British Medical Association


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British Medical Association (BMA)

a voluntary professional organization of physicians and medical students in the United Kingdom.

British Medical Association

A voluntary (medical) doctors’ professional organisation established to support the professional and personal needs of doctors in all branches of medicine in the UK. Over two-thirds of the doctors practising in the UK belong to the BMA. As an independent trade union, the BMA is dedicated to protecting individual members and the collective interests of doctors. It is the voice for doctors and medical students and is in constant contact with ministers, government departments, members of the English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland administrations and many other influential bodies; it is committed to keeping members in touch with the profession’s collective views and policies and to being at the forefront of healthcare development. The BMA promotes the medical and allied sciences, seeks to maintain the honour and interests of the medical profession and promote the achievement of high quality healthcare. Its policies cover public health issues, medical ethics, science, medical education, doctors’ contracts and the state of the NHS.
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