Dr Diary is a work diary that enables you to record work activities as part of your job plan on the go.

Use the app to accurately reflect the reality of your work and how much time you spend on different PAs (programmes activities / sessions). Identify patterns to help plan future work and demonstrate areas for negotiation at your appraisals and job plan review meetings.

Dr Diary is designed for BMA members who are consultants or SAS (staff, associate specialist and specialty) doctors in the UK, on the latest versions of their contracts.

Key features include:
• Personalise the list of activities to fit the nature of your work, including DCC (direct clinical care), SPA (supporting professional activities), academic work and more
• Add details from your job plan to compare it against your actual workload in reports
• Select work categories in your contract, as well as details of private practice and leave
• Record on-call periods and work done while on-call
• Track your work for more than one employer
• Choose either 30-minute or 15-minute time slots
• Duplicate a whole day or week of activities
• Update your diary while offline

The Dr Diary app is designed for use with the web app. Once you have completed the diary for at least six weeks, log in at to create and download up to six different reports, showing the type of work you do and what it means in terms of PAs/sessions.

What’s New

Version 4.5.1

Bug fixes and improvement to improve the app user experience.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

RCR75 ,

Not useable with Apple

A great concept- thought this was going to revolutionise my diary / hours monitoring; however agree with previous reviewer- it defaults to an old date, fails to save new data and keeps telling me to ‘Go online for further activities’. And got nowhere speaking to advisor on phone who just said it is probably not compatible with iPhones!

Developer Response ,

The items you have highlighted should now be fixed (apart from defaulting to an old date which will be fixed in the next release), you should have no problem using the app on your iPhone.

RandomBlaName ,

Excellent App

So much better than the previous BMA job planning spreadsheet. Slightly dodgy when it first came out, each version had ironed out bugs and it is now very useful. In particular, seamless integration across iOS devices and the browser version (where the reports are available). Get it now.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review. The latest version of the app allows you to enter details of PAs less than 1, and PAs can be entered with up to 2 decimal places. We’d love to speak more about your
concerns and get them resolved for you as soon as possible - please contact us at

Our Man On The M62 ,

Remains buggy

Remains buggy. Specifically, defaults to 09 Nov rather than today’s date; doesn’t accept single activites that cross midnight and most concering of all doesn’t reliably save data.
Also keep getting an error message about needing to go online for further actions, including submitting feedback via the app.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear that you’re having problems with the app. Please contact an advisor who will be able to log your issues and provide support on 0300 123 1233


British Medical Association
41.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© British Medical Association


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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