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    'Missed opportunity' budget points to further cuts

    22 November 2017

    The chancellor’s autumn budget was a ‘missed opportunity’ to address the black hole in NHS finances – and hospital bosses will have to have ‘difficult conversations’ about where to cut services as a result.

  • EU referendum
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    Lack of funds threatens EU nationals' status

    22 November 2017

    Inadequate resourcing means that ‘significant doubts’ remain over the Government’s ability to register millions of EU nationals for settled status in the UK, the BMA has warned.

  • Raise a glass to minimum alcohol pricing

    21 November 2017

    Scotland will be the first country in the world to apply a minimum price per unit of alcohol after a long and arduous struggle. Jennifer Trueland looks back at how it came about and how doctors leaders intend to make it stick

Latest blogs

  • Ongoing challenges for SAS doctors

    Ongoing challenges for SAS doctors

    Throughout my time as chair of the Staff, Associate Specialist and Speciality Doctors Committee (SASC UK) I have seen a lot of progress made for the doctors in our grades, but a lot of challenges remain.

  • Dead, alive or both?

    Dead, alive or both?

    I stand beside a patient who is about my age, I place my hand on his wrist and it is warm, but without a pulse. The arterial line does not have a waveform.

  • Twenty patients, and all I’ve diagnosed is self-doubt

    Twenty patients, and all I’ve diagnosed is self-doubt

    Clueless. Absolutely clueless. That’s me at the end of my morning surgery today.

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.

  • 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.

  • Alcohol

    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.

  • Patient feet in slippers waiting emergency manc160915 16x9

    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.

  • Craigavon hospital 
17 October 2016
Secondary care

    SAS charters

    These charters set out what SAS doctors can expect from their employers and what employers can expect of them. Download the charter for your nation today.

  • 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.

  • Pensions calculator and money

    Pay

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

  • FY2 Adele Flowerdue and George Allan at work in the emergency department of North Manchester General hospital. manc160915. full consent.

    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.

  • tax

    IR35 (intermediaries legislation)

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

  • Junior doctors looking at screen

    Exception reporting

    Read our step by step guide for juniors and senior doctors on exception reporting. Along with supporting resources and FAQs.

  • smart devices

    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.

  • 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.

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.

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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.

  • GPs talking at desk 2014 16x9

    Learning and development

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

  • Hospital docs at nursing station 6 16x9

    CESR guidance

    All the information you need to successfully complete your CESR application as a SAS doctor.

  • 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.

  • Craigavon hospital
17 October 2016
Secondary care

    SAS doctor development

    The personal development needs of doctors are a vital part of sustaining good quality services. Ensuring that SAS doctors receive effective development will benefit patient safety and employers, as well as the individual 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.

  • Wales awards ceremony for the clinical teacher awards 2016 winners

    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.

  • GPs talking at desk 2014 16x9

    Learning and development

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

  • Young female junior scrubs hospital5 (1) 16x9

    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.

  • Hospital docs at nursing station 4 16x9

    SAS development fund

    Available in England and Scotland, the fund enables SAS doctors to develop their skills. Find out how to apply and the benefits to your career.

  • GPs talking at desk 2014 16x9

    Learning and development

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

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.

  • Stress, bullying image 16x9

    Check yourself out

    Do you feel burned out, worried you may be drinking too much? Take our online surveys to check yourself out.

  • 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.

  • EU referendum
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    What Brexit means for you

    In the wake of the EU referendum result, we reaffirm our commitment to our European partners. Find out what we are doing to support our colleagues in the rest of Europe.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Passport stamp 16x9

    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.

  • Brexit manifesto cover 16x9

    Brexit manifesto

    Healthcare first - a Brexit blueprint for Europe, outlines our key asks in five key area. Read more.

  • Budget 2017

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

  • GP thinking

    Scotland GP contract FAQs

    Read FAQs about the proposed new contract for GPs in Scotland.

  • Voting in BMA junior doctors committee meeting in council chamber 20142 (1) 16x9

    Committee elections 2017

    View the results of the 2016-17 election of seats for representatives on a variety of BMA committees.

  • Northern Ireland Assembly 03

    BMA Northern Ireland consultation responses

    Our latest responses to consultations on proposals for changes in law effecting the healthcare systems and medical profession in Northern Ireland.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • EU referendum
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    European brief - October 2017

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, the new president of Europe’s junior doctors, and supporting Polish junior doctors.

  • healthcare

    NHS pressures – future trends

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

  • a busy hospital

    Promoting dignity at work

    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.

  • 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.

Membership benefit stats for 2016

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    70,000

  • BMA library e-books viewed:

    123,000

  • Number of contracts checked:

    4,000

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