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Monthly Archives: January 2020

The BMJ  is offering free access to all coronavirus resources.  The novel coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, began circulating in China in December 2019. The situation is evolving rapidly. The number of confirmed cases and deaths from this pneumonia-like condition are rising. This page is where all BMJ coverage of the Coronavirus outbreak can be found. All articles and resources are freely available on https://bmj.com/coronavirus

We have now tripled the time period that the PDFs of our Dawsonera e-books last for. It is now possible to download the PDF of any of our Dawsonera e-books for either 1 day (24 hours); 2 days (48 hours); or 3 days (72 hours). This change has been made as a direct result of feedback we received from BMA members. If you have any feedback about our E-Books Service please send… Read More

We have updated to the latest editions several of the titles in our Doodys Core Titles e-books collection, as well as adding a number of brand new ones.   All of them are accessible by going to https://www.bma.org.uk/library/e-resources/doodys-core-titles and Signing in with your BMA website username and password. If you have any queries or feedback about our E-Books Collection please get in touch with us at e-books@bma.org.uk

Read ‘Under and out’ article by Jennifer Trueland telling the story of a UK consultant being driven out of the country due to changes in UK visa rules. A real loss we can’t afford. The new issue is out now https://www.bma.org.uk/news/the-doctor.

The BMA is running an essay competition on the subject of ‘justice and fairness in medical practice and policy’, looking for ethical reasoning to address a contemporary, practical problem in medicine. Entrants are asked to submit a 500-word abstract, by 30 January. Those shortlisted will be invited to write a 5000-word essay, with a winning prize of £4000. Those shortlisted will also win a prize of £100, providing they submit a full… Read More

Most of the PCs in our Reading Room will be removed over the weekend of 11th-12th January 2020 and won’t be replaced. You will still be able to plug in and charge your own devices and use the WiFi network. There will continue to be a small number of PCs available for use near the Enquiry Desk, at the front of the Reading Room. If you have any questions or comments contact… Read More

Thursday 2 January 2020. The Interlibrary Service is back to normal and available to all our BMA members.

Wishing the best year with happiness, success, and health.