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Strength in numbers

Now more than ever we need consultants to actively get involved with the work of the BMA. NICC chair Anne Carson blogs about the latest issues facing consultants in Northern Ireland.

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    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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    Mental health support for doctors. Find out more about the confidential counselling and peer support we offer.

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    What is discrimination?

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    Expert tax advice

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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.

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    Emotional toll

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    Humanitarian Fund

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    Committee elections 2017

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