British Medical Association


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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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Among those offering harsh feedback was a British Medical Association leader: "I was somewhat concerned to find I was listed as a good oncologist, as my clinical practice is entirely in the specialty of general practice."
This is the same figure published by the British Medical Association for the whole community.
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The industrial action comes after the British Medical Association (BMA), the doctors' union, and the Government failed to agree the terms of a new employment contract for staff.
However, the announcement by the Government and the British Medical Association came too late to prevent the cancellation of thousands of procedures planned for today, the first scheduled day of disruption.
The trip was part of the British Medical Association's new 'Doctors as Volunteers' initiative, which promotes and supports people considering medical volunteering.
Dr Kailash Chand, of the British Medical Association, said: "The system has failed utterly.
A NEW survey from the British Medical Association confirmed that rocketing workloads and excessive box-ticking means GPs in Coventry have less time, and fewer appointments, available for patients who really need them.
The British Medical Association will ballot their 103,000 members from today.
It follows a move by the British Medical Association in December to also fully oppose the Health and Social Care Bill.
A British Medical Association (BMA) report has claimed medical students from low-income backgrounds are graduating with pounds 13,000 more debt than their better-off peers.
The British Medical Association last night called for an "opt-in" system where organs are taken from dead people unless they withdrew consent while alive.

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