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  • Overcrowding hospital 16x9

    Long waiting times down to lack of doctors

    20 April 2018

    'Disappointing' waiting times for Welsh patients are because of a lack of doctors, the chair of BMA Welsh council has said.

  • Doctors sharpen focus on knife crime

    20 April 2018

    Almost 10 years since co-founding Medics Against Violence, Christine Goodall still gets a buzz from school visits.

  • BMA to appeal break monitoring decision

    19 April 2018

    The BMA is to appeal a high court decision that Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has not breached the contracts of junior doctors through the incorrect application of monitoring and banding rules.

Latest blogs

  • The future of clinical excellence awards is now secure

    The future of clinical excellence awards is now secure

    Local Clinical Excellence Awards are a substantial part of consultants’ pay; and we’ve just secured an important deal with the Government to ensure this continues to be the case.

  • A farewell

    A farewell

    Some accident, some decision, some omission. Some absolute calamity of circumstance.

  • Child detention cannot be solved in isolation

    Child detention cannot be solved in isolation

    It’s very challenging working in prisons. There’s inherent tension in my work as an adolescent forensic psychiatrist – the dual role of caring for the young person while managing their risk to others. It’s the prison and nurs...

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.

  • 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.

  • East Lothian GP Amy Small

    GPFV - One year on

    April 2017 marks the end of the first year that the GPFV has been in place. Here we look at what was promised in the first year of the GPFV and what has been delivered so far.

  • Empty GP waiting room

    General Practice Forward View

    This guidance summarises some of the key potential opportunities for general practice from the Forward View, and provides a steer for LMCs and practices on maximising its potential to deliver change locally.

  • Zika virus mosquito

    Zika virus infection guidance

    Updated key advice summarised for primary care doctors treating patients travelling to or returning from countries affected by the Zika virus outbreak.

  • pharmaceuticals

    Gender incongruence in primary care

    This guidance aims to explain what should be provided in primary care, signposts further sources of guidance, and highlights some of the underpinning ethical and legal considerations.

  • 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.

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    Preparing for a CQC inspection

    This is a practical, step-by-step guide for GP practices that are preparing for their inspection by the CQC. Find out how to prepare.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • GP receptionist on the phone

    Controlling workload in general practice

    Read our helpful guidance featuring practical tips to help manage the increasing workloads in your practice.

Career advice and support

  • Queens university library

    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.

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

    Education and training tariff

    There are new changes to the study budget system in England. Read our guidance on what the changes mean and how they are likely to affect you.

  • Studying medicine

    From applying to medical school to support through your university years, get everything you need to know about studying medicine.

  • Male junior doctor on phone at computer-hospital 16x9

    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.

  • 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.

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    What to expect as an F1 doctor

    Making the step from medical school to being an F1 doctor is both daunting and exciting - get everything you need to know for your first year on the foundation programme.

  • GPs talking at desk 2014 16x9

    Learning and development

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

  • 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.

  • Assertiveness in the workplace

    Assertiveness

    This one- 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.

  • 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.

  • Medical CVs

    We're here to help you get your CV in top shape, no matter what stage you are in your career.

  • medical-students-lecture-theatre-hands-3 16x9

    Common challenges while studying

    Being a medical student is challenging at the best of times, especially for those who may face additional hurdles.

Work-life support

  • St Marys/Hammersmith Hospitals 21-12-16
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    Supporting your work-life balance

    Get help with balancing the stresses of work and demands on your life. Visit our Work-life support section.

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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.

  • Your wellbeing

    BMA counselling and Doctor Adviser 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Male junior doctor on phone at computer-hospital 16x9

    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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    How the NHS works

    Find out how the NHS works in the UK with information about the NHS in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Doctor writing notes 16x9

    Reasonable adjustments

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

  • Queens university hospital medical students practical exam

    Clinical excellence awards (CEA) agreement

    The BMA, Department of Health and NHS Employers have made an agreement on the future of the local Clinical Excellence Awards in England.

  • 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.

  • The medical role in solitary confinement

    Read our new ethical guidance for doctors on the use of solitary confinement within the youth justice system.

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    Primary Care Support England (PCSE) service failures

    GPC are aware of the ongoing issues with the service delivery from Primary Care Support England (PCSE). Read the latest development.

  • St Marys/Hammersmith Hospitals 21-12-16
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    The Bawa-Garba case and its wider implications

    Since the High Court ruling into the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, we know our members have concerns. Find the guidance and resources you need to feel supported.

  • Houses of Parliament Westminster

    BMA response to Sir Norman Williams Review

    Read our response to the rapid policy review into the issues pertaining to Gross Negligence Manslaughter (GNM), commissioned by Health and Social Care secretary Jeremy Hunt in the aftermath of the Dr Bawa-Garba ruling.

  • GP looking at patients foot

    BMA Poster competition 2018

    Enter this year's BMA poster competition. You are invited to submit abstracts highlighting collaboration with doctors and patients in the UK and internationally.

  • 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.

  • a busy hospital

    Promoting dignity at work

    Bullying and harassment are rife within the NHS according to latest research findings. Read more about the issues and our efforts to promote dignity at work.

  • Brexit manifesto cover 16x9

    Brexit manifesto

    Healthcare first - a Brexit blueprint for Europe, outlines our key asks in five key area. Read more.

  • SAS doctor survey 2017

    The SAS doctor survey was undertaken to give us evidence on the most important issues that face SAS doctors. Read the key findings of the 2017 survey.

BMA member support last month

  • Number of calls our support service received

    5497

  • Number of contracts our employment advisers checked

    238

  • Number of cases our employment advisers resolved

    4247

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