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Our collective voice

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

Influence

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    Working time regulations

    With twelve other health organisations, the BMA has urged Prime Minister Theresa May not to remove Working Time Regulations from UK law.

  • Budget 2017

    The 2017 autumn Budget was a missed opportunity to provide vital support for the NHS. Read the BMA's response.

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    NHS 70

    The NHS is turning 70 on 4 July 2018. Find out about initiatives taking place at BMA and around the country to help celebrate.

Policy and research

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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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    Organ donation

    Find out more about the BMA's 18 year campaign for a 'soft' opt-out system for organ donation in the UK.

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    State of medical recruitment

    With the NHS at breaking point, fewer people are choosing medicine as a career. Read our briefing on medical recruitment.

Committees

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ARM 2018

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    ARM 2018

    The BMA's 2018 annual representative meeting (ARM) will take 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 2017

    Last year’s ARM took place in Bournemouth from 25 to 29 June 2017. See some of the highlights from the ARM conference.

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Latest news

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    BMA awaits verdict on juniors' breaks

    19 February 2018

    The BMA is supporting a test case for a junior doctor, who acts as a representative for 20 others, which will confirm whether the trust which employed them in their first years as doctors in training breached their contracts of employment when monitoring their ability to take breaks required throughout the working day.

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    Funding for mental health services fails to reach the frontline

    19 February 2018

    Mental health services for children and young people are still ‘poorly funded’ despite significant Government investment in services, frontline staff believe.

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    A winter's tale

    19 February 2018

    We asked you to give first-hand accounts of the human toll of working in an NHS experiencing perhaps its worst winter crisis in living memory. More than 160 doctors responded. Peter Blackburn tells their story

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