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NHS pension tax & the devastating link to workforce retention will be debated later today. Watch here live👇, will tweet a summary later…o It’s not too late to email your MP & ask them to stay after PMQs & vital they attend email�…N8w
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Doctors - watch this space for learning more about effectively communicating health messages via the media 👇…7
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Confirmation the UK has reached 200,000 #COVID19 deaths is a deeply tragic milestone which must serve as a reminder that the pandemic has not gone away, and remains a serious threat to public health. Comment from chair of #BMAcouncil @DrPhilBanfield 👇…l
#BMAcouncil has confirmed our President’s project for the upcoming year, which will focus on how doctors can successfully convey and communicate important messages about health with patients and the population – thanks @martinmckee, we look forward to hearing more
The increase in GP appointments in May was so significant that it impacted the UK economy; resulting in a rise in GDP, says @ONS. Yet more evidence if it were needed that general practice is working harder than ever…
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We’re urging all MPs to support senior NHS workers and improve NHS retention by attending @DrDanPoulter adjournment debate today on NHS pensions @HouseofCommons Read our briefing on this crucial issue here �…h…o
New Council, new BMA 4 the challenges faced by doctors & therefore our patients & the NHS. Early days 4 increased openness, transparency, engagement & inclusion @TheBMA, standing on the shoulders of those who paved the way @CNagpaul @DavidGWrigley @DrLatifaPatel & so many more.…
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Welcome to all our UK council members meeting for the first time under the leadership of @DrPhilBanfield today. We’ll be sharing updates through the day, and if you’re tweeting updates yourself please tag us and use #BMAcouncil
1/6 More brilliant questioning today by the superb @drlukeevans MP/GP today “Every day that goes on is another GP saying Im not going to take on more work or Im looking to take retirement, that's reality of that we are living with & the same in secondary care.
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We are grateful to @ScrubSurvivors for building on the work of our Sexism in Medicine report from last year, and bringing us a step closer to eradicating discrimination and sexist behaviour from the NHS through this vital campaign #SexismInMedicine…
Our chair of council @DrPhilBanfield has spoken today about the NHS receiving the George Cross as 'rightful recognition of the incredible work the NHS has done over the last 74 years, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic'.…
Very disappointed to see this pass through the Commons yesterday. Rest assured that we will continue to oppose these changes when they go to the House of Lords for debate.…
Over 1000 doctors have used our email tool to tell their MP how punitive pension taxation is affecting them and their workplace. Help your MP to understand the gravity of the situation ahead of the debate on NHS pensions taking place on Wednesday 👇📧…ULl
Now if you would like to talk about valuing doctors again, I’m all ears.  They’re not worth 30% less than in 2008. Indeed, after COVID, probably more, but we’ll start with agreeing to full pay restoration?…
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Huge thanks >1200 doctors emailed their MP since announced on Friday @DrDanPoulter debate next Wednesday in commons after PMQs 440 MPs contracted. *Please* u email too - Important to customise how it's affecting you/local hospitals. Easy tool👇…T Pls RTw
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We strongly oppose Government’s heavy-handed attempts to clamp down on legitimate trade union activity by seeking to overturn legislation which bans employers from hiring agency staff during strike action. Our briefing for MPs ahead of today’s debate �…Hr
Are you a doctor concerned about pensions? #MedTwitter Our easy tool helps you tweet your MP to ask them to attend the upcoming parliamentary debate 👉…l…V
Have you ever been pressured to undertake additional work outside your contracted hours perhaps by overzealous rota coordinators… have a look at these excellent @TheBMA recommended responses! #MedTwitter #juniordoctors #FY1 #FY2 #medreg…
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All UK doctors need to sign this 👇 If pensions debacle not already affecting you it will soon either directly via potentially massive & unfair tax bills …or indirectly by forcing your senior colleagues into early retirement with drastic impacts on NHS workforce & its…E
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Rapidly rising inflation is a disaster for doctors & their patients. Will lead to massivley higher AA charges & rapidly falling LTA. I fear many colleagues will quit earlier than they wish. PLEASE spend a few mins doing this👇 *&* customising your email so your MP understands…H
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Now is the time to join our pensions campaign, as MPs prepare to debate the issue next week. Take a few minutes to email your MP and ask them to support doctors, using our simple tool 📧�…Un
Ive just spent 3mins using @BMA_Pensions tool to write to my MP👇 Please can you do the same *and* spend a couple of minutes customizing it too Please share widely/RT. Most MPs will be in Westminster next wed as its PMQs so can stay for the debate!…TE
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I just followed this link on @TheBMA website - to ask my MP @MattWestern_ to attend the NHS doctor’s pension debate next week in parliament - it is really easy to and takes about two mins generate and to send the letter 👇🏻
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.@TheBMA has been given permission to take up a judicial review into the Government’s ‘indefensible’ handling of NHS pension reforms:…
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Excellent ‘script’ from the @TheBMA on how to address the usual toxic attitudes & bullying that emerges when asked to work non-contract hours It may be for @BMA_Consultants but I’ve used these & similar when pressured to work outside my hours Share far and wide #medtwitter!
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We've been given permission to take up a judicial review into the Government’s indefensible handling of pension reforms, along with @fbunational. Read more 👉
Our new Consultants Charter will define and promote good practice in the workplace, while at the same time highlighting the indispensable expertise that consultants bring to the NHS. @ShanuDatta4 explains 👇…j
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Very glad to be engaging with the BMA and to work with doctors and other MPs to resolve this pension issue, which is affecting workforce availability and ability to address waiting lists…
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1/2 BREAKING NEWS: following the @BMA_Pensions roundtable with MPs last night, kindly hosted by Dr. Dan Poulter MP, he has secured an Adjournement debate next Wednesday 13th July in the House of Commons. The primary focus are the particular issues with the Finance Act and
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Our thoughts today are with the families of those who lost their lives in the 7/7 bombings, which took place outside BMA House in 2005.
By standing up for doctors we are standing up for patients and very much standing up to save our precious NHS before it’s too late.…
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If Government ignore this issue due to #LeadershipParalysis, Drs will be driven out of #NHS posts in all 4 Health Services!…
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Glad to attend this @TheBMA event virtually tonight representing many doctors in East Dunbartonshire who are retiring early/reducing hours due to this tax.…
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MPs gathered today to hear from the BMA pensions cttee about solutions to the NHS pension taxation crisis
Tonight @BMA_Pensions host a roundtable with MPs on the impact of punitive pension taxation on the workforce; urging them to support our solutions to tackle the crisis before it gets even worse. Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences…
We are determined to tackle the attrition of pay and working conditions for our consultant workforce, so today we launch our first Consultants Charter, as well as a rate card for non-contractual work @Vish_Sharm @trentconsultant @ShanuDatta4 Learn more👇…R9
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Consultants #KnowYourWorth: you are within your rights to negotiate your rate of pay for non-contractual work, or to refuse it altogether. Our new non-contractual rate card outlines your rights and pay rates. England only.…
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Our chair of council @DrPhilBanfield has written to the secretary of state for health today, outlining the immediate priorities that we want to see addressed; including pay erosion, the pension tax trap and the increasing pressure on our health and care services.
‘With the Chancellor, the new Secretary of State must make it a priority to put the health service, social care and public health services back on a sustainable footing’ Our chair of council @DrPhilBanfield responds to the appointment of Steve Barclay 👇…wZ
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We have been granted permission to undertake a Judicial Review to appeal attempts to make members pay for the McCloud remedy; a major development in our fight for our members against Govt’s indefensible approach to NHS pensions Comment from @Vish_Sharm 👇…4
On its 74th birthday, our heartfelt thanks to all staff in the NHS providing world-class care every day. To keep the NHS going for future generations, the best present the Government could give is investment in the workforce, and fair pay for workers #NHSBirthday #ThankYouNHS
More evidence of the tax trap that is forcing doctors out of the NHS. This 54 y/o GP is leaving this NHS after @RishiSunak and @sajidjavid taxed them down to just £6.38 an hour. Every day this government refuses to act is more doctors lost.…
Calling all #PublicHealth doctors! Nominations are open for the BMA Public Health Medicine Committee. You have until 12 July to put yourself forward online…
Last week we were at @TheBMA #ARM2022 chaired by @DrLatifaPatel - below are some more of the highlights from the debate and the policy making during the three-day event.
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We’re pushing for reform of pension tax rules that are exacerbating the NHS workforce crisis. Use our tool to email your MP and: ▶️Encourage them to attend @BMA_Pensions roundtable ▶️Share your experience; make them understand things need to change…
Important: @goldstone_tony on why we need urgent action on pensions to avert a (bigger) workforce crisis 👇…y
MPs need to understand how punitive pension taxation is driving a retention crisis in the senior NHS workforce. @BMA_Pensions and Dr Dan Poulter MP are hosting a Parliamentary event on July 6th; use our tool to tweet your MP to urge them to attend 👇
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