Employment and career advice

Trust our in-depth knowledge to help you on important topics with practical tools, FAQs and guidance. BMA members can call our advisers on 0300 123 1233. 


Employment advice and support

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    Supporting you at work

    Trust our in-depth knowledge to help you with your employment related issues. Visit our Employment advice and support section.

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    Contract checking service

    BMA members: get your contract checked by our experts and receive it back within 5 working days using our freepost address.

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    Gender pay gap reporting

    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, guidance and tax information whatever your branch of practice.

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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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    Public health doctor contracts

    Contract information and supporting guidance for public health consultants.

  • Local and national negotiations

    Job planning

    Job plans are annual agreements between the employer and the doctor so it is important you understand how best to prepare for your job plan review.

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    Pensions is a complex and changing issue for doctors. We offer guidance on the 1995 and 2008 sections, and coverage of the 2015 NHS pension scheme.

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    Read our guide to help you to prepare for the revalidation process, how to find your responsible officer and what to do if things go wrong.

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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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    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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    'Agreement' on citizens' rights

    The agreement in principle in three key areas in Brexit negotiations.

Career advice and support

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    Supporting your career

    Whatever your career stage, we can help you along with the BMJ and the BMA Library. Visit our Career advice and support section.

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    Learning and development

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

  • Assertiveness in the workplace


    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.

  • Medical CVs

    We're here to help you get your CV in top shape, no matter what stage you are in your career.

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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.

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    Consultants in public health

    Ensure that your employer recognises your value and understands the principles of your role.

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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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    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.

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    Joining the armed forces reserves

    We answer common questions about joining the armed forces reserves as part of your medical career.

Work-life support

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    Supporting your work-life balance

    Get help with balancing the stresses of work and demands on your life. Visit our Work-life support section.

  • Your wellbeing

    BMA counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

    Problems can take hold of us at anytime. Our confidential BMA Counselling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Talk to someone in confidence.

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    Working parents

    Whether you're thinking of having a baby, already expecting or going back to work as a parent, read our advice on contracts, leave options and pay.

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    Your wellbeing

    Problems can take hold of us at anytime, and can often feel difficult to manage on our own. We have a range of services to support and advise you through difficult times and coping with stress.

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    Your finances and protection

    Let us support you in your professional and personal life with our range of services dedicated to helping make your life easier.

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    Staying safe online

    In light of the "WannaCry" ransomware cyber attack, here are some tips for members on how to be safe online.

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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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    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.

Join us

  • 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.

Talk to a BMA employment adviser

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

Call us on 0300 123 1233

Lines open 8.30am to 6pm weekdays, excluding UK bank holidays, or access the webchat below.

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