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We represent doctors both individually and collectively, working with UK governments to lobby for improvements to health and health care.

Influence

  • Annual pay review from the DDRB

    Each year the BMA and BDA provide evidence to the DDRB to determine doctors and dentists pay. We believe it is now time for fundamental reform of the pay review process.

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    Consultant contract negotiations

    Read the latest update and FAQs on consultant contract negotiations as of March 2018.

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    Junior doctor contract review 2018

    The BMA, working in equal partnership with NHS Employers and the Department of Health and Social Care have begun the review of the 2016 junior doctor contract.

Policy and research

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    Diet and obesity

    We campaign for measures to reduce the levels of obesity, including action targeted at improving children's diets, and increasing active travel and physical activity levels. See more on what we are doing.

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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.

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    Supporting health and wellbeing at work

    We report on doctors' occupational health and wellbeing and give our recommendations to employers

Committees

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    Latest news from GPC UK

    The latest news, guidance and current issues for general practice from the general practitioners committee (GPC).

  • LMC conference UK

    See highlights and watch the webcast from the 2018 UK LMC conference.

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    General practice specialty recognition

    BMA and RCGP jointly call for Medical Act to be updated to reflect GPs as specialists and grant them parity of esteem with senior doctors in other branches of practice.

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ARM 2018

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    ARM 2018

    The BMA's 2018 annual representative meeting (ARM) took place Sunday 24 - Thursday 28 June at the The Brighton Centre.

  • ARM 2018 representatives area

    Access key information for representatives attending ARM 2018.

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    ARM 2018 social events

    Find out more about the social events taking place during ARM.

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Latest news and features

  • A stepping stone becomes a home

    15 October 2018

    With the goal of joining his family in the USA and Canada, a young Iraqi medical graduate left his turbulent home country behind and headed west – except he discovered an island en route that he found he favoured more than anywhere. In the second part of our series celebrating the contribution of doctors who have come to the NHS from overseas, Tim Tonkin talks to Glasgow consultant Mohammed Al Haddad

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    Stay on top of your workload with Dr Diary

    14 October 2018

    Doctors can now keep tabs on their workload with ‘Dr Diary’, a bespoke app created up and launched today by the BMA.

  • Tell me what's wrong

    12 October 2018

    There are some ‘seriously oppressive cultures’ in the health service, says Henrietta Hughes, a doctor and NHS national guardian. She tells Keith Cooper why staff should raise concerns

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