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Where does the BMA get the evidence it needs to challenge the government and campaign for a better NHS? From you, mostly.
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Over a year ago, we began negotiating with the government represented by NHS Employers on a new junior doctor contract. We know that money is tight in the health service right now, but through the negotiations, we sought to make genuine improvements to doctors' working lives and to patient safety.
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Political candidates expect to get a bit of flak when they call at homes canvassing votes. But the question that really makes them squirm is not about immigration, housing or even fracking.
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The referendum campaign has been fascinating and exciting, with a renewed interest and involvement in politics in Scotland, reflected by the 84.6 percentage turnout by voters.
When I was a senior trainee and was asked to work with a recently qualified doctor who had multiple sclerosis, I was happy to make adjustments. Although she couldn’t run to cardiac arrest, there were other things she can do where her physical abilities wouldn’t matter so much.
Unfortunately when doctors have mental health problems they may find their workplaces are less willing to make adjustments.
Tags: doctors health, stress
As a general election looms, promises are made, disputed and tussled over by each of the political parties. We publish our short manifesto today. It shows the BMA’s commitment to serve the best interests of patients, the NHS and its workforce.
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Tags: morale and motivation, NHS
The people of Scotland will vote on whether or not to remain part of the UK in just a few weeks.
Tags: Scotland, BMA Scotland, independence, better together
Women are under-represented in senior positions across medicine but nowhere more so than in academic medicine.
Tags: women doctors, medical academics
The first step can often be the most difficult when it comes starting something new.
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Everyone is a negotiator, all the time. We negotiate with colleagues, with our partners or kids, with friends, with strangers. But few of us have been part of a formal negotiating team.
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