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The times we are working in now need a great deal of accelerated change and there must be no negotiating that down. So my mission statement for this part of my consultancy career is to be clear that there needs to be and will be a lot of change from the work that I do with individuals and organisations and if organisations don’t want that, then it is probably best to go somewhere else.

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Hubris – the BMA and coming negotiations with the new Government

Filed Under (GPs, Trades Unions) by Paul on 07-06-2010

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One of the more interesting interactions for the new Secretary of State for Health will be with the BMA. As with any opposition the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats had spent time and effort courting the BMA. This is always an easy experience since almost by definition in their role as the doctors’ trade union, they don’t get on with the Government. The Government, in the case of the NHS and the Secretary of State for Health, are ‘the bosses’ and therefore over a few years the BMA fall out with them. So it’s easy for an opposition to get on with them. They agree – and this is after all an opposition party’s core task – that the Government is “up to no good” and the opposition, if elected, will of course be different.
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