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24 October 2016
A CCG’s (clinical commissioning group) plan for a private company to review GP referrals could put patient safety at risk, doctors have warned.
A new charity to help doctors with mental health problems has been established by the friends, family and colleagues of Louise Tebboth, a much-loved south London GP who took her life last year.
Doctors have urged ministers to adopt a three-point plan to help patients addicted to prescription drugs – including the creation of a new national helpline.
Ask any doctor about what makes for patient-focused care and they will tell you that effective communication is one of the most important aspects.
Rose had come to the gerontology ward with a urinary tract infection. It didn't take long to fix, but then her psychiatric issues took over. I was a house officer, fresh on the wards. This was my very first job.
As a student I longed for the day I would have one of those little black boxes attached to my waist showing I had finally arrived – I was a fully fledged doctor.
.@DrAndrewGreen has spoken to @bbc5live Investigates on urgent need to tackle prescription drug addiction. Listen: https://t.co/hwHMGDjUdU
24 Oct 2016 12:00 PM
The theme of the 2017 EAPH conference is ‘Being a doctor and staying a person’ – find out more:… https://t.co/noUBGVjARd
24 Oct 2016 10:30 AM
A new resource that provides practical support and guidance to help manage workload. Find out how practices are adapting to increased pressures.
A free, comprehensive, independent service advice on a range of employment-related issues excusively for BMA members. Find out more.
Contract information and supporting guidance for consultant doctors.
BMA members - get your contract checked by employment law experts and receive it back within 5 working days using our freepost address.
Guidance on the contractual conditions affecting general practice finances and funding.
Contract information and supporting guidance to help you at each stage of your new job - for junior doctors, GP specialty registrars, GP trainees.
Contract advice for overseas trained doctors on what should be included in a contract and when to sign.
Contract information and supporting guidance for public health consultants.
Contract information and supporting guidance for medical academics employed by universities and other higher education institutions in the UK.
Interested in pursuing your academic studies? Find out more about your options for combining training with academic study in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Being a medical student is challenging at the best of times, especially for those who may face additional hurdles.
Get an inside look at the medical specialties and career choices available to you.
An initiative that seeks to give opportunities to anyone who has the ability and desire, whatever their background, to enter into a medical career.
A comprehensive guide on how to become a doctor - from life as a doctor to the ins and outs of applying to medical school.
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.
We've pulled together some practical tips and real life advice to get you through your first year of medical school.
Flexible working is becoming more commonplace - read our step by step guide and see if LTFT is right for you.
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.
Read accounts from doctors who have experienced discrimination at their place of work or study.
Do you feel burned out, worried you may be drinking too much? Take our online surveys to check yourself out.
Find out what discrimination is and how to tackle it with our advice for employees and employers.
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.
Check out our range of learning opportunities to grow your career and build your confidence in the workplace.
How you feel about your workplace matters. Learn more about behaviours which contribute to a collaborative and supportive working environment.
Find out about a new, confidential, not for profit, psychotherapeutic consultation service for all doctors.
Find out about the confidential counselling and peer support we offer.
Listen to how one doctor coped with feelings of being overwhelmed with the help of the BMA counselling service.
Read our review on how medical professionals can best support individuals affected by prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal.
The BMA believes the minimum price for alcohol should be no less than 50p per unit. Read more about our policy and work on minimum unit pricing of alcohol.
We regularly deliver written and oral evidence to a number of committees at the Northern Ireland Assembly, along with briefing papers to policy stakeholders.
Read our briefing paper on STPs (sustainability and transformation plans) and find out how they affect you at a local level. We've also developed a set of key questions to ask your STP lead.
We have written to the Chair of the Health Select Committee requesting assurances about the sustainability of the NHS. Read the letter.
Leadership is one of the key skills needed for a career in any branch of practice. BMA Northern Ireland is sponsoring a leadership award for medical students as part of the Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards. Apply or nominate now.
We have written to the Government in response to their announcement to increase the number of medical school places for 2018/19.
Take part in our national GP survey to inform our negotiations with government.
On 5 October the first group of our junior doctor colleagues will be moved on to the new contract. While industrial action is suspended, there is still action to be taken locally. Find out more.
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25 October 2016
management essentials, BMA careers, learning and development
25 October 2016
Ramada Hotel, Shaws Bridge, Belfast
26 October 2016
BMA careers, learning and development, assertiveness workshop
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