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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

  • EU referendum
European Community

    European brief - November 2017

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, reducing the dietary intake of trans fatty acids and labelling of alcoholic beverages.

  • Michelle O’Neill
Northern Ireland health minister
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    Ministers vision 2026

    In October 2016 two reports were published by the Department of Health (NI), outlining recommendations and proposals to reconfigure health and social care in the country, along with reform proposals from Health Minister Michelle O'Neill. Read more.

  • Budget 2017

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

Policy and research

  • 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.

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    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.

  • E-cigarettes

    The BMA Board of science have published a position paper on the regulation of e-cigarettes – aiming to balance the risks and opportunities associated with the use of these devices.

Committees

  • 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.

  • Junior doctors in the council chamber jdc260915

    UK junior doctors conference

    This year's conference was held on 12-13 May at BMA House in London. Find out more about the event and see the highlights.

  • healthcare

    Practice support services England

    GPC are aware of the ongoing issues with the service delivery from Primary Care Support England (PCSE) and some progress has been made following our lobbying. Find out more.

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ARM 2017

  • ARM 2017 Welcome and open hall 01

    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

  • STPs under Parliamentary scrutiny

    13 December 2017

    The Parliamentary health select committee has launched an inquiry into STPs (sustainability and transformation partnerships).

  • St Marys/Hammersmith Hospitals 21-12-16
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    Helping refugee doctors return to work

    12 December 2017

    Consultants have donated thousands of pounds to support refugee doctors, which will make a ‘huge difference’ to their training.

  • writing competition no. 8

    An admission of guilt

    11 December 2017

    Turning a patient away racked highly commended BMA writing competition entrant Jennie Higgs with guilt

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