Tag: British Medical Association

Hospital care

A new survey by the British Medical Association has found that two thirds of people across the UK1 (65 per cent) support a ‘soft’ opt-out organ donation system2. The survey, which questioned 2011 members of the public, also found that while…

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…

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…

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…

Junior Doctors

The junior doctors’ dispute caught many of us by surprise, but it should not have done. The British Medical Association’s (BMA) withdrawal from negotiations about a new contract last year was a warning, but perhaps even the BMA did not…

Pedallo

Spending taxpayer’s money sometimes gives rise to much indignation, at times hilarity, and even incredulity. One recently reported lists of expenditure tell us much about our views of deserving and non-deserving recipients and the sacred ‘cows’, in ideological terms, of…