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The Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government is introducing fundamental changes to the NHS in England that will affect all doctors and healthcare professionals as well as the general public after a decade of increasing satisfaction with the service. The BMJ is following the debate very closely and has already published many news stories, comment articles, podcasts, blogs, and debates on the doc2doc clinical community.
This page provides you with a complete list of everything that we have published so far, offering an easy way to keep up to date with what is happening to the NHS in England.
“The Health and Security Perspectives of Climate Change - How to secure our future wellbeing” conference was held on 17th October 2011 in the British Medical Association's (BMA’s) headquarters.
Billed as a high level briefing, the event was intended to remind participants that climate change must go to the top of our list. Over 300 delegates from healthcare, the military, climate science, industry, business, and politics, heard frightening news that none of us want to hear, made more frightening by the measured way it was delivered.
The meeting concluded that we must give politicians the ammunition they need if we are to create radically different ways of living, and we must develop better narratives to articulate the health and economic benefits of tackling climate change. A BMJ editorial takes up the challenge. To read and sign the statement click here. Fine out more about the conference here.
The Making a Difference project highlights important issues in health care that BMJ readers believe the BMJ Group can make a difference.
In May 2007 we asked BMJ readers to help the group deliver the information most needed to improve the quality of patient care in clinical practice. We categorised 200 plus suggestions from readers, matched them with the priorities of national and international organisations and with the mission of the BMJ Group, and created a shortlist of 12 topics. An international expert group helped refine each topic and title, and we selected a final list of six topics.
To find out about the topics, and to read articles written about them visit the Making a Difference series collection.
The joint BMJ-King's Fund debate to mark the NHS's 60th anniversary is now available to view as a video and as a podcast. Held on 25 June 2008 at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the motion - "The founding principles of the NHS (services funded only by taxation and available to all regardless of ability to pay) are no longer relevant in 21st century Britain" - was defeated, with 65% of the audience voting against the motion. A similar poll on bmj.com had 700 votes, with 70% agreeing that the founding principles of the NHS are still relevant today.
The debate was chaired by broadcaster and journalist John Humphrys, the motion proposed by Luke Johnson and Karol Sikora and opposed by Paul Corrigan and Polly Toynbee.
An extensive consultation exercise led by the King's Fund and the Royal College of Physicians with hundreds of doctors across England in 2008 identified a lack of medical leadership. The BMJ and the King's Fund organised a debate asking if doctors have neglected their duty to lead the NHS.
The debate was chaired by the BMJ's editor, Fiona Godlee, whose welcome address was followed by the opening vote. Richard Bohmer, senior lecturer of business administration at Harvard Business School, kicked off the debate as the international speaker. Health economist Alan Maynard proposed the motion, with James Mountford, healthcare expert in McKinsey's London healthcare practice, as the second proposer. Mark Goldman, chief executive of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, opposed the motion, with general practitioner James Cave the second opposer.
The BMJ Blogs site is updated on a daily basis. We have a wide range of bloggers, who include BMJ editors, doctors, junior doctors, students, and other contributors. They write on a variety of topics ranging from topical medical issues to personal viewpoints. To read our blogs, follow this link
The BMJ produces a weekly podcast. The podcasts feature information about the latest print issue and usually has interviews with research authors and a round - up of the weekly news as well as other topical discussions or interesting features. To listen to the weekly podcast or catch up on previous podcasts, visit the podcast site.
doc2doc is the BMJ's free and easy to use online community for doctors.
It has a range of tools to help you network with other doctors on a professional and social level. On our clinical forums you can discuss interesting or puzzling cases and discuss any aspect of medicine. You can also create your own forum and build a community around your own interests or place of work. You can find people you work with, used to work with, or want to get to know through our people search.
Student BMJ is a monthly international medical journal for students with an interest in medicine. It was launched in 1992 and contains articles that have been specially commissioned for medical students. It also features carefully selected articles from the BMJ.
BMJ Careers is the UK's leading medical recruitment and careers website. In addition to being the best place to look for your next job, you’ll find a huge range of career-related articles covering everything from policy to working in a particular specialty and tips on how to construct a winning CV. The site is updated daily with the latest jobs and articles
Our pandemic flu website features daily updates and links to the most reliable sources of information. The site brings doctors and healthcare professionals the latest information on prevention, symptoms, testing, and treatment. We've published articles, podcasts, learning modules, and other resources, including information for patients, on a range of pandemic flu issues.