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    Learning and development

    From face-to-face masterclasses, to webinars and e-learning modules - we provide a variety of options to help with your professional development.

  • Studying medicine

    From applying to medical school to support through your university years, get everything you need to know about studying medicine.

  • Specialty explorer

    There are 65 medical specialties in the UK. We'll help you narrow that down to find the one that suits you best.

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    Applying for training

    Take the steps from medical school into postgraduate training with confidence - know your career options and get all the support you need for your training years.

Collective voice

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    European brief

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, Portuguese opposition to Welsh minimum unit pricing plans and civil society organisations leaving the EU platform for diet, physical activity and health.

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    Junior doctor contract negotiations

    Are you up to date on the latest developments on the new junior doctor contract? Find out what's new and get the support you need.

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    Understanding the Consultant contract

    Consultants - we can help you get the best out of your contract. Find key information to support you, and ensure you get a fair deal from your employer.

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    PCSE (Primary Care Support England) service failures

    GPC are aware of the ongoing issues with the service delivery from Primary Care Support England (PCSE). Read the latest development.

  • Issue 12 The Doctor

    Latest news from GPC UK

    The latest news, guidance and current issues for general practice from the general practitioners committee (GPC).

  • Northern Ireland Assembly 03

    Northern Ireland consultation responses and briefing papers

    Our latest responses to consultations on proposals for changes in law effecting the healthcare systems and medical profession in Northern Ireland.

  • Caring, supportive, collaborative: a future vision for the NHS

    'Caring, supportive, collaborative: a future vision for the NHS' is a project which aims to be an honest conversation with our profession about the sort of NHS doctors want to work in. Find out more.

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    Pressure points in the NHS

    With annual increases in demand for care, the NHS in England is under a growing amount of pressure and is struggling to meet targets. The BMA is undertaking regular analysis to provide an overview of how the health service is coping.

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    Enhancing junior doctors' working lives

    HEE have published the third annual Enhancing Junior Doctors' Working Lives progress report. What does this progress mean for trainees?

  • Alcohol

    Our work on this issue has most recently focused on price, availability, marketing, public education and better funding for how alcohol is managed. Read about what we are doing.

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    UK junior doctors conference

    Find out more about what happened at this years' junior doctor conference.

  • Beds in the NHS

    NHS trusts are being forced to open thousands of extra beds to cope with year-round pressures. The government must ensure the 'core bed stock' grows by at least 3,000 beds to reach a level that can cope with year-round demand,

BMA member support last month

  • Number of calls our support service received

    5174

  • Number of contracts our employment advisers checked

    219

  • Number of cases our employment advisers resolved

    3824

Latest news and features

  • Issue 12 The Doctor

    The Doctor (August, issue 12)

    09 August 2019

    Primary care networks and their early adopters, anti-vaxxers and the damage they do, the pensions paradox of paying to work and lowering the disproportionate referral rates of BAME doctors to the GMC

  • Issue 12 The Doctor

    Primary goals

    09 August 2019

    For GPs facing a spiralling workload, it is hoped primary care networks in England will help tackle long-standing, systemic problems. Peter Blackburn meets early adopters of the principles behind them

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    BMA lays out its vision for secondary care

    09 August 2019

    The leader of Scotland’s consultants has called for urgent action to put the nation’s hospitals on a sustainable future.

Latest blogs

  • A life-changing opportunity for junior doctors

    A life-changing opportunity for junior doctors

    Joining our committees gives you exciting opportunities to represent, lead and effect change in your working environment.

  • OK doctors, which part of the body looks most like a seagull?

    OK doctors, which part of the body looks most like a seagull?

    It’s funny, the things you remember from medical school. Were The Doctor not a family-friendly magazine I would mention the useful mnemonic which helped me learn the cranial nerves, or the equally colourful one for the carpal bones.

  • A bad rep

    A bad rep

    One of the few advantages of no longer being on the medical register is the comforting knowledge that despite the gravity of one’s misbehaviour, either currently or in the past, one can no longer be struck off.

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