‘Complexities of NHS pension scheme’
The British Medical Association (BMA) has voted in favour of industrial action in protest against reforms to the NHS pension scheme.
Doctors have hit back at proposals that would force them to encourage patients to stay in or go back to work as soon as possible.
Subject access requests and online technology have opened the debate over GP reports. Ian Smart asks if this could remove a perennial insurance bugbear.
The news that the ABI and British Medical Association (BMA) agreement on GP report (GPR) fees has broken down will usher in a period of uncertainty.
The British Medical Association (BMA) has called for the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to extend its private healthcare market review to include insurers' fee schedules.
Bright Grey and Scottish Provident have warned that insurers could be "shooting themselves in the foot" by changing the way they request medical evidence from GPs.
Doctors have branded the government's current structural NHS changes in preparation for its reforms as ‘chaotic and poorly co-ordinated'.
A row is brewing involving doctors and insurers that may result in advisers and their clients being stuck between the two factions.
Public health experts fear the government's plans to reform public health could be a "nightmare" that will make it harder to respond to emergencies and increase health inequalities.
MPs have demanded that the new public health body for England must be independent of government while saying nudges to encourage better personal health will not work.
Doctors have called for the government to include a clause prioritising fair access for all as part of its NHS reforms.
The two main bodies representing doctors in the UK have pledged to continue battling the progress of controversial NHS reforms despite it being passed by the House of Lords.
The government's contentious NHS reforms have commenced their second reading in the House of Lords among fresh controversy, including a renewed attack on the Prime Minister.
Government health reforms still pose an "unacceptably high risk to the NHS" and should be scrapped, according to the British Medical Association (BMA).
GPs are set to be balloted on what could become co-ordinated, NHS-wide industrial action against the Government's pension reforms, it has been reported.
Prime Minister David Cameron said the government had "listened" and "learned" as he announced significant changes to the Health and Social Care Bill.
Insurers are increasingly influencing private medical practice and threatening consultants with being taken off their books, doctors have said.
Private medical insurers could be heading for a full scale conflict with medical practitioners as doctors' leaders are increasingly targeting providers' fee schedules.
The British Medical Association has called Government plans to give GPs more control of a £5bn education and training budget "troubling".
Primary care trusts (PCTs) will suffer a real terms funding cut as the government revealed it is not increasing direct spending to match inflation.
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