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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

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    Pay scales, guidance and tax information whatever your branch of practice.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Organ donation

    Find out more about the BMA's 18 year campaign for a 'soft' opt-out system for organ donation in the UK.

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    Latest news from GPC UK

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

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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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    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.

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    Human rights

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

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    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.

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European Community

    European brief - March 2019

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, Labelling of Alcoholic Beverages, EU Strategy to Cut Medicines Pollution, Revision of the EU Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive and EU Protection for Whistle-blowers.

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    LMC conference

    See highlights from the March 2019 UK LMC conference.

  • UK consultants conference

    View highlights from the most recent UK consultants conference and see details of the motions passed.

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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.

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    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.

BMA member support last month

  • Number of calls our support service received

    6248

  • Number of contracts our employment advisers checked

    232

  • Number of cases our employment advisers resolved

    4854

Latest news and features

  • Stressed doctor

    Point break

    23 April 2019

    Stress has almost saturated the workforce of doctors, according to research, but will something decisive finally be done about it? Keith Cooper finds out

  • Charlie Massey, GMC Chief Executive

    GMC plans to speed up FTP decision-making

    18 April 2019

    The GMC has pledged to introduce steps designed to reduce the number of investigations it carries out into clinical mistakes made by doctors.

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    Senior doctors lose out on shared parental leave

    11 April 2019

    Senior doctors are being forced to bargain their existing contractual rights for access to newly enhanced rules on shared parental leave, the BMA has warned.

Latest blogs

  • A campaign for dignity

    A campaign for dignity

    What price dignity? Well since you ask, 71 pence.

  • When you have to let go

    When you have to let go

    It feels as though every few months there’s another harrowing court case involving cessation of life-prolonging care in a young child.

  • Choosing our words

    Choosing our words

    I’ll have the honour of chairing the BMA annual representative meeting this year, and events like these are a really important time for us to think about the language we use when we talk to each other.

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