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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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    European brief - September 2017

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, the labelling of alcoholic beverages in the EU, and a possible ban on formaldehyde.

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    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.

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    Human rights

    We have always advocated the highest standards of human rights in healthcare, both for clinicians and patients.

Policy and research

  • a busy hospital

    Promoting dignity at work

    Bullying and harassment are rife within the NHS according to latest research findings. Read more about the issues and our efforts to promote dignity at work.

  • Organ donation box

    Organ donation

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

  • BMA cohort doctor study

    The completed 10-year BMA cohort study provides insights into career choice and working environments in terms of workplace morale and work related stress. Read our findings.

Committees

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ARM 2017

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    ARM 2017

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

  • 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.

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Latest news

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    Suicides post out-of-area discharge soar

    13 October 2017

    Doctors have renewed calls for fully funded mental health services after research found more than 200 suicides of patients took place shortly after they left placements away from their home areas.

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    GP contract: going it alone

    13 October 2017

    GPs from across Scotland will meet at a special conference soon to discuss a historic move: whether to adopt the first ever Scottish-only GP contract.

  • Doctors host widening participation in medicine event

    12 October 2017

    Pupils from schools across Northern Ireland have taken part in a special BMA event designed to encourage greater diversity in medicine.

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