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Roundup from BMA’s annual representative meeting 2022

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 29 June 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1595
  1. Elisabeth Mahase,
  2. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. The BMJ

Government has exploited doctors’ goodwill in pandemic, says BMA chair

The government must guarantee doctors that they will “never again be forced to risk their lives” because of failed pandemic planning, inadequate risk assessments, and substandard infection control measures, the BMA’s council chair, Chaand Nagpaul, told the meeting in Brighton on 27 June. Nagpaul, who will step down this year at the end of his five year term, warned the government that it can no longer run the NHS by exploiting the goodwill of doctors, which has now run dry. “Doctors will and are walking away,” he said. “The government needs to wake up.” (Full story doi:10.1136/bmj.o1577)

GMC must focus on “significant breaches”

The BMA must demand that the General Medical Council …

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