Posted by: Nicholas Swetenham | March 17, 2009

Report on 17 March Meeting, BMA House, London

11.33 am

I am at BMA House, the national headquarters, today. I have Hamish Meldrum, Chair of BMA Council, sitting directly facing me at the moment – I am at the heart of the action.

I have just finished my meeting on the Welfare Subcommittee – we discussed student Mental Heatlh, Exam Timetables, the Medical Schools Charter, Student Fitness to Practice and the BMA Welfare website.

1.46 pm

This morning the Chair of MSC, Tim Crocker-Buque, and chairs of the Education, Finance, Welfare and devolved nation committees gave us reports on their work since the last meeting. We also discussed Widening Participation. After a brief lunch break we are about to start the afternoon chunk of the agenda.

5.00 pm

Long afternoon. We discussed the Foundation Program, Tomorrow’s Doctors, Communicating with student BMA members,  and BMA-wide projects (Junior Doctors Contract, Workforce Planning, Revalidation, EWTD)

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