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​Scotland's hospital dentists get access to Dr Diary job planning app

15 May 2019
BDA hospital dentist and academic members in Scotland will now be able to access the British Medical Association's (BMA) 'Dr Diary' thanks to lobbying from BDA Scotland hospital dentist representatives.

The tool will be available for specialty and associate specialists (SAS) doctors and medical academics working in dentistry.

Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services Consultant member for Scotland, Laura Cross said:

"We are delighted to have secured access to this excellent tool produced by the BMA for our members working in hospital dentistry. We hope the app will help members manage their working hours under their contracts and feel like they have more control over workloads. 

"It was built by doctors for doctors, and we hope hospital dentists will also now benefit from this app and support them in the job planning process.

To access Dr Diary

  • Apply for temporary guest access via the BMA's website
  • Fill in the form, indicating 'Dr Diary' as the reason for access.
  • You will then receive an email with a username and password

As this is a new service, applications may take a few days to process, so please be patient whilst waiting for your login.


What is Dr Diary?

The tool is a job planning app, which you can download to your phone or table to enable you to track your work on the go. 

By entering work activity from a personalised list, the tool allows you to track your work over time. You can then download a report (via your desktop) which you can use to check against your job plan and track your hours worked. 

Your entries in the app are completely confidential – you can choose what you want to share with your employers.


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