Archive for April, 2011

Political Candidate Pledge

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

If you are a candidate in the Assembly Elections and want to help improve the quality of patient care, the efficiency of NHS services and the working conditions of the medical workforce in Wales sign up to our pledge: “I pledge that I will campaign to improve the quality of patient care, the efficiency of [...]

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Changing Cancer Care in Wales

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Today, we hear from Cath Lindley, General Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support on why Wales needs a clear vision for cancer services. What do you think? Join in the debate and leave a comment. Cancer is changing. Thanks to advances in early diagnosis and improved treatments, more and more people are living longer with the [...]

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BMA Cymru Wales Health Hustings

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Last week we held a health hustings – an opportunity for those working in the health sector to quiz candidates ahead of the elections on the 5th May. My thanks to those who attended, and the candidates for taking part – Mark Drakeford, Dai Lloyd, Nick Ramsey and John Dixon. The event was filmed, and [...]

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Emergency surgery patient provision must improve in Wales

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Today, the Royal College of Surgeons has published new standards for emergency surgery care. The standards, Emergency Surgery: Standards for unscheduled surgical care, provide timely reading for those involved with the planning and delivery of emergency surgical services in Wales. The RCS estimates that the care of emergency surgery patients comprises 40-50 per cent of [...]

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