The British Medical Association
We are three months away from the deadline set for contract negotiations for consultants in England and Northern Ireland. Since discussions began last October, they have focused on two key issues - the provision of seven-day services and pay progression.
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The referendum campaign has been fascinating and exciting, with a renewed interest and involvement in politics in Scotland, reflected by the 84.6 percentage turnout by voters.
When I was a senior trainee and was asked to work with a recently qualified doctor who had multiple sclerosis, I was happy to make adjustments. Although she couldn’t run to cardiac arrest, there were other things she can do where her physical abilities wouldn’t matter so much.
Unfortunately when doctors have mental health problems they may find their workplaces are less willing to make adjustments.
Tags: doctors health, stress
As a general election looms, promises are made, disputed and tussled over by each of the political parties. We publish our short manifesto today. It shows the BMA’s commitment to serve the best interests of patients, the NHS and its workforce.
Tags: manifestos, elections
Where does the BMA get the evidence it needs to challenge the government and campaign for a better NHS? From you, mostly.
Tags: morale and motivation, NHS
The people of Scotland will vote on whether or not to remain part of the UK in just a few weeks.
Tags: Scotland, BMA Scotland, independence, better together
Women are under-represented in senior positions across medicine but nowhere more so than in academic medicine.
Tags: women doctors, medical academics
The first step can often be the most difficult when it comes starting something new.
Tags: gender, BMA
Everyone is a negotiator, all the time. We negotiate with colleagues, with our partners or kids, with friends, with strangers. But few of us have been part of a formal negotiating team.
Tags: junior contract
Tags: consultant contract
We must hope the tide is turning in favour of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese doctor sentenced to death for apostasy following her conversion from Islam to Christianity.
Tags: human rights
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