The British Medical Association
In the days of 24-hour breaking news it is easy to get caught up in negativity and reaction. And sometimes it feels like doctors get more than their fair share of stick, be it in articles poring over the details of fitness-to-practise cases or news stories that exaggerate doctors’ pay.
Tags: bma council, whistleblowing, clinical performance, leadership, raising concerns, complaints
It can be very strange reading about yourself in the third person. So, I had a slightly odd feeling on Saturday morning when I saw my views about the effects of NHS reform and rationing staring back at me from the front page of the Guardian – the result of my first major interview as BMA council chair.
Tags: BMA council chair Mark Porter, NHS reform, Health and Social Care Act, rationing
By Hamish Meldrum
My five years as BMA council chairman are now at an end. I always knew the role would have its ups and downs, but I certainly did not foresee the turbulent few years we have just experienced.
Tags: BMA council, BMA council chair, pensions, junior doctors
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