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27 October 2016
Of the £2.1bn earmarked by health secretary Jeremy Hunt for the ‘sustainability and transformation fund’ this year, just £300m is left to transform health services.
MEPs have voted to impose an EU-wide limit on the amount of industrial trans-fats in food.
26 October 2016
Doctors say the ‘climate of fear’ in the NHS must end after yet another survey found evidence of bullying and harassment in the workplace.
If you ask a room of junior doctors “who regularly needs to come in early or stay late just to provide safe care for their patients?” every hand will almost certainly be raised.
A prison guard was chained to my patient. Standing behind the head of the bed, straight backed and feet spread apart with the long metal chain falling between him and my patient’s wrist.
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.
Not the first visitor to overstay his welcome, but the first to be chained to be patient - @TheSecretDr … https://t.co/ev7zrm981J
27 Oct 2016 5:07 PM
New campaign to attract doctors to Wales is welcome, but 'not a standalone solution' https://t.co/0rrLefKhfR pic.twitter.com/WlykUk1OfH
27 Oct 2016 4:08 PM
A new resource that provides practical support and guidance to help manage workload. Find out how practices are adapting to increased pressures.
During October 2016, the first group of junior doctors in England started work under the new 2016 terms and conditions. To ensure you are fully supported, we have produced detailed guidance on the new contract.
The new 2016 contract includes restrictions on the way junior doctors can do locum work in their spare time. Read the latest guidance.
Contract information and supporting guidance for public health consultants.
Contract advice for overseas trained doctors on what should be included in a contract and when to sign.
Understand your legal, contractual and professional responsibilities when declaring criminal convictions and staying up to date with criminal record checks.
Contract information and supporting guidance for medical academics employed by universities and other higher education institutions in the UK.
A free, comprehensive, independent service advice on a range of employment-related issues excusively for BMA members. Find out more.
Contract information and supporting guidance for consultant doctors.
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.
Interested in pursuing your academic studies? Find out more about your options for combining training with academic study in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Being a medical student is challenging at the best of times, especially for those who may face additional hurdles.
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.
Read accounts from doctors who have experienced discrimination at their place of work or study.
Check out our range of learning opportunities to grow your career and build your confidence in the workplace.
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 what discrimination is and how to tackle it with our advice for employees and employers.
Do you feel burned out, worried you may be drinking too much? Take our online surveys to check yourself out.
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.
The BMA Information Fund provides health information and educational materials to health-focused organisations in developing countries. Applications are now open.
Take part in our national GP survey to inform our negotiations with government.
Read our review on how medical professionals can best support individuals affected by prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal.
The BMA believes the minimum price for alcohol should be no less than 50p per unit. Read more about our policy and work on minimum unit pricing of alcohol.
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.
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