Posts Tagged ‘Dr Tony Calland’

Keep the ban

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Dr Tony Calland, Chairman of the BMA’s Medical Ethics Committee gave evidence this morning to the Sub-Committee on smoke free premises. If you didn’t see the evidence session, take a moment to read this blog post written by Dr Calland about why we must keep the ban and not amend Wales’s smoke-free premises legislation for [...]

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“The altruistic choice remains….” Dr Tony Calland, Chair of the BMA Medical Ethics Committee

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

The subject of organ donation generates a wide spectrum of emotions ranging from revulsion through denial and fear to sympathy, empathy and generosity. The reality of the current situation is that one person a week dies in Wales whilst waiting for a donor organ and although the UK donation rate has improved recently achieving stable [...]

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Speech by the Chair of Medical Ethics Committee, Dr Tony Calland, to ARM 2010

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The Medical Ethics Committee (MEC) has had a busy year debating a diverse range of topics, for example: • The use of incentives to encourage healthy lifestyle choices. • The regulation of direct to consumer genetic tests which are now becoming available. • Whether to notify individuals who have, or may have, been exposed to vCJD. • The payment [...]

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HIV Related Discrimination by Healthcare Professionals

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

I’ve just got back from the Assembly, where Dr Tony Calland and I gave evidence to the Equality of Opportunity Committee on discrimination against people living with HIV by healthcare professionals. This by its very nature is a difficult issue. But it’s compounded by the fact that there is no real evidence base in Wales [...]

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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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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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