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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

Policy and research

  • The medical role in solitary confinement

    Read our new ethical guidance for doctors on the use of solitary confinement within the youth justice system.

  • healthcare

    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.

  • 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.

Committees

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ARM 2018

  • ARM 2017 Welcome and open hall 01

    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.

  • ARM Awards ceremony 2016

    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.

Get involved with the BMA

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Latest news

  • NHS unprepared for cyber attack

    25 April 2018

    The health service remains unprepared in the event of another cyber attack on NHS IT systems, a Parliamentary report has warned.

  • Houses of Parliament Westminster

    Lords back workers' rights case

    25 April 2018

    Efforts to protect working-time regulations following Brexit, as called for by the BMA, have been supported in Lords.

  • Solitary confinement carries 'serious risks'

    25 April 2018

    When a boy, aged 15, now known as ‘AB’, called an advice line run by the Howard League for Penal Reform, the adviser who answered could tell he was miserable and fed up.

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