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Doctors have enthusiastically welcomed a legal ruling that should pave the way towards a minimum unit price for alcohol.
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Our aim is for doctors to be valued and supported to deliver the highest quality healthcare. We are the collective voice of 16,000 members in Scotland.
18 October 2016
The BMA has welcomed a commitment of an additional half billion pounds of funding for primary care in Scotland.
21 October 2016
The MD-10 airliner was fitted with an operating theatre, sterilisation room and 46-seater classroom.
Ask any doctor about what makes for patient-focused care and they will tell you that effective communication is one of the most important aspects.
Rose had come to the gerontology ward with a urinary tract infection. It didn't take long to fix, but then her psychiatric issues took over. I was a house officer, fresh on the wards. This was my very first job.
As a student I longed for the day I would have one of those little black boxes attached to my waist showing I had finally arrived – I was a fully fledged doctor.
@RCPsychScot He does look very happy!
21 Oct 2016 7:36 PM
Doctors are delighted that a legal ruling will pave the way for minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland.… https://t.co/30LMWzmGqS
21 Oct 2016 2:31 PM
A new resource that provides practical support and guidance to help manage workload. Find out how practices are adapting to increased pressures.
A free, comprehensive, independent service advice on a range of employment-related issues excusively for BMA members. Find out more.
Contract information and supporting guidance for consultant doctors.
BMA members - get your contract checked by employment law experts and receive it back within 5 working days using our freepost address.
Guidance on the contractual conditions affecting general practice finances and funding.
Contract information and supporting guidance to help you at each stage of your new job - for junior doctors, GP specialty registrars, GP trainees.
Contract advice for overseas trained doctors on what should be included in a contract and when to sign.
Contract information and supporting guidance for medical academics employed by universities and other higher education institutions in the UK.
Understand your legal, contractual and professional responsibilities when declaring criminal convictions and staying up to date with criminal record checks.
Get an inside look at the medical specialties and career choices available to you.
An initiative that seeks to give opportunities to anyone who has the ability and desire, whatever their background, to enter into a medical career.
A comprehensive guide on how to become a doctor - from life as a doctor to the ins and outs of applying to medical school.
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.
We've pulled together some practical tips and real life advice to get you through your first year of medical school.
Flexible working is becoming more commonplace - read our step by step guide and see if LTFT is right for you.
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.
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.
A comprehensive, feasible, and transparent approach to returning to clinical practice after absence.
Check out our range of learning opportunities to grow your career and build your confidence in the workplace.
Read accounts from doctors who have experienced discrimination at their place of work or study.
Do you feel burned out, worried you may be drinking too much? Take our online surveys to check yourself out.
Find out what discrimination is and how to tackle it with our advice for employees and employers.
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 about a new, confidential, not for profit, psychotherapeutic consultation service for all doctors.
Find out about the confidential counselling and peer support we offer.
Listen to how one doctor coped with feelings of being overwhelmed with the help of the BMA counselling service.
The BMA believes the minimum price for alcohol should be no less than 50p per unit. Read more about our policy and work on minimum unit pricing of alcohol.
We have written to the Chair of the Health Select Committee requesting assurances about the sustainability of the NHS. Read the letter.
We campaign for measures to reduce the levels of obesity, including action targeted at improving children's diets, and increasing active travel and physical activity levels. See more on what we are doing.
Read our report, Healthy transport = Healthy lives, that looks at the way the effect on population health by the increasing use and development of transport in modern life.
See more on the key areas of work we have been involved in surrounding tobacco and public health plus our policies on each issue.
The cost of this inequality is substantial, both in years of life lost and costs to the economy. It is also a significant challenge to healthcare. See our work on health inequalities in the UK.
The BMA has a longstanding interest in child health and the impact of social inequalities on health outcomes for children and young people - see our publications and policies.
The latest news, guidance and current issues for general practice from the general practitioners committee.
Guidance for consultants in Scotland under pressure in the face of medical staff shortages.
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