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🚨 <90 minutes until the start of#AskJDCC - this is your chance to ask the UK JDC officer team your questions about the current pay survey. Please start submitting your questions now using#AskJDCC
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Thank you to @TheBMA for supporting us with a BMA Giving grant. Through your generosity we will be able to train more war doctors living and working in conflict zones - wherever we are most needed.…
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Tonight 7:30-8:30pm, junior doctors don’t miss your opportunity to ask JDC questions about the pay survey. Pre-submit your questions now using #AskJDC…
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Great to see @TheBMA support @MelaninMedics' amazing 'Mind Us' project! Access to wellbeing services & support for med students & doctors from African and Caribbean backgrounds is so important. Learn more below Mind Us: BMA Giving:……
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SAS doctors: our contract roadshow on August 25 will help you manage the process of transferring to the 2021 contract – as well as understanding the implications of the recent pay award. It’s free to attend, book your (virtual) place here:…
We would advise that doctors can and should reject any attempt to control their scope for negotiation by such demeaning language, and would invite them to contact us should the employer escalate such language into actual bullying tactics… 4/4
An employer trying to cajole their staff to accept an uncompetitive rate of pay for such hours, is sending a poor message regarding how they value their staff’s time and autonomy 3/4
Doctors already work a complex and demanding role, and are entitled to decide that an employer’s offered locum rate is not worth their additional time and effort and to seek to negotiate on it 2/4
While we would agree that doctors should honour their commitments to already-agreed locum shifts within the limits of contractual notice periods, doctors are not required to cover long-term or known rota gaps… 1/4…
The @NottFoundation is a recipient of our BMA Giving grants this year – we are proud to be able to support organisations that align with our mission of looking after doctors so they can look after you. More about BMA Giving - including how to apply:…
The BMA junior doctors committee will answer questions on our pay survey in a Twitter chat on Wednesday - submit your questions using #AskJDC Find the survey and further info here; it closes at 10am on August 24 so don't miss your chance to have a say 👇…lN
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We are delighted to announce that @TheBMA is funding @OllysFuture to run Dr SAMS (Suicide Awareness in Medical Students) for hundreds of first-year students at @BSMSMedSchool and @ExeterMed as part of their curriculum. #SuicideAwareness #loveandlight #medtwitter…
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We are proud to support organisations like @OllysFuture through grants distributed at our annual BMA Giving awards. The suicide prevention charity undertakes vital work supporting medical students via its Dr SAMS initiative, as @AnnFeloy explains 👇👇�…ggEl
🚨Junior doctors!@BMA_JuniorDocss will be doing a Twitter Q&A on our current pay survey 🗓️ Wednesday 18th August, 19.30 BST - us#AskJDCDC ➡️Pls RT and share with your colleagues / work groups / networks etc See below ⬇️ for more info and links to the surveqQ
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Back in 2000, Dr Steph Cook won an Olympic gold medal all while juggling the demands of her medical training. Read her inspiring story in the latest issue of @TheDrMagazine - our magazine for BMA members
📞☎️We know its tough at the moment - so please remember@TheBMAA has a range of services to help support you. Our counselling service is open 24/7 to all doctors and medical students - by telephone and in person. It’s confidential and free of charge.…9
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‘We strongly urge the public to remain cautious and take sensible precautions’ As changes to guidance on self-isolation come into effect today, chair of our public health committee @Penny_Toff warns we are still in a ‘precarious position’ with the virus…
We remain in a very precarious situation with Covid-19. Read our response to changes in self-isolation rules for healthcare workers and the public @Penny_Toff…
📢Last chance to register! 'IMG induction' for doctors new to the UK Exellent programme of IMG speakers - Thriving in the UK, Planning your career, Applying for jobs, Networking @TheBMAA North West BAME Network @anilkjain611@PeaPeaspott@CNagpaull Saturday 14 Aug 9-1.30pm�…1R
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“Healthcare workers… have been badly let down by the system.” @Vish_Sharm has spoken to BBC News on new research on Covid transmission in hospitals during the first wave
‘Together, united, we are a loud voice for change’ #ARM2021 will focus on building back together after 16 months that have taken a heavy toll on the NHS and its workforce. @DrLatifaPatel explains why our annual policy making event is more vital than ever…
Today I chaired the first meeting of @TheBMA Health & Care Bill group. We had fantastic representation from across the whole of our profession. There is a lot in this govt legislation we don’t like. We’re now making our campaigning plans… watch this space
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Today’s NHS waiting list figures show a record 5.45 million patients in England waiting to start treatment at the end of June. The Government must invest in the health service and prioritise the recruitment and retention of staff. Full statement:…
Junior doctors in England – if you haven’t had your say on the pay announcement yet, don’t miss your chance. If you aren’t a BMA member, join us (free until October 1) right up until August 23 and still be eligible to take part…
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JUNIOR DOCTORS: @TheBMA are surveying members on pay. It will inform the JDC's plans for lobbying on this issue. We need as many respondents as possible to give us a realistic picture of the action you would take in coming months. Take it here:… Please RT
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Help @BMA_Consultants understand your views on pay by filling in their short survey. Open until next Monday to consultants in England and Northern Ireland #FairnessForTheFrontline
'We cannot let people take out their frustration at a system on individual doctors or their colleagues, who truly are doing their best in the most difficult of situations' @Vish_Sharm quoted in @guardian today on our latest member survey findings 👇…7
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If you are a doctor who has been affected by abuse in the workplace, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Our @BMAwellbeing support services are here for you – and you don’t need to be a member of the BMA to use them 👇👇�…r6H
Having to face abuse at work leaves doctors fearing for the safety of themselves and their colleagues, and can have a profound effect on their wellbeing. We urge patients to afford staff the same compassion that they themselves are shown by the NHS.…
‘We need an honest public conversation, led by Govt and NHS England, about the precarious state the NHS finds itself in after 18 months managing a pandemic so people have realistic expectations, and staff don’t bear the brunt of frustration and anger’ says GPC chair @rvautrey
All NHS staff are doing their best in the most difficult of situations. As @Vish_Sharm notes, even prior to #COVID19, the workforce was vastly understaffed, and ‘abusive behaviour is only going to drive more and more talented doctors away from the NHS when it needs them the most’
Abuse, violence and threats against anyone are completely unacceptable and should not be tolerated. When incidents do happen, action must be taken against the perpetrators.
One GP partner in South West England says that misleading headlines about practices being closed haven’t helped at all: ‘A patient I was seeing face-to-face – less than 3hrs after she rang the surgery – told me it was ‘impossible to see a doctor as you’re not seeing patients’
In the past month, more than a third of respondents reported receiving verbal abuse first-hand; 30% of hospital doctors and 51% of GPs. Half overall said they have witnessed violence or abuse against other staff – including a staggering 67% for doctors in general practice
The results of our latest Viewpoint survey have revealed the unacceptable levels of abuse facing doctors and their colleagues from patients, as the NHS deals with the biggest health crisis in a generation. This has to stop [THREAD]…
“Too few doctors, too few nurses, too few hospital beds, too few community facilities.” @CNagpaul speaks to BBC News about NHS waiting lists and the urgent need for investment
The Government must act now to tackle the NHS workforce crisis - and be honest with the public about how long the backlog will take to clear. Tune in to @TimesRadio from 4pm, when @CNagpaul will discuss the issue of waiting lists
🚨 If you're a junior doctor@TheBMAA member in England, check your emails - we have sent you a survey on this year's pay round, and actions you want us to pursue in response (including industrial action). Your input is VITAL. Please take a few mins to have your voice heard.3
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Extra funding for medical school places is welcome. But it must not be at the expense of funding for the existing workforce, or funding in future years, and there must be enough clinical placements for all medical graduates. Full statement:…
Interesting blog from the chair of @TheBMA SAS committee, explaining how specialty doctors might have conversations with their employers if they feel they are already working as Specialists.…
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After being so proud at being at the top for decades, so sad to see NHS relegated to 4th place internationally. Pandemic exposed historic underinvestment in people, infrastructure, capacity leading to delays in patients accessing care 1/3…
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The NHS needs all the help it can get to deal with the backlog of care caused by #COVID19 – so our chair of council @CNagpaul has today written to Government to urge support for IMGs by enacting a change in visa sponsorship for trainee GPs upon completion of their training 👇👇R0j
Junior doctors - elections to the UK Junior Doctors Committee via your regional committees close on Monday. It is an unparalleled opportunity to make a difference to the lives of your colleagues, and feed into national level policy on issues ranging from training to contracts.
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The NHS moving from first to fourth place in a Commonwealth Fund study of leading health care systems is a ‘clear sign of the lack of investment by the Government and failure to adequately resource’ during the past year, says @DavidGWrigley Full comment:…
We have added our voice to a letter calling for an end to the abuse and vitriol facing NHS staff from a ‘small but sinister’ group who seek to undermine #COVID19 public health advice and use their platforms to incite violence. It must not be tolerated.…
Public health doctors - don't forget to have your say in our elections. They close at noon tomorrow (Thursday 5th August)…
We are delighted to have been able to offer financial support totalling £350,000 to organisations supporting doctors and medical students experiencing challenges in their personal or professional lives during the #COVID19 pandemic. More about BMA Giving👇…JV
"To me Kailash became first and foremost a friend, a person with immense wisdom, insight and care for others, and having grown to know each other and our families, he taught me so much about lessons in how to live life itself." @CNagpaul @TheBMA #nhs…
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If you read one thing today, make it this beautiful tribute to @KailashChandOBE from some of those who knew and loved him most. Includes stories and memories from @DrAseemMalhotra @CNagpaul @ClareGerada @jsbamrah @DavidGWrigley… Rest In Peace Dr Chand.
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‘’Doctors mourn passing of ‘unique’ BMA leader’’ He was never afraid of speaking truth to power. As a student leader he was even jailed twice for calling out corruption in the Indian government. Beautiful write up in Doctor magazine… #NHS
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