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Brian Davidson and his team (left: Emma Lawrence, right: Amir Gander).

    Human tissue revival

    17 February 2017

    The Alder Hey scandal and regulatory red tape have deterred doctors from studying body parts for too long. Keith Cooper meets a surgeon with a mission to restore confidence in human tissue research

  • Two thirds of LGBT doctors suffer discrimination

    14 February 2017

    More than two-thirds of LGBT doctors have experienced some form of discrimination in the workplace, a BMA-commissioned study reveals.

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    Workforce plan must tackle recruitment, says doctors leader

    13 February 2017

    The leader of Scotland’s doctors has called on the Scottish Government to take action to reduce the pressure on the clinical workforce and improve recruitment and retention of doctors.

Latest blogs

Employment advice and support

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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.

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    Confidentiality and health records tool kit

    Your starting point to find out the key issues to take into account when making decisions on patient confidentiality.

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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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    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.

  • Public holidays in Scotland

    All medical staff in Scotland are entitled to 10 public holidays per annum. See a list of public holidays for the coming year by hospital trust.

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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.

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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    Insiders guide to medical specialties

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

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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.

  • 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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    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.

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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.

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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    Check yourself out

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

  • 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.

  • BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

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

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    International money transfers

    Whether you're emigrating for a new job, sending money to family or fulfilling your dream of buying a home abroad, moneycorp can advise you on how to make your money go further.

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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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    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.

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    Respect at work

    If you are feeling bullied or harassed, get in touch for advice about how to take the first step to getting back the respect you deserve at work.

Collective voice

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    European brief - January 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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    BMA Europe priorities

    We are committed to improving the health of people in the UK and across Europe. Find out more about our key priorities and work in the EU.

  • Our response to Theresa May about the NHS crisis


    The BMA writes to Prime Minister Theresa May, requesting an urgent meeting with doctors to hear the reality of delivering care in 2017.

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    State of the health system - Beds in the NHS

    Pressures on NHS hospital beds are well documented. Data on how beds are used within the NHS can provide insight into the healthcare system. This paper presents NHS bed data from across the UK in one place.

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    Effective use of NHS funding

    Find out the facts about NHS funding, read about successful initiatives that have sought to use money in the most effective way and learn how to successfully influence for change.

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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.

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    Reduction in QOF requirements

    GPC chair Chaand Nagpaul has written to NHS England following the recent announcement between BMA Wales and the Welsh Government to relax the Quality and Outcomes Framework in Wales.

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    2017 poster competition

    Have you been involved in voluntary work in the last two years? The BMA is offering two cash prizes of £850 for the winning entries of this year's poster competition. All accepted posters will be displayed at the ARM exhibition in June.

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    Effective use of NHS funding: Overview

    It is important that the most effective use of existing NHS funding is achieved through innovative changes to service delivery and planning, rather than making cuts.

  • Problems outsourcing NHS services

    Another example of how failures from service providers commissioned by NHS England are causing havoc on the ground for practices.

  • Media coverage on winter pressures

    Since the start of 2017, there has been widespread media coverage surrounding the unusually severe pressure on NHS hospital and GP services, what has caused this ‘crisis’ and what can be done to alleviate the strain on health and social care services.

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    BMA briefing: Future capability of UK's armed forces

    The BMA has briefed peers ahead of a debate on the future capability of the UK armed forces.

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    BMA briefing: Exiting the EU and science and research

    The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have major implications for the UK’s science and research base. We have identified four key areas which the government needs to address as a matter of urgency.

  • BMA briefing: Digital economy bill

    The many benefits of using healthcare data cannot come at the cost of confidentiality between doctors and their patients.

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    Trust breach of contract

    Find out if your Trust is in breach of contract with regard to implementing the 2016 junior doctor contract and what you can do if it is.

BMA Scotland

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