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    Quality first

    A new resource that provides practical support and guidance to help manage workload. Find out how practices are adapting to increased pressures.

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    Contract information and supporting guidance to help you at each stage of your new job - for junior doctors, GP specialty registrars, GP trainees.

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    Understand your legal, contractual and professional responsibilities when declaring criminal convictions and staying up to date with criminal record checks.

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

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

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    Latest immigration updates

    We update our guidance regularly to help keep you up to speed with the latest changes. See whether new immigration rules will affect your work or training.

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    Answers to your common questions about joining other locum GPs to form a chambers, a model used as an alternative way of organising locum work.

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    BMA members - get your contract checked by employment law experts and receive it back within 5 working days using our freepost address.

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    For England, Scotland and Wales. How many public holidays are you entitled to? How does it work in practice? What if you're part time? Find out the facts.

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    A comprehensive, feasible, and transparent approach to returning to clinical practice after absence.

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    Your first year

    We've pulled together some practical tips and real life advice to get you through your first year of medical school.

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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.

  • Top tips for new doctors

    We know how challenging it is starting a new post, whatever stage of your training you're at. Get advice, support and information to help you through your first years of training.

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

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    CESR guidance

    All the information you need to successfully complete your CESR application as a SAS doctor.

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    Common challenges while studying

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

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    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.

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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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    Retained doctor 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.

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    Latest news from GPC UK

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

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    Junior doctor contract negotiations

    In response to the junior doctors' contract referendum result, we've launched a survey to get your views. Find out how to have your say.

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