COVID-19

Guidance for doctors on the impact of coronavirus on your work, training, education, and wellbeing as a medical professional. 

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What the BMA is doing

BMA Engagement with the UK Covid-19 Inquiry

The BMA continues to ensure that doctors’ experiences during the pandemic are heard and learnt from. We are actively contributing to the UK Covid Inquiry to ensure that crucial lessons are learned and implemented. BMA campaign

BMA opening statement to the UK Covid-19: Module 1

The BMA continues to ensure that doctors’ experiences during the pandemic are heard and learnt from. We are actively contributing to the UK Covid Inquiry to ensure that crucial lessons are learned and implemented. This is our opening statement for module 1 of the UK Covid Inquiry. BMA campaign

BMA closing statement to the UK Covid-19: Module 1

The BMA continues to ensure that doctors’ experiences during the pandemic are heard and learnt from. We are actively contributing to the UK Covid Inquiry to ensure that crucial lessons are learned and implemented. This is our closing statement for module 1 of the UK Covid Inquiry.  

BMA opening statement to the UK Covid-19: Module 2

The BMA continues to ensure that doctors’ experiences during the pandemic are heard and learnt from. We are actively contributing to the UK Covid Inquiry to ensure that crucial lessons are learned and implemented. This is our opening statement for module 2 of the UK Covid Inquiry.  

BMA COVID-19 review

The BMA has launched a review into the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic - from the impact on the medical profession to the NHS and social care systems and public health. BMA campaign

COVID-19: How well-protected was the medical profession?

The first of five BMA reports, each with a particular focus on the pandemic response. BMA report

COVID-19: The impact of the pandemic on the medical profession

The second of five BMA reports, each with a particular focus on the pandemic response. BMA report

COVID-19: Impact of the pandemic on healthcare delivery

The third of five BMA reports, each with a particular focus on the pandemic response. BMA report

COVID-19: analysing the impact of coronavirus on doctors

We have been surveying our members through the pandemic to understand what doctors are experiencing so we can play this back to the Government. We have also been analysing vaccine uptake in doctors. BMA campaign

COVID-19: BMA actions and policy

Our policy, demands and recommendations to NHS organisations, institutions and the Government to help protect doctors, the NHS and the public during and after the pandemic. BMA campaign

COVID-19: BMA priorities

Our four main priorities for COVID across the UK are protections in healthcare settings, support for those with long COVID, the resourcing of public health and wider public health protections, and highlighting crucial lessons. BMA campaign

BMA briefing: Living with COVID-19 response

The Government has published its strategy for living with COVID-19 in England. This briefing provides an overview and analysis of their plans. BMA campaign

The public health response by UK governments to COVID-19

The fourth of five BMA reports, each with a particular focus on the pandemic response. BMA report

The impact of the pandemic on population health and health inequalities

The fifth and final BMA report with a focus on the impact COVID-19 has had on population health and health inequalities. BMA campaign

Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccination programme

This guidance provides detail about the COVID-19 vaccination programme in England. BMA guidance

COVID-19: mandatory vaccine guidance

Our response to the Government's announcement that all healthcare staff in England must be fully vaccinated by April 2022. BMA guidance

GP practices

COVID-19: toolkit for GPs and GP practices

Comprehensive guidance for GPs, partners and practice managers to manage employment and contractual issues and service provision during the coronavirus pandemic. BMA guidance

Support your surgery

Our campaign addressed the mounting pressure on general practice in England to clear the backlog and the restrictions on access as a result of the pandemic. BMA campaign

Your health

COVID-19: doctors isolating and those in vulnerable groups

Read our frequently asked questions for doctors who are isolating, have underlying health conditions or live with someone who is in a high risk group. BMA guidance

COVID-19: life assurance scheme

Find out about the scheme and where to read updates. BMA guidance

COVID-19: Long COVID support for doctors

Many doctors and healthcare professionals have been impacted by long COVID and need better support, including when they are unable to work due to their condition.  BMA lobbying

Adapting to COVID

COVID-19: death certification and cremation

This guidance replaces existing BMA guidance on verification and certification of death and cremation during the COVID-19 outbreak. BMA guidance

Your contract

COVID-19 terms and conditions: sessional GPs

Guidance on changes to your working patterns and contractual issues during the pandemic, such as annual leave, indemnity and working outside of your job plan. BMA guidance