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  • margaret mccartney

    A strike aimed at the wrong target Subscription

    07 Sep 2012 By Margaret McCartney

    GPs should have drawn a line in the sand over the health act, not pensions

  • copperfield

    Voting for an option that's not an option? This ballot's got me ticked off Subscription

    29 Aug 2012 Updated: 31 Aug 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    OK, so let’s get this straight. The BMA’s pensions ballot will ask us two questions. Whether we’d be willing to take part in industrial action short of a strike. And, er, whether we’d be willing to strike - even though the BMA has categorically ruled out strike action. Are you following this? No, me neither. Apparently, it’s something to do with obscure legal issues requiring a ‘yes/yes’ vote

  • copperfield

    Burn your paperwork and grab a Waitrose hamper Subscription

    29 Aug 2012 Updated: 31 Aug 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    I mean, what is the point? Just what is the sodding point of a strike that doesn’t inconvenience anybody? We’re planning to withdraw our labour on June 21, a day that will go down in infamy.

  • copperfield

    And how was it for you? Subscription

    29 Aug 2012 Updated: 31 Aug 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    Try as I might I can't get the image of Andrew Lansley laughing his ass off out of my head.

  • copperfield

    Once more, with enthusiasm, please Subscription

    28 Aug 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    Copperfield's blogging without enthusiasm...

  • copperfield

    GPs? Strike? You must be having a laugh... Subscription

    27 Aug 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    A week is a long time in politics, they say. So three weeks is a very, very, very long time indeed

  • khole

    GPs live in diamond houses and wear gold pants all day long Subscription

    27 Aug 2012 By Through The K Hole

    After the disappointing response to the BMA’s call for industrial action the Department of Health suggests that the real reason why GPs didn’t get involved in the strike...

  • khole

    We've extended their retirement age until after they die Subscription

    27 Aug 2012 By Through The K Hole

    After a rather pointless strike the Government takes stock of the situation.

  • khole

    No slogan. No message. No idea. Subscription

    27 Aug 2012 By Through The K Hole

    He played nervously with the indicator stalk and dipped at the accelerator.

  • kambiz

    Attack on pensions is crucial to privatisation agenda Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Kambiz Boomla

    It didn’t take long, did it? Why are the BMA backing out on us now?

  • kambiz

    A plea for more action Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Kambiz Boomla

    Our newest blogger calls on the BMA to be more imaginative

  • steve

    This is what defeat looks like Subscription

    22 Aug 2012 By Editor's Blog

    Rarely has a retreat felt so momentous – and rarely has it prompted such white-hot anger...

  • gpstobe

    What do our patients really think of us? Subscription

    21 Aug 2012 By GPs To Be

    It's a testing time for our GP to be as she stares in the face of a PSQ

  • jobbing doctor

    'What did you do to protect the National Health Service, Grandad?' Subscription

    17 Aug 2012 By Jobbing Doctor

    The BMA was an organisation that used to strike fear into the hearts of governments. So when the day of industrial action was called, it was hoped that it would make the Government think again about its planned Maxwell-type act of theft on pensions. There was a sizeable body of support for the action, including yours truly.

  • peverly

    Free at the point of abuse Subscription

    17 Aug 2012 By Phil Peverley

    Well, thank heavens that’s all over. It wasn’t too bad, was it?

  • peverly

    A pussy-footed sort of protest Subscription

    17 Aug 2012 By Phil Peverley

    So, tomorrow, we’re all on strike. That’s the public perception. That’s what everybody thinks, if they think about it at all, which most people won’t. There may be about a million interactions between the public and primary care on any given weekday, which sounds a lot. But it also means that there are another 59 million interactions across the UK that don’t happen.

  • steve nowottny

    Will the day of action be the end of the BMA's pensions protest - or the beginning? Subscription

    20 Jun 2012 Updated: 27 Aug 2012 By Editor's Blog

    Tomorrow thousands of GPs and other doctors will be downing tools for the first time since 1975

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