Posts Tagged ‘NHS Wales’

Getting it wrong

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

We must make more effort to define and address the unintended consequences of decisions on our health services. A recent tweet about trying to ban mobile phone roaming charges in Europe, reminded me of one of my (many) times I ‘got it wrong again’. Quite a few years ago, I lectured in Moscow as part [...]

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Crisis looming for the NHS in Wales in 2014

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

I am writing this blog because we must stimulate a public, professional and managerial debate on the future of the NHS and junior doctor training in Wales – the foundations on which the NHS stands are being weakened even as I write. I apologise in advance, for what is necessarily a long blog, as I [...]

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Your IT

Friday, October 5th, 2012

by Dr Martin Murphy Dr Murphy is the Clinical director and architect on the NHS Wales IT program in NWIS, the Caldicott Guardian for NHS Wales and a practicing GP. Welcome to my new monthly guest blog for BMA Cymru Wales about the development of the information systems that support your clinical work in Wales. The [...]

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Forensic Medicine in Wales

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed the debate following our seminar last week on forensic medicine in Wales. It was particularly pleasing to note support from the Chief Medical Officer Tony Jewell for the broad aims of our vision. For some time we have been concerned with the disproportionate number of people entering the criminal justice system with [...]

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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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Eight months and counting!

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Today we host the penultimate guest blog on our feature looking at alternative routes into medicine. Read on for Emma Powell’s story: That’s how long it is until my world is turned upside down. Not just because I will hopefully qualify as a doctor, but I will be leaving a profession that I have been part of [...]

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Do you want the best doctors to treat us – or only those who can pay to study?

Monday, November 8th, 2010

  Tom Combellack, Chairman of our Welsh Medical Students Committee has this article in the Western Mail today. If you haven’t read it in the paper, take a look now. The future of higher education is bleak after Lord Browne’s recommendations to the UK Government to raise the cap on tuition fees.  This will have [...]

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Why Wales has to attract the best medical talent

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Our Public Affairs Officer has written a column for the Western Mail today. It looks at the inadequate staffing levels in the NHS in Wales. Take a look here and leave a comment on this blog if you have something to share on this topic. Share:

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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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1,000 Lives Campaign

Monday, April 19th, 2010

This week, the 1,000 Lives Campaign which was designed to improve patient saftey in the NHS in Wales comes to an end. Here is an article which I wrote for the Western Mail about the campaign. Patient safety is the highest priority for anyone working on the frontline in NHS Wales and it’s making a [...]

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“I am proud to work in the Welsh NHS” – Dai Lloyd AM

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Croeso i Gymru! – Welcome to Wales! In Europe’s oldest living language, Welsh reflects the unique cultural and historical experience that is Wales. And, as a practising GP and a Member of The National Assembly for Wales, I am very well aware, naturally, that the National Health Service also, looms large in the National conscience [...]

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