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The annual representative meeting (ARM) is the BMA’s main policy-making body. Around 500 doctors from all parts of the profession and across the UK gather to consider and debate key matters of interest to the medical profession.
This year's meeting will take place in Bournemouth on Sunday 25 - Thursday 29 June 2017.
Find out everything about ARM 2017
See Monday's debates at ARM 2016 live from Belfast. Follow the tweets. Download the app and stay informed.
It's the third day of ARM 2016 in Belfast. Follow the debates and tweets. Download the app and stay informed.
The penultimate day of ARM 2016. Follow the debates and tweets. Download the app and stay informed.
It's the final day of ARM 2016. Follow the debates and tweets. Download the app and stay informed.
ARM 2016 kicks off in Belfast this week. Make sure you follow the debates and tweets. Download the app and stay informed.
24 March 2017
The uncertainty over the future of EU staff working in the NHS must be eliminated, the European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator has said.
Doctors and emergency services staff have been praised for their bravery in the aftermath of the attack in Westminster.
23 March 2017
Doctors can become agents for change by championing ethical practices in medicine, the BMA has said, as part of NHS Sustainability Day and the anniversary of its fair medical trade campaign.
‘A criminal, possibly. My patient, definitely.’ What did Manohar Pai do when faced with this ethical dilemma?… https://t.co/urgemgjpu0
25 Mar 2017 8:00 PM
Four times a year consultant Simon Barker skips the white tops to the Shetland Isles to see clinics full of patient… https://t.co/nZVWnXTC6v
25 Mar 2017 5:45 PM
See the winners from the 2016 BMA photography competition, held under the theme “the seven ages…”
Our media team worked hard to cover the issues discussed at the ARM in the wider media.
We invited students from across Northern Ireland to speak face-to-face with BMA members at ARM before they take the plunge and apply to university.
Get a taste of the atmosphere at ARM 2016. Watch our welcome video and interact with our 360 view of the exhibition hall.
Read the full speech from BMA council chair Mark Porter at this year's ARM.
We undertake research and produce recommendations on a variety of public and population health issues. See what we are working on.
Questions still remain over seven-day services. So far the Government has answered just the one. While this clarity is a step in the right direction, it is vital more detail is provided.
Read the reports from our major project and watch the video from the open debate on end-of-life care held at ARM.