The British Medical Association is asking its members to help raise £100,000 strike fund

The British Medical Association is asking its members to help raise £100,000 of strike funds despite making £11million in 2021

  • The British Medical Association is asking its members to pay into a strike fund
  • Chair Professor Philip Banfield took to Twitter to ask for money
  • BMA’s accounts show it made a profit of £10.9million in 2021.

The British Medical Association is asking its members to donate to a £100,000 ‘strike fund’. – despite winning nearly £11m in 2021.

Doctors are furious and say the BMA should reach into its own pockets to help those willing to forgo pay through strikes.

Last Monday she delivered ballots to 48,000 junior doctors hoping to win a mandate for a 72-hour strike in March in their fight for pay.

The appeal was launched in September but has failed, raising less than £8,500 so far.

The British Medical Association has asked its members to donate to a £100,000'strike fund' (pictured: Chair Professor Philip Banfield).

The British Medical Association has asked its members to donate to a £100,000 ‘strike fund’ (pictured: Chair Professor Philip Banfield).

Nurses outside Downing Street on strike over pay and patient safety in December 2022

Nurses outside Downing Street on strike over pay and patient safety in December 2022

BMA Chair Professor Philip Banfield first urged on Twitter: “Donate to help restore doctors’ pay.”

However, former critical care adviser Tom Woodcock questioned the appeal as “the BMA has more than 160,000 members who pay in excess of £200 a year”.

BMA’s accounts show it made a profit of £10.9million in 2021.

The deputy chairman Dr. However, Emma Runswick said the gain represented “unrealized gains” on stock market investments. She also claimed the BMA was “severely deficit-ridden.”

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Emma Colton

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