The MJA was founded in 1967 as an independent professional organisation for those who write, edit or produce material on health or medicine. Since then, we have grown into a vibrant and diverse community of more than 400 journalists, broadcasters, editors and authors.
Our membership includes medical, health and pharmaceutical journalists, as well as doctors, nurses, therapists and academics. We contribute to national and regional newspapers, professional journals, business and consumer magazines, radio, television and the web and between us we have written hundreds of books and reports. While we accept sponsorship for awards and this website, we take pride in our autonomy and our motto: Independent and bloody minded. Excellence in medical and health journalism is celebrated at our Summer and Winter Awards and throughout the year there is a busy schedule of meetings and get-togethers which provide an opportunity for further training, networking and catching up with colleagues. In our members-only forums you will find information on work opportunities, fair rates, special offers and many other benefits.