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1972 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
and the Government get together to seek practical and mutually acceptable answers. The current discussions between the B.M.A. and the British Association of Social Workers provide a useful starting point in this search. On the final morning the representatives heard that the package deal on N.H.S. Superannuation11 had been agreed, with some of the general practitioners' special problems detached from the package for further discussion. The Representative Body, however, gave more than a passing
more » ... lance at some topical national problems. Family planning, sex education, and the environment were discussed in the public health debate, and the doctor's dilemma over interrogation procedures in the section on ethics. On Thursday Sir Ronald Tunbridge, in his final appearance as Chairman of the Board of Science, spoke of its extensive activities. He also had to handle such highly charged subjects as population control, abortions for women from abroad, the sponsoring of sport by tobacco firms-this was deplored-and a proposal from Leicester for local professional self-audit, which attracted sufficient support for a vote count to be needed: it was defeated. All these varied discussions show that the Representative Body is looking ahead at problems well outside any blinkered professional self-interest. This is a good omen for the B.M.A., for doctors, and, indeed, for their patients.
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