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LDA Newsletter :November 2001 -
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LETTER TO BMA'S JDC
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LOCUM COFFEE
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EXPOSED - THE MAFIA AGAINST US
     
The BMA has a policy not to assist discrimination cases against the Royal Colleges, the STA, the SAC and postgraduate Deans. This was found by an employment tribunal in the case of Mr Raj Chaudhary v the British medical Association. Mr Raj Chaudhary who is an LDA member, sought the BMA’s support in challenging the Royal College of Surgeons for refusing to recognise his

Colleges, STA and deans to implement their secret policy of preserving career progress for only the white male able-bodied doctors. Most DOH policies are essentially actions on BMA recommendations. Years of reasoning has not changed this attitude so it can be fairly deemed as deliberate discrimination against minorities.

There are many locums who

registrar training on flimsy and essentially unexplained
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have been refused assistance by the BMA in their STA appeals.
grounds. The MBA refused to help him. The tribunal found the BMA to be committing institutionalised racism. The decision can be fouind on www.chaudhary.uni.cc

The LDA congratulates Raj on his victory. We are of course, not surprised at this decision because we have long known that it is the BMA who use the


BMA only fought for flexible trainees after male JDC leaders became flexible trainees because their medical politics prevents them from training full time!

The JDC have received a scathing letter from Shehnaz Somjee on their locumist attitudes. See inside for the details.


DRINK LDA’S “LOCUM COFFEE”
(See inside for the secret recipe)
 
Meeting with the CMO on our key issues
 
  • The Chief Medical Officer Professor Liam Donaldson invited the LDA to a meeting to discuss racial equality in medicine. Shehnaz Somejee the Chair of LDA discussed with him a list of all our key problems. These are:
  • Recall and reassessment of all rejected applications for Mediated entry to the SR.
  • Training numbers for locums to get back on the training ladder for the CCST.
  • Allocation of training jobs for at least up to three years for rejected applicants.
  • Amend the 1995 Order to extend deadline and remove discriminatory clauses.


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