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20 October 2016
When Jeremy Hunt was asked about the precise sum to be invested in the NHS, doctors’ fears that the much-publicised figure of £10bn was not all it seemed to be, were realised.
GPs will bear the brunt of a huge and ‘unjustified’ rise in fees, proposed by the CQC following Government cuts to its budget.
The ‘box-ticking’ QOF (quality and outcomes framework) has ‘reached the end of its useful lifespan’ and will be phased out in new GP contracts.
Ask any doctor about what makes for patient-focused care and they will tell you that effective communication is one of the most important aspects.
Rose had come to the gerontology ward with a urinary tract infection. It didn't take long to fix, but then her psychiatric issues took over. I was a house officer, fresh on the wards. This was my very first job.
As a student I longed for the day I would have one of those little black boxes attached to my waist showing I had finally arrived – I was a fully fledged doctor.
Tight timelines to sign off STPs risks decisions being made without considering implications for patients… https://t.co/wveOUw99GB
20 Oct 2016 6:01 PM
My saddest – and most exhilarating – day as a doctor @TheSecretDr https://t.co/droBtMLbap pic.twitter.com/o8XndyvTcg
20 Oct 2016 4:03 PM
A new resource that provides practical support and guidance to help manage workload. Find out how practices are adapting to increased pressures.
Are you an EU national working in the UK? Find out how to gain more security in your immigration status in the UK.
As part of revalidation as a sessional GP, you will need to demonstrate that you have participated in an annual appraisal that covers your full scope of work. Get tips and advice on what you need to do.
New updated guidance on charging for safeguarding reports and attending case conferences for vulnerable children and adults.
Introduction to our guide to help you to prepare for the revalidation process, including how revalidation works, costs and the seven principles of revalidation.
Doctors can incur costs during training and employment, that you may be able to claim back - get an overview of the basics regarding your tax.
This guidance aims to explain what should be provided in primary care, signposts further sources of guidance, and highlights some of the underpinning ethical and legal considerations.
BMA members - get your contract checked by employment law experts and receive it back within 5 working days using our freepost address.
The Workforce Minimum Data Set (WMDS) is a national twice-yearly collection of data on current workforce figures. Practices in England are legally required to provide this information. Find out more.
Get an inside look at the medical specialties and career choices available to you.
An initiative that seeks to give opportunities to anyone who has the ability and desire, whatever their background, to enter into a medical career.
A comprehensive guide on how to become a doctor - from life as a doctor to the ins and outs of applying to medical school.
To continue your training after medical school you must apply for the foundation programme. The application period is only open for two weeks a year - use our guide to get key dates and information plus tips for your application.
We've pulled together some practical tips and real life advice to get you through your first year of medical school.
Flexible working is becoming more commonplace - read our step by step guide and see if LTFT is right for you.
Available in England and Scotland, the fund enables SAS doctors to develop their skills. Find out how to apply and the benefits to your career.
We know how challenging it is starting a new post, whatever stage of your training you're at. Get advice, support and information to help you through your first years of training.
A comprehensive, feasible, and transparent approach to returning to clinical practice after absence.
Read accounts from doctors who have experienced discrimination at their place of work or study.
Do you feel burned out, worried you may be drinking too much? Take our online surveys to check yourself out.
Find out what discrimination is and how to tackle it with our advice for employees and employers.
It can be hard to know how to deal with bullying as an employee or what steps you can take as employer to stamp it out. Read our guidance on addressing bullying and harassment at work.
How you feel about your workplace matters. Learn more about behaviours which contribute to a collaborative and supportive working environment.
Find out about a new, confidential, not for profit, psychotherapeutic consultation service for all doctors.
Find out about the confidential counselling and peer support we offer.
Listen to how one doctor coped with feelings of being overwhelmed with the help of the BMA counselling service.
An introduction to working in the UK for IMG doctors from help with finding a post, access to training and help with your contract. Find out more.
We regularly deliver written and oral evidence to a number of committees at the Northern Ireland Assembly, along with briefing papers to policy stakeholders.
Read our briefing paper on STPs (sustainability and transformation plans) and find out how they affect you at a local level. We've also developed a set of key questions to ask your STP lead.
We have written to the Chair of the Health Select Committee requesting assurances about the sustainability of the NHS. Read the letter.
Leadership is one of the key skills needed for a career in any branch of practice. BMA Northern Ireland is sponsoring a leadership award for medical students as part of the Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards. Apply or nominate now.
We have written to the Government in response to their announcement to increase the number of medical school places for 2018/19.
Take part in our national GP survey to inform our negotiations with government.
On 5 October the first group of our junior doctor colleagues will be moved on to the new contract. While industrial action is suspended, there is still action to be taken locally. Find out more.
Our urgent prescription for general practice in Wales shines a light on its increasing and unprecedented pressures, and provides solutions to address these challenges.
We campaign for measures to reduce the levels of obesity, including action targeted at improving children's diets, and increasing active travel and physical activity levels. See more on what we are doing.
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