The British Medical Association has met health secretary Alan Milburn following friction with the government in the wake of the Rodney Ledward scandal. A BMA statement said Mr Milburn had welcomed the opportunity and expressed support for consultants. In return, chair Dr Ian Bogle 'reiterated the BMA's total support for change in the NHS' and told Mr Milburn that the idea that doctors were against change, were attempting to defend the status quo or were anxious to defend poor practice was 'completely wrong'.