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Our work on medical ethics covers a variety of topics - read our policy and research guides, discussion papers and recommendations.
Clinical research is essential for medical science to progress, advancing treatment options available to patients - we're calling for greater transparency in the reporting of clinical trial results.
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.
NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh has published a report on the care and treatment in 14 English hospital trusts. Read the report.
Find guidance and support on some of the key themes that emerged from the report of the public inquiry into events in Mid Staffordshire.
The Francis Inquiry recommendations made clear that cultural change in the NHS has now become essential. Read our discussion papers and see what we are doing on this issue.
The BMA has long advocated a 'soft' opt-out system with safeguards for organ donation, as we believe this is the best option to reduce the shortage of organs. Read more on our position.
How the BMA is responding to the Caldicott review on protecting and sharing patient information.
We recently carried out a review of the way data are currently used for secondary purposes involving a consultation with members and the public - explore the challenges of using health data.
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