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Welcome to the BMA

We are the trade union and professional association for doctors and medical students across the UK. We support doctors throughout their training and careers.

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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.

  • Contract checking

    Contracts

    Model contracts, terms and conditions, FAQs and guides to help you understand your contract.

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Career advice and support

  • GPs talking at desk 2014 16x9

    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.

  • Young female junior scrubs hospital5 (1) 16x9

    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

  • 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.

  • EU referendum
European Community

    European brief - April 2019

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, elections to the European Parliament, EU regulations to limit trans fatty acids in foods, digital healthcare and the news that MEPs have approved plans to launch Horizon Europe in 2021.

  • Richard Vautrey, GPC chair 2017

    Latest news from GPC UK

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

  • General Brighton photos

    ARM week

    Visit these pages during ARM 2018 for a snapshot of what will be taking place throughout the week.

  • GP looking at patients foot

    BMA Poster competition 2018

    The BMA wants to showcase examples of collaboration between doctors, patients and patient groups. All accepted posters will be displayed at the ARM exhibition in June.

  • a busy hospital

    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.

  • GP surgery, Derry, Northern Ireland
18 October 2016

    Impact of cuts to public health budgets

    In this research briefing, we assess the impact that public health funding cuts are having on the delivery of services locally.

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    ARM 2019 social events

    Find out more about the social events taking place during ARM.

  • 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.

  • Sheffield children’s hospital 20 Oct 2016

    Junior doctor contract review 2018 - 2019

    The BMA are working with NHS Employers and the DHSC to review the 2016 junior doctor contract in England.

  • Dadaab Refugee Camp in Somalia

    Human rights

    We have always advocated the highest standards of human rights in healthcare, both for clinicians and patients.

  • Hand writing onto clipboard to go with CQC story

    GP contract agreement England 2019/20

    GPC England has concluded negotiations with NHS England, and we have reached an agreement on changes to the GP contract for 2019/20. Read the overview.

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

Latest news and features

  • 20190232 The Doctor - Issue 9 May 2019

    Precedent sept

    16 May 2019


    Seven women’s efforts to overcome the sexism they encountered while studying medicine did not end as they had hoped – but they did clear the way for others to fulfil their own ambitions. Jennifer Trueland reports on their long-awaited recognition

  • 20190232 The Doctor - Issue 9 May 2019

    Lions led by dongles

    16 May 2019

    Doctors are let down every day by poor IT in the health service. Outdated software and basic delays in accessing records make a mockery of modernisation plans. Tim Tonkin looks for ways out of the jumble

  • 20190232 The Doctor - Issue 9 May 2019

    Crumbling hopes

    16 May 2019

    The NHS is being challenged to ‘transform’ but budget raids and foolhardy PFI deals have left many hospitals and GP practices debt-ridden, shabby and barely able to provide safe care. Peter Blackburn reports

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