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Working parents


Not sure where to start? Get all the information you need on pay and leave.

Maternity entitlements
Maternity FAQs
Maternity checklist
Maternity calculator



Get the facts on how much pay and leave you're entitled to.

Paternity leave and pay


Adoption and surrogacy

Make sure you know your rights as a adoptive or surrogate parent.

Adoption advice
Surrogacy information

Shared parental leave

Having a baby after 5 April 2015?

New legislation could allow you and your partner to share the first year of leave after having a child.

Learn more about shared parental leave


BMA family friendly fund

We provide care arrangements to allow committee and board members to fully participate in BMA activities.

See what we provide, the conditions and how to apply.

Find out more

At work blog

See what our bloggers have to say about taking time out for family.

Read our at work blog


BMA communities

Are you a new or expectant parent? We want to hear from you.

Your options when having a child, and possibly taking time out of your career, are many and varied, and can sometimes be tricky to negotiate.

That's why we've created a space for you to share advice, links and resources that helped you.

Go to BMA communities and tell us what you think