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BMA chair 'could be toppled' in grassroots revolt, Tory MP gagged over NHS reforms, and elderly face eviction from NHS beds

Our roundup of the health news headlines on Wednesday 16 February.

By Gareth Iacobucci

Our roundup of the health news headlines on Wednesday 16 February.

Extremely interesting stuff in the Guardian this morning, which reports that Hamish Meldrum could be toppled as BMA chair is because grassroots medics blame the BMA for doing too little to oppose the government's NHS shakeup.

The Mirror gleefully picks up on the news of how Tory MP and ex-GP Dr Sarah Wollaston was banned by party chiefs from speaking out against the Government's NHS reforms, as Pulse reported here. Labour says the gagging of Dr Wollaston shows the PM is 'running scared' of criticism of his 'risky reforms'.

The Mail's Dignity For The Elderly campaign gathers pace this morning, with the paper reporting that the elderly are facing eviction from NHS beds, with legal moves afoot to force patients off wards.

The Telegraph covers the same issue this morning, but focusses on the emergence of evidence that shows that no NHS workers were disciplined over their failure to provide 'basic standards of care' for elderly patients.

And the Express picks up on the latest figures from the National Clinical Assessment Service, which show that foreign doctors in the NHS are twice as likely to trigger concerns over care compared to those trained in the UK.

Spotted a story we've missed? Let us know in the comments and we'll update the digest throughout the day...

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