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Latest news

  • Junior doctors induction, Jeeves Wijesuriya talking to doctors, Kings college hospital

    Greater consistency in training procedures welcome

    23 February 2018

    Plans to improve how doctors in training are assessed, appraised and receive feedback are a 'welcome development'.

  • 'Callous' employer threatened wedding

    21 February 2018

    A junior doctor who had to spend months attempting to have her wedding and honeymoon leave approved has spoken of the ‘callous’ way in which trusts make rota arrangements.

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St Marys/Hammersmith Hospitals 21-12-16

    BMA awaits verdict on juniors' breaks

    19 February 2018

    The BMA is supporting a test case for a junior doctor, who acts as a representative for 20 others, which will confirm whether the trust which employed them in their first years as doctors in training breached their contracts of employment when monitoring their ability to take breaks required throughout the working day.

Latest blogs

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.

  • The Brexit effect on EU nationals

    Are you an EU national working in the UK? Find out how to gain more security in your immigration status in the UK.

  • GP surgery, Derry, Northern Ireland
18 October 2016

    GP access: meeting the reasonable needs of patients

    Read our guidance on GP access to clarify the contractural obligations for meeting the reasonable needs of patients and what you can do if you are challenged by your CCG.

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    Employer advisory service

    A free, comprehensive, independent service advice on a range of employment-related issues excusively for BMA members. Find out more.

  • GP reception desk

    Changes to your GP partnership

    Legal guidance on the GP partnership agreement, including formalising your working relationship and when to update your agreement.

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    Consultant contracts

    Contract information and supporting guidance for consultant doctors.

  • Physiotherapy guidance and cost calculator

    This new guidance aims to provide GP practices, practice groups and commissioners with information and advice on employing a physiotherapist and the potential of their role within general practice.

  • smart devices

    Dealing with unfair comments on websites

    This guidance sets out how health service providers can take steps to have defamatory material removed from websites, including NHS Choices.

  • Working for online GP providers

    If you already work for an online service provider or are considering it, you need to know how it will affect your medical indemnity, revalidation and other key points. Read more.

  • Male GP thinking 16x9

    GP Retention Scheme: step-by-step guide

    The retained doctor scheme is a new package of support resources aimed at GPs who may be considering leaving the profession, to remain in clinical practice by providing between 1 - 4 sessions per week.

  • Doctors working in conflicts and emergencies toolkit

    This toolkit aims to prepare humanitarian health professionals for the problems they might face while working in conflicts and emergencies.

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    GP partner contracts

    Contract information and supporting guidance on General Medical Services (GMS) and Personal Medical Services (PMS) contracts and Enhanced 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.

  • Assertiveness in the workplace

    Assertiveness

    This 1 hour free webinar is designed to help you to think about how you negotiate in clinical situations and highlight new approaches that you can use and embed into your work setting.

  • Queens Uni Belfast medical students 04-11-16

    Sci59 medical specialty psychometric test

    Looking for a quiz to help you choose a medical specialty? Use the Sci59 psychometric test, free to BMA members, to find the right medical career for you.

  • Wales awards ceremony for the clinical teacher awards 2016 winners

    Clinical teacher of the year awards

    Nominations are open for 2017. BMA Cymru Wales, with BMJ Learning, established the Clinical Teacher of the Year award to celebrate the excellent teaching standards in Wales.

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    Learning and development

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

  • Applying to the foundation programme

    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.

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    Flexible training (LTFT)

    Flexible working and less than full time training (LTFT) is becoming more commonplace - read our step by step guide and see if LTFT is right for you.

  • Young female junior scrubs hospital5 (1) 16x9

    Applying for training

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

  • 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

    Changeover and new doctors - top tips

    We know how challenging it is starting a new post, whatever stage of your training you're at. Get advice, support and information to guide you through your next transition.

  • Researcher in lab

    Academic Clinical Fellowships

    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.

  • Queens Uni Belfast medical students 04-11-16

    Sci59 medical specialty psychometric test

    Looking for a quiz to help you choose a medical specialty? Use the Sci59 psychometric test, free to BMA members, to find the right medical career for you.

  • 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

    Changeover and new doctors - top tips

    We know how challenging it is starting a new post, whatever stage of your training you're at. Get advice, support and information to guide you through your next transition.

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.

  • Mother on maternity with her baby boy sleeping in her arms.

    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.

  • Your wellbeing

    BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

    Problems can take hold of us at anytime. Our confidential BMA Counselling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Talk to someone in confidence.

  • Small business accountancy

    Your finances and protection

    Let us support you in your professional and personal life with our range of services dedicated to helping make your life easier.

  • Diverse doctors

    Refugee doctors

    The BMA Refugee Doctor Initiative is a special package of free benefits available to refugee and asylum seeking doctors seeking to establish their careers in the UK. Find out more.

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    Reasonable adjustments

    Reasonable adjustments are adaptations to assist students and doctors with disabilities. Find out more.

  • Junior doctors conference 2016 14 May

    Careers help for overseas doctors

    Check out our range of learning opportunities to grow your career and build your confidence in the workplace.

  • Life and work in the UK

    A new start in a new country can be a challenge. Whether you are working as a trainee or a doctor, we have guidance to support the transition to living and working in the UK.

  • Your wellbeing

    BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

    Problems can take hold of us at anytime. Our confidential BMA Counselling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Talk to someone in confidence.

  • 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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    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.

  • 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.

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.

  • Organ donation box

    Organ donation

    Find out more about the BMA's 18 year campaign for a 'soft' opt-out system for organ donation in the UK.

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    Latest news from GPC UK

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

  • healthcare

    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.

  • Richard Vautrey, GPC chair 2017

    General Practitioners Committee (GPC)

    Details of the GPC including its members, priorities and contract negotiation updates.

  • a busy hospital

    Working time regulations

    With twelve other health organisations, the BMA has urged Prime Minister Theresa May not to remove Working Time Regulations from UK law.

  • healthcare

    State of medical recruitment

    With the NHS at breaking point, fewer people are choosing medicine as a career. Read our briefing on medical recruitment.

  • BMA cohort doctor study

    The completed 10-year BMA cohort study provides insights into career choice and working environments in terms of workplace morale and work related stress. Read our findings.

  • healthcare

    NHS pressures – future trends

    BMA analysis reveals key NHS performance indicators are projected to deteriorate over the next three years.

  • Doctors wellbeing, mental health

    Funding mental health services in England

    Read our briefing which explores how well mental health services are funded in England and what this means for front line care.

  • Medical Students Training

    Medical Student Leadership Award

    BMA Northern Ireland is sponsoring a leadership award for medical students as part of the Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards. Apply or nominate now.

  • Budget 2017

    The 2017 autumn Budget was a missed opportunity to provide vital support for the NHS. Read the BMA's response.

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    1037

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    1,898

  • Member contracts checked:

    52

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