British Medical Association

Doctors Fear That Right-To-Die Law Will Mean 'Death Squads'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Changing the law on assisted dying could create "death squads" of doctors forced to administer euthanasia to patients, a health professor has warned. ...

This Is What Doctors Think About Legalising Pot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

Doctors have voted down a motion that would push for the legalisation of cannabis, but have instead called for anyone born after the year 2000 to be b...

UK Edging Closer To Legalisation Of Cannabis?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

Cannabis use should be treated as a health issue and not a criminal act, leading doctors will hear. Delegates at the British Medical Association's ...

Immigration: No More Pandering to Prejudice

Robin Lustig | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Immigration is good. There, I've said it. Now I wait to be struck down by a thunder bolt. A country that attracts immigrants is a healthy country. It boasts a growing economy, a stable society, and offers a safe environment for children to grow up in. Its people live under the rule of law, with freedom of speech and of religion. It's a country of which I'm immeasurably proud to be a citizen. Without immigrants, Britain would be a much poorer place. It would be hungrier, dirtier and less healthy. It's immigrants who pick and pack the food that we eat, immigrants who clean our offices and streets, immigrants who keep the NHS going and care for the elderly in their homes and nursing homes.

The Case for GP Charges

Cathy Corrie | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Cathy Corrie

Though likely to divide the crowd, the very notion that a user charge is up for discussion by the BMA is a serious wake up call as to the times we live in. NHS England has forecast a £30billion black hole in the NHS budget by the end of the decade...

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?