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    The decision to postpone publishing a strategy on childhood obesity is ‘completely unacceptable’, the BMA has said.

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    The Government has pressed ahead with plans to scrap NHS bursaries for nursing students, despite warnings from the BMA of dire unintended consequences.

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    The medical community has paid its respects to a ‘caring campaigner’ who changed the way doctors work across the world.

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    Quality first

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    What to expect as an F1 doctor

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    We know how challenging it is starting a new post, whatever stage of your training you're at. Get advice, support and information to help you through your first years of training.

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    Common challenges while studying

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    Junior doctor contract negotiations

    In response to the junior doctors' contract referendum result, we've launched a survey to get your views. Find out how to have your say.

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    BMA Northern Ireland consultation responses

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