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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

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    BMA position on NHS funding

    On 18 June the government announced plans for a long-term plan for the NHS including an increase in funding. We discuss whether this funding is enough and how it should be spent.

  • Queens university hospital medical students practical exam

    Clinical excellence awards (CEA) agreement

    The BMA, Department of Health and NHS Employers have made an agreement on the future of the local Clinical Excellence Awards in England.

  • UK Visa

    Tier 2 visa cap

    At a time when the NHS is struggling to fill vacancies, we are deeply concerned that visa restrictions and outdated caps for non-EU workers are preventing overseas doctors from caring for patients.

UK Governments

Europe

  • Brexit manifesto cover 16x9

    Brexit manifesto

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

  • EU referendum
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    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.

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    European Forum

    The European Forum brings together a wide range of UK health stakeholders to consider European policies and initiatives. BMA Brussels office provides the secretariat.

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
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    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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