The British Medical Association
Working behind the scenes to defend terms and conditions and look after doctors’ jobs. These are some of the things they are working for
Armed forces doctors
Medical reserves, civilian medical practitioners and medical officer pensions
Contract, award schemes, job planning and shift working
Contractual and financial stability
Contracts, banding and starting new jobs
Medical academic staff
Job planning, redundancy, and appraisal and revalidation
Tuition fees and NHS bursary arrangements, and Foundation Programmed oversubscription and selection
Public health doctors
Protecting terms and conditions under transition
Staff, associate specialists and specialty doctors
Job planning, redundancy and revalidation
The Government has published the NHS Employers' scoping report on junior doctors' contracts and announced they would seek to negotiate a new contract based on the report’s recommendations.
A new set of proposals have been set out with wide-ranging recommendations on the future of award schemes as well as other changes to consultants' contracts and pay structures.
We are strongly defending the nationally agreed contracts for doctors and are resisting local contract variations.
New Local Education and Training Boards are set to manage juniors' training under the Liberating the NHS: Developing the Healthcare Workforce reforms. The Commons health select committee backed our call for greater clarity about how the new bodies (Health Education England, LETBs, employers and the Centre for Workforce Intelligence) will work together.
The UK medical workforce is facing unprecedented change, from the implications of imposed Government efficiency savings, to high levels of competition at each stage of medical training.
As the freeze on doctors' pay imposed by NHS Employers continues, The BMA has submitted evidence to the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body calling for all doctors to be treated equally.
Doctors' responsibility to report concerns about the work of those around them was the focus of a health select committee report in early 2012. Giving evidence to MPs, we said there was a role for 'compromise agreements' in doctors' contracts but they should not prevent whistleblowing.
The BMA cohort study of 2006 medical graduates is a 10 year longitudinal study of the career paths of 431 doctors.
The seventh BMA Cohort Doctor report, published 1 May 2013, includes questions relating to cohort doctors' workplace morale, work related stress and work-life balance.
A comprehensive list of previous reports is also available to view and to download.
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