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ARM 2018

Find out what's taking place this week at ARM in Brighton.

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    Experience the benefits a BMA membership offers with specialist advice on issues such as contracts, pay and discrimination.

  • Career development

    Get the support you need to progress in your career from an organisation that understands your unique needs and the daily challenges you face.

  • Work-life support

    Gain access to resources, advice and support to help you get peace of mind and rest assured that help is at hand whenever you need it.

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  • What does the funding announcement mean for the NHS?

    What does the funding announcement mean for the NHS?

    The government has announced a major u-turn in health policy, ending a long period of very low growth in the NHS budget with a promise to increase funding by 3.4% every year. But the devil is in the detail.

  • How to spot a medic

    How to spot a medic

    The two young men sitting opposite me in the train are medical students. When the train stops at a station and there is quiet for a couple of minutes, I hear one of them say something about an OSCE, confirming my guess, but actually I’d been sure 10 minutes earlier, before I’d heard either of them say a word.

  • Train to work

    Train to work

    I’ve got 11 hours until I’m back in. In that time, I need to eat, sleep, shower, drive to work, and finish that quality-improvement project ... sound familiar?

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.

  • General data protection regulation (GDPR)

    The GDPR will apply from 25 May this year. Take steps to ensure that your practice is compliant.

  • FY2 George Allan in the emergency department of the North Manchester General Hospital. Full consent
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    Check your rota

    Read our guide to checking your rota, learn the rules and use our online rota checker tool to check your rota now.

  • East Lothian GP Amy Small

    GPFV - Two years on

    Although some positive impact has been seen from the GPFV funding and support streams, overall the GPFV is struggling to deliver on its commitments.

  • Busy hospital, corridor

    Whistleblowing

    The BMA has agreed legally binding protections for whisteblowing with Health Education (HEE) for junior doctors who raise concerns in the workplace. Read the guidance on whistleblowing and watch the video.

  • Med student in library Demelza Beisen Murley6 16x9

    Medical students ethics tool kit

    An ethics tool kit for medical students embarking on their medical careers giving practical ways of thinking about ethical problems encountered at work.

  • Medical Students Conference 2017 audience

    Social media guidance for doctors

    Social media can be a great resource for doctors. Read the BMA's practical and ethical guidance to help you use it safely and effectively.

  • Doctors working in conflicts and emergencies toolkit

    This toolkit aims to prepare humanitarian health professionals for the problems they might face while working in conflicts and emergencies.

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    Armed forces ethics tool kit

    Armed forces doctors can use this essential guidance on how best to fulfil their ethical obligations as medical doctors in the military context.

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    Conflicts of interest

    Read our guidance on how to identify and properly manage relevant conflicts of interest.

  • Driving at night

    Safety and fatigue

    There are serious safety risks for both doctors and patients associated with fatigue. Read the contract requirements to help prevent the risk of fatigue for junior doctors.

  • Sheffield children’s hospital 20 Oct 2016

    Rostering guidance

    During the negotiations for the 2016 junior doctor contract, a set of new working hour limits and rest requirements were introduced. In partnership with NHS Employers, we have jointly developed guidance on good rostering practices.

Career advice and support

  • Queens university library

    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.

  • Queens university hospital medical students practical exam

    Application to specialty training webinar

    We explain where to start and how to get hold of useful guidance to help you get a head start.

  • Applying to the foundation programme

    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.

  • Medical CVs

    We're here to help you get your CV in top shape, no matter what stage you are in your career.

  • Craigavon hospital
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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.

  • 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.

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    Joining the armed forces reserves

    We answer common questions about joining the armed forces reserves as part of your medical career.

  • Consultant talking to patient 20688

    Consultants in public health

    Ensure that your employer recognises your value and understands the principles of your role.

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    CESR guidance

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

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Work-life support

  • St Marys/Hammersmith Hospitals 21-12-16
Hospital doctors walking down corridor SMH2016

    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.

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    Your wellbeing

    Problems can take hold of us at anytime, and can often feel difficult to manage on our own. We have a range of services to support and advise you through difficult times and coping with stress.

  • Small business accountancy

    Your finances and protection

    Let us support you in your professional and personal life with our range of services dedicated to helping make your life easier.

  • Mother on maternity with her baby boy sleeping in her arms.

    Working parents

    Whether you're thinking of having a baby, already expecting or going back to work as a parent, read our advice on contracts, leave options and pay.

  • Shot of passenger aircraft/airliner in sky

    Personal and commercial insurance

    Lloyd & Whyte offer both personal and commercial insurance packages to support you throughout your personal and working life as a doctor.

  • Male junior doctor on phone at computer-hospital 16x9

    Expert tax advice

    As a busy doctor, keeping ahead of the latest tax developments and dealing with tax matters can be time-consuming and challenging. Our tax experts Ernst and Young can help.

  • Doctor wearing NHS lanyard - neck - manc160915 16x9

    How the NHS works

    Find out how the NHS works in the UK with information about the NHS in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

  • Junior doctors conference 2016 14 May

    Careers help for overseas doctors

    Check out our range of learning opportunities to grow your career and build your confidence in the workplace.

  • Diverse doctors

    Refugee doctors

    The BMA Refugee Doctor Initiative is a special package of free benefits available to refugee and asylum seeking doctors seeking to establish their careers in the UK. Find out more.

  • Life and work in the UK

    A new start in a new country can be a challenge. Whether you are working as a trainee or a doctor, we have guidance to support the transition to living and working in the UK.

  • Doctor writing notes 16x9

    Reasonable adjustments

    Reasonable adjustments are adaptations to assist students and doctors with disabilities. Find out more.

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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    Latest news from GPC UK

    The latest news, guidance and current issues for general practice from the general practitioners committee.

  • pharmacist holding prescription drugs

    Prescribed drug dependence

    How can medical professionals best support individuals affected by prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal? Read our review.

  • Psychological support

    Mental health survey

    The WMSC is conducting a survey of medical students to learn more about their experiences of the support available to help with their mental health.

  • General Brighton photos

    ARM 2018 social events

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

  • Climate change

    Air pollution and climate change

    You can play an important role in informing the public about taking action on climate change, and the health benefits of doing so.

  • Medical workforce in the UK

    The NHS employs over 1.7 million people in the UK, this includes around 183,000 doctors. We present the latest available data on the medical workforce across the UK.

  • Swinton GPs, GP waiting room with patients, Alix Graham, Full consent

    BMA position on health spend

    In anticipation of the Government making a long-term funding settlement for the NHS, we have written to the Chancellor calling for the funding uplift the NHS desperately requires.

  • UK Visa

    Tier 2 visa cap

    At a time when the NHS is struggling to fill vacancies, we are deeply concerned that visa restrictions and outdated caps for non-EU workers are preventing overseas doctors from caring for patients.

  • healthcare

    Pressure points in the NHS

    With annual increases in demand for care, the NHS in England is under a growing amount of pressure and is struggling to meet targets. The BMA is undertaking regular analysis to provide an overview of how the health service is coping.

  • 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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    UK junior doctors conference

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

BMA member support last month

  • Number of calls our support service received

    4856

  • Number of contracts our employment advisers checked

    280

  • Number of cases our employment advisers resolved

    3972

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