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    Call for 'honest' debate about NHS resources

    30 September 2016

    The BMA has called on all political parties in Scotland to stop using the NHS as a political tool and to have an honest debate on what it can and cannot provide.

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    29 September 2016

    The health secretary has been accused of mismanaging health and social care in a parliamentary probe that found unsafe patient discharges were becoming increasingly common.

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    Call to rejuvenate 'demotivated' workforce

    29 September 2016

    The Government must rebuild trust with a ‘demotivated and frustrated’ workforce, doctors leaders have warned, after the outcome of a legal challenge to the junior doctors’ contract was announced.

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    Quality first

    A new resource that provides practical support and guidance to help manage workload. Find out how practices are adapting to increased pressures.

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    Contract information and supporting guidance for medical academics employed by universities and other higher education institutions in the UK.

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    Workforce Minimum Data Set

    The Workforce Minimum Data Set (WMDS) is a national twice-yearly collection of data on current workforce figures. Practices in England are legally required to provide this information. Find out more.

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    Ageing and the workplace

    In August 2016 over 1.2 million people in the UK were working beyond 65 years of age. Read our new guidance that focuses on the occupational factors of an ageing workforce.

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    Contracts for overseas trained doctors

    Contract advice for overseas trained doctors on what should be included in a contract and when to sign.

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    Consultants leave

    For England. Information for consultants on leave entitlements, possible methods of calculating leave and details about working on public holidays.

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    Public health doctor contracts

    Contract information and supporting guidance for public health consultants.

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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.

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    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.

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    Your first year

    We've pulled together some practical tips and real life advice to get you through your first year of medical school.

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    How to become a doctor

    A comprehensive guide on how to become a doctor - from life as a doctor to the ins and outs of applying to medical school.

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    Flexible training

    Flexible working is becoming more commonplace - read our step by step guide and see if LTFT is right for you.

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    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.

  • Top tips for new doctors

    We know how challenging it is starting a new post, whatever stage of your training you're at. Get advice, support and information to help you through your first years of training.

  • Returning to clinical practice after absence

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    What to expect as an F1 doctor

    Making the step from medical school to being an F1 doctor is both daunting and exciting - get everything you need to know for your first year on the foundation programme.

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    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.

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    Guide for doctors new to the UK

    An introduction to working in the UK for IMG doctors from help with finding a post, access to training and help with your contract. Find out more.

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    Independent financial advice

    Whether you're seeking guidance on what the result of the EU referendum will mean for your finances, or on your savings and investments our financial experts Chase de Vere can help.

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