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    Rota design and checker tool

    The new 2016 junior doctor contract includes new safe working hours and rest requirements, meaning that many rotas will need to be re-designed. Read our guide, learn the rules and check your rota.

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    GP partner contracts

    Contract information and supporting guidance on General Medical Services (GMS) and Personal Medical Services (PMS) contracts and Enhanced services.

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    Junior doctor contract 2016

    Here you can access the key guidance to help you understand the new 2016 contract regulations.

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    Contracts for overseas trained doctors

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

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    Public health doctor contracts

    Contract information and supporting guidance for public health consultants.

  • Medical academic contracts

    Contract information and supporting guidance for medical academics employed by universities and other higher education institutions in the UK.

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    Consultant contracts

    Contract information and supporting guidance for consultant doctors.

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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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    General practice funding

    Guidance on the contractual conditions affecting general practice finances and funding.

Career advice and support

  • Portfolio development for SAS doctors

    For SAS doctors, developing a portfolio of evidence to your work is incredibly valuable. See more on the benefits and where to start.

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    Working abroad

    Whether you're staying close by or thinking about further afield, this guidance will help you get started on the steps you need to take to work abroad.

  • Research funding

    The BMA foundation for medical research award funds to encourage and further medical research. Find out more about the foundation.

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    Insiders guide to medical specialties

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

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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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    Learning and development

    From CPD approved workshops to workplace training and careers coaching - we're here to help you keep learning.

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    Communication skills

    Good communication skills are an essential component of the doctor-patient relationship. Find out about courses, events and resources available to help you in this area.

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    Applying for research funding

    Applications for the 2017 grants opened on 05 December 2016 and will close on 3 March 2017. Find out how to apply and read the assessment criteria.

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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.

Work-life support

  • Medical student finance

    Browse top tips and use our handy guides to find your way through the world of student finance. We'll point you in the direction of help and support that is available, wherever you are in the UK.

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    Independent financial advice

    Whether you're seeking guidance on what the result of the EU referendum will mean for your finances, or on your savings and investments our financial experts Chase de Vere can help.

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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.

  • 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.

  • BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

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

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    International money transfers

    Whether you're emigrating for a new job, sending money to family or fulfilling your dream of buying a home abroad, moneycorp can advise you on how to make your money go further.

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    Personal and commercial insurance

    Lloyd & Whyte offer both personal and commercial insurance packages to support you throughout your personal and working life as a doctor.

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    Expert tax advice

    As a busy doctor, keeping ahead of the latest tax developments and dealing with tax matters can be time-consuming and challenging. Our tax experts Ernst and Young can help.

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    Legal advice and services

    You may be a GP partner concerned about protecting your working relationships or you or a family member might be in need of a Will. Whatever legal advice you may need, BMA Law can help.

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  • Employment advice

    Experience the benefits a BMA membership offers with specialist advice on issues such as contracts, pay and discrimination.

  • Career development

    Get the support you need to progress in your career from an organisation that understands your unique needs and the daily challenges you face.

  • Work-life support

    Gain access to resources, advice and support to help you get peace of mind and rest assured that help is at hand whenever you need it.

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The BMA is here to support our members' professional lives. If you have a question or need advice, we can help.

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