Archive for June, 2017

Interlibrary ServiceFrom next Monday 3rd July, providing you articles from alternative sources in tif format will be a thing of the past. It has been a long wait but we have finally managed to upgrade our systems to receive files in PDF format.
The way you request, receive and pay for articles will remain the same but most importantly, the price will remain the same!

Our Interlibrary Service offers to obtain articles from anywhere in the UK and even Worldwide when the articles you request are not available in our stock. So, remember to tick the option to “obtain from elsewhere” when ordering via our website. You will need to log in with your BMA username and password and choose the correct membership type.

If you need further information, give us a call on 020 7383 6625 / 6641 or email us bma-library@bma.org.uk

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The BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) is currently taking place in Bournemouth – Sunday, 25 June to Thursday, 29 June 2017.

We have put together a booklet highlighting the key titles we hold in our printed books collection on the following topics:

  • Bullying and harassment
  • Wellbeing and mental health
  • Careers and FY and Junior Doctors

Printed copies of this booklet are available in both the ‘Talking Points’ and the ‘Development’ zones of the ARM.

If you are not able to attend the ARM in Bournemouth to pick up a copy of this booklet, a PDF version of it is accessible online:
BMA – ARM 2017 Talking Points : BMA Library Book Selection

All of the titles listed in this booklet can be requested using our Postal Loans Service:

Please get in touch with us if you have any queries about the titles in the booklet: bma-library@bma.org.uk


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This month the library features information on men’s health, promoting awareness and the importance of seeing regular medical advice to early detect and treat disease. You can show your support and wear blue for all the men in your life on Wear Blue Day Friday 16th June.

In the UK the charity, Men’s Health Forum along with the Department of Health, the NHS and Public Health England are working hard to promote a better understanding of the various health issues faced by men. Especially during the week of the 12-18 June the motto Move More, Eat Well, Watch the Booze is part of the campaign “You got a Hazardous Waist?”. Keep up to date and download a useful toolkit on #MHW17.


The scale of the challenge:

Did you know that men are more likely to die from heart disease at early ages and have a significant higher risk of dying form liver disease and diabetes?

Did you know that they are also more likely than women to smoke (and smoke to level hazardous for health), eat too much salt and red meat but eat too little fruit and veg and drink to dangerous levels?

Here are some important stats:

  • One man in five dies before the age of 65
  • 75% of premature deaths from heart disease are male
  • 67% of men are overweight or obese
  • Middle-aged men are twice as likely to have diabetes as women
  • Four out of five suicides are male

This is the harsh reality. A wake up call for men to make a commitment to their health. You can find out more and support the cause on #menshealthweek and read the Men’s Health Manifesto to know all that can be done to reduce premature death in men.

Already looking to make a change? Then visit  the library’s online catalogue to browse all the books and reports we have on men’s health and very useful patient information to a healthier lifestyle. Check it out on http://bit.ly/2srtp97

Wear blue to support all the men in your life!

“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools” (Proverb)


(Source: Men’s Health Forum)


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