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The BMA must reconnect with grassroots members


The BMA is not functioning as a union. It doesn’t know what it’s there for. It thinks perhaps it’s an educational body, or a campaigner for the preservation of the NHS. Occasionally it behaves like it has some kind of role in promoting Drs pay and working conditions but it does this half heartedly, and rarely follows anything through. It behaves like it has no hope of ever succeeding in anything, like it’s lost before it’s even started. The BMA bears significant responsibility for the mess the whole profession is currently in. It exists to protect us and yet it has spectacularly failed over many years. I feel almost as angry with the BMA as I do the government, indeed all the institutions involved in the regulation and guidance of medical practice in the U.K. , the RCGP and GMC too. They are all guilty and have all failed. What we have now is a product of all their work and it’s a steaming pile of shite.

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27 Jun 2018

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