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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 feel 'less empowered' by reforms

Doctors 'not empowered' by reforms. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

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.

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