Posts Tagged ‘ARM’

ARM – day four – rounding off with occupational health, tobacco and alcohol debates

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

To kick off the last session of the BMA’s 2009 ARM conference, members looked at the topic of occupational health, something which has been a pertinent issue at BMA Cymru Wales recently. We’ve been seeking assurances that the future of the Primary Care Support Service (PCSS), which is the ONLY occupational health service for doctors [...]

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ARM – day three – medical ethics

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

So, to the motions on Medical Ethics which saw some of the liveliest debates in ARM history – not surprising I guess, given the content of the motions and the fact that they apply to all branches of the profession across the UK. Opening this section was Wales’ own Dr Tony Calland, Chair of the [...]

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Put children first in the fight to reduce health inequalities

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Another motion up for debate yesterday at the ARM focused on safeguarding children and their futures. Delegates are calling on the Welsh Assembly Government to put youngsters at the heart of every one of its department’s priorities, for the next two decades, to give ALL children the best start in life. One way of dong [...]

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ARM – day two – Chair of Welsh Council addresses conference

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Dr Andrew Dearden, Chair of Welsh Council has opened day two of the ARM, in Liverpool. In his address, Dr Dearden has just delivered an update of BMA Cymru Wales’ work over the last year, outlining the new-look Welsh NHS. He views the last twelve months as a success for the BMA in Wales, in [...]

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Kicking off the ARM with a call to "Look after our NHS"

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Day one of this year’s ARM in Liverpool began with BMA UK Chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum’s key address to delegates. The hall’s packed with around 500 doctors from all over the UK. In his speech Dr Meldrum called on the Westminster Government to “end this ludicrous, divisive and expensive experiment of the market in healthcare [...]

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How BMA membership can get Junior Doctors discounted access to exam revision tools

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Following on from my post about the ARM next week, there will of course be many initiatives being announced there, but I thought I’d give junior doctors and medical students in Wales a heads up on one. BMA and OnExamination are going to be providing members with a 33% discount off OnExamination’s Junior Doctor exam [...]

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