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    Experience the benefits a BMA membership offers with specialist advice on issues such as contracts, pay and discrimination.

  • Career development

    Get the support you need to progress in your career from an organisation that understands your unique needs and the daily challenges you face.

  • Work-life support

    Gain access to resources, advice and support to help you get peace of mind and rest assured that help is at hand whenever you need it.

Latest news

  • BMA takes part in publicly owned NHS rally

    19 June 2018

    Doctors have been invited to show their support for a publicly funded NHS at a march and rally.

  • Stroke pioneer wins Windrush award

    15 June 2018

    A doctor who pioneered a life-saving treatment for stroke has taken a top prize in the NHS Windrush 70 awards.

  • Quinquennial Council Dinner Sir Simon Stevens

    NHS chief exec plans to consult public on 10-year plan

    14 June 2018

    The chief executive of the NHS has pledged to hold a ‘major conversation’ with the British people about the future of the health service and its priorities over the next two years – with a new long-term funding settlement expected to be announced as early as next week.

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.

  • Generalists - the clue is in the title

    Generalists - the clue is in the title

    The acute general team juniors are having a training morning. A lot of the sessions are interesting, plus there’s free tea and biscuits and a change of routine, so on the whole everyone’s happy. But as the day goes on, one thing starts, ever so subtly, to chafe.

  • Do NHS dress codes cater for all staff?

    Do NHS dress codes cater for all staff?

    The evidence is stark. Black and minority ethnic staff get fewer senior job opportunities and report higher rates of undermining and bullying than their non-BME counterparts. The Workforce Race Equality Standard data shows that Muslims are particularly under-represented at senior levels.

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.

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    Social media guidance for doctors

    Social media can be a great resource for doctors. Read the BMA's practical and ethical guidance to help you use it safely and effectively.

  • Doctors working in conflicts and emergencies toolkit

    This toolkit aims to prepare humanitarian health professionals for the problems they might face while working in conflicts and emergencies.

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    Armed forces ethics tool kit

    Armed forces doctors can use this essential guidance on how best to fulfil their ethical obligations as medical doctors in the military context.

  • General data protection regulation (GDPR)

    The GDPR will apply from 25 May this year. Take steps to ensure that your practice is compliant.

  • Sheffield children’s hospital 20 Oct 2016

    Rostering guidance

    During the negotiations for the 2016 junior doctor contract, a set of new working hour limits and rest requirements were introduced. In partnership with NHS Employers, we have jointly developed guidance on good rostering practices.

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    Raising concerns and dealing with complaints

    Doctors have a duty to raise concerns about patient safety and they also sometimes have to deal with complaints made against them. Read our advice on how to handle these situations.

  • Alcohol

    Alcohol, drugs and the workplace

    This guide aims to help you to understand and support patients and employers to address the use of alcohol and illicit drug in the workplace.

  • BMA Fatigue and Facilities charter image

    Fatigue and facilities charter

    Simple steps that can be taken to improve facilities and reduce fatigue, so you can safely and effectively care for your patients. 

  • Public holidays

    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.

  • Contract checking

    Contract checking service

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

  • Pensions calculator and money

    Pay

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

  • Medical CVs

    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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    Joining the armed forces reserves

    We answer common questions about joining the armed forces reserves as part of your medical career.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Learning and development

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

Work-life support

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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.

  • Your wellbeing

    BMA Counselling and Doctor Advisor 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 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.

  • Small business accountancy

    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.

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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.

  • Mobile and devices

    Staying safe online

    In light of the "WannaCry" ransomware cyber attack, here are some tips for members on how to be safe online.

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.

  • Medical workforce in the UK

    The NHS employs over 1.7 million people in the UK, this includes around 183,000 doctors. We present the latest available data on the medical workforce across the UK.

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    BMA position on health spend

    In anticipation of the Government making a long-term funding settlement for the NHS, we have written to the Chancellor calling for the funding uplift the NHS desperately requires.

  • UK Visa

    Tier 2 visa cap

    At a time when the NHS is struggling to fill vacancies, we are deeply concerned that visa restrictions and outdated caps for non-EU workers are preventing overseas doctors from caring for patients.

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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.

  • 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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    ARM week

    Visit these pages during ARM 2018 for a snapshot of what will be taking place throughout the week.

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    UK junior doctors conference

    Find out more about what happened at this years' junior doctor conference.

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    ARM 2018 social events

    Find out more about the social events taking place during ARM and book your place.

  • Smiling NHS doctor and young patient

    NHS 70

    The NHS is turning 70 on 4 July 2018. Find out about initiatives taking place at BMA and around the country to help celebrate.

  • Annual pay review from the DDRB

    Each year, we submit evidence to the DDRB, on matters relating to pay, recruitment, morale and motivation for doctors' across the UK. See the key points from our submission to the 2018/2019 DDRB pay review.

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    Workload and wellbeing quarterly survey

    We keep track of doctors' workload and wellbeing with the BMA quarterly survey of about 3,000 doctors from across the profession.

BMA member support last month

  • Number of calls our support service received

    4856

  • Number of contracts our employment advisers checked

    280

  • Number of cases our employment advisers resolved

    3972

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