Medical politics and ethics

This page outlines opportunities for working in medical politics and ethics, the skills you will need and how to maximise your chances of getting in.

What opportunities are there?

If you are motivated to make a difference to patient care or to improve working conditions for healthcare workers, you may be interested in getting involved in medical politics or ethics. With an interest in and knowledge of local or national issues, you could aid decision-making or improve representation to your specialty or region. Doctors usually pursue this career option alongside a clinical career. 

Activities you could be involved in include:

  • strategy development
  • medical ethics
  • work with medical defence unions
  • research
  • risk management
  • attending and presenting at conferences
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