It's even more important to keep a record of your working patterns.
If your job plan hasn't changed, you should still collate data for future job plan negotiations.
How do I access Dr Diary?
Dr Diary is available as a mobile app and desktop tool. You can access reports using the desktop tool at doctordiary.bma.org.uk.
Who can use Dr Diary
Dr Diary is one of the membership benefits offered to all BMA members.
It works for consultants on the latest version of their contract in the UK, and for SAS doctors on the 2008 contract. Soon it will be updated to also work for SAS doctors on the new 2021 contract.
Medical academics and members of the British Dental Association can use Dr Diary although it is more relevant to those on the above contracts who also have at least one NHS employer.
What does Dr Diary do?
Are you working outside of your job plan?
Access Dr Diary reports to get a weekly comparison and detailed breakdown of your work activities, as well as an annualised overview of your job plan. Understand your on-call working patterns and types of activities.
Dr Diary reports will alert you if you’re working outside of your job plan and by how much.
Quick and easy data entry
Copy and paste your entered activities across a day or week for easy inputting.
Get an accurate record of your PAs/sessions
Customise work activities to correctly capture work that has been done.
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Instant insights on your mobile
Access a summary of your workload on the mobile app to get a snapshot of your work patterns for the current day, week or month. For more detailed insights, that can be shared with your employer, continue to use the desktop tool.
Accurately record clinical work carried out while on-call and work done while on-leave. This includes work which might not be related to the period.
Get an alert when you have exceeded your weekly sessions/PAs for DCC activities and manage your preferences in the settings menu.
Customise more of your work activities
Tailor up to 14 of your work activities, so you can categorise your workload according to your requirements.
Set your preference all in one easy-to-find location
Choose between 15/30-minute time slots, and access your notification permissions.
I find it very easy to use, the breakdown of my DCC and SPA activities is very good, and it’s a useful tool for job planning.Dr Alison Thom, Consultant, General Psychiatry
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