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The BHMA is committed to a more holistic approach in healthcare.

Holistic care covers five inter related dimensions:


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Course for integrating complementary medicine into every day practice

This 5-day course for GPs and other registered healthcare professionals will take place at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

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BHMA Newsletter

View the latest BHMA newsletter HERE

The March 2014 newsletter continues the development of this publication. Following the December 2013 newsletter which followed an international unifying thread about language used to describe holism, the latest newsletter is themed on root causes. We take a look through the 'lens' of holism at the issues that sit behind many of our health and social problems. Read more...

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Second Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference

This conference represents another step in this very important movement which challenges the dominance of biomedicine in healthcare. It is about the medicalization of suffering.

Oxford, UK 15 - 17 September 2014

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BURNOUT in healthcare practitioners

 There is a crisis of morale and resilience amongst UK NHS healthcare practitioners, especially GPs. Read about our appeal for support HERE

Understand more about poor performance in the NHS

Why does poor care happen in the NHS? What are the deep underlying causes?

Read WILLIAM HOUSE'S BLOG to get the inside story of why the NHS needs holistic thinking and practice. Get the BIG PICTURE HERE!

Ongoing responses to the Mid Staffordshire scandal

The failure of hospital care in Mid Staffordshire over several years may have disappeared from the news media, but the lessons must remain with us. If the hospital staff and management had taken a holisitc view of their work, the disaster would have been averted. Read about the various reports that are trying to grasp the lessons that we must all learn. Go to the NEWS section HERE.

BHMA Student Essay Competition WINNERS announced

There was a very high standard of student essays in this year's competition. The winner of the 2013 FIRST PRIZE is...


Read more HERE including the winning essay.

New Blog from Su Mason

Su Mason, trustee of the BHMA, has posted her first blog on 'what makes us human'.

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Lords vote for NHS privatisation - or do they?

The debate in the House of Lords in the evening of 24th April 2013 marks the end of a long battle to save the NHS...

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New Chair of BHMA

 On 9th March 2013 Dr William House became the new chair of the BHMA. William is ...

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