Archive for August, 2010

Efficiency savings within the NHS – VENUE CONFIRMED

Friday, August 27th, 2010

I recently blogged that BMA Cymru Wales are hosting an event to consider the current financial climate and its impact on the NHS. We have now confirmed that event will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Cardiff on Tuesday 12 October from 10.30 am until 4.30 pm. The aim of the event will be [...]

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Disability in medicine – A disabled doctors’ blog

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

written by Dr Dai Samuel – Chairperson BMA WJDC I am a doctor who happens to have a physical impairment. I do not see it as a disability but it is classed as such, and it does have an impact on my personal and working life. Barriers for disabled doctors are present at many levels [...]

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Deaths linked to C. difficile and MRSA have reduced in England and Wales

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

 The Office for National Statistics has reported that the number of deaths from Clostridium difficile and MRSA have dropped over the last year in England and Wales. This is a welcome development. Reducing healthcare associated infections is a priority for the NHS, patients must feel safe when they go into hospital for treatment and procedures. [...]

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Efficiency savings within the NHS

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

BMA Cymru Wales are hosting an event to consider the current financial climate and its impact on the NHS. The aim of the event will be to hear from the Profession in Wales and to consider views on how best the BMA should respond in protecting our members, protecting patient services and advising on the [...]

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Doctors condemn tobacco industry attempts to overturn legislation

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

BMA Cymru Wales have spoken out today, condemning the tobacco industry for lobbying to overturn legislation which would ban point of sale displays of tobacco. We have called on Welsh MPs to help protect the young by ensuring the legislation goes ahead. Regulations following the Health Act 2009 will remove displays of tobacco in shops [...]

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Sort it in one call

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

We are asking all GP practices across the country to ‘sort it in one call’. The chairman of our GP Committee (GPC Wales) Dr David Bailey (pictured) has written to every practice asking them to resolve the appointment system which is causing widescale problems to both doctors and patients.   One of the principal complaints from both [...]

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GPC Wales Newsletter Issue 2

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Welcome to this month’s GPC Wales newsletter. The aim of the newsletter is to keep you up to date on current issues being discussed and negotiated in Wales. This issue covers: * Patient Experience Survey – PE7 * The English White Paper * Diabetic DES * Collaborative Fees * Revalidation Update * Dispensing Fee Scale [...]

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Experts show concern over the changes to junior doctors’ hours

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

A year ago new limits on the working weeks of junior doctors came into force. Stefan Coghlan, Chair of the Welsh Consultants Committee, and David Samuel, Chair of the Welsh Junior Doctors Committee examine the consequences of the European Working Time Directive in Wales. Click here to read the article which appeared in the Western Mail Share:

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BMA Cymru Wales at the Eisteddfod

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

After the success of last year’s stand at the Eisteddfod in Cardiff, we decided to have a stand again this year in Ebbw Vale. Throughout the week we offered advice to many young people looking into a career in medicine. Members and non-members visited the stall, taking the chance to do some exercise on our [...]

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