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Brian Davidson and his team (left: Emma Lawrence, right: Amir Gander).

    Human tissue revival

    17 February 2017

    The Alder Hey scandal and regulatory red tape have deterred doctors from studying body parts for too long. Keith Cooper meets a surgeon with a mission to restore confidence in human tissue research

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    NHS staff demoralised by EU uncertainty

    15 February 2017

    Ongoing uncertainty over the UK’s exit from the EU creates ‘serious instability’ for the NHS and its staff, BMA council chair Mark Porter has warned.

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    Data-sharing bill threatens patient confidentiality

    14 February 2017

    Patients’ confidence in the ability of doctors and the NHS to protect confidential information will be seriously damaged by a new data-sharing bill being pushed through Parliament, the BMA and the GMC have warned.

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    For SAS doctors, developing a portfolio of evidence to your work is incredibly valuable. See more on the benefits and where to start.

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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.

  • Research funding

    The BMA foundation for medical research award funds to encourage and further medical research. Find out more about the foundation.

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    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

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    Learning and development

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    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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    Applying for research funding

    Applications for the 2017 grants opened on 05 December 2016 and will close on 3 March 2017. Find out how to apply and read the assessment criteria.

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    Widening participation into medicine

    Widening participation is an initiative that seeks to give opportunities to anyone who has the ability and desire, whatever their background, to enter into a medical career. Find out more about our work.

Work-life support

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    Independent financial advice

    Whether you're seeking guidance on what the result of the EU referendum will mean for your finances, or on your savings and investments our financial experts Chase de Vere can help.

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    Check yourself out

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    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.

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    International money transfers

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    Personal and commercial insurance

    Lloyd & Whyte offer both personal and commercial insurance packages to support you throughout your personal and working life as a doctor.

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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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    Legal advice and services

    You may be a GP partner concerned about protecting your working relationships or you or a family member might be in need of a Will. Whatever legal advice you may need, BMA Law can help.

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    Respect at work

    If you are feeling bullied or harassed, get in touch for advice about how to take the first step to getting back the respect you deserve at work.

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    Ministers vision 2026

    In October 2016 two reports were published by the Department of Health (NI), outlining recommendations and proposals to reconfigure health and social care in the country, along with reform proposals from Health Minister Michelle O'Neill. Read more.

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    Sustainability and transformation plans (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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    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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    Reduction in QOF requirements

    GPC chair Chaand Nagpaul has written to NHS England following the recent announcement between BMA Wales and the Welsh Government to relax the Quality and Outcomes Framework in Wales.

  • Junior doctors conference 2016 14 May

    Junior doctor clinics

    Attend one of a series of events across England in January and February 2017 to hear from leaders of the JDC and voice your experiences and views as you move to the new contract.

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    European brief - January 2017

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, mHealth and protecting minors from the marketing of unhealthy food and drink.

  • Alcohol

    BMA briefing: Tackling alcohol harm

    This briefing outlines the BMA's key concerns and recommendations for reducing the significant impact that alcohol has on health and the NHS.

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    2017 poster competition

    Have you been involved in voluntary work in the last two years? The BMA is offering two cash prizes of £850 for the winning entries of this year's poster competition. All accepted posters will be displayed at the ARM exhibition in June.

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    Effective use of NHS funding: Overview

    It is important that the most effective use of existing NHS funding is achieved through innovative changes to service delivery and planning, rather than making cuts.

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    Consultant contract negotiations

    Read the latest update on the consultant contract and share your thoughts.

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    General practice undated resignations

    NIGPC has taken the difficult decision to ask GPs to submit undated resignations.

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    GP coverage and the NHS crisis

    Responding to the news, BMA GP committee chair challenged the assertion that GPs are not already providing seven-day care.

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    Locality hub model

    Locality hubs offer a GP-led model that could be commissioned to help manage demand and support GPs to practice safely. Read ideas for safe working in general practice.

  • Problems outsourcing NHS services

    Another example of how failures from service providers commissioned by NHS England are causing havoc on the ground for practices.

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    Capita service failure

    GPC are aware of the issues being reported with the service delivery from Primary Care Support England (PCSE). Read the correspondence with NHS England and the performance feedback from LMCs.

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