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2011-10-19 08:13:21

In defense of the NHS: why writing to the House of Lords was necessary Public health experts writing in this week's BMJ say the prime minister was wrong to claim they support the government's health reforms. Last week over 400 public health doctors, specialists, and academics from across the country wrote an open letter to the House of Lords stating that the Health and Social Care Bill will do "irreparable harm to the NHS, to individual patients and to society as a whole," that it will...

2011-09-27 08:00:00

Web-based 3D anatomy product used by students across the world wins first prize in the digital and online resources category London, UK (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 Primal Pictures announced today that Anatomy & Physiology Online has been honored with a first prize award in the Digital and Online Resources category by the British Medical Association (BMA). Anatomy & Physiology Online was praised for its interactive learning components that provide a deep foundational understanding...

2011-05-16 10:30:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Business Marketing Association (BMA) today unveiled that its corporate membership program now offers extended benefits. The restructured membership program enables companies and their employees to access the world's experts, best practices and current content in business-to-business (B2B) marketing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110516/NY02080LOGO ) BMA membership has traditionally been open to individuals. The redesigned...

2010-09-23 05:14:00

LONDON, September 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Two Elsevier Books Win First Prize at BMA Medical Book Competition Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/) is pleased to announce that two of its medical titles won first prize in their respective categories at the annual BMA Medical Book Competition ( http://www.bma.org.uk/whats_on/offers_and_competitions/2010bookawardwinners.j sp?page=1) ceremony in London on the 14th September 2010. An additional 22 Elsevier books were...

2009-10-28 14:56:54

Feature: The price of silence; Falling foul of gagging clauses Despite government outlawing of gagging clauses in NHS contracts, new evidence published on bmj.com today reveals how some trusts have continued to use them. The first case relates to a dispute between Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust and Peter Bousfield, a long serving consultant, who was offered early retirement and a termination payment after he had raised a series of concerns about patient safety. Documents have come to...

2009-09-16 11:57:00

LONDON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McGraw-Hill Medical won a number of honours and awards at the British Medical Association's Medical Book Competition awards ceremony, including two category first prize awards and the contest's top prize, Medical Book of the Year. The coveted award went to the ground-breaking Robotic Surgery: Theory and Operative Technique by Drs Farid Gharagozloo and Farzad Najam. Speaking about the award, Dr Vivienne Nathanson, Head of Science and Ethics at the...

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2009-09-08 12:48:03

British doctors said on Tuesday that a complete ban on alcohol advertising should be imposed and a minimum drink price set to help deter excessive drinking in Britain, Reuters reported. Curtailment of the industry's $1.3 billion annual promotional budget should also cover sponsorship of sports and arts events, according to the British Medical Association (BMA). The BMA called for alcoholic drinks to be taxed higher than the rate of inflation, and for licensing hours to be scaled back. The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.