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BMA handbook for junior doctors in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

Your guide to the main contractual issues which may crop up in your work as a junior doctor in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Location: Scotland Northern Ireland Wales
Audience: Junior doctors
Updated: Friday 4 February 2022
Topics: Contracts
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What you'll get from the handbook

  • Information to help you understand the terms and conditions of the junior doctor contract in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
  • The legal framework you are required to work within as a junior doctor.
  • Example policies, contract and best practice that can be adapted to your situation.


How to use the handbook

This guide is not meant to be a comprehensive substitute for the detailed guidance and support available from our advisers. 

Our aim is to provide you with an overview of key areas you need to consider as a junior doctor. Advice tailored to your situation is available from our advisers.


Need help? For questions about any aspect of your working life, our advisers are here to help you. Opening times: 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday (excluding UK bank holidays)
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