Archive for June, 2010

BMA Cymru backs new GMC guidance on end of life care

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

New guidance for doctors, “Treatment and care towards the end of life: good practice in decision making” has been published by the GMC. The BMA has been involved with the development of this guidance and we support it. How best to care for individuals at the end of life is one of the most complex [...]

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All Wales telephone advice, information and support service on alcohol and drug abuse

Monday, June 21st, 2010

The Primary Care Support Service has launched a range of services for those with alcohol or substance use concerns. This includes on-line screening tools as well as a confidential telephone information, advice support service. View the services online here This new Pilot project has been developed in response to primary care professionals’ concerns about their [...]

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Drinking and Cooking related fires a burning issue for the fire and rescue service

Monday, June 21st, 2010

This week the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are guest blogging as part of our ongoing campaign to tackle alcohol abuse. This article by Richard Fairhead, Senior Fire Safety Manager highlights another dimension to the discussion. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has recently launched another campaign focussing on drinking and cooking, this time [...]

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Letter from the Minister – Vaccination uptake in 2009-10

Friday, June 18th, 2010

I have received a letter from the Health Minister Edwina Hart regarding vaccination uptake in 09-10. The Minister asks for her message of personal thanks to be shared with everyone involved in delivering vaccination services, and I would like to share her comments on this blog. The letter reads: I was very pleased to see [...]

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BMA Cymru welcomes call to lower drink-drive limit

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

BMA Cymru Wales is very pleased that the North Review is calling for a reduction in the drink drive limit and we urge the UK government to act on the review’s findings. We have lobbied for a reduction in the drink drive limit for over twenty years, and contributed to the North Review. We believe [...]

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Why Wales has to attract the best medical talent

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Our Public Affairs Officer has written a column for the Western Mail today. It looks at the inadequate staffing levels in the NHS in Wales. Take a look here and leave a comment on this blog if you have something to share on this topic. Share:

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Diabetes Week 2010

Monday, June 14th, 2010

This week is Diabetes week, an annual nationwide awareness week organised by Diabetes UK with the aim of raising awareness about diabetes and the issues people living with the condition face. Diabetes Cymru UK are raising awareness this week about the key myths about diabetes, and have asked me to share some key facts and [...]

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Time to tackle the affordability of alcohol

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

NICE have today published guidelines to tackle alcohol misuse. BMA Cymru have been saying for some time that tough action is needed to tackle this issue. We are pleased that NICE is joining our call for a ban on alcohol advertising and the introduction of a minimum price per unit of alcohol. Critics of minimum [...]

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Why Wales has to persuade doctors to come home

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

I was pleased to read this article in the Western Mail yesterday written by Conservative Assembly Member Andrew RT Davies, endorsing our We’ll Keep A Welcome campaign. BMA Cymru have consistently highlighted the problem of the shortage of doctors in Wales, which could lead to the NHS becoming unsafe for both staff and patients. This [...]

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