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Get all the information you need for this year's Annual Representatives Meeting (ARM) taking place in Bournemouth from 25 to 29 June 2017.

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  • Employment advice

    Experience the benefits a BMA membership offers with specialist advice on issues such as contracts, pay and discrimination.

  • Career development

    Get the support you need to progress in your career from an organisation that understands your unique needs and the daily challenges you face.

  • Work-life support

    Gain access to resources, advice and support to help you get peace of mind and rest assured that help is at hand whenever you need it.

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  • General election: make the NHS central

    General election: make the NHS central

    After years of under-investment, our NHS is at breaking point and it is crucial that the health service has the unrelenting focus of prospective parliamentary candidates.

  • (Un)welcome to your new job

    (Un)welcome to your new job

    I turned up for my first day of a new job at 6.50am, I wanted to leave lots of time for getting lost and parking.

  • ‘I have selfishly reproduced’

    ‘I have selfishly reproduced’

    Standing up in front of her colleagues in the lofty auditorium at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Zoe Norris had a confession to make: she was, she said, responsible for the crisis in general practice.

Employment advice and support

  • Medical Students Conference 2017 Workshop

    Supporting you at work

    Trust our in-depth knowledge to help you with your employment related issues. Visit our Employment advice and support section.

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    Preparing for a CQC inspection

    This is a practical, step-by-step guide for GP practices that are preparing for their inspection by the CQC. Find out how to prepare.

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    Locum GP handbook

    The BMA Locum GP handbook is a guide for Locum GPs and for practices engaging the services of a locum GP. Essential reading and exclusive to BMA members, this handbook covers all aspects of work and business practice.

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    Taking and using visual and audio recordings of patients

    Use our guide to find out how to deal with video and audio recordings of patients, including storing, using and disposing of them.

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    Transition pay and FAQs

    Find out what level of pay protection you may be entitled to by using our interactive transitional pay protection tool.

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    Check your rota

    Read our guide to checking your rota, learn the rules and use our online tool to check your rota now.

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    Who is my responsible officer?

    All you need to know about ROs - the individuals within designated bodies who have overall responsibility for helping you with revalidation.

  • Doctors wellbeing, mental health

    Vulnerable adults and confidentiality

    The legal and ethical position where adults who are subject to abuse may not want confidential information disclosed.

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    Job plan checklist

    The job plan outlines a doctor's commitments to the NHS or university. Make sure you include the items listed here when completing one.

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    Conflicts of interest

    Read our guidance on how to identify and properly manage relevant conflicts of interest.

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    IR35 (intermediaries legislation)

    Read our advice on the change in IR35 legislation as of 6 April 2017 for locum doctors.

  • Small claims court

    Read our guidance for GP practices on how to bring a claim to the small claims court for issues such as work done or commissioned services.

Career advice and support

  • Junior doctors at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital, 16x9,  A small step in the right direction, Read about the new common room for junior doctors at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital

    Supporting your career

    Whatever your career stage, we can help you along with the BMJ and the BMA Library. Visit our Career advice and support section.

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    Consultants in public health

    Ensure that your employer recognises your value and understands the principles of your role.

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    CESR guidance

    All the information you need to successfully complete your CESR application as a SAS doctor.

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    Flexible training

    Flexible working is becoming more commonplace - read our step by step guide and see if LTFT is right for you.

  • Local and national negotiations

    Communication skills

    Good communication skills are an essential component of the doctor-patient relationship. Find out about courses, events and resources available to help you in this area.

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    Learning and development

    From CPD approved workshops to workplace training and careers coaching - we're here to help you keep learning.

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    Sci59 online psychometric test

    BMA members have free access to Sci59, the online psychometric test designed to provide a list of medical career choices that are impartial and based on your personal characteristics.

  • Studying medicine

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

  • Diverse doctors

    Insiders guide to medical specialties

    Get an inside look at the medical specialties and career choices available to you.

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    How to become a doctor

    A comprehensive guide on how to become a doctor - from the ins and outs of applying to medical school to experiencing life as a doctor.

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    SAS doctor development

    The personal development needs of doctors are a vital part of sustaining good quality services. Ensuring that SAS doctors receive effective development will benefit patient safety and employers, as well as the individual doctor.

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    Working abroad

    Whether you're staying close by or thinking about further afield, this guidance will help you get started on the steps you need to take to work abroad.

Work-life support

  • Doctors wellbeing, mental health

    Supporting your work-life balance

    Get help with balancing the stresses of work and demands on your life. Visit our Work-life support section.

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    Promoting a positive working environment

    How you feel about your workplace matters. Learn more about behaviours which contribute to a collaborative and supportive working environment.

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    International money transfers

    Whether you're emigrating for a new job, sending money to family or fulfilling your dream of buying a home abroad, moneycorp can advise you on how to make your money go further.

  • Doctors wellbeing, mental health

    Doctor support service

    Confidential, free emotional support for doctors facing GMC fitness to practise investigations or license withdrawal. When you need someone to talk to, we are here to help. Find out more.

  • Mobile and devices

    Staying safe online

    In light of the "WannaCry" ransomware cyber attack, here are some tips for members on how to be safe online.

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    BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

    Mental health support for doctors. Find out more about the confidential counselling and peer support we offer.

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    Your wellbeing

    Problems can take hold of us at anytime, and can often feel difficult to manage on our own. We have a range of services to support and advise you through difficult times and coping with stress.

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    What is discrimination?

    Find out what discrimination is and how to tackle it with our advice for employees and employers.

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    Expert tax advice

    As a busy doctor, keeping ahead of the latest tax developments and dealing with tax matters can be time-consuming and challenging. Our tax experts Ernst and Young can help.

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    Working parents

    Whether you're thinking of having a baby, already expecting or going back to work as a parent, read our advice on contracts, leave options and pay.

  • EU referendum
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    What Brexit means for you

    In the wake of the EU referendum result, we reaffirm our commitment to our European partners. Find out what we are doing to support our colleagues in the rest of Europe.

  • Medical student finance

    Browse top tips and use our handy guides to find your way through the world of student finance. We'll point you in the direction of help and support that is available, wherever you are in the UK.

Collective voice

  • Scottish junior doctors committee meeting 2016, SJDC

    Our collective voice

    We represent doctors individually and collectively. We lobby governments for improvements to healthcare. Visit Our collective voice section.

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    UK junior doctors conference

    This year's conference was held on 12-13 May at BMA House in London. Find out more about the event and see the highlights.

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    Committee elections 2017

    View the results of the 2016-17 election of seats for representatives on a variety of BMA committees.

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    Our 5 asks of politicians

    'A vote for health' is the BMA's manifesto for the General Election 2017. Use our online tool to contact your local candidates on the key issues facing the NHS.

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    Political party manifestos

    We have scrutinised the main political party general election manifestos to highlight the pledges which affect the medical profession. Find out more.

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    General Practitioners Committee UK (GPC UK)

    Details of the BMA General Practitioners Committee, including its members, priorities and contract negotiation updates.

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    Humanitarian Fund - deadline extended to Friday 26 May

    Applications for the Humanitarian Fund 2017 are now invited. Apply for funding now.

  • GPC chair speech at LMC conference

    Read the GPC chairs speech from the LMC conference 2017, held in Edinburgh.

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    Latest news from GPC UK

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

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    Models for preventing and addressing failure

    Learn about health regulators' powers, how, why and when they are utilised, and the ways in which they may impact on doctors.

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    Analgesic use

    Doctors have expressed concern over the increasing use of analgesics for the management of chronic pain and the lack of access to adequate pain relief at the end of life.

  • Consultant contract negotiations

    Read our brief FAQs on the latest update on the consultant contract negotiations as of 12 May 2017.

Membership benefit stats for 2016

  • Average weekly website visitors:

    70,000

  • BMA library e-books viewed:

    123,000

  • Number of contracts checked:

    4,000

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