British Medical Association

Doctors 'Outraged' Over Pay Deal

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK

Doctors have been left with a "deep sense of outrage" over the Health Secretary's "failure" to grant them a basic 1% pay rise, the British Medical Ass...

Paul Vale

Anti-Socialist Fear Mongering Is 'Nothing New' In US Healthcare Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

In January 1948, British Prime Minister Clement Attlee gave a radio address to explain the introduction of the National Health Service (NHS), part of ...

Abortion Based On Gender 'Not Against The Law'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The decision not to prosecute two doctors accused of arranging abortions based on sex remains the right one, Britain's top prosecutor has said, as the...

Jeremy Hunt's Comments On Abortion 'Completely Ignorant' Say Doctors

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Politics

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt displayed "complete ignorance" when he made comments about abortion time limits when he first took up his post, leading d...

The Founding Principle of the NHS Is That It Is Free at the Point of Need

Christina McAnea | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK
Christina McAnea

The founding principle of the NHS is that it is free at the point of need. Can the new system in England sustain this? Will healthcare be free for long-term conditions such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis etc probably yes - even this right wing market driven government may not go so far as to change that.

111 Helpline Could Put Patients At Risk, Doctors Warn

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

The new 111 non-emergency helpline is putting patient safety at risk, doctors have warned. The British Medical Association (BMA) has written to Sir...

Leading British Indians Urge Indian Prime Minister For Action to Protect Women Against Sexual Violence

Dr Aseem Malhotra | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK
Dr Aseem Malhotra

Following the brutal rape and tragic death of "Damini", leading British Indians including professionals from the medical, business and legal sector have written a letter to the UK Indian ambassador Dr Bhagwati and the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, calling for urgent action to ensure the protection of women in India against sexual violence.

Leader Of British Doctors Claims NHS Patients Put 'At Risk' By Reforms

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK

The new leader of Britain's doctors has told The Guardian that the health of NHS patients is being put at risk because they are being denied access to...

Euthanasia: From the Greek εὐθανασία Meaning 'Good Death'

Sophia Moseley | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Moseley

From the day you are born, even though your shoulders are no broader than a 12" ruler, you carry a burden of responsibility of which most are unaware until they reach the other end of their life.

Andrew Lansley Urged To Resign By BMA

PA | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

Doctors have called for Andrew Lansley to resign, saying they have "no confidence" in the Health Secretary. Medics went head to head with Lansley l...

Talks Over Doctors' Pensions Could Reopen After BMA Action

PA | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

Negotiations over doctors' pension reforms could reopen today after GPs and hospital doctors staged their first industrial action in almost 40 years. ...

Disruption To Patients 'Minimal' During BMA Action

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

Only 1 in 10 patients have had operations, appointments or treatments rescheduled due to the industrial action by the British Medical Association's (B...

Doctors Vote For Strike Action Over Pension Reforms

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK

Doctors will take industrial action for the first time in almost 40 years on 21 June, the British Medical Association said on Wednesday. In what is...

Doctors To Vote On First Industrial Action Since 1970s

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Politics

Doctors will start voting today on whether to take their first industrial action since the 1970s, in a dramatic escalation of the bitter dispute over ...

Doctors Consider Striking Over Pension Reforms

PA | Posted 25.02.2012 | UK Politics

Doctors' leaders are meeting to consider their next move in the bitter row over the government's controversial pension reforms, including the possibil...

Cameron Holds Health Bill Summit, But Critics Claim 'Divide And Rule'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron will attempt to shore up support for the Government's controversial NHS reforms today with a Downing Street summit on moves to give GPs ...

Let's Put the Living Ahead of the Dead on Organ Donation

Stuart Bonar | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Bonar

In my opinion, sure, allow people to opt out of donating their organs at death, but the price of that should be that if they ever need an organ transplant beforehand they go straight to the back of the queue.

"Lonely, Isolated And At Risk"

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics

The government and the Labour Party are being urged to overhaul England's "failing" social care system, which experts say is leaving 800,000 elderly p...

The Smoking Dictatorship

Rita Pal | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK
Rita Pal

If you are a smoker shopping in a UK supermarket, you may be able spot a loaf of Allinson's bread. His essays outlined the best way to achieve good health - to eat less, exercise more, cut down drink and tobacco.

After the Dodgy Smoking in Cars Stat, How Can the BMA be Trusted?

Patrick Hayes | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Politics
Patrick Hayes

When BMA representatives resort to arguments about road safety and fairness in order to override questions of individual choice, something is going seriously wrong. How about rather than getting involved in politics and lobbying the state to rip personal choices away from us, the BMA instead uses its time and resources instead to get its facts straight?

Smoking Ban in Cars: How Dare the BMA Dictate How We Live Our Lives?

Simon Clark | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Clark

International studies show that, in the overall scheme of things, smoking is a very minor distraction compared to fellow passengers, unruly children, changing a CD or retuning the radio. Perhaps we should ban them too, just in case.

70% Of GPs Concerned About NHS Reforms Conflicts Of Interests

PA | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Politics

Seven out of 10 GPs in England are concerned about conflicts of interest resulting from the Government's NHS reforms, according to a new study. The...

Top Doctor Warning On NHS Reforms

Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Government has described as "disappointing" a call by the British Medical Association (BMA) for it to withdraw or significant...