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Read our briefing which explores how well mental health services are funded in England and what this means for front line care.
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.
Our work on this issue has most recently focused on price, availability, marketing, public education and better funding for how alcohol is managed. Read about what we are doing.
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.
BMA analysis reveals key NHS performance indicators are projected to deteriorate over the next three years.
Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) are population based models of care evolving from the NHS England Five Year Forward View plans. Find out more.
With the NHS at breaking point, fewer people are choosing medicine as a career. Read our briefing on medical recruitment.
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.
We keep track of doctors' workload and wellbeing with the BMA quarterly survey of about 3,000 doctors from across the profession.
Find out more about the BMA's 18 year campaign for a 'soft' opt-out system for organ donation in the UK.
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.
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.
The European Working Time Directive (EWTD) was adopted in 1993 and was implemented in UK law in 1998.
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.
We aim to lead the way in encouraging all health professionals in all disciplines to raise awareness of domestic abuse.
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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