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Tier-2 visa cap

BMA welcomes Home Office announcement that Tier-2 visa cap will be lifted for doctors. Have you been affected?

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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.

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    Falsified Medicines Directive

    Practices should prepare for implementation and be able to demonstrate compliance with this new directive by 9 February 2019.

  • General data protection regulation (GDPR)

    The GDPR will apply from 25 May this year. It introduces wide-ranging and significant changes to UK data protection legislation.

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    Controlling workload in general practice

    Read our helpful guidance featuring practical tips to help manage the increasing workloads in your practice.

  • Medical academic contracts

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

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    Anti-radicalisation strategy

    Concerned about your duties in relation to confidentiality under the Government’s anti-radicalisation strategy? Read our guidance.

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    Junior doctor tax guidance

    Download our tailored tax guidance for junior doctors. Learn tax basics, and find out if you can claim tax relief on your training costs.

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    This new guidance aims to provide GP practices, practice groups and commissioners with information and advice on employing a physiotherapist and the potential of their role within general practice.

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    Locum GP handbook

    The BMA Locum GP handbook is a guide for Locum GPs and for practices engaging the services of a locum GP. Essential reading and exclusive to BMA members, this handbook covers all aspects of work and business practice.

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    Support with CHP and NHS PS issues

    Guidance for practices in NHS Property Service or Community Health Partnership buildings that are experiencing significant increases in service charges.

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    Female genital mutilation

    Female genital mutilation is considered a form of child abuse and is a criminal offence in the UK. Our guidance looks at doctors' role in preventing and eradicating the practice.

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    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.

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Career advice and support

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    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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    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.

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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.

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    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.

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    Widening participation into medicine

    Read about this initiative that seeks to give opportunities to anyone who has the ability and desire, whatever their background, to enter into a medical career.

  • 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.

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    Flexible training (LTFT)

    Flexible working and less than full time training (LTFT) is becoming more commonplace - read our step by step guide and see if LTFT is right for you.

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    Changeover and new doctors - top tips

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

  • Medical CVs

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

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    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.

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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.

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    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.

Work-life support

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    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

    Our confidential counselling service is available free of charge, 24/7. Talk to a counsellor or another doctor 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.

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    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.

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    Careers help for overseas doctors

    Check out our range of learning opportunities to grow your career and build your confidence in the workplace, including advice for overseas doctors who are thinking about working in the UK.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Reasonable adjustments

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

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    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.

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    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.

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.

  • EU survey 2018

    A BMA survey of over 1,500 EU doctors working in the UK has found that less than a quarter have faith in the Prime Minister's commitment to protect their rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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    Latest news from GPC UK

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

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    Our work on this issue has most recently focused on price, availability, marketing, public education and better funding for how alcohol is managed. Read about what we are doing.

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    Supporting health and wellbeing at work

    We report on doctors' occupational health and wellbeing and give our recommendations to employers

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    Find upcoming conference dates and information, plus see highlights from the March 2018 UK LMC conference.

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    European brief - October 2018

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, alcohol policy and MEPs adopt report on antimicrobial resistance.

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    Cannabis-based medicinal products

    In July 2018, the Home Office announced plans to reschedule cannabis-based medicinal products in order to widen their availability within the NHS. Read our FAQs about the new regulations, which came into effect on 1 November 2018.

  • Budget 2018

    In advance of the budget the BMA has provided evidence and written to the Chancellor.

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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.

  • NHS funding

    We are engaged with the government over a number of funding issues effecting the NHS. Read a summary of our work.

  • Legislation at Westminster

    The BMA regularly represents the views of doctors on behalf of their patients in parliament. See what we are working on.

BMA member support last month

  • Number of calls our support service received

    7913

  • Number of contracts our employment advisers checked

    505

  • Number of cases our employment advisers resolved

    4158

Latest news and features

  • The Doctor (October 2018, Issue 2)

    07 October 2018

  • The Doctor (September 2018, Issue 1)

    30 September 2018

    Brexit and what it may cost, beating bullying once and for all and a celebration of overseas doctors – just some of the topics covered in the first issue of The Doctor

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    18 September 2018

    ‘They come here…’ And so goes the age-old rant about immigrants. In a new series about the incalculable benefits overseas doctors have brought to the NHS, The Doctor thinks it’s time to take that phrase back and put it to good use instead. Here’s the first profile, of south Wales GP Hasmukh Shah. Tim Tonkin reports

Latest blogs

  • We need a ‘one health’ approach to the threat of antimicrobial resistance

    We need a ‘one health’ approach to the threat of antimicrobial resistance

    In May I was delighted to welcome colleagues from a wide range of different backgrounds to the BMA, for a symposium to discuss the urgent threat of antimicrobial resistance, and the actions required to safeguard the effectiveness of these drugs – on which much of modern medicine depends.

  • Abuse concerns to the fore

    Abuse concerns to the fore

    Two little boys – early primary-school age – have been playing an unsuitable game. Unfortunately, it was a really very unsuitable game and one of them has ended up with a minor injury to his foreskin.

  • The gender pay gap - how it affects me

    The gender pay gap - how it affects me

    Today we mark Equal Pay Day, the day that women stop earning in the year, relative to men. This is not just about a gap in pay, though national data estimates that on average female hospital doctors earn at least 18 per cent less per hour than men.

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