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Public and population health

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    Prescribed drug dependence

    How can medical professionals best support individuals affected by prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal? Read our review.

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    Diet and obesity

    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.

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    Impact of cuts to public health budgets

    In this research briefing, we assess the impact that public health funding cuts are having on the delivery of services locally.

NHS structure and delivery

Education, training and workforce

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    Medical workforce in the UK

    The NHS employs over 1.7 million people in the UK, this includes around 183,000 doctors. We present the latest available data on the medical workforce across the UK.

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    Workload and wellbeing quarterly survey

    We keep track of doctors' workload and wellbeing with the BMA quarterly survey of about 3,000 doctors from across the profession.

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    Promoting dignity at work

    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.

Ethics

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    Organ donation

    Find out more about the BMA's 18 year campaign for a 'soft' opt-out system for organ donation in the UK.

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    Marketization of the NHS

    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.

  • End-of-life care and physician-assisted dying

    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.

Equality in healthcare

  • The medical role in solitary confinement

    Read our new ethical guidance for doctors on the use of solitary confinement within the youth justice system.

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    Healthcare for vulnerable groups

    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.

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    Young lives behind bars

    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.

International policy

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BMJ Research

Read the latest research papers and findings from our partner the BMJ

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