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  • Social care ‘cracking’ under bid to survive

    DOCTORS warned yesterday that the NHS will struggle to cope if the government fails to urgently tackle the ongoing social care crisis.

    British Medical Association (BMA) chairman Mark Porter said health and social care services are “desperately trying to prop up” one another...

    Friday 30th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Safety at risk due to crippling workloads

    PATIENT safety in England is being put at risk due to “unmanageable workloads,” GPs warned yesterday.

    A survey of 5,025 family doctors for the British Medical Association (BMA) found 57 per cent felt their workload was unmanageable, with a further 27 per cent saying it was...

    Monday 28th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Medics hit out at BMA for winding down strikes

    MEDICS criticised the British Medical Association (BMA) yesterday for calling off future strikes “without any discussion with the mass membership of thousands of junior doctors.”

    The BMA junior doctors’ committee has decided to “end the current mandate for...

    Friday 11th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Junior doctors appeal to trusts to reject contracts

    by Sofia Lotto Persio

    JUNIOR doctors have made a last-ditch effort to get local NHS trusts not to implement widely despised new contracts.

    Ministers wanted trusts to start rolling out the new contracts yesterday, with fifth-year obstetrics and gynaecology trainees...

    Thursday 6th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • BMA: More British medics won’t fix NHS

    Union warns boost won’t solve staffing crisis

    Wednesday 5th Oct 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • 50% of doctors want to leave Britain

    MORALE among doctors is at an all-time low and thousands are considering quitting the NHS and practising overseas, researched by the British Medical Association (BMA) revealed yesterday.

    And more than 200 hospital consultants have signed a letter to NHS England expressing deep concern...

    Tuesday 4th Oct 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Bid for new strike action

    THE NHS crisis deepened yesterday as junior doctors said they were considering further strike action next month over Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s intention to force new “dangerous” contracts on them.

    The junior doctors have rejected the proposed new contract on...

    Saturday 13th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • BMA vote sets stage for a real showdown

    Tomasz Pierscionek reviews the latest in the dispute

    Saturday 9th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • 58% of junior doctors reject Hunt’s prescription

    Government has caused breakdown in trust, says medics’ departing leader

    Wednesday 6th Jul 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Solidarity with NUT and BMA

    SCHOOLS Minister Nick Gibb draws comfort from his statement that “seven out of eight schools are refusing to close” as though this justifies his cack-handed dealings with teachers in England.

    Even if his statistic were a little more soundly based than most emanating from...

    Wednesday 6th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial