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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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BMA Member Survey on Pensions Proposals


The BMA has launched an online survey seeking the views of all BMA members, both doctors and medical students, on the proposed changes to the NHS Pensions Scheme.

It is really important that as many members as possible complete this survey, which comprises of just six questions.

The deadline for completing the survey is Monday, 16th January.

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If you are a member of the BMA you may recall that when you  joined you were asked for your postal address. This is where your copy of the BMJ and BMA News is delivered each week. Like most other BMA Members you probably specified your home address.

The BMA is now in the process of asking all of it’s members who have not yet let it know where their Place of Work is to do so. This information is really important for the BMA, your Trade Union, to have as it conducts talks with the Government over your future pay and conditions, including your pension.

If you are not sure whether or not we have your Place of Work information please fill out our short online form, which only takes a moment to complete.

Alternatively, you can call us on 0300 123 1233 (8.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday) and speak to one of our trained work information advisers. You can also send an email containing your 7 digit BMA Membership Number and Place of Work information to info.pow@bma.org.uk.

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