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Improving patient information: the importance of collaboration
Improving patient information: the importance of collaboration The virtual awards ceremony for the BMA patient liaison group patient information awards takes place on 26 May. In this blog, PLG chair Chrissie Douglass reflects on issues central to the PLG’s position on why patient information is so important  
Chance for junior doctors to set the agenda
Chance for junior doctors to set the agenda Junior doctors can help to shape BMA policy on issues including the response to COVID, environmental sustainability and staff wellbeing, at next month’s BMA junior doctors conference.
On the ground: faced with upheaval
On the ground: faced with upheaval An abrupt termination of an overseas doctor’s contract left him in difficulty with his visa, but a BMA adviser’s efforts bought him the time and space he needed to keep his career on track
Clinical excellence awards agreement extension
Clinical excellence awards agreement extension Interim arrangement on terms and conditions prolonged in light of COVID crisis
The mission: unearthing the origins COVID-19
The mission: unearthing the origins COVID-19 A British epidemiologist and two other researchers who went on the World Health Organization mission to investigate the origins of COVID-19 describe their experiences. Tim Tonkin reports
Viewpoint: diversity in medicine
Viewpoint: diversity in medicine Have you ever been told you don’t look like a doctor? The answer is not to change how you look, but for society’s outdated attitudes to catch up with a diverse profession. By BMA representative body deputy chair Latifa Patel