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BMA response to GMC survey of doctors in training

19 November 2014

The BMA has responded to a GMC survey of doctors in training which found that almost one in ten had been bullied and that some lacked confidence in the systems in place for reporting concerns over patient care.

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New e-cigarette advert in breach of guidelines by glamourising vaping and targeting children

18 November 2014

Writing to the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA), the British Medical Association has warned that a new advert for VIP e-cigarettes breaches advertising rules by glamourising vaping and targeting children.

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BMA response to the Care Quality Commission's announcement of changes to GP practice inspections

17 November 2014

Responding to the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) new proposals on the future of GP practice inspections, Dr Richard Vautrey, Deputy Chair of the BMA's GP committee, said: “GP practices are trying hard to continue to deliver high quality care to their patients despite increased workload pressure that is not being matched by the necessary increase in GPs or funding. 

This is made even harder with the CQC's focus on targets. The publication of 38 more targets that practices will be judged by will add to the growing burden and bureaucracy on practices, and could further undermine hardworking GPs morale.

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