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Welcome to the BMA

We are the trade union and professional association for doctors and medical students across the UK. We support doctors throughout their training and careers.

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Employment advice and support

  • Pay

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

  • Pensions

    Comprehensive guidance and tools to help you with all aspects of the NHS pension scheme.

  • Contract checking

    Contracts

    Model contracts, terms and conditions, FAQs and guides to help you understand your contract.

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Career advice and support

  • GPs talking at desk 2014 16x9

    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.

  • Studying medicine

    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

  • 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.

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    UK junior doctors conference

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

  • SAS doctors at SASC conference 2015. 2 June 2015 at BMA House

    UK SASC conference

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

  • EU referendum
European Community

    European brief - April 2019

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, elections to the European Parliament, EU regulations to limit trans fatty acids in foods, digital healthcare and the news that MEPs have approved plans to launch Horizon Europe in 2021.

  • General Brighton photos

    ARM week

    Visit these pages during ARM 2018 for a snapshot of what will be taking place throughout the week.

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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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    ARM 2019 social events

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

  • Organ donation box

    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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    Human rights

    We have always advocated the highest standards of human rights in healthcare, both for clinicians and patients.

  • UK consultants conference

    View highlights from the most recent UK consultants conference and see details of the motions passed.

  • No smoking signs 2014 9 16x9

    Tobacco

    The BMA has a long history and strong policy for supporting measures to reduce tobacco-related harm, and has developed wide-ranging policy in the area of smoking-related illnesses.

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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.

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

  • 20190232 The Doctor - Issue 9 May 2019 16x9

    The Doctor, May 2019 (issue 9)

    12 May 2019

    The loss of a good doctor, crumbling premises, why is the NHS so bad at IT? and paving the way for women in medicine

  • Stressed doctor

    Point break

    23 April 2019

    Stress has almost saturated the workforce of doctors, according to research, but will something decisive finally be done about it? Keith Cooper finds out

  • The consultation: consumerism and healthcare

    10 April 2019

    Consultant gastroenterologist Seamus O’Mahony tackled Western society’s attitude to death in The Way We Die Now. His new book – Can Medicine Be Cured? – critiques consumerist attitudes to healthcare. He talks to Tim Tonkin

Latest blogs

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