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Welcome to the BMA

We are the trade union and professional association for doctors and medical students across the UK. We support doctors throughout their training and careers.

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Employment advice and support

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    Pay scales, guidance and tax information whatever your branch of practice.

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    Model contracts, terms and conditions, FAQs and guides to help you understand your contract.

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Career advice and support

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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.

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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

  • 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.

  • LMC conference

    See highlights from the March 2019 UK LMC conference.

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    Junior doctor contract review 2018 - 2019

    The BMA are working with NHS Employers and the DHSC to review the 2016 junior doctor contract in England.

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    UK SASC conference

    The SASC conference takes place every May at BMA House, London.

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    Latest news from GPC UK

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

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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.

  • Sanitary product provision for inpatients

    There is a clear need for sanitary products to be free and readily available across all trusts and health boards in the UK.

  • UK consultants conference

    View highlights from the most recent UK consultants conference and see details of the motions passed.

  • NHS pension changes

    We continue to challenge unfairness in the public sector pensions schemes - opposing further increases in contributions and in the overall approach to reform.

  • EU referendum
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    European brief - February 2019

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, Welsh minimum unit pricing plans submitted to the European Commission and MEPs call for a solid post-Brexit agreement on cross-border health.

  • Footprint

    Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs)

    Get the latest on STPs (sustainability and transformation plans) and find out how they affect you at a local level. Look at our analysis on funding, read our FAQs on how to get more involved, and check the deficit map.

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    ARM 2019 social events

    Find out more about the social events taking place during ARM.

BMA member support last month

  • Number of calls our support service received

    6982

  • Number of contracts our employment advisers checked

    210

  • Number of cases our employment advisers resolved

    4368

Latest news and features

  • Loss of cervical screening contract 'only right'

    21 March 2019

    GPs have welcomed a decision to strip cervical screening administrative services from Capita after serious errors were made.

  • The consultation: medicine in focus

    19 March 2019

    Cardiff medical student Alexandra Adams has partial sight and hearing but this hasn’t hampered her passion for photography. Taking portraits of NHS staff, she captures their diversity, stories and emotions

  • Patients in GP waiting room6 16x9

    The explainer: PCNs

    18 March 2019

    Primary care networks are being set up to promote integrated care. What will it mean for GPs?

Latest blogs

  • A campaign for dignity

    A campaign for dignity

    What price dignity? Well since you ask, 71 pence.

  • Not a zebra in sight

    Not a zebra in sight

    There has been a lot of pressure on the health service to cut down admin costs during the past few years. Sadly, this has frequently meant sacking, or devaluing, hard-working medical secretaries and ward clerks.

  • The bomb I threw

    The bomb I threw

    "I started as usual by introducing myself and asking what they had been told. They knew their son had been found unconscious and rushed in by blue light."

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