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Medical student finance survey

What impact are the changes to funding and fees having on your life as a medical student? Read our survey report to find out.

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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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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    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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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.

  • Studying medicine

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

  • 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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    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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    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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    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.

  • BMA cohort doctor study

    The completed 10-year BMA cohort study provides insights into career choice and working environments in terms of workplace morale and work related stress. Read our findings.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Training and development of doctors

    This paper has been informed by existing BMA work, policy, decisions, consultation with members and written submissions. Read the key principles.

  • SAS doctor survey 2017

    The SAS doctor survey was undertaken to give us evidence on the most important issues that face SAS doctors. Read the key findings of the 2017 survey.

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    State of medical recruitment

    With the NHS at breaking point, fewer people are choosing medicine as a career. Read our briefing on medical recruitment.

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    Tackling bullying and harassment in the NHS

    Bullying and harassment are rife within the NHS according to latest research findings. Read more about the issues and our efforts to promote dignity at work.

  • Medical workforce in the UK

    The NHS employs over 1.7 million people in the UK, this includes around 183,000 doctors. We present the latest available data on the medical workforce across the UK.

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    EU doctors survey

    More than four in 10 doctors at work in the UK are considering leaving following the EU referendum result, according to a new BMA survey. Read more about the survey and the issues.

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    Fatigue and sleep deprivation

    There are serious safety risks for both doctors and patients associated with fatigue. Read about our policy position and watch our videos with practical advice on managing fatigue.

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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).

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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