Posts tagged “British Medical Association”

GMC Says Patients Will Suffer if Junior Doctors Proceed with Planned Strikes

September 6th, 2016
GMC Says Patients Will Suffer if Junior Doctors Proceed with Planned Strikes

The General Medical Council, the authority responsible for regulating medical professionals in the UK, has warned that patients will suffer if junior doctors proceed with five days of planned strikes. The GMC claims that the five one-day strikes, which are due to begin next week, cannot be justified. The body has criticised the scale of […]

Junior Doctors Begin First All-Out Strike

April 26th, 2016

Junior doctors across the country have started the first ever all-out strike. Although junior doctors have taken part in industrial action over the last few months, this is the first time in the history of the NHS that emergency services will be affected. From 8am, junior doctors across England will take part in a mass […]

Junior Doctors to Take Legal Action Against Government Over New Contract

April 5th, 2016
Junior Doctors to Take Legal Action Against Government Over New Contract

Junior doctors will take legal action against the government, it has been revealed. Reports claim that a campaign group has already raised in excess of £100,000 to back the legal fight against the implementation of a new contract. Just Health, a campaign group founded by NHS staff members, has already raised thousands of pounds in […]

Thousands of NHS Doctor and Nursing Posts are Lying Vacant

February 29th, 2016
Thousands of NHS Doctor and Nursing Posts are Lying Vacant

Figures have revealed that more than two thirds of health boards and trusts in Britain are actively trying to recruit new staff from overseas to battle the shortage of qualified doctors and nurses. Information obtained from a Freedom of Information report for the BBC shows that one December 1st last year, the NHS in England, […]

Hundreds of Appointments and Procedures Cancelled, as Junior Doctors Strike

January 12th, 2016
Hundreds of Appointments and Procedures Cancelled, as Junior Doctors Strike

Hundreds of patients across the country are facing a wait for treatment as junior doctors take part in the first strike in 40 years. From 8am this morning (12th of January), doctors all over England walked out, forcing hospitals to cancel or postpone routine operations, appointments and diagnostic tests. Doctors will be providing emergency cover […]

GP Surgeries in England Close Their Doors to New Patients

January 6th, 2016

A BBC investigation has revealed that a growing number of GP practices in England are closing their doors to new patients due to a lack of resources. A Freedom of Information request made by the BBC revealed that more than 100 GP surgeries across the country applied to stop accepting new patient applications in 2014/2015 […]

Junior Doctors to Strike After Negotiations with the Government Break Down

January 5th, 2016
Junior Doctors to Strike After Negotiations with the Government Break Down

Junior doctors in England will strike on the 12th January after talks between the British Medical Association (BMA) and the government broke down. The BMA has confirmed that strike action will be employed next week, with a 48-hour strike planned for the 26th January and a further walk-out set for the 10th February. The announcement […]

Hospitals Except Disruptions as Junior Strike is Called Off at Last Minute

December 1st, 2015
Hospitals Except Disruptions as Junior Strike is Called Off at Last Minute

Services at hospitals across the country and expected to be severely disrupted today, despite the fact that a planned walk-out by junior doctors has been cancelled. Doctors were due to strike today (Tuesday 1st December) but the walk-out was cancelled at the last minute after a breakthrough in discussions between the government and the British […]

98% of Junior Doctors Vote to Strike

November 19th, 2015
98% of Junior Doctors Vote to Strike

Junior doctors are not backing down in their fight against ministers, as 98% have voted in favour of going on strike. The first strike is scheduled for the 1st December with further action planned for the 8th and 16th December. In response to the vote, the British Medical Association said that it was impossible for […]

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