The British Medical Association (BMA) is a professional organisation representing all doctors in the UK. It was established in 1832 to promote the medical arid allied sciences, and to maintain the honour and interests of the medical profession. The BMA Board of Science Ond Education supports this aim by providing on interface between the profession, the government, and the public. By undertaking research studies on behalf of the BMA, and through the publication of policy reports, the Board of Science and Education has led the debate on key public health and professional issues.