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  • Junior doctors lead the change at 2020 conference

    • 21 Jan 2020
    Preparations are now well underway for this year’s BMA Junior Doctor Conference on the 2 nd of May – the conference where junior doctors create new BMA trade union policy through debating and voting on motions formed by junior doctor members, for junior doctor members. Registration this year has been extremely successful - a sign that members yet again are keen to get involved and shape policy. The conference...
  • New year’s message from the junior doctors committee chair

    • 10 Jan 2020
    As we enter 2020 and the beginning of a new decade, there is much to reflect on for junior doctors and for our trade union from the developments of the previous year. We have achieved much that we can be proud of. Last year, under the chairship of my predecessor, Jeeves Wijesuriya, we finally secured the resolution of the long-running dispute over junior doctors’ terms and conditions of service in England, agreeing...
  • “All Change Please”

    As we enter a new decade, it is unclear what is in store for us as we continue on our journey to stand up for doctors’ terms and conditions and support them in delivering the best possible care for patients. Like the weary commuter, doctors and patients have been shuffled from one overcrowded service to another. Shocking figures released today reveal that A&E waiting times are the worst on record with more...
  • Christmas on the children's ward

    This Christmas Day, as you sit down for lunch with your family, or perhaps gather around the TV to watch the Queen’s speech or Gavin and Stacey Christmas special, spare a thought for those who won’t be spending the day at home or in the company of loved ones.
  • Age discrimination update

    • 19 Dec 2019
    The BMA, having taken legal action on behalf of doctors who have suffered detriment on the grounds of age discrimination, has also been closely monitoring the developments of the case brought by the FBU (Fire Brigades Union), who yesterday secured victory at the Employment Tribunal. The legal action being brought by the BMA on behalf of its members on the same issue was put on hold pending the outcome of the FBU’s...