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    Point of no return

    18 April 2017

    A ‘fanciful’ plan to turn the NHS around was revealed last week. It promised to create the most integrated health service in the Western world and invest in urgent care, cancer treatment and general practice. Peter Blackburn reports on the dangers that lie beneath its ambitious pledges

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    Commitment to secure rights of EU workers

    13 April 2017

    The Welsh Government has reaffirmed its commitment to BMA Cymru Wales to do all it can to secure the rights of EU workers in the NHS.

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    Challenge to strike ballot threshold

    13 April 2017

    A committee of AMs has backed a law which would exempt parts of the UK Government's Trade Union Act in Wales.

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Employment advice and support

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    Conflicts of interest

    Read our guidance on how to identify and properly manage relevant conflicts of interest.

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    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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    IR35 (intermerdiaries legislation)

    Read our advice on the change in IR35 legislation as of 6 April 2017 for locum doctors.

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    BMA Immigration Advice Service

    The BMA has teamed up with legal service provider BMA Law, to provide our members with free basic immigration advice in connection with their employment or study in the UK. Contact our advisers on 0300 123 1233.

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    Gender pay gap reporting

    From 31 March 2017, many UK employers will have to publish gender pay gap information. Find out what this means for you and your employer.

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    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.

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    Junior doctor tax guidance

    Download our tailored tax guidance for junior doctors. Learn tax basics, and find out if you can claim tax relief on your training costs.

  • Legal

    Service charges for GP premises

    What are your rights as a tenant when a landlord seeks to recover costs associated with a let property by way of service charge payments?

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    Check your rota

    As a result of the new 2016 junior doctor contract, many rotas will need to be re-designed. Read our guide, learn the rules and use our online tool to check your rota now.

Career advice and support

  • Diverse doctors

    Insiders guide to medical specialties

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

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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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    How to become a doctor

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Clinical teacher of the year awards

    Nominations are open for 2017. BMA Cymru Wales, with BMJ Learning, established the Clinical Teacher of the Year award to celebrate the excellent teaching standards in Wales.

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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.

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    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.

  • Applying to the foundation programme

    To continue your training after medical school you must apply for the foundation programme. The application period is only open for two weeks a year - use our guide to get key dates and information plus tips for your application.

Work-life support

  • BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

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

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    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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    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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    What Brexit means for you

    In the wake of the EU referendum result, we reaffirm our commitment to our European partners. Find out what we are doing to support our colleagues in the rest of Europe.

  • Medical student finance

    Browse top tips and use our handy guides to find your way through the world of student finance. We'll point you in the direction of help and support that is available, wherever you are in the UK.

  • Junior doctors contract roadshow, St Mary's London, 16 June 2016

    Emotional toll

    Doctors are human too - a simple fact that can be overlooked when they are subject to impossibly high standards and intense demands. Read more about the huge emotional toll of being a doctor.

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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.

  • 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.

Collective voice

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    Analgesic use

    Doctors have expressed concern over the increasing use of analgesics for the management of chronic pain and the lack of access to adequate pain relief at the end of life.

  • End-of-life care and physician-assisted dying

    Doctors and patients were invited to take part in a major BMA research project examining end-of-life care and physician-assisted dying - read our report and recommendations.

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    Committee elections 2017

    View the results of the 2016-17 election of seats for representatives on a variety of BMA committees.

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    Humanitarian Fund

    The fund offers grants of up to £3,000 for projects taking place in developing countries. Read about the recipients of the 2016 fund.

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    Prescribed drug dependence

    Read our review on how medical professionals can best support individuals affected by prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal.

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    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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    Immigration skills charge

    With the Royal College of Nursing, we have written to the Home Secretary to raise serious concerns about the impact of the Immigration Skills Charge.

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    What does the spring budget 2017 mean for BMA members?

    A snapshot of the key announcements in the Spring Budget 2017, and how they might affect you, the healthcare system and wider health issues.

  • Five year forward view

    These new care models for the NHS in England aim to break down traditional divides between primary, secondary and community care, mental health and possibly social care.

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    Reconfiguration and integration

    Across the UK, there are moves to shift services out of hospitals and provide them in community settings. Find out how it may affect local service provision.

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    European brief - March 2017

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, mandatory labelling of alcoholic drinks overdue report, and cross-border cooperation.

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    Brexit – what it means for the medical profession

    The BMA has been working hard to safeguard the future of the medical profession and the patients we serve following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016.

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    Hidden figures: private care in the English NHS

    The health service is facing the greatest financial challenge in its history, and yet the independent sector is increasingly involved with providing care within the NHS.

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    Privatisation and independent sector providers

    The NHS is facing unprecedented financial pressures. Every area where spending is increasing needs to be rigorously evaluated. Read our report and recommendations.

  • Fair Medical Trade

    Workers in developing countries are suffering labour rights abuses. We campaign for fair medical trade in the manufacture and procurement of healthcare goods.

Membership benefit stats for 2016

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    70,000

  • BMA library e-books viewed:

    123,000

  • Number of contracts checked:

    4,000

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