The BMA has consistently highlighted the pressures within the system. A BMA council working party has reported on this issue. We have also set up a dedicated portal through which doctors of all grades can highlight their examples of working in understaffed environments.
The BMA is working across different branches of practice to protect our members including giving guidance to doctors when they face unsafe working conditions.
We have raised with the government, the GMC and NHS Improvement the need for robust mechanisms across the NHS through which doctors of all grades can raise concerns. They have committed to support the nationalised collation of data and the standardisation of processes to make raising concerns easier.
Our work on NHS pressures
BMA council report on working in a system under pressure
BMA portal for sharing experiences of working in a system under pressure
Steps to raising a concern
Clarifying your position - Advice from the Medical Academic Staff Committee (MASC)
Raising concerns in a system under pressure - Guidance from the Consultants Committee (CC)
Bullying and harassment
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