Medical journalism at its best


Welcome to the Medical Journalists’ Association (MJA) website. The MJA exists to support and encourage its members and enable them to work efficiently and at high levels of accuracy.

These members are over 400 of the UK’s leading medical and health journalists, so this is also the natural point of contact for anyone wanting to:

  • employ a writer with specific expertise, or
  • alert medical journalists to events or achievements that deserve publicity

If you are looking for a writer, please email the Secretary.

If you are interested in joining, download an application form

Junior members click here for information/networking on junior activities

Otherwise, feel free to wander around our website...



MJA News, Spring 2014: news of Summer Awards and reports of Winter Awards

The printed edition of MJA News (we still do them, though not many) will be sent out shortly. Meanwhile here is the online edition.

This issue contains details of the 2014 Summer Awards that will be presented at BMA House (see picture of the BMA Council's courtyard garden) on July 9. Formal invitation will come later.

It also includes reports of the Winter Awards earlier this year, with pictures. Also reviews and previews of MJA meetings and books, and new member biographies.  Read more »

Shock, horror! FOI meeting reveals there were 'Ants in the birthing pool'

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act of 2000 allows those who follow the correct procedure, to ‘have access to official information and the right to request information from any public authority'. Naturally, this is a rich source of material for journalists, and some 40 MJA members attended an evening on how to get the most out of FOI requests at the Medical Society of London in March.  Read more »