survey on alcohol policy issues

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Alcohol Concern Cymru are conducting a survey to gauge the views of those working in primary care on current alcohol policy issues in Wales. 45% of adults in Wales admit to drinking more than the recommended daily amount on at least one day in the past week, including 28% regularly binge drinking (drinking more than [...]

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Alcohol Abuse: An Integrated Approach Forward

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Last week we brought together leading UK experts to speak at our seminar on alcohol abuse, and to debate an integrated approach forward in tackling Wales’ growing drink problem. Speakers included: myself; Dr Zul Mirza, President of the Emergency Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine; Simon O’Brien, Deputy Inspector of policing for Ireland; Professor Eileen [...]

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Welsh Cancer Standards

Monday, May 10th, 2010

The Western Mail today reports on Wales falling short on meeting national cancer standards. Health professionals throughout Wales are committed to providing the best possible services to patients, and welcome the Welsh Assembly Governments ambition to achieve 100 per cent compliance across this set of standards – unfortunately the reality falls woefully short of the [...]

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