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Senior doctors will say at a British Medical Association meeting in Edinburgh today that patients might have to pay for some services themselves because the NHS will not be able to provide everything the public wants, according to The Times (£).
According to the newspaper, Gordon Matthews, of the BMA consultants' committee, will tell the conference:
Doctors are "drowning in red tape" the chair of council at the British Medical Association has said, after new figures revealed that almost two thirds of doctors felt "less empowered" by the Government's controversial health reforms.
Dr Mark Porter said:
More than 80% of doctors have said that pressure at work is 'high', according to new figures published by the British Medical Association (BMA).
The poll found that out of the 1,000 doctors surveyed, GPs reported the highest level of pressure.
Many medics questioned by the BMA who wanted to make improvements felt "hindered to do so", with red tape and lack of capacity listed as the top barriers for making enhancements.
Almost two-thirds of doctors feel less "empowered" than they did before the Government's controversial health reforms, a new poll suggests.
Ministers said that the Health and Social Care Act would put doctors in the driving seat but only two months after its implementation, 65% of doctors feel less empowered than they did a year ago, according to the British Medical Association (BMA).
Two thirds said they wanted to make changes or improvements in the last year but were unable to, with red tape and lack of capacity listed as the top barriers for making enhancements.