Archive for October, 2015

Assessment of Mental Capacity (4th Edition)Today, Thursday 29th October, sees the publication of the latest edition of the Assessment of Mental Capacity. Jointly published by the British Medical Association and the Law Society this book aims to support doctors and lawyers by giving them:

  • a fuller understanding of the law in all situations where an assessment of capacity may be needed
  • clarification of the roles of both professions
  • an aid to communication both between them and with the person being assessed

The book costs £49.95, but BMA members are entitled to a 20% discount. They just need to enter the discount code DLMC/G when purchasing the book from the Law Society’s online bookshop – www.lawsociety.org.uk/bookshop

We, the BMA Library, have three loan copies available for BMA members to borrow via our Postal Loans Service.

For further details on the book, as well as the opportunity to participate in an online discussion about it, please visit:


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Today, 1st October, marks the start of the new BMA Membership Subscription Year. It also marks the reset of the balance of the very generous annual printing allowance that is available to all BMA members who visit our Reading Room. Each member is provided with £75 worth of free printing for each subscription year. This equates to 1,500 pages of black and white printing!

Over the summer we have added two great new features to our printing facilities:

New Colour PrinterNew Colour Printer, including A3 printing
We have added a colour printer to our Reading Room so that members can now print in colour directly. The charge for colour printing is 18 pence per A4 page. This is deducted straight from your free printing allowance.

This new printer also has an A3 paper tray. The cost for printing an A3 colour page is 36 pence. Again, this amount is deducted straight from your free printing allowance.


Print via Email, directly from your own device
Print via Email
We have also now added the ability to print directly from your own laptops, tablets and smart phones by emailing the documents that you want printed straight to your print queue. For full details of how this great new service works please see the staff at the Enquiry Desk.


Please use the Comments box below to give us any feedback you have about our printing facilities or, if you prefer, you can send us an email: bma-library@bma.org.uk.

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