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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

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    BMA position on NHS funding

    On 18 June the government announced plans for a long-term plan for the NHS including an increase in funding. We discuss whether this funding is enough and how it should be spent.

  • Annual pay review from the DDRB

    Each year, we submit evidence to the DDRB, on matters relating to pay, recruitment, morale and motivation for doctors' across the UK. See the key points from our submission to the 2018/2019 DDRB pay review.

  • EU referendum
European Community

    European brief - July 2018

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, alcohol policy and MEPs adopt report on antimicrobial resistance.

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.

  • Woman GP with patient 16x9

    Referral management in England

    An up to date account of referral management schemes in England and existing evidence regarding their effectiveness, as well as the BMA position on referral management and recommendations for change.

  • Women in Academic Medicine Conference

    Women's health

    The following papers explore in detail some of the major unmet needs in women's health, with recommendations for both policy-makers and healthcare practitioners.

Committees

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    General Practitioners Committee (GPC)

    Details of the GPC including its members, priorities and contract negotiation updates.

  • Richard Vautrey, GPC chair 2017

    Latest news from GPC UK

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

  • Houses of Parliament Westminster

    BMA response to Sir Norman Williams Review

    Read our response to the rapid policy review into the issues pertaining to Gross Negligence Manslaughter (GNM), commissioned by Health and Social Care secretary Jeremy Hunt in the aftermath of the Dr Bawa-Garba ruling.

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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

  • EU referendum
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    No deal would be 'catastrophic'

    16 August 2018

    Leaving the EU without a deal could have ‘catastrophic’ consequences for patients and the NHS, the BMA has warned.

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    Call to rethink pension tax rules

    15 August 2018

    Doctors have called on the Treasury to rethink the taxation rules around pensions, which are encouraging GPs and consultants to cut their hours, retire early or leave the scheme entirely.

  • Chris Hoo junior doctors committee

    Single, lead employer schedule set

    14 August 2018

    A timetable to bring in a single, lead employer for junior doctors working in Northern Ireland by August 2019 has been announced after years of lobbying by BMA Northern Ireland junior doctors committee.

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