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Non-clinical masterclasses

We are pleased to introduce our new suite of one day BMA non-clinical masterclasses, taking place in various locations.

Covering a range of topics, these interactive and practical masterclasses are aimed to give all branches of practice practical skills and guidance on how to successfully manage stressful real-world situations, become an effective leader and adapt in an increasingly pressurised environment.

Attendance at these events is available at just £150 as part of your BMA membership.

You'll learn all of this plus:

  • a certificate of attendance (6 CPD hours)
  • opportunities to learn in small groups, tailored to the needs of those in the room
  • dedicated question time with the experts
  • opportunities to network and learn with your peers


Book your place today

Practical skills... time management and taking control

Communication is central to your work. Done well, it can improve efficiency, reduce medical errors, improve patient satisfaction and contribute to your wellbeing and working relationships.

Gain a greater understanding of your own communication style and where you can improve. This one-day course is designed to help you develop your performance in giving and receiving effective feedback, teaching, presenting and building professional relationships.

Tuesday 18 September, London


Practical skills… leadership and management for doctors

Whether you are an experienced leader looking to improve your effectiveness or new to leadership and looking to expand your potential, we have curated two streams of complementary workshops which will present key leadership and management issues relevant to your career stage.

The day will give an overview of the latest leadership theories as well as an understanding of the Healthcare Leadership model that will help you understand how its principles are relevant to everyone in every-day healthcare.

Thursday 27 September, Manchester

Thursday 22 November, London


Practical skills... for effective communication

Effective communication skills are an important part of your day to day interactions with patients and colleagues. 

This masterclass will give attendees a greater understanding of areas where improved communication skills can greatly enhance your performance such as giving and receiving feedback, teaching and presenting and building professional relationships. 

Tuesday 16 October, London


Practical skills… self management

The aim of the day is to strengthen you and equip you with the insight and ability to recover and reboot, so that you can enjoy a happier and healthier approach to your work. The focus of the day is all about looking after you, and your ongoing self-care, so that you can continue the fantastic work you do for your patients.  

Wednesday 5 December, London