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Ahead of Government’s official inquiry into its handling of #COVID19 we have undertaken one of the largest and most detailed analyses of doctors’ views and experiences during the pandemic #BMACovidReview Read it here 👇 bma.org.uk/advice-and-suppor…
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Our #BMACovidReview is the largest and most detailed analysis of healthcare workers’ experiences during #COVID19, and of the impact of the Government’s handling of the pandemic on the NHS and the health of the population. Read the first two reports 👇 bma.org.uk/advice-and-suppor…
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The BMA retweeted
Dear @sajidjavid @RishiSunak We're really sorry to bother you at the weekend, but you need to read this 🧵today. It’s long and complicated, and *really* important. We suggest you read to the end and take our advice. You need to sort this out. Urgently.
1/46 Today @bma_pensions have written to @BMA_GP highlighting urgent issues regarding Annual Allowance in 22/23 related to inflation & *manifestly wrong* way AA is calculated. A vitally important 🧵 incl free tool. Pls read all carefully/share. Needs fixing, by government. NOW
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‘We are running a health service with about 50% fewer doctors per head than a country like Germany’ Our chair of council @CNagpaul spoke to @LBC today to articulate the pressures healthcare staff are currently under in the NHS and the impact this is having on patient care.
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Concerted international action to prevent the execution & save the life of #AhmadrezaDjalali is essential & very urgent. I have previously written on behalf of @TheBMA to the Iranian Supreme Leader, President & Ambassador to the UK & to the UK Foreign Secretary.
We urge the Iranian government to halt the execution of Doctor Ahmadreza Djalali, Swedish-Iranian doctor. #Iran ohchr.org/en/press-briefing-…
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For healthcare workers, COVID is far from over. Medics from around the UK have spoken to @TheDrMagazine about the continuing pressures of high case numbers, staff absences, and a terrible legacy of stress fal.cn/3oOS4
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- Has anything been learned to prevent ethnic minority groups, key workers, those in deprived areas suffering disproportionately? - Any plans to implement infection secure indoor environments in public, educational & work settings, e.g. ventilation/filtration to prevent spread?
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Our #BMACovidReview is about acting on lessons NOW. If a new virus swept the nation, are we confident we have -adequate stockpiles PPE & proper IPC measures? -public health infrastructure to swiftly test, trace, isolate? -capacity to prevent routine NHS coming to a standstill?
‘We had a deadly virus … and doctors were not protected’ Our #BMACovidReview lays bare PPE shortages, a lack of timely risk assessments and a huge impact on the mental and physical health of healthcare workers. @CNagpaul spoke to @SkyNews Read more 👇 bma.org.uk/advice-and-suppor…
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Soaring inflation will significantly impact GP pensions, leaving individuals exposed to unexpected tax bills. Our new CPI modeller provides clarity on how you could be affected allowing you to make informed decisions to avoid being unfairly penalised bma.org.uk/pay-and-contracts…
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COVID hasn’t gone away, but free staff parking has in many parts of the country. @TheDrMagazine speaks to doctors on the impact of yet another tax on doctors going to work @trentconsultant @MunchkinDr @alanjrobertson @ShanuDatta4 @drmeenalviz fal.cn/3oMHo
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How time flies - can’t believe I chaired my very last @TheBMA council meeting yesterday before ending my tenure end June. Huge thanks to incredible council colleagues for all their support & who’ve ably represented doctors through the greatest public health crisis in a generation
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When the NHS needed us, when things were most dangerous and uncertain, we showed up. The government failed in its duty to protect NHS staff. Deaths (predominantly BAME staff), PTSD, burnout, exhaustion, long covid - the impact is still being felt now, and no sign of any learning.
‘We had a deadly virus … and doctors were not protected’ Our #BMACovidReview lays bare PPE shortages, a lack of timely risk assessments and a huge impact on the mental and physical health of healthcare workers. @CNagpaul spoke to @SkyNews Read more 👇 bma.org.uk/advice-and-suppor…
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The story of how one medical director was silenced, victimised and unfairly dismissed for her pandemic warnings and how her union @TheBMA was able to help her win her case.
A medical director was unfairly dismissed and ‘suffered detriments’ after raising whistleblowing concerns. Rosalind Ranson was subjected to ‘disgraceful behaviour’ at work. The BMA supported her in her successful case. Here’s how it unfolded... [Thread]
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1/16 With the UK government’s inquiry into Covid-19 likely years away from providing any conclusions, @TheBMA has undertaken its own review of doctors’ views and experiences of the pandemic, the first and second reports of which have now been published bma.org.uk/news-and-opinion/…
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‘We had a deadly virus … and doctors were not protected’ Our #BMACovidReview lays bare PPE shortages, a lack of timely risk assessments and a huge impact on the mental and physical health of healthcare workers. @CNagpaul spoke to @SkyNews Read more 👇 bma.org.uk/advice-and-suppor…
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‘The mental health impacts have been huge’ #BMACovidReview collects lived experiences from thousands of healthcare workers during #COVID19, providing clear evidence of failure in the Government response. @dr_emmacoombe spoke to @SkyNews Read the reports: bma.org.uk/advice-and-suppor…
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Our council chair @CNagpaul said: ‘It is shameful and unacceptable that doctors who speak out about patient safety concerns can suffer victimisation and detriment… I am pleased that the BMA supported her successfully and that justice has been delivered.’
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The Isle of Man’s chief minister has acknowledged his government’s shortcomings in the case and has promised ‘wide-ranging reform’ across the public sector. You can read the full story of Dr Ranson’s case from @TheDrMagazine team here: bma.org.uk/news-and-opinion/…
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Why are we telling you all this? Firstly, our expert team of staff and workplace reps across the country work tirelessly on behalf of our members, and a lot of the time this work doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
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Secondly – and most importantly - join your union. We are here to support you in the workplace throughout your career and this case is a perfect example of how. bma.org.uk/join-us
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