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BMA Annual Representative Meeting: Tackle the government over job cuts, doctors tell BMA

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7557.14-k (Published 29 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:14
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. Belfast

    Doctors have called on the BMA to “vigorously” challenge the government over the thousands of jobs cuts being proposed in hospitals in England because of the financial crisis in the NHS.

    Speaking at the BMA's annual representative meeting in Belfast, Anthea Mowat, an associate specialist anaesthetist at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire, who put forward the motion, delivered a long list of proposed job cuts and redundancies in the NHS, some of which would be compulsory.

    “In the east, Norfolk and Norwich [University …

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