Posts Tagged ‘doctors’

Listening to doctors

Friday, September 12th, 2014

This autumn sees some changes to Welsh Council, with some fresh members (directly elected like myself) by BMA members in Wales. The welsh ex-officio members (the Chairs of the branches of practice) come and go according to their office, but this overlap of offices also helps to build some continuity and stability. We will continue [...]

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World Suicide Prevention Day #WSPD14

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

On World Suicide Prevention Day I thought it would be appropriate to remind members of our counselling and doctor advisor service. The very nature of our profession means that we find ourselves constantly caring for others and all too often we can forget to take care of ourselves. But just like the rest of the [...]

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Doctors and Mental Health Survey

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Guest blog from Dr Debbie Cohen OBE   The Centre for Psychosocial Research, Occupational and Physician Health at Cardiff University has launched a new survey to understand doctors’ in Wales attitudes to their own mental health.   Doctors are recognised as an ‘at risk’ group for developing mental ill health and there is a growing [...]

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Doctors from Wales who served in WWI

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

BMA Cymru Wales are trying to trace details of doctors from Wales who served in World War I. If you can help, please contact John Jenkins at: Address: BMA Cymru Wales, 5th floor, 2 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff. CF10 4DQ Email: jjenkins@bma.org.uk. Telephone: 029 20 474646 Thank you! Please spread the word! Share:

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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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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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Day of Action

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Today will see trade union members from the civil service, local government, teachers and the health service strike in protest against pension reforms. The Day of Action will be the biggest strike in the UK since 1926. Although the BMA did not ballot members on industrial action as part of the 30 November Day of [...]

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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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Get your flu vaccination!

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

With reports of an increase in H1N1 cases emerging in Wales we are urging patients who are eligible for the winter flu vaccination to contact their GP practice.  The vaccine programme continues throughout the winter months for those people most at risk from the flu bug. By having the vaccination, patients aged over 65 and [...]

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“We need to train the best possible students to be doctors…..”

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Today our guest blogger is Professor John Bligh, Cardiff University’s Dean of Medical Education – responsible for the University’s undergraduate medical curriculum.   As a society, we want the best possible clinical care we can get, and in order to do that we need to train the best possible students to be doctors.  This means [...]

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Welsh Health Survey Published

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The latest survey results have been published and make for depressing reading.   The survey tells us that 34% of children were estimated to be overweight or obese, including 19% obese. Compare this to last year, where the survey reported 33% of children were estimated to be overweight or obese, including 16% obese, and we [...]

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Welsh Cancer Standards

Monday, May 10th, 2010

The Western Mail today reports on Wales falling short on meeting national cancer standards. Health professionals throughout Wales are committed to providing the best possible services to patients, and welcome the Welsh Assembly Governments ambition to achieve 100 per cent compliance across this set of standards – unfortunately the reality falls woefully short of the [...]

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