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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 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.
We campaign for measures to reduce the levels of obesity, including action targeted at improving children's diets, and increasing active travel and physical activity levels. See more on what we are doing.
Read our report, Healthy transport = Healthy lives, that looks at the way the effect on population health by the increasing use and development of transport in modern life.
BMA analysis reveals key NHS performance indicators are projected to deteriorate over the next three years.
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.
We keep track of doctors' workload and wellbeing with the BMA quarterly survey of about 3,000 doctors from across the profession.
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.
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.
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