Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

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 [...]

Share:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon

Efficiency savings within the NHS

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

BMA Cymru Wales are hosting an event to consider the current financial climate and its impact on the NHS. The aim of the event will be to hear from the Profession in Wales and to consider views on how best the BMA should respond in protecting our members, protecting patient services and advising on the [...]

Share:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon

Welsh Medical Students Committee Update

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

An update from Tom Combellack, Chair of the BMA Welsh Medical Students Committee. The past three months have been very productive for the BMA Welsh medical students committee. We have been focusing on finance, medical education, welfare and administration, as well as developing topics for debate at next month’s BMA annual medical students conference. And [...]

Share:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon

Annual Report from Dr. David Bailey, Chairman of GPC Wales

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Last weekend we attended the Welsh Conference of Representatives of Local Medical Committees. Here is the annual report which Dr David Bailey, Chairman of GPC Wales delivered. Since last year’s report the world has changed. We are now in the worst recession for decades – a situation not of our making but one which will [...]

Share:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon

2010 for the Public Health Committee

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Chair of the Public Health Committee Lika Nehaul (pictured)looks at the year ahead for the Committee. “2010 will be another challenging year for the Public Health Committee. There are four main issues that we would like to focus on. “Firstly, we will be working with the Board of the Public Health Wales NHS Trust (PHW) [...]

Share:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon

New year message from the Chair of Welsh Council, Dr Andrew Dearden

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Well a New Year dawns and the snow has fallen again. There are several big issues facing our profession in the coming year. Not least Revalidation and the preparations for its introduction. I am pleased to say that due to the work of BMA Cymru Wales, our dedicated staff and Council members, we in Wales [...]

Share:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon

Seasons Greetings

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

I would like to wish all our members and regular observers of my blog a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. 2010 will inevitably bring with it huge challenges to the NHS in Wales, particularly in the light of financial uncertainty and real cuts in funding of public services. However, whatever the New [...]

Share:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon

Our booze culture

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

The Western Mail has reported today that the number of people admitted to hospital with alcohol-related conditions has risen by 30% in five years. These figures are unsettling. The population is drinking more and our society is awash with pro-alcohol messaging, marketing and behaviour. Over the festive period, the admissions to A&E for alcohol misuse [...]

Share:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon

Room for improvement

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Auditor General Jeremy Colman, has today published a report entitled “Unscheduled care: developing a whole systems approach”, which concludes that despite the strengths of the current system, there is work needed to improve the way which services work together. The BMA has been calling for better service integration within the Welsh NHS for a long [...]

Share:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon

New fee scale for dispensing doctors

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) and NHS Employers have agreed a new fee scale for dispensing doctors, which will come into effect next week, 1st October 2009. The fee scale for dispensing doctors will be lowered by 8.7 per cent for the remaining six months of the financial year, representing a 4.9 per cent [...]

Share:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon

Ways for BMA members to broaden their horizons

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

This post will hopefully be of interest to most of our members, but it may be of particular interest to junior doctors, who may find it a bit easier at the start of their careers and whilst still relatively ‘young’ (not that I want to in any way be ageist here!) to head off to [...]

Share:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon

Headway being made on NHS reorganisation

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Yesterday, BMA Cymru Wales held its second Policy day regarding the current plans for restructuring the Welsh NHS. The day was well attended by members and I really do think those able to make it, took away a great deal, including a large dose of reality from BMA Scotland’s Chair of GP committee, Dr Dean [...]

Share:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon