The BMA Special representative meeting in the news

Thanks to Ron Singer for collating this.

Extraordinarily Lansley, Cameron and Burns all insisted that doctors supported the reforms today. Who’s been on the hallucinogens?

Doctors vote to axe Tory NHS reforms in embarrassing blow to Lansley
Daily Mail – Wed 16 March 2011(BMA mention, quote Hamish Meldrum)
Doctors demanded the scrapping of NHS reforms yesterday in an embarrassing slapdown for Andrew Lansley. At an emergency meeting, the British Medical Association said the Health and Social Care Bill, currently going through Parliament, must be withdrawn. Also:-

Doctors urge the Government to abandon health reform bill
The IndependentWed 16 March 2011(BMA mention, quote Hamish Meldrum)
BMA chiefs demand Andrew Lansley scraps ‘dangerous’ reforms
Daily MirrorWed 16 March 2011(BMA mention, quote Hamish Meldrum)

Healthy to fight plan
Daily MirrorWed 16 March 2011(BMA mention, quote Hamish Meldrum)

BMA urge ministers to scrap ‘top down reforms
Telegraph – Wed 16 March 2011(BMA mention, quote Hamish Meldrum)

Doctors call for a halt on NHS reform bill
Metro – Wed 16 March 2011(BMA mention, quote Hamish Meldrum)

Ministers face fury of doctors over NHS reforms
Yorkshire Post – Wed 16 March 2011(BMA mention, quote Hamish Meldrum)

Plans to overhaul the NHS will harm patient care, says doctors
Evening Standard – Tue 15 March 20011 (BMA mention, quote Hamish Meldrum)

Doctors ‘want halt to NHS plans but reject opposition’
BBC News Online – Tue 15 March 2011 (BMA mention, quote Hamish Meldrum)

Doctors call on Government to scrap NHS reforms
C4 News Online – Tue 15 March 2011 (BMA mention, quote Hamish Meldrum)

BMA members call for Health Bill to be withdrawn
Hospital Dr – Wed 16 March 2011 (BMA mention, quote Hamish Meldrum, Andy Thornley, Jacky Davis)

National Health Service: Dogma, democracy and the doctors
The Guardian – Wed 16 March 2011 (BMA mention)

Doctors’ U-turn
The Sun – Wed 16 March 2011(BMA mention)

BMA rejects Health Sec ‘no confidence’ vote
Sky News Online – Tue 15 March 2011 (BMA mention)

The Times (Wed 16 March, p10) – has a piece on the SRM and reports that the BMA has demanded the Health Secretary scraps his plans for NHS reform.
(BMA mention and Hamish Meldrum quote)

The FT (Wed 16 March, p9) – has a piece on the SRM and also reports that the DH are disappointed that the BMA has hardened its opposition.

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