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    Doctors back decriminalisation of abortion

    27 June 2017

    Doctors have backed calls for the decriminalisation of abortion – supporting the removal of criminal sanctions associated with the procedure.

  • ARM 2017 Motion 17 Hannah Barham-Brown

    Demand to improve access to wheelchairs

    26 June 2017

    Doctors are to press for improved access to wheelchairs in the NHS after reports of six-month delays and families forced to buy them through crowdfunding websites.

  • Washing hands

    Incidences of rota gaps surge

    26 June 2017

    Around two-thirds of hospital doctors have experienced rota gaps in the last 12 months, a new survey has found.

Latest blogs

  • Out of area beds: a new low?

    Out of area beds: a new low?

    The practice of dispatching patients with severe mental health crises to beds hundreds of miles from their home and families has become endemic in the NHS. It’s a shameful state of affairs on so many levels.

  • It’s too damn hot on the wards

    It’s too damn hot on the wards

    It is a hot Sunday and people are baking. Literally, people are roasting themselves from the outside in and presenting to the emergency department with their newly acquired red skin and parched lips.

  • Neglecting their health to help others

    Neglecting their health to help others

    Doctors will proudly and willingly dedicate thousands of hours of their lives to caring for and treating the sick. Yet the immense burdens posed by staffing shortages, under-resourcing and patient demand mean that much of the care that doctors give is increasingly coming at the expense of their own health.

Employment advice and support

  • Medical Students Conference 2017 Workshop

    Supporting you at work

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

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    Taking and using visual and audio recordings of patients

    Use our guide to find out how to deal with video and audio recordings of patients, including storing, using and disposing of them.

  • Women in Academic Medicine Conference

    Who is my responsible officer?

    All you need to know about ROs - the individuals within designated bodies who have overall responsibility for helping you with revalidation.

  • Doctors wellbeing, mental health

    Vulnerable adults and confidentiality

    The legal and ethical position where adults who are subject to abuse may not want confidential information disclosed.

  • UK Visa

    BMA Immigration Advice Service

    The BMA has teamed up with legal service provider BMA Law, 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.

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    Gender pay gap reporting

    From 31 March 2017, many UK employers will have to publish gender pay gap information. Find out what this means for you and your employer.

  • Women in Academic Medicine Conference

    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.

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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.

  • Pensions calculator and money

    Pay

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

  • 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.

  • FY2 Adele Flowerdew in the emergency department of North Manchester General Hospital. Full consent. manc190915

    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.

  • junior doctors tax guidance

    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.

Career advice and support

  • Junior doctors at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital, 16x9,  A small step in the right direction, Read about the new common room for junior doctors at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital

    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.

  • Studying medicine

    From applying to medical school to support through your university years, get everything you need to know about studying medicine.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Queens Uni Belfast medical students 04-11-16

    Sci59 online psychometric test

    BMA members have free access to Sci59, the online psychometric test designed to provide a list of medical career choices that are impartial and based on your personal characteristics.

  • Diverse doctors

    Insiders guide to medical specialties

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

  • Male junior doctor using mobile phone

    How to become a doctor

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

  • Toronto, Canada

    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.

  • 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.

  • School children trying on stethoscopes

    Widening participation into medicine

    Read about this initiative that seeks to give opportunities to anyone who has the ability and desire, whatever their background, to enter into a medical career.

  • Research funding

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

  • 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.

Work-life support

  • Doctors wellbeing, mental health

    Supporting your work-life balance

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

  • Year in the life - timelapse ambulances

    Vicarious trauma - signs and strategies for coping

    How to cope with the aftermath of traumatic incidents and spot the signs of trauma in those who have been involved in caring for others.

  • healthcare

    Homophobic discrimination

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

  • Washing hands

    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.

  • Mother on maternity with her baby boy sleeping in her arms.

    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.

  • Junior doctors contract roadshow, St Mary's London, 16 June 2016

    BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

    Mental health support for doctors. Find out more about the confidential counselling and peer support we offer.

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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

    Hear one doctor's story

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

  • Junior doctors contract roadshow, St Mary's London, 16 June 2016

    Emotional toll

    Doctors are human too - a simple fact that can be overlooked when they are subject to impossibly high standards and intense demands. Read more about the huge emotional toll of being a doctor.

  • Hospital docs at nursing station 3 16x9

    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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    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.

  • Doctors wellbeing, mental health

    Doctor support service

    Confidential, free emotional support for doctors facing GMC fitness to practise investigations or license withdrawal. When you need someone to talk to, we are here to help. Find out more.

Collective voice

  • Scottish junior doctors committee meeting 2016, SJDC

    Our collective voice

    We represent doctors individually and collectively. We lobby governments for improvements to healthcare. Visit Our collective voice section.

  • Women in Academic Medicine Conference

    Physician associates in the UK

    Useful information about the role of PAs and the concerns that have been raised about them, and how the BMA will be influencing PA roles and how they are introduced into the service.

  • BritainThinks

    A survey of over a thousand adults in England after the 2017 General election reveals deep concerns over the current state of the NHS. Find out more.

  • ARM 2017 Mark Porter speech

    Speech from BMA chair of council

    Read the full speech from BMA council chair Mark Porter at this year's ARM.

  • Changing face of medicine symposium. BMA president's project April 2017.

    Changing face of medicine

    Find out how social and technological changes might affect doctors' sense of vocation, professional values and the doctor-patient relationship in the future.

  • ARM 2017, Bournemouth, Day graphics

    ARM - Sunday 25 June

    ARM 2017 kicks off on Sunday in Bournemouth. Follow the tweets, download the app, and stay informed.

  • smart devices

    Workload and wellbeing quarterly survey

    We keep track of doctors' workload and wellbeing with the BMA quarterly survey of about 3,000 doctors from across the profession.

  • 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.

  • Staff nurse with patient in hospital bed 20681

    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.

  • Adult social care

    Social care is a fundamental part of the care and support system in the UK. Learn about the different social care structures across the UK and how they interact with healthcare.

  • GP waiting room 2014 2 16x9

    Health inequalities

    The cost of this inequality is substantial, both in years of life lost and costs to the economy. It is also a significant challenge to healthcare. See our work on health inequalities in the UK.

  • Climate change

    Climate change

    You can play an important role in informing the public about taking action on climate change, and the health benefits of doing so.

BMA Northern Ireland

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