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    Government plays 'cheap tricks' with STP funds

    21 March 2017

    The Government has been accused of playing ‘cheap tricks’ with health service funding after it emerged that promised capital for STP (sustainability and transformation plan) projects would be spread over three years.

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    Boost to member representation

    15 March 2017

    BMA UK council has approved measures aimed at improving the representation of its members.

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    STP funding plans fail to materialise

    15 March 2017

    The vast majority of agreed STP (sustainability and transformation plan) proposals should be implemented by 2021, NHS leaders have said, but no formal plans for the necessary capital funding are in place.

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Employment advice and support

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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.

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    Revalidation

    Read our guide to help you to prepare for the revalidation process, how to find your responsible officer and what to do if things go wrong.

  • Local and national negotiations

    Job planning

    Job plans are annual agreements between the employer and the doctor so it is important you understand how best to prepare for your job plan review.

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    Pay

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

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    The Brexit effect on EU nationals

    Are you an EU national working in the UK? Find out how to gain more security in your immigration status in the UK.

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    Public health doctor contracts

    Contract information and supporting guidance for public health consultants.

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    Consultant contracts

    Contract information and supporting guidance for consultant doctors.

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    Criminal record checks and declarations

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

  • junior doctors tax guidance

    Tax guidance

    All the basics of tax, from how to complete a tax return to claiming tax relief, as well as working as a locum and using a limited company.

Career advice and support

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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.

  • Research funding

    The BMA foundation for medical research award funds to encourage and further medical research. Find out more about the foundation.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 2016 foundation for medical research awards ceremony

    Each year we host an awards ceremony for the annual grant winners. See pictures and read stories from the event.

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    Applying for training

    Take the step from medical school into training with confidence - know your career options and get all the support you need for your training years.

  • Returning to clinical practice after absence

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

  • 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.

Work-life support

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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.

  • BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

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

  • 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.

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    Homophobic discrimination

    Read accounts from doctors who have experienced discrimination at their place of work or study.

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    Promoting a positive working environment

    How you feel about your workplace matters. Learn more about behaviours which contribute to a collaborative and supportive working environment.

  • Bullying and harassment

    It can be hard to know how to deal with bullying as an employee or what steps you can take as employer to stamp it out. Read our guidance on addressing bullying and harassment at work.

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    Check yourself out

    Do you feel burned out, worried you may be drinking too much? Take our online surveys to check yourself out.

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    Legal advice and services

    You may be a GP partner concerned about protecting your working relationships or you or a family member might be in need of a Will. Whatever legal advice you may need, BMA Law can help.

Collective voice

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    In good hands - report on surgical gloves

    We support the notion that those who use, procure, supply, or manufacture medical gloves should instigate policies to protect workers. Read our report.

  • 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.

  • Footprint

    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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    Committee elections 2017

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

  • Legislation at Westminster

    The BMA regularly represents the views of doctors on behalf of their patients in parliament. See what we are working on.

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Do (ISPs) independent sector providers give good and good value care? NHS spending on (ISPs) independent sector providers keeps increasing.

    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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    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.

  • Secondary uses of data

    We recently carried out a review of the way data are currently used for secondary purposes involving a consultation with members and the public - explore the challenges of using health data.

  • Alcohol

    Our work on this issue has most recently focused on price, availability, marketing, public education and better funding for how alcohol is managed. Read about what we are doing.

  • Budget 2017

    We are calling for an increase in the UK's health spending as a proportion of GDP in line with that of other leading European economies.

  • EU referendum
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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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    European brief - February 2017

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, mHealth and protecting minors from the marketing of unhealthy food and drink.

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    Diet and obesity

    We campaign for measures to reduce the levels of obesity, including action targeted at improving children's diets, and increasing active travel and physical activity levels. See more on what we are doing.

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    BMA briefing: Tobacco control plan

    The Government must introduce a new tobacco control plan, without delay, to ro achieve a continued decline in smoking rates in England.

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    BMA briefing: Immigration policy for international students

    The BMA briefed MPs and Peers ahead of debates on the application of immigration policy to international students.

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