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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
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.

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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
Secondary care

    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

  • NHS funding

    We are engaged with the government over a number of funding issues effecting the NHS. Read a summary of our work.

  • Budget 2017

    We are calling for an increase in the UK's health spending as a proportion of GDP in line with that of other leading European economies.

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    Increase medical school places

    We have written to the Government in response to their announcement to increase the number of medical school places for 2018/19.

UK Governments

Europe

  • EU referendum
European Community

    European brief - September 2017

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, the labelling of alcoholic beverages in the EU, and a possible ban on formaldehyde.

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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.

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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.

International

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    Human rights

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

  • 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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    Healthier procurement - report on labour rights

    In partnership with Swedish lobbying group Swedwatch, we undertook research on working conditions and labour rights in Pakistan.

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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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