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    Treatment access fund welcomed

    16 January 2017

    An £80m treatment fund, welcomed by BMA Cymru Wales, has been launched.

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    Brexit 'must not threaten Europe's health', warn doctors leaders

    16 January 2017

    Doctors leaders from across Europe have warned the EU’s Brexit negotiators that the UK’s impending departure could have ‘profound repercussions’ on the medical profession’s ability to provide high-quality healthcare across the continent.

  • Fully funded NHS claim under pressure

    13 January 2017

    The Government can no longer cling to its claims that the NHS is fully funded in the face of overwhelming evidence and contradictions from senior health service leaders, doctors have said.

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  • Revalidation just got revalidated

    Revalidation just got revalidated

    This year will see the fifth anniversary of revalidation. Given that five years is the length of a revalidation cycle, it’s probably right that the system itself is getting revalidated.

  • She was dead. Why was I afraid?

    She was dead. Why was I afraid?

    The first time I verified a death, I didn’t even know I was supposed to do that.

  • Brexit? Hard cheese

    Brexit? Hard cheese

    Brexit will have profound repercussions for the European medical profession and its continuing ability to provide high-quality healthcare across the continent.

Employment advice and support

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    Quality first

    Letter templates, guidance, case studies and other practical resources to help you manage your daily work.

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    Calculate your pension benefits

    Use our pension calculator to estimate your pension benefits. It provides hospital doctors with an estimate of what you might receive from your NHS pension when you retire.

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    Introduction to revalidation

    The basics of revalidation, including what it is, time and cost involved for doctors and the seven principles of revalidation.

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    Revalidation FAQs

    Your questions on revalidation answered, including advice on CPD, IT systems, working abroad and revalidation and appraisals.

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    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.

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    Anti-radicalisation strategy

    Concerned about your duties in relation to confidentiality under the Government’s anti-radicalisation strategy? Read our guidance.

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    Junior doctor contract 2016

    Since October 2016, junior doctors in England have started to transition on to the new 2016 terms and conditions. To ensure you are fully supported, we have produced detailed guidance on the new contract.

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    Code of Practice in England

    The BMA has agreed a new Code of Practice for England to strengthen the rules and framework around the provision of critical information to trainees before starting work.

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    Whistleblowing protection

    The BMA has agreed legally binding protections with Health Education (HEE) for junior doctors who raise concerns in the workplace. Read the guidance and watch the video.

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  • Research Grants 2016

    Applying for research funding

    Applications for the 2017 grants opened on 05 December 2016 and will close on 3 March 2017. Find out how to apply and read the assessment criteria.

  • 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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    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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    Academic Clinical Fellowships

    Interested in pursuing your academic studies? Find out more about your options for combining training with academic study in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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    Insiders guide to medical specialties

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

  • 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.

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    Flexible training

    Flexible working is becoming more commonplace - read our step by step guide and see if LTFT is right for you.

  • 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.

  • Returning to clinical practice after absence

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

Work-life support

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    Independent financial advice

    Whether you're seeking guidance on what the result of the EU referendum will mean for your finances, or on your savings and investments our financial experts Chase de Vere can help.

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    Homophobic discrimination

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

  • 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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    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.

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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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    Check yourself out

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

  • Your wellbeing

    DocHealth

    Find out about a new, confidential, not for profit, psychotherapeutic consultation service for all doctors.

  • BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

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

  • Your wellbeing

    Hear one doctor's story

    Listen to how one doctor coped with feelings of being overwhelmed with the help of the BMA counselling service.

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