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ARM 2017

  • ARM Bournemouth 2017
Venue, BIC (Bournemouth International Centre)

    ARM 2017

    Get all the information you need for this year's Annual Representatives Meeting (ARM) taking place in Bournemouth from 25 to 29 June 2017.

  • ARM 2016 Seven days services debate Farida Ali

    ARM open policy

    We have produced a series of briefings to help inform your debate with colleagues and aid your decisions at the 2017 ARM.

  • ARM 2016 overview

    Last year's ARM took place in Belfast from 19 to 23 June 2016. See some of the highlights from the conference.


  • EU referendum
UK and EU flags

    Brexit – what it means for the medical profession

    The BMA has been working hard to safeguard the future of the medical profession and the patients we serve following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016.

  • Craigavon hospital 
17 October 2016
Secondary care

    Our 5 asks of politicians

    The NHS crisis must be the priority for the next government. See our key asks for all political parties.

  • EU referendum
European Community

    European brief - May 2017

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, digital single market strategy focus on health, and protecting minors from the marketing of alcohol and unhealthy food & drinks.

Policy and research

  • Staff nurse with patient in hospital bed 20681

    State of the health system - Beds in the NHS

    Pressures on NHS hospital beds are well documented. Data on how beds are used within the NHS can provide insight into the healthcare system. This paper presents NHS bed data from across the UK in one place.

  • Adult social care

    Social care is a fundamental part of the care and support system in the UK. Learn about the different social care structures across the UK and how they interact with healthcare.

  • GP waiting room 2014 2 16x9

    Health inequalities

    The cost of this inequality is substantial, both in years of life lost and costs to the economy. It is also a significant challenge to healthcare. See our work on health inequalities in the UK.


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Latest news

  • Mita Dhullipala 16x
medical student

    Graduate-only medical degree aims to boost rural recruitment

    23 June 2017

    Applications will shortly open to a new graduate-only medical degree in Scotland, with a particular focus on general practice and rural medicine.

  • Call to curb alcohol consumption

    23 June 2017

    The leader of Scotland’s doctors has called time on the country’s alcohol problem as it emerged that Scots were buying enough booze to push every adult over the recommended weekly limit.

  • EU referendum
european flags in wind

    Brexit: on the edge

    22 June 2017

    This weekend marks one year since the UK voted to leave the EU – and the future for the NHS in ‘Brexit Britain’ is still unclear

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