For the BMJ to reverse their decision to charge for obituaries

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reshma dsouza
Feb 23, 2021
I agree that it is disgraceful to the poor soul who has worked all his life!

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James Morgan
Feb 23, 2021
Disgusting decision. Could you have enraged the profession any further at this time?

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Keith Ashley
Feb 23, 2021
I no longer need BMJ membership to keep up to date in retirement. Reading the obituaries and having my own published in due course are major reasons for continuing my membership of the BMA. I would not expect my beneficiaries to pay for my obituary.

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John Barnes
Feb 23, 2021
Really bad timing to moot this change (which I disagree with )
I pay my BMA membership and don’t want it to be subsidised in this way .

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Neil Hounslow
Feb 23, 2021
I think this is symptomatic of the decline of the BMJ from scientific journal and paper of record to 'companion magazine'. Think that BMA need to rethink their brief to BMJ but it is sad to have seen it fallen so far.

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Rosemary London
Feb 23, 2021
A small charge (say up to £50) would be acceptable but £299 - that's a crazy amount

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Sophie Morris
Feb 23, 2021
It's not like the bmj write the obituary!

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Anurag Joshi
Feb 23, 2021
At a time when health workers have been shown to be dispensable, this decision is just another morally reprehensible aside

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Marie-therese lovis
Feb 23, 2021
Our colleagues deserve to be honoured

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Charlotte Gath
Feb 23, 2021
My mother, formerly a Consultant Child Psychiatrist, died from Covid in December. She read the BMJ all her working life and into retirement, and I have been a BMA member for over 30 years too. Now we are being asked to pay £300 for a 300 word obituary in the middle of a pandemic when so many doctors have died... A shockingly poorly timed and insensitive decision by BMJ management.