Archive for July, 2011

Don’t accept your patients as Facebook friends

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

We have issued new guidance  for medics this week on using social media – download a copy here.  Many health professionals now use social media – Facebook, Twitter and various internet forums. But, while the use of social media can bring both personal and professional benefits, it can also present a number of risks to doctors [...]

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BMA continues to support presumed consent

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Organ donation was a hot topic last week at our annual conference. Following a heated debate, delegates voted to continue to support a “soft” presumed consent policy for organ donation. We are pleased that the First Minister has said the Welsh Government will go ahead with plans for a bill to create an opt-out organ [...]

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Chairman of Welsh Council, Dr Andrew Dearden’s speech to the 2011 ARM

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Good morning Chairman and RB It is my pleasure to present my third [but regrettably final] report as Chairman of Welsh Council and to inform you of a very successful 12 months in Wales, both as a professional association and as a trade union. During my tenure as Chairman I have been incredibly impressed with [...]

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