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Responding to the government’s disappointing childhood obesity strategy, Professor Parveen Kumar, BMA board of science chair, said: “Given the UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe with one in three children overweight or obese by the time they leave primary…

Negotiations between the government and general practitioners are underway, but if the mood amongst British Medical Association members is anything to go by, the negotiations will be tough. The leader of the BMA’s GPs, Dr Chaand Nagpau, speaking on Saturday…

A snap survey by the Institute of  Healthcare Management (IHM) has revealed that six in 10 healthcare managers  (58%) back strike action being taken by junior NHS doctors in England, with  more than four in 10 (43%) saying they ‘strongly…

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Missing the point An ancient document from the Adam Smith Institute – The Health Alternative (1988) – has caused a stir amongst the government’s enemies, some of whom think its ideas prefigured the 2012 Health and Social Care Act. Readers…

Hospital care

The thing that happened The 48 hour walk out of junior doctors on March 9th and 10th 2016 did not gain as much mainstream media coverage as the previous one day stoppages. Nor did it trigger government concessions on the…

The BMA has marched its junior doctors up to the top of the hill, and marched them down again. The manoeuvre appears to have scared the Secretary of State for Health enough to make him back down on imposing a…

Junior Doctors

Junior doctors in the National Health Service in England have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action if the government does not change its mind about a new contract. Just over 37,000 were balloted, 76% responded and 98% voted to strike.…

Michael Meacher MP, who died earlier this year at the age of 75, was a junior minister in Health & Social Security before Thatcher’s victory in 1979, and subsequently was opposition spokesman on health (among other posts). He had a…

Food, work, stress- Image of fruit as part of a good sugar reduced diet

Professor Sheila Hollins, BMA board of science chair, said: “Doctors are increasingly concerned about the impact of poor diet, which is responsible for up to 70,000 deaths a year, and has the greatest impact on the NHS budget, costing £6bn…