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Vote of no confidence in Hunt

The British Medical Association, which represents more than 150,000 doctors and medical students, today passed a motion of no confidence in Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the union's annual representative meeting in Edinburgh.

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Doctors are 'drowning in red tape' over health reforms

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:

Despite the huge and relentless pressures they face, many doctors remain enthusiastic and motivated about working in the NHS, and this is very heartening, but it is a grave cause for concern that those who wanted to make improvements to patient services feel there are barriers prohibiting that.

It is particularly worrying that the pressures so many doctors are experiencing on a daily basis appear to be getting worse.

Doctors should be encouraged and supported, not burnt out and drowning in red tape.

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