BMA needs a richer way to encourage participation

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:82

Much of the buzz at the BMA's annual representative meeting comes from the press. The press desks under the main platform are usually a hive of activity. Journalists scribble furiously, adjust their tape recorders, and troop in and out to hear medicopoliticians speak. And usually there is a row of television cameras, but this year there are none.

This year the ARM has had to compete for media attention with the twin attractions of a minor British film star arrested in Los Angeles for lewd behaviour and a tense election in the Conservative party for a new prime minister. Unfortunately, on the first day at least the ARM lost, and by the end of the afternoon the press benches …

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