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i was pleased to see that the BMJ group has signed up to this
initiative. there are 2 obvious ways to start:
(1) reduce the amount of paper/postage for the BMJ printed editions:
(A)give members the option not to receive the paper BMJ at all (b) for
doctors sharing the same postal address, offer to send just one copy (c)
go back to the original system of having the classifieds as a separate
magazine. then members have the choice of receiving any combination of
BMA news, BMJ, BMJ classifieds. You could have a system whereby people
opt for (say) BMA news & BMJ, but could be sent individual copies of
the additional section(s) on request
(2) Travel: stop having BMJ group international conferences in fancy
foreign places. Look at where most of the delegates come from, then
choose a site near to them. there are excellent conference facilities in
birmingham, manchester, london, edinburgh, glasgow etc. why should
everyone have to go to Berlin or Nice?