Posts Tagged ‘welsh council’

A final word from this Welsh Council

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

As we finish the term of this current Welsh Council, we find that there is much unfinished work and that the future of the NHS in Wales remains uncertain.  Of course, this is why many of us are standing for election again, and why we have been encouraging others to stand for the first time.  [...]

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BMA Welsh Council elections and you!

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The BMA exists for the benefit of its members.  For many, it might not always feel like that, but the relatively small size of the BMA presence in Wales gives greater opportunity for cohesion. As ‘health’ is a devolved power, the BMA in Wales has more direct access to Government, politicians and senior civil servants.  [...]

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Meet the Chairman

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Watch our new video clip with the Chair of Welsh Council, Dr Phil Banfield. Find out about what Welsh Council does, and the challenges facing the Welsh NHS. Click here to view the video Share:

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Chairman of Welsh Council, Dr Andrew Dearden’s speech to the 2011 ARM

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Good morning Chairman and RB It is my pleasure to present my third [but regrettably final] report as Chairman of Welsh Council and to inform you of a very successful 12 months in Wales, both as a professional association and as a trade union. During my tenure as Chairman I have been incredibly impressed with [...]

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Chairman of Welsh Council Invites Questions

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The Welsh Secretary’s blog is part of a wide range of social media initiatives to ensure communication with our members is as accessible and wide-ranging as possible. While trying to keep our members and anyone else who reads this blog up to date with current activities, hot topics and general policy position of BMA Cymru [...]

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BMA Welsh Council Chair features in Western Mail column

Monday, April 20th, 2009

This may be of interest to members. Please take the time to read this column. Share:

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Report of visit to BMA Wales Council Meeting 11th March 2009

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

I thought it might be useful and interesting for members to read a visitor’s account of the last Welsh Council meeting, held in March. This was written by Clare Jenkins, Chair of Powys Division. “I was pleased to be able to attend the recent meeting of Welsh Council. Gregynog Hall was an interesting choice of [...]

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Your chance to find out more about the workings of the BMA Welsh Council

Monday, February 9th, 2009

We’re inviting BMA members to come along to future Welsh council meetings, to get a flavour for the committee’s work. The council is setting up a visitors’ scheme to give members more of an idea of how issues are debated and hopefully, to try and get more doctors involved in medico-political activities. Dates for the [...]

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BMA Cymru Wales’ new chair of Welsh Council talks about his plans for the council

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Dr Andrew Dearden, a Cardiff GP, talks to BMA Cymru Wales about taking over as chair of the newly reformed Welsh Council and what he hopes to achieve during his time in charge. Share:

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Reflecting on Welsh Council’s past achievements

Friday, October 17th, 2008

In this video, former Chair of Welsh Council Dr Tony Calland, talks about what he feels has been achieved in his time in charge. And in this video Dr Calland looks to the future for Welsh Council and tells BMA Cymru Wales what he thinks are the major challenges that lie ahead. Share:

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Reform of Welsh Council

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

The BMA’s annual meeting in July approved changes to the rules, allowing Welsh Council’s structure to be altered, to better meet our needs. The voting membership has been reduced to 24: nine ex-officio members recognising the principal branches of practice in Wales, plus fifteen directly-elected members. The “direct election” component is a first for us [...]

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