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Caution urged with overhaul of outpatient services

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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    Letter templates, guidance, case studies and other practical resources to help you manage your daily work.

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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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    Dealing with unfair comments on websites

    This guidance sets out how health service providers can take steps to have defamatory material removed from websites, including NHS Choices.

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    Alcohol, drugs and the workplace

    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.

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    Introduction to revalidation

    The basics of revalidation, including what it is, time and cost involved for doctors and the seven principles of revalidation.

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    Junior doctor appraisals

    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.

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    Appraisal tips for sessional GPs

    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.

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    Contract advice for overseas trained doctors on what should be included in a contract and when to sign.

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    Criminal record checks and declarations

    Understand your legal, contractual and professional responsibilities when declaring criminal convictions and staying up to date with criminal record checks.

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    Applying for funding

    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.

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    Each year we host an awards ceremony for the annual grant winners. See pictures and read stories from the event.

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    How to become a doctor

    A comprehensive guide on how to become a doctor - from life as a doctor to the ins and outs of applying to medical school.

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    Widening participation into medicine

    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.

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    Common challenges while studying

    Being a medical student is challenging at the best of times, especially for those who may face additional hurdles.

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    SAS development fund

    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.

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    Academic Clinical Fellowships

    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.

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    Insiders guide to medical specialties

    Get an inside look at the medical specialties and career choices available to you.

  • 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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    Careers help for overseas doctors

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

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    Guide for doctors new to the UK

    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.

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    Homophobic discrimination

    Read accounts from doctors who have experienced discrimination at their place of work or study.

  • Bullying and harassment

    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.

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    Promoting a positive working environment

    How you feel about your workplace matters. Learn more about behaviours which contribute to a collaborative and supportive working environment.

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    Dealing with discrimination

    Find out what discrimination is and how to tackle it with our advice for employees and employers.

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    Check yourself out

    Do you feel burned out, worried you may be drinking too much? Take our online surveys to check yourself out.

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    DocHealth

    Find out about a new, confidential, not for profit, psychotherapeutic consultation service for all doctors.

  • BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

    Find out about the confidential counselling and peer support we offer.

Collective voice

  • Regulatory systems for healthcare quality

    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.

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    Workload and wellbeing quarterly survey

    We keep track of doctors' workload and wellbeing with the BMA quarterly survey of about 3,000 doctors from across the profession.

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    Locality hub model

    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.

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    European brief - November 2016

    This month's highlights include updates on Brexit, TTIP and health priorities of the Maltese presidency.

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    Latest news from GPC UK

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

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    Healthcare for vulnerable groups

    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.

  • Regulatory systems for healthcare quality

    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.

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    BMA asks UKSA to investigate statements on NHS spending

    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.

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    Reconfiguration and integration

    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.

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