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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.

Key negotiations

  • Sheffield children’s hospital 20 Oct 2016

    Junior doctor contract review 2018

    The BMA, working in equal partnership with NHS Employers and the Department of Health and Social Care, have begun the review of the 2016 junior doctor contract in England.

  • FY2 Adele Flowerdue and George Allan at work in the emergency department of North Manchester General hospital. manc160915. full consent.

    Junior doctor contract 2016 myth-buster

    The contract negotiations have been a challenging time for junior doctors, especially where fact and opinion have often been misrepresented. Read our mythbuster to find out the truth about the contract.

  • Budget 2018

    In advance of the budget the BMA has provided evidence and written to the Chancellor.

UK Governments

  • Legislation at Westminster

    The BMA regularly represents the views of doctors on behalf of their patients in parliament. See what we are working on.

  • 16x9

    How we work

    Find out how we make your voice heard at Stormont and read about the latest issues and what we've been doing.

  • Alcohol

    BMA briefing: Tackling alcohol harm

    This briefing outlines the BMA's key concerns and recommendations for reducing the significant impact that alcohol has on health and the NHS.

Europe

  • EU survey 2018

    A BMA survey of over 1,500 EU doctors working in the UK has found that less than a quarter have faith in the Prime Minister's commitment to protect their rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

  • EU referendum
European Community

    European brief - October 2018

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, alcohol policy and MEPs adopt report on antimicrobial resistance.

  • Brexit manifesto cover 16x9

    Brexit manifesto

    Healthcare first - a Brexit blueprint for Europe, outlines our key asks in five key area. Read more.

International

  • Dadaab Refugee Camp in Somalia

    Human rights

    We have always advocated the highest standards of human rights in healthcare, both for clinicians and patients.

  • Ethical procurement - what are the issues?

    The Medical Fair and Ethical Trade Group campaigns for fair and ethical trade in the production and supply of medical supplies. Find out more about the issues.

  • 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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BMJ Campaigns

From evidence-based medicine to open data, read the latest campaigns and investigations from the BMJ

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