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The BMA is an influential organisation recognised for collective bargaining. We represent doctors both individually and collectively on a wide variety of employment and healthcare policy issues.

NHS at breaking point

  • Craigavon hospital 
17 October 2016
Secondary care

    The NHS is at breaking point

    The NHS is one of the best health services in the world, but is, increasingly, failing too many people for too much of the time.

  • Houses of Parliament Westminster

    Our 5 asks of politicians

    Consecutive governments have been in denial about the state of the NHS. We call on politicians of all parties not to duck this crisis any longer.

  • Craigavon hospital 
17 October 2016
Secondary care

    Party manifestos - how do they compare?

    We scrutinised the main political party general election manifestos to highlight the pledges which affect the medical profession. Find out more.

Key negotiations

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    Increase medical school places

    We have written to the Government in response to their announcement to increase the number of medical school places for 2018/19.

  • Consultant contract negotiations

    Read our brief FAQs on the latest update on the consultant contract negotiations as of 12 May 2017.

  • The real cost of the Immigration Skills Charge
NHS breaking point

    Immigration skills charge

    With the Royal College of Nursing, we have written to the Home Secretary to raise serious concerns about the impact of the Immigration Skills Charge.

UK Governments

Europe

  • EU referendum
UK and EU flags

    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.

  • EU referendum
European Community

    European brief - May 2017

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, digital single market strategy focus on health, and protecting minors from the marketing of alcohol and unhealthy food & drinks.

  • Women in Academic Medicine Conference

    European funding brief: EU Health Programme

    The European funding brief details the EU funding opportunities for 2017 available under the 3rd EU Health Programme.

International work

  • Fair Medical Trade

    Workers in developing countries are suffering labour rights abuses. We campaign for fair medical trade in the manufacture and procurement of healthcare goods.

  • Is this fair medical trade 16x9 HH

    Healthier procurement - report on labour rights

    In partnership with Swedish lobbying group Swedwatch, we undertook research on working conditions and labour rights in Pakistan.

  • Glove manufacture in Sri Lanka
Martin Kunz, Fairdeal trading.

    In good hands - report on surgical gloves

    We support the notion that those who use, procure, supply, or manufacture medical gloves should instigate policies to protect workers. Read our report.

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