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Abuse and disruptions won't be tolerated

BMA Cymru Wales welcomes measures to tackle negative behaviour in NHS premises.

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    From 31 March 2017, many UK employers will have to publish gender pay gap information. Find out what this means for you and your employer.

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    Pay scales and guidance for medical academics

    Download pay circulars for medical academic staff in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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    Pay scales, guidance and tax information whatever your branch of practice.

  • Sessional and locum GP contracts

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    The salaried GP handbook is a valuable resource for salaried GPs and GP employers, covering everything from legal entitlements to maternity leave, redundancy and employment protection.

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    Fatigue and facilities charter

    Simple steps that can be taken to improve facilities and reduce fatigue, so you can safely and effectively care for your patients. 

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    Supporting your career

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    This 1 hour free webinar is designed to help you to think about how you negotiate in clinical situations and highlight new approaches that you can use and embed into your work setting.

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    Common challenges while studying

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    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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    Sci59 medical specialty psychometric test

    Looking for a quiz to help you choose a medical specialty? Use the Sci59 psychometric test, free to BMA members, to find the right medical career for you.

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    Clinical teacher of the year awards

    Nominations are open for 2017. BMA Cymru Wales, with BMJ Learning, established the Clinical Teacher of the Year award to celebrate the excellent teaching standards in Wales.

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    Applying for training

    Take the step from medical school into training with confidence - know your career options and get all the support you need for your training years.

Work-life support

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    Working parents

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    Your wellbeing

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    How the NHS works

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

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    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.

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    Reasonable adjustments

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Collective voice

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    Our collective voice

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    Fatigue and sleep deprivation

    There are serious safety risks for both doctors and patients associated with fatigue. Read about our policy position and watch our videos with practical advice on managing fatigue.

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