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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

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17 October 2016
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    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.

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    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.

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17 October 2016
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    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

  • Budget 2017

    The 2017 autumn Budget was a missed opportunity to provide vital support for the NHS. Read the BMA's response.

  • Consultant contract negotiations

    Read the latest update and FAQs on consultant contract negotiations as of November 2017.

  • Saving general practice

    With an insufficient workforce, a funding plan that is no longer sustainable, a growth in population and a sea-change in the level of complex cases being presented, urgent steps need to be taken to save general practice.

UK Governments

  • Michelle O’Neill
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    Ministers vision 2026

    In October 2016 two reports were published by the Department of Health (NI), outlining recommendations and proposals to reconfigure health and social care in the country, along with reform proposals from Health Minister Michelle O'Neill. Read more.

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    BMA Northern Ireland consultation responses

    Our latest responses to consultations on proposals for changes in law effecting the healthcare systems and medical profession in Northern Ireland.

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    NHS pay

    Read our briefing to MPs ahead of an Opposition Day debate on NHS Pay.

Europe

  • EU referendum
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    European brief - November 2017

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, reducing the dietary intake of trans fatty acids and labelling of alcoholic beverages.

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    Brexit manifesto

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

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    European funding brief: Horizon 2020

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

International

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    Human rights

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

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    International

    The BMA, led by its international committee, highlights and campaigns on European and international issues of interest to the medical profession. Find out more about global health campaigns.

  • 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.

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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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