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We are the trade union and professional association for doctors and medical students across the UK.

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Employment advice and support

  • Pay

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

  • Pensions

    Comprehensive guidance and tools to help you with all aspects of the NHS pension scheme.

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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

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    European brief

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, labelling of alcoholic beverages and strengthening the engagement between the EMA and GPs. Read more.

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    Junior doctor contract negotiations

    Are you up to date on the latest developments on the new junior doctor contract? Find out what's new and get the support you need.

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    Understanding the Consultant contract

    Consultants - we can help you get the best out of your contract. Find key information to support you, and ensure you get a fair deal from your employer.

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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).

  • Alcohol

    Our work on this issue has most recently focused on price, availability, marketing, public education and better funding for how alcohol is managed. Read about what we are doing.

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    UK junior doctors conference

    Find out more about what happened at this years' junior doctor conference.

  • Enhancing junior doctors' working lives

    HEE have published the third annual Enhancing Junior Doctors' Working Lives progress report. What does this progress mean for trainees?

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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.

  • Beds in the NHS

    NHS trusts are being forced to open thousands of extra beds to cope with year-round pressures. The government must ensure the 'core bed stock' grows by at least 3,000 beds to reach a level that can cope with year-round demand,

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    ARM week

    Visit these pages during ARM 2019 for a snapshot of what will be taking place throughout the week.

  • Winter pressures – beds

    NHS pressures – prediction

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

  • 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.

BMA member support last month

  • Number of calls our support service received

    5174

  • Number of contracts our employment advisers checked

    219

  • Number of cases our employment advisers resolved

    3824

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