Archive for February, 2012

Add your signature to reopen pension negotiations

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Chair of the BMA Pensions Committee, Dr Alan Robertson has created an e-petition urging the Department of Health and the devolved governments to reopen meaningful negotiations with health unions to discuss NHS pensions. A fair and amicable settlement on the future of the scheme is only achievable if politicians are willing to discuss the reforms [...]

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Why doctors are opposed to public sector pension plans

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

It should not be surprising that doctors are so concerned about the attack on the NHS pension scheme. The proposals by UK Government would see NHS employees working in physically and mentally demanding roles until they are almost 70. It must not be forgotten that the NHS pension scheme was completely overhauled just four years [...]

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‘Fresh Start Wales’

Monday, February 6th, 2012

BMA Cymru Wales fully supports the new Welsh Government’s new campaign in calling for parents and carers not to smoke in vehicles while children are present. While some may see it as the Welsh Government encroaching on their individual space, we should all consider the individual space of children. Often completely dependent on their parents, [...]

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Medical profession encouraged to work in Wales

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Wednesday saw the launch of a new campaign by the Welsh Government, Welsh NHS Confederation and Wales Deanery to attract more doctors to apply to work in Wales. We welcome the drive to spread the word amongst the medical profession about the benefits of living and working in Wales. The standards of clinical training and [...]

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Calling time on cigarette vending machines

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

From today (1st Feb) pubs in Wales will be banned from selling cigarettes and tobacco from automatic vending machines. It will also be illegal to display adverts or pictures of tobacco on vending machines. This is great news and a positive step forward in preventing the sale of tobacco to children. Evidence shows that vending [...]

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