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  • Consultants conference 2017, Keith Brent

    Government's funding claim 'does not ring true'

    01 March 2017

    Politicians must be honest about the dwindling funding being given to the NHS – and shoulder responsibility for the consequences including emergency department closures, the social care crisis and cancelled elective operations.

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    No space for doctors to innovate

    28 February 2017

    The leader of Scotland’s doctors has warned that doctors do not have enough time in the working day to innovate and lead on improving care as much as they would like.

  • Organ transplant

    Support for opt-out donor rules

    28 February 2017

    Two thirds of people in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland would support revolutionising the organ donation system in a move that could save lives and dramatically reduce the national shortage of organs.

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Employment advice and support

  • FY2 George Allan in the emergency department of the North Manchester General Hospital. Full consent
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    Check your rota design

    The new 2016 junior doctor contract includes new safe working hours and rest requirements, meaning that many rotas will need to be re-designed. Read our guide, learn the rules and check your rota.

  • FY2 Adele Flowerdew in the emergency department of North Manchester General Hospital. Full consent. manc190915

    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.

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    Funding and support for general practice

    Recent investment into general practice has created a number of funding streams for GPs. Use our guide to identify which is right for you.

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    Junior doctor contract 2016

    Here you can access the key guidance to help you understand the new 2016 contract regulations.

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    General practice funding

    Guidance on the contractual conditions affecting general practice finances and funding.

  • Signing legal contract

    GP partner contracts

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

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    Contracts for overseas trained doctors

    Contract advice for overseas trained doctors on what should be included in a contract and when to sign.

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    Public health doctor contracts

    Contract information and supporting guidance for public health consultants.

  • Medical academic contracts

    Contract information and supporting guidance for medical academics employed by universities and other higher education institutions in the UK.

Career advice and support

  • School children trying on stethoscopes

    Widening participation into medicine

    Read about this initiative that seeks to give opportunities to anyone who has the ability and desire, whatever their background, to enter into a medical career.

  • Male junior doctor using mobile phone

    How to become a doctor

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

  • Queens Uni Belfast medical students 04-11-16

    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.

  • Diverse doctors

    Insiders guide to medical specialties

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

  • Craigavon hospital
17 October 2016
Secondary care

    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.

  • Toronto, Canada

    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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    Learning and development

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

  • 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.

Work-life support

  • Doctors wellbeing, mental health

    Doctor support service

    Doctors facing GMC fitness to practise investigations or license withdrawal have access to this confidential support service from the BMA.

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    Dealing with discrimination

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

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    Homophobic discrimination

    Read accounts from doctors who have experienced discrimination at their place of work or study.

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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.

  • BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

    Find out about the confidential counselling and peer support we offer.

  • Bullying and harassment

    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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    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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    Check yourself out

    Do you feel burned out, worried you may be drinking too much? Take our online surveys to check yourself out.

  • 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.

Collective voice

  • GP computer screen

    Sessional GP survey

    Are you a sessional GP? Take our survey and help us to better represent you. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and is open to all sessional GPs.

  • northern ireland health minister

    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.

  • Problems outsourcing NHS services

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

  • organ donor

    Organ donation

    The BMA has long advocated a 'soft' opt-out system with safeguards for organ donation, as we believe this is the best option to reduce the shortage of organs. Read more on our position.

  • Junior doctors in the council chamber jdc260915

    UK junior doctors conference

    This year's conference will be held on 12-13 May at BMA House in London. Find out more about the event and see highlights from the 2016 conference.

  • Survey of doctors from the EU 2017 infographic

    EU doctors survey

    More than four in 10 doctors at work in the UK are considering leaving following the EU referendum result, according to a new BMA survey. Read more about the survey and the issues.

  • Patients in GP waiting room
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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.

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    Urgent prescription for general practice in Wales

    Our urgent prescription for general practice in Wales shines a light on its increasing and unprecedented pressures, and provides solutions to address these challenges.

  • Staff nurse with patient in hospital bed 20681

    State of the health system - Beds in the NHS

    Pressures on NHS hospital beds are well documented. Data on how beds are used within the NHS can provide insight into the healthcare system. This paper presents NHS bed data from across the UK in one place.

  • Our response to Theresa May about the NHS crisis


    The BMA writes to Prime Minister Theresa May, requesting an urgent meeting with doctors to hear the reality of delivering care in 2017.

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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.

  • EU referendum
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    BMA Europe priorities

    We are committed to improving the health of people in the UK and across Europe. Find out more about our key priorities and work in the EU.

  • healthcare

    Effective use of NHS funding

    Find out the facts about NHS funding, read about successful initiatives that have sought to use money in the most effective way and learn how to successfully influence for change.

  • Footprint

    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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    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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