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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.
With a real term loss of up to 30% in pay over the last decade, reform of the DDRB is crucial. Read the BMA's 2019 submission to the DDRB.
The BMA has consistently highlighted the serious impact of the woeful underfunding of the NHS, with rapidly growing demand wholly outstripping capacity. Find out more.
We are engaged with the government over a number of funding issues effecting the NHS. Read a summary of our work.
We regularly deliver written and oral evidence to a number of committees at the Northern Ireland Assembly, along with briefing papers to policy stakeholders.
Find out how we make your voice heard at Stormont and read about the latest issues and what we've been doing.
Our latest responses to consultations on proposals for changes in law effecting the healthcare systems and medical profession in Northern Ireland.
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.
With 100 days to go until the UK leaves the EU, there is still too much uncertainty around the implications of Brexit for patients, doctors and health services.
The European Forum brings together a wide range of UK health stakeholders to consider European policies and initiatives. BMA Brussels office provides the secretariat.
We have always advocated the highest standards of human rights in healthcare, both for clinicians and patients.
We support the notion that those who use, procure, supply, or manufacture medical gloves should instigate policies to protect workers. Read our report.
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.
From evidence-based medicine to open data, read the latest campaigns and investigations from the BMJ