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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 UCU strikes

    The University and College Union (UCU) is calling for a series of strikes in response to proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). Read our FAQs for BMA members.

  • NHS funding

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

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    Privatisation and independent sector providers

    The NHS is facing unprecedented financial pressures. Every area where spending is increasing needs to be rigorously evaluated. Read our report and recommendations.

UK Governments

Europe

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    European brief

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, the meeting of Europe's medical specialists at the BMA, and the new EU health commissioner's thoughts on cancer prevention.

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    A health service on the brink

    With the prospect of a no deal Brexit looming, the BMA is calling for the public to be able have a final say on any proposed deal.

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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.

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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.

  • 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.

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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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