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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.
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.
We have strongly supported the introduction of new legislation on standardised packaging. This will ensure the removal of all branding from tobacco products and help eradicate the marketing power of cigarette brands
The BMA has a long history and strong policy for supporting measures to reduce tobacco-related harm, and has developed wide-ranging policy in the area of smoking-related illnesses.
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.
On 7 January, NHS England published their long-term plan for the NHS. This briefing for members provides a summary of the key announcements, and what they may mean for doctors.
A short guide on the NHS e-Referral Service for secondary care doctors.
We keep track of doctors' workload and wellbeing with the BMA quarterly survey of about 3,000 doctors from across the profession.
Useful information about the role of PAs and the concerns that have been raised about them, and how the BMA will be influencing PA roles and how they are introduced into the service.
This document serves as a central collection of examples of good practice, which organisations can reference in their work to ensure fairness in medical training and assessment.
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.
Find out more about the BMA's 18 year campaign for a 'soft' opt-out system for organ donation in the UK.
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.
Gain access to resources, advice and support to help you get peace of mind and rest assured that help is at hand whenever you need it.
Read the latest research papers and findings from our partner the BMJ