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JMF conference highlights

Watch the webcasts, view the motions and see photos from this year's junior members forum.

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Employment advice and support

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    Supporting you at work

    Trust our in-depth knowledge to help you with your employment related issues. Visit our Employment advice and support section.

  • Public holidays

    The number of public holidays medical staff are entitled to, including information for part-time workers.

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    Female genital mutilation

    Female genital mutilation is considered a form of child abuse and is a criminal offence in the UK. Our guidance looks at doctors' role in preventing and eradicating the practice.

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    Applying for settled status

    The agreement in principle in three key areas in Brexit negotiations.

  • 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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    Pensions

    Pensions is a complex and changing issue for doctors. We offer guidance on the 1995 and 2008 sections, and coverage of the 2015 NHS pension scheme.

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    BMA Immigration Advice Service

    The BMA has teamed up with an external third party specialist law firm, 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.

  • Junior doctors' leave

    Information for junior doctors on leave entitlements, working on public holidays, fixed annual leave, sick leave and answers to your frequently asked questions.

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    Raising concerns

    Doctors have a duty to raise concerns about patient safety. Read our advice on why, when and how to raise a concern.

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    Seeking consent: delegation and responsibility

    This brief guidance clarifies the clinical, legal and professional responsibilities of those who carry out medical procedures and those who are asked to seek consent for them.

  • 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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    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.

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Career advice and support

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    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.

  • 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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    Assertiveness in the workplace webinar

    This one- hour free webinar is designed to help you to think about how you negotiate in clinical situations and highlight new approaches that you can use and embed into your work setting.

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    What to expect as an F1 doctor

    Making the step from medical school to being an F1 doctor is both daunting and exciting - get everything you need to know for your first year on the foundation programme.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • 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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    Flexible training (LTFT)

    Flexible working and less than full time training (LTFT) is becoming more commonplace - read our step by step guide and see if LTFT is right for you.

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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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    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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    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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    Supporting your work-life balance

    Get help with balancing the stresses of work and demands on your life. Visit our Work-life support section.

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    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.

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    Wellbeing support services

    Confidential counselling and peer support services open 24/7 to all doctors and medical students. There is always someone you can talk to.

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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.

  • Life and work in the UK

    A new start in a new country can be a challenge. Whether you are working as a trainee or a doctor, we have guidance to support the transition to living and working in the UK.

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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.

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    Reasonable adjustments

    Reasonable adjustments are adaptations to assist students and doctors with disabilities. Find out more.

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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.

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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    BMA Chair of Council statement on ACOs

    Read the statement from the BMA Chair of Council on Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs).

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    ARM 2019 social events

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

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    European brief - January 2019

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, EU protection for whistleblowers and the CPME health check: 2019 European elections.

  • Health services under threat

    With 100 days to go until the UK leaves the EU, there is still too much uncertainty around the implications of Brexit for patients, doctors and health services.

  • BMA demands DDRB recognises the value of doctors

    With a real term loss of up to 30% in pay over the last decade, reform of the DDRB is crucial. Read the BMA's 2019 submission to the DDRB.

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    NHS long-term plan

    On 7 January, NHS England published their long-term plan for the NHS. This briefing for members provides a summary of the key announcements, and what they may mean for doctors.

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    UK SASC conference

    The SASC conference takes place every May at BMA House, London.

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    UK consultants conference

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

  • EU survey 2018

    A BMA survey of over 1,500 EU doctors working in the UK has found that less than a quarter have faith in the Prime Minister's commitment to protect their rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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    NHS pressures - what are the issues?

    The BMA has consistently highlighted the serious impact of the woeful underfunding of the NHS, with rapidly growing demand wholly outstripping capacity. Find out more.

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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.

Latest news and features

  • Guiding light

    14 February 2019

    Coming to work in the UK as a doctor can be ‘challenging and daunting’. A new mentoring scheme helps IMGs to adapt. Tim Tonkin reports

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    The Doctor magazine February 2019

    13 February 2019

    The turth behind the NHS Long Term PLan, going through the emotions at work and the possible reopening of the associate specialist grade

  • How does it feel?

    07 February 2019

    How many emotions do you get through in a working day? Former Secret Doctor Aoife Abbey has chosen seven, for a major new book in which she recounts her life as an intensive care trainee. Neil Hallows reports

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