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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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NHS 'working well due to doctors' hard work'

The NHS is performing well thanks to hard work of doctors, the health minister has said, after a new poll revealed that more than two thirds of doctors felt "less empowered" since last year.

Dr Dan Poulter said:

The staff working for our NHS are our health service's most precious resource. Doctors are working extremely hard and continue to provide a high quality of care in the face of rising healthcare demands.

It is thanks to this hard work that the NHS is performing well in dealing with the challenge presented by an ageing population with complex healthcare needs.

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