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    Funding for mental health services fails to reach the frontline

    19 February 2018

    Mental health services for children and young people are still ‘poorly funded’ despite significant Government investment in services, frontline staff believe.

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    A winter's tale

    19 February 2018

    We asked you to give first-hand accounts of the human toll of working in an NHS experiencing perhaps its worst winter crisis in living memory. More than 160 doctors responded. Peter Blackburn tells their story

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    Treasury ploughs cash into DHSC pre-Brexit

    16 February 2018

    The Department of Health and Social Care has sustained the hardest financial hit from Brexit of all the major Government departments, analysis of a Treasury financial review reveals.

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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.

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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.

  • 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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    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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    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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    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.

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    Pay

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

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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.

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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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    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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    IR35 (intermediaries legislation)

    Read our advice on the change in IR35 legislation as of 6 April 2017 for locum doctors.

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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.

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.

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    Assertiveness

    This 1 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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    Negotiating and influencing

    This 1 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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    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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    Learning and development

    From CPD approved workshops to careers coaching - we're here to help you keep learning.

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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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    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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    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.

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    Learning and development

    From CPD approved workshops to careers coaching - we're here to help you keep learning.

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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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    Learning and development

    From CPD approved workshops to careers coaching - we're here to help you keep learning.

  • Medical CVs

    We're here to help you get your CV in top shape, no matter what stage you are in your career.

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.

  • Your wellbeing

    BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

    Problems can take hold of us at anytime. Our confidential BMA Counselling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Talk to someone in confidence.

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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.

  • Diverse doctors

    Refugee doctors

    The BMA Refugee Doctor Initiative is a special package of free benefits available to refugee and asylum seeking doctors seeking to establish their careers in the UK. Find out more.

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    Careers help for overseas doctors

    Check out our range of learning opportunities to grow your career and build your confidence in the workplace.

  • 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.

  • Your wellbeing

    BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

    Problems can take hold of us at anytime. Our confidential BMA Counselling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Talk to someone in confidence.

  • Mobile and devices

    Staying safe online

    In light of the "WannaCry" ransomware cyber attack, here are some tips for members on how to be safe online.

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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.

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    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.

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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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    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

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    Our collective voice

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

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    Pressure points in the NHS

    With annual increases in demand for care, the NHS in England is under a growing amount of pressure and is struggling to meet targets. The BMA is undertaking regular analysis to provide an overview of how the health service is coping.

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    Organ donation

    Find out more about the BMA's 18 year campaign for a 'soft' opt-out system for organ donation in the UK.

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    Working time regulations

    With twelve other health organisations, the BMA has urged Prime Minister Theresa May not to remove Working Time Regulations from UK law.

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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.

  • 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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    NHS pressures – future trends

    BMA analysis reveals key NHS performance indicators are projected to deteriorate over the next three years.

  • Doctors wellbeing, mental health

    Funding mental health services in England

    Read our briefing which explores how well mental health services are funded in England and what this means for front line care.

  • Budget 2017

    The 2017 autumn Budget was a missed opportunity to provide vital support for the NHS. Read the BMA's response.

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    NHS 70

    The NHS is turning 70 on 4 July 2018. Find out about initiatives taking place at BMA and around the country to help celebrate.

  • Annual pay review from the DDRB

    Each year, we submit evidence to the DDRB, on matters relating to pay, recruitment, morale and motivation for doctors' across the UK. See the key points from our submission to the 2018/2019 DDRB pay review.

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    Illicit drug use

    Doctors are concerned about the use of illegal drugs, which is a widespread problem throughout the UK. The BMA believes in prioritising treatment and support.

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