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Caring, supportive, collaborative: a future vision for the NHS

Craigavon hospital 
17 October 2016
Secondary care
Caring, supportive, collaborative: a future vision for the NHS

With the NHS in a perilous state there has never been a more important time for doctors across the profession and in each nation of the UK to come together to develop a positive vision for what a caring, supportive and collaborative health and care system should look like.

The challenge is how we find the solutions to the problems facing the NHS. As the only organisation to represent all doctors working across all sectors of the UK the BMA is uniquely placed to help meet this challenge.

That is why we have launched 'Caring, supportive, collaborative: a future vision for the NHS'.

This project aims to be an honest conversation with our profession about the sort of NHS doctors want to work in...

Read more about the project


Caring, supportive, collaborative: Doctors' vision for change in the NHS

Following a year-long campaign of engagement with our membership, our elected representatives and external stakeholders, we have published our interim report presenting a set of initial recommendations to achieve the BMA’s ambitious vision for the future of the NHS.

Delegates at ARM will have an opportunity to listen to the Chair of UK Council and the Chairs of the three national councils, who will present for the first time our vision for a more caring, supportive and collaborative health system.

Download the report

The ideas presented in this report are just the beginning of a conversation we want to continue further with frontline doctors and policy-makers to refine our ambitious proposals for change in the health service.

Drawing on the feedback from ARM and on the excellent work that has already begun through the BMA’s current campaigns – such as safe staffing and bullying and harassment– we will publish and final version of the report at the end of summer. This will launch our lobbying campaign – at UK, national and local level – to implement the changes doctors have proposed.

If you want to take part in this conversation, you can get in touch via email at [email protected] and watch our ARM session on Wednesday 26 June which will be webcast live.