Dr Diary app

A work diary that enables you to record programmed activities as part of your job plan, on-the-go. It will help you to track your activities, know your work patterns and steer your job plan.
Location: UK
Audience: Consultants SAS doctors Medical academics
Updated: Friday 22 May 2020
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Working to an altered job plan due to COVID-19?

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.

What is Dr Diary?

Dr Diary is available as a mobile app and desktop tool.

You can accurately reflect the reality of your work and how much time you spend on different PAs/sessions.

Who can use Dr Diary?

Dr Diary is one of the membership benefits offered to all BMA members.

It is designed for consultants and SAS doctors on the latest version of their contract in the UK.

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.


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.

Dr Diary reports will alert you if you’re working outside of your job plan and by how much.

Get insights on your working patterns

Quick and easy

Copy and paste your entered activities across a day or week for easy inputting.

Enter activities on-the-go 

Accurately record your work

Customise work activities to correctly capture work that has been done.

Track your workload 


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Gather insights on your workload

Use the reports to find out if you're working outside of your agreed job plan, and evidence this at your job plan review:

    1. get an overview of your workload
    2. get a summary of what PAs/sessions you do each week
    3. identify whether you are working too many PAs/sessions each week
    4. understand your on-call working patterns and types of activities.


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.

UDr Alison Thom, Consultant, General Psychiatry

Rate the app and recommend to colleagues

Rate, review and give us your feedback about Dr Diary on the App Store or Google Play store. Share Dr Diary on your social feeds, it helps other BMA members find the app:

Got a good job planning tip? Share it on Twitter, @theBMA, using the hashtag #jobplantips.


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