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The BMA influences key stakeholders to make changes to policy that are beneficial for doctors and patients. We also support individual members by providing advice and guidance on a range of policy issues.
There is a clear need for sanitary products to be free and readily available across all trusts and health boards in the UK.
Doctors are concerned about the use of illegal drugs, which is a widespread problem throughout the UK. The BMA believes in prioritising treatment and support.
The BMA Board of science have published a position paper on the regulation of e-cigarettes – aiming to balance the risks and opportunities associated with the use of these devices.
With annual increases in demand for care, the NHS in England is under a growing amount of pressure and is struggling to meet targets. The BMA is undertaking regular analysis to provide an overview of how the health service is coping.
Get the latest on STPs (sustainability and transformation plans) and find out how they affect you at a local level. Look at our analysis on funding, read our FAQs on how to get more involved, and check the deficit map.
Read the statement from the BMA Chair of Council on Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs).
Bullying and harassment are rife within the NHS according to latest research findings. Read more about the issues and our efforts to promote dignity at work.
The completed 10-year BMA cohort study provides insights into career choice and working environments in terms of workplace morale and work related stress. Read our findings.
Read the results of more than 2,000 junior doctors who were asked about their attitudes towards and experience of breaks in clinical training.
Find out more about the BMA's 18 year campaign for a 'soft' opt-out system for organ donation in the UK.
Doctors and patients were invited to take part in a major BMA research project examining end-of-life care and physician-assisted dying - read our report and recommendations.
There has been considerable research into the effectiveness of markets in the English NHS, though the ethical and professional implications of a more commercially-oriented practice require further discussion.
Read our recommendations following a series of seminars looking at a range of issues faced by vulnerable groups, including our report on the role of healthcare professionals in identifying and responding to domestic abuse.
Despite their high level of need, children in custody are all too often overlooked or let down by health and social care services. Read our report and recommendations.
Read our new ethical guidance for doctors on the use of solitary confinement within the youth justice system.
The European Working Time Directive (EWTD) was adopted in 1993 and was implemented in UK law in 1998.
Experience the benefits a BMA membership offers with specialist advice on issues such as contracts, pay and discrimination.
Get the support you need to progress in your career from an organisation that understands your unique needs and the daily challenges you face.
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Read the latest research papers and findings from our partner the BMJ