Posts Tagged ‘hospitals’

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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BMA guide to Welsh Hospitals for Foundation Year one Doctors 2009 – your help is needed

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

BMA Cymru Wales has been producing a guide to Welsh Hospitals for F1 Doctors for several now years. It provides information about life as a F1 doctor working in Wales and is really well valued by final year students making decision about their future employment. The guide also gives the BMA vital information about living [...]

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Welsh Pharmacy Awards 2009

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Last night I attended the Welsh Pharmacy Awards at Cardiff’s City Hall. This was the first ever event of its kind hosted by the Welsh Chemist Review – a publication for pharmacists produced by Medical Communications Limited, based in Northern Ireland. Similar hosted events take place in Northern Ireland where GPs are also recognised for [...]

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Big Brother is watching – to help protect NHS staff

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I know our members will welcome this announcement about a pilot CCTV scheme to deal with violence against NHS staff. Anything that can act as a deterrent is a good thing. We have reiterated time and again how violence and aggression aimed at doctors and other health workers, just trying to do their job, ie. [...]

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Time to stub it on hospital grounds in Wales

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

On the second anniversary of the ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces in Wales, isn’t it about time it’s extended to all hospital grounds? The situation with this at the moment is that some Welsh NHS Trusts operate voluntary codes, but these aren’t enforceable by any laws or fines. The BMA in Wales has [...]

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Welsh NHS hospital buildings – "not so safe as houses"

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Worrying news from the Welsh Liberal Democrats today. They’ve uncovered figures which apparently show a half a billion pound repair and maintenance bill to get NHS hospital buildings in Wales to an adequate safety level. Perhaps what’s even more of a concern is the fact that some of these safety targets were set back in [...]

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Let’s end the ban on using mobiles in hospitals NOW

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

The Department of Health in England has finally issued guidance on more widespread use of mobiles in hospitals, five years after it was reported outright bans weren’t needed. This is an issue BMA Cymru Wales drew attention to last Summer, when it was announced hospitals it Wrexham and Flintshire were easing the rules. It would [...]

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Some remedies to a lack of beds of in Welsh hospitals

Monday, December 8th, 2008

The recent situation of a lack of beds across hospitals in South East Wales I have to say, was not entirely unexpected. BMA Cymru Wales did warn that a reduction in bed numbers would lead to an in-balance in capacity. We need to stop cutting bed numbers and get back to a situation of sensible [...]

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