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About the BMA

Our leadership

The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union and professional body for 170,000 doctors in the UK.

We are led by a team of executive directors working towards objectives set by the BMA council. 

Council sets overall policy which is informed by the needs of grassroots doctors, as determined by the BMA Representative Body, which itself is drawn from branch of practice and regional committees throughout the UK.

Find out about our council, committees and executive directors.

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Member benefits

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A better profession

Get robust advice and guidance to continue your professional development

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A better deal

Receive practical employment support that makes a real difference

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A better career

Access expert resources to stay one step ahead

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What we stand for

Our vision is a profession of valued doctors delivering the highest quality health service where:

  • All doctors have strong representation and expert guidance, whenever and wherever they need it
  • All doctors have their individual needs responded to, through career-long support and professional development
  • All doctors are championed by the BMA and their voices are sought, heard and acted upon
  • All doctors can connect with each other as a professional community
  • All doctors can influence the advancement of health and the profession

Find out what this means for our members

Working at the BMA

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What we do and how we work

We are the trade union and professional body for doctors in the UK.

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Our history

For over 175 years, the BMA has represented doctors and promoted good healthcare for all.

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Learn more about the history of the BMA

Corporate social responsibility

The BMA takes its responsibility to wider society as seriously as it takes its duty to its members.

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Annual report

Our annual financial report is publicly available.


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Media Centre

Find our latest press releases, relevant media contacts and briefing papers in our dedicated media centre.

Visit the media centre

BMA policies

BMA policy is set at the Annual Representative Meeting each year.

View the full policies database

Or download the BMA Policy handbook


We hold approximately 30 conferences for our members every year, and many more events designed to share knowledge and build careers.

Find out more about events