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A plan to overhaul outpatient services in Scotland must not simply transfer pressures from one part of the NHS to another, the BMA has warned.
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07 December 2016
A campaign for a tax on sugary drinks appears to have paid off after the Treasury unveiled plans for a levy to be enshrined in UK law.
Scotland has moved a step closer to changing the organ donation system to a ‘soft opt-out’ as part of efforts to increase the number of organs available for donation.
Employers must do more to raise awareness and access to support services for doctors following patient deaths, the BMA has warned.
Tomorrow, thousands of our colleagues – junior doctors across England - will move onto the new contract.
‘Make the care of the patient your first concern’, this is the first rule and as rules go it seems pretty black and white.
Why go for a job in Reading rather than Rhyl? Or pass over a radiology post for one in anaesthetics? Can you remember, way back when, what got you into medical school?
RT @onmedicanews: Scotland launches #organdonor consultation. Doctors welcome ‘soft’ opt-out option @BMAScotland https://t.co/oRu6TorTYU ht…
7 Dec 2016 10:42 AM
Looking forward to contributing to @scotgov organ donation consultation & calls for intro.of 'soft' opt out system… https://t.co/4CZxT0PgcR
7 Dec 2016 10:34 AM
Letter templates, guidance, case studies and other practical resources to help you manage your daily work.
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.
This guidance sets out how health service providers can take steps to have defamatory material removed from websites, including NHS Choices.
This guide aims to help you to understand and support patients and employers to address the use of alcohol and illicit drug in the workplace.
The basics of revalidation, including what it is, time and cost involved for doctors and the seven principles of revalidation.
An Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) is the appraisal process for all specialty trainees or StR's including general practice trainees. Find out what's involved for doctors in training.
As part of revalidation as a sessional GP, you will need to demonstrate that you have participated in an annual appraisal that covers your full scope of work. Get tips and advice on what you need to do.
Contract advice for overseas trained doctors on what should be included in a contract and when to sign.
Understand your legal, contractual and professional responsibilities when declaring criminal convictions and staying up to date with criminal record checks.
Applications for the 2017 grants will open on 05 December 2016 and close on 03 March 2017. Find out how to apply and read the assessment criteria.
Each year we host an awards ceremony for the annual grant winners. See pictures and read stories from the event.
A comprehensive guide on how to become a doctor - from life as a doctor to the ins and outs of applying to medical school.
Widening participation is an initiative that seeks to give opportunities to anyone who has the ability and desire, whatever their background, to enter into a medical career. Find out more about our work.
Being a medical student is challenging at the best of times, especially for those who may face additional hurdles.
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.
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.
Get an inside look at the medical specialties and career choices available to you.
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.
Check out our range of learning opportunities to grow your career and build your confidence in the workplace.
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.
Read accounts from doctors who have experienced discrimination at their place of work or study.
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.
How you feel about your workplace matters. Learn more about behaviours which contribute to a collaborative and supportive working environment.
Find out what discrimination is and how to tackle it with our advice for employees and employers.
Do you feel burned out, worried you may be drinking too much? Take our online surveys to check yourself out.
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.
The BMA has produced a briefing on the regulatory systems for healthcare quality across the United Kingdom in order to clarify how these systems work and to identify the ways in which they are changing.
We keep track of doctors' workload and wellbeing with the BMA quarterly survey of about 3,000 doctors from across the profession.
Locality hubs offer a GP-led model that could be commissioned to help manage demand and support GPs to practice safely. Read ideas for safe working in general practice.
This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, TTIP and health priorities of the Maltese presidency.
The latest news, guidance and current issues for general practice from the general practitioners committee.
Read our recommendations following a series of seminars looking at a range of issues faced by vulnerable groups, including our report on the role of healthcare professionals in identifying and responding to domestic abuse.
The BMA has written to Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, Sir Andrew Dilnot CBE asking him to investigate government statements on the increased financing of the NHS.
Across the UK, there are moves to shift services out of hospitals and provide them in community settings. Find out how it may affect local service provision.
07 January 2017
learning and development, medical students, Ask Dr Clarke
08 January 2017
24 January 2017
Scotland, job planning
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