We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume you’re happy to receive all cookies from the BMA website. Find out more about cookies

Your Privacy

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

(Req)

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Continue

These cookies are required

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information we collect is anonymous unless you actively provide personal information to us.

If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Preferences Cookies

These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you're in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for you.

For example, they can be used to remember certain log-in details, changes you've made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you've asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. These cookies may be used to ensure that all our services and communications are relevant to you. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you've previously made or personalise your browsing experience meaning you would have to reset these for every visit. In addition, some functionality may not be available if this category is switched off.

3rd Party Cookies

Our websites sometimes integrate with other companies’ sites. For example, we integrate with social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, to make it easier for you to share what you have read. These sites place their own cookies on your browser as a result of us including their icons and ‘like’ or ‘share’ buttons on our sites.

Apply & close
  • ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…’

    As a rule, I dislike Americanisms, but as this expression suits so many of the new initiatives we face in the NHS, I will give it house room.
  • NHS pensions: a guide for GPs

    • 11 Sep 2019
    NHSBSA (NHS Business Services Authority) has published new guidance on NHS pensions for GPs which gives an overview of the NHS pensions regulations and responsibilities for GPs. It also includes useful examples on the various GP pension forms and tiered contributions, death benefits, life insurance and pensionable incomes. We are currently examining the guidance and will provide an update in our next newsletter. Overall...
  • Making our voice stronger

    Is there an issue you would like addressed to make your working lives easier? Now is your chance to get involved and tell the BMA what you think. Later this autumn and next spring we will be holding the annual conferences for LMCs in England and the UK. LMCs are the local representative structure for GPs. While they work very closely with the BMA, they are independent bodies – you don’t need to be a BMA...
  • Meet your rep: Kalindi Krishna Tumurugoti

    I am Kalindi-Krishna Tumurugoti and I am predominantly a Nottingham based portfolio GP. I work as a part-time salaried GP in Derby and do sessional and out-of-hours work in Nottingham. I am delighted to introduce myself as the East Midlands regional representative on the sessional GPs committee. The sessional GPs committee provides national representation for all salaried and locum GPs. Members come from a range of backgrounds...
  • Getting answers to annualisation

    • 14 Aug 2019
    You will hopefully have seen in the press that the persistent lobbying by the BMA on pensions has paid off – the DHSC (Department of Health and Social Care) and Treasury have announced a consultation on pension changes that are causing huge tax bills for some GPs and consultants. I’m very aware that for many sessional colleagues the thought of hitting the annual or lifetime pension allowances never crosses...