More than 475 medical and health writers, broadcasters and editors are members of the Medical Journalists’ Association. We exist to promote excellence in journalism, encourage and support our membership and provide opportunities for networking, training and career development


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    Was modesty in his DNA?

    Science writer and broadcaster Geoff Watts reviews The Least Likely Man: Marshall Nirenberg and the Discovery of the Genetic Code by Franklin H. Portugal. Published by the MIT Press. If Read more…


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    Strictly a winning performance

    Sparkles and spoons — Sue Murray, Nicola Hill, Dr Alan Maryon-Davis, guest Nick Samuels (Director of Communications at Foundation Trust Network), Pat Hagan and Jane Symons successfully navigated the periodic Read more…


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    News – ebola contacts

    The Department of Health has produced a useful fact pack on ebola in response to the crisis:  It has compiled a number of documents available for use to try and Read more…


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    MJA Winter Awards 2015: the winners

    After a presentation from Tourette’s Hero Jess Thom which was full of surprises — for both Jess and her audience — the winners of the 2015 Winter Awards were announced in a standing-room Read more…

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Channel 4 is currently airing an interactive four-part series NHS: 2 Billion a Week & Counting which asks how the NHS should allocate funds and is the health service sustainable? What do you think?

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If you have ever got into a pickle with p values or lost your way in a forest plot, help is at hand with our new Guide to Clinical Trials, written by John Illman. It’s essential reading for any health or medical writer. Download your copy now. Read more…

Member Benefits

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 Discounts and deals

Joining the MJA brings a host of benefits including discounts with selected partners including the Royal Society of Medicine; No.1 Traveller lounges; WalkActive the clinically proven exercise programme developed by Joanna Hall and Vision Express.  Read more…

Work and money

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Are you looking for fresh challenge? Hoping to expand your freelance portfolio? Or simply curious about the going rate for the job? You will find answers and opportunities in the members-only pages of the MJA website. Read more…