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

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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.

Collective voice

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    European brief

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, Portuguese opposition to Welsh minimum unit pricing plans and civil society organisations leaving the EU platform for diet, physical activity and health.

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    Junior doctor contract negotiations

    Are you up to date on the latest developments on the new junior doctor contract? Find out what's new and get the support you need.

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    Understanding the Consultant contract

    Consultants - we can help you get the best out of your contract. Find key information to support you, and ensure you get a fair deal from your employer.

  • 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.

  • Alcohol

    Our work on this issue has most recently focused on price, availability, marketing, public education and better funding for how alcohol is managed. Read about what we are doing.

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    UK junior doctors conference

    Find out more about what happened at this years' junior doctor conference.

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    ARM week

    Visit these pages during ARM 2019 for a snapshot of what will be taking place throughout the week.

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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.

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    ARM 2019 social events

    Find out more about the social events taking place during ARM.

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    UK SASC conference

    The SASC conference takes place every May at BMA House, London.

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    BMA Poster competition 2018

    The BMA wants to showcase examples of collaboration between doctors, patients and patient groups. All accepted posters will be displayed at the ARM exhibition in June.

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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.

BMA member support last month

  • Number of calls our support service received

    5174

  • Number of contracts our employment advisers checked

    219

  • Number of cases our employment advisers resolved

    3824

Latest news and features

  • Issue 12 The Doctor

    The Doctor (August, issue 12)

    09 August 2019

    Primary care networks and their early adopters, anti-vaxxers and the damage they do, the pensions paradox of paying to work and lowering the disproportionate referral rates of BAME doctors to the GMC

  • Issue 12 The Doctor

    Anti-vaccination: a needless waste of life

    08 August 2019

    Lies spread through social media have helped demonise one of the safest and most effective interventions in the history of medicine. So how can we vaccinate against the disease of conspiracy theories and fake news? Tim Tonkin reports

  • The pressure to cope

    08 August 2019

    Alastair Watt’s death raised serious questions about how the NHS looks after it doctors when they return to work after illness. Robert Wrate (pictured opposite) finds parallels with his own research into an NHS culture where doctors soldier on in all circumstances, even though the service is not resourced to meet demand

Latest blogs

  • A life-changing opportunity for junior doctors

    A life-changing opportunity for junior doctors

    Joining our committees gives you exciting opportunities to represent, lead and effect change in your working environment.

  • OK doctors, which part of the body looks most like a seagull?

    OK doctors, which part of the body looks most like a seagull?

    It’s funny, the things you remember from medical school. Were The Doctor not a family-friendly magazine I would mention the useful mnemonic which helped me learn the cranial nerves, or the equally colourful one for the carpal bones.

  • A bad rep

    A bad rep

    One of the few advantages of no longer being on the medical register is the comforting knowledge that despite the gravity of one’s misbehaviour, either currently or in the past, one can no longer be struck off.

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