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Armed forces ethics toolkit

This toolkit covers the kinds of ethical factors armed forces doctors need to take into consideration when making decisions.

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    From applying to medical school to support through your university years, get everything you need to know about studying medicine.

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    Take the steps from medical school into postgraduate training with confidence - know your career options and get all the support you need for your training years.

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    Get help with making an informed choice about your specialty. Specialty explorer is a tool for BMA members that supports your research into medical specialties.

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    European brief

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, Portuguese opposition to Welsh minimum unit pricing plans and civil society organisations leaving the EU platform for diet, physical activity and health.

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    Junior doctor contract negotiations

    Are you up to date on the latest developments on the new junior doctor contract? Find out what's new and get the support you need.

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    Understanding the Consultant contract

    Consultants - we can help you get the best out of your contract. Find key information to support you, and ensure you get a fair deal from your employer.

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    You can play an important role in informing the public about taking action on climate change, and the health benefits of doing so.

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    Pressure points in the NHS

    With annual increases in demand for care, the NHS in England is under a growing amount of pressure and is struggling to meet targets. The BMA is undertaking regular analysis to provide an overview of how the health service is coping.

  • Caring, supportive, collaborative: a future vision for the NHS

    'Caring, supportive, collaborative: a future vision for the NHS' is a project which aims to be an honest conversation with our profession about the sort of NHS doctors want to work in. Find out more.

  • NHS funding

    We are engaged with the government over a number of funding issues effecting the NHS. Read a summary of our work.

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    A health service on the brink

    With the prospect of a no deal Brexit looming, the BMA is calling for the public to be able have a final say on any proposed deal.

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    Northern Ireland consultation responses and briefing papers

    Our latest responses to consultations on proposals for changes in law effecting the healthcare systems and medical profession in Northern Ireland.

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    UK junior doctors conference

    Find out more about what happened at this years' junior doctor conference.

  • Alcohol

    Our work on this issue has most recently focused on price, availability, marketing, public education and better funding for how alcohol is managed. Read about what we are doing.

  • Beds in the NHS

    NHS trusts are being forced to open thousands of extra beds to cope with year-round pressures. The government must ensure the 'core bed stock' grows by at least 3,000 beds to reach a level that can cope with year-round demand,

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Latest news and features

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    The Doctor (September, issue 13)

    12 September 2019

    Widening participation – the doctors from difficult backgrounds make it into medicine, the homeless world cup, is the Government's mental health plan merely a wish list and testing times for overseas doctors

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Issue 13 
September 2019
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    Homelessness: tackling public perceptions

    11 September 2019

    An escape from the moment, and a chance to challenge public perceptions – Peter Blackburn meets the doctors and participants at the Homeless World Cup

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    Mental health: a plan or a wish list?

    11 September 2019

    The Government has pledged to tackle serious deficiencies in mental healthcare. The changes are potentially significant, but the details are sketchy and will there be enough staff to deliver it? Keith Cooper reports

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