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Influence

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 government

    The government is in denial about the state of the NHS. The government must listen and answer our questions.

  • Mobile and devices

    Media coverage

    The key issues affecting the NHS have been widely covered across national and our own media channels. Read the highlights.

Key negotiations

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 - February 2017

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, mHealth and protecting minors from the marketing of unhealthy food and drink.

  • EU referendum
UK Passport and Licence

    BMA Europe priorities

    We are committed to improving the health of people in the UK and across Europe. Find out more about our key priorities and work in the EU.

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.