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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.

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    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.

  • Hospitals and social care face budget cuts of £26bn

    13 January 2017

    Hospitals and social care services will have to slash at least £26bn from their budgets to keep inside public funding constraints set by the Government.

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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.

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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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    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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    Introduction to the medical students ethics tool kit

    An ethics toolkit for medical students embarking on their medical careers giving practical ways of thinking about ethical problems encountered at work.

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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.

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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.

  • 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.

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    How to become a doctor

    A comprehensive guide on how to become a doctor - from life as a doctor to the ins and outs of applying to medical school.

  • 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.

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    Widening participation into medicine

    Widening participation is an initiative that seeks to give opportunities to anyone who has the ability and desire, whatever their background, to enter into a medical career. Find out more about our work.

  • 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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    Common challenges while studying

    Being a medical student is challenging at the best of times, especially for those who may face additional hurdles.

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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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    Your first year

    We've pulled together some practical tips and real life advice to get you through your first year of medical school.

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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.

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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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Life as a working parent

    Read our guidance and blogs on life as a working parent, including interdeanery transfers for junior doctors, using parental leave and breastfeeding.

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