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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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Every year in May the Stroke Association campaigns to raise awareness of stroke and all those affected by it. By supporting #MakeMayPurple you can help #Changethestory of stroke survivors and help raise money for more research that will save lives.

We are also helping promote awareness amongst users with a series of displays in our reading room giving information from the history of stroke to the symptoms, effects, rehabilitation and prevention. However, if you can’t make it to the library it’s not a problem, we have a selection of printed books, audiovisuals and e-books on the subject that you can access from our online catalogue anytime anywhere.

Stroke can happen at any age and it’s more common than you think. So, let’s make May Purple for Stroke!

 

 

 

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The BMA has launched the search for its next chief executive.

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The successful candidate will join the association at an exciting time as it undergoes crucial changes that will help ensure its relevance and influence for the future.

The recruitment advertisement states that the BMA is looking for ‘an accomplished business leader and manager, who can embrace complex challenges and has the strategic and financial expertise to run a significant business’.

Those considering the role will also require ‘well-developed interpersonal skills to work closely with a range of stakeholders and the empathy to be effective within a democratic culture’.

An interest in healthcare and the wider public sector will be an advantage, and the candidate is likely to have experience of public service, or membership organisations.

The recruitment process is being coordinated by executive search firm The Inzito Partnership.

BMA treasurer Andrew Dearden said: ‘Our members have been telling us they want a different BMA — one that is more responsive to their needs and speaks with a voice that reflects the people who make up the medical profession today.

‘We are looking for the right candidate to spearhead these changes and help ensure we remain relevant and real to the doctors and medical students of today and, crucially, tomorrow.’

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Happy Halloween!

Check out who has been in the library moving bones while browsing the anatomy books!

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We are pleased to announce that starting today, Monday 20th August, we are returning to our normal opening times of:

  • Monday – 9am to 6pm
  • Tuesday – 9am to 6pm
  • Wednesday – 9am to 7pm
  • Thursday – 9am to 7pm
  • Friday – 9am to 6pm

We are also pleased to announce that the main reception of BMA House, along with the Hastings Room and the Garden Cafe, have now re-opened after their temporary closure during the Olympics period, so you no longer need to use Entrance D of BMA House to get to the Library.

If you have any queries about the above please get in touch with us by phone (020 7383 6625) or by email (bma-library@bma.org.uk).

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Find out what the reforms mean for you

Members – your views on final pensions offer will be critical

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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