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The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union and professional body for doctors in the UK.
Experience the benefits a BMA membership offers with specialist advice on issues such as contracts, pay and discrimination.
Get the support you need to progress in your career from an organisation that understands your unique needs and the daily challenges you face.
Gain access to resources, advice and support to help you get peace of mind and rest assured that help is at hand whenever you need it.
We are led by a team of executive directors working towards objectives set by the BMA Council.
Find out what it's like to work at the BMA and see the full range of jobs currently available.
BMA honours are awarded in recognition of a member's distinguished and notable service to the association at any level.
We are really proud of the awards we have won. Read more about our achievements.
The BMA Charities are two charities which help all doctors, and their dependents, and medical students in times of financial crisis.
Our mission: We look after doctors so they can look after you. Our vision: A profession of valued doctors delivering the highest quality health services.
At the BMA we actively encourage our staff and members to be socially responsible and to strive to improve the lives of those around them.
We are committed to promoting equal rights and opportunities, supporting diversity and creating an open and inclusive environment for our members, employees and stakeholders.
We stand up for doctors individually and collectively on a wide variety of employment issues and are recognised for collective bargaining purposes nationally and locally.
We provide individual support and advice on employment issues, ethics, pensions, contracts and pay banding and rotas.
Find out how we work with governments to lobby for improvements to health and healthcare. We're stronger with your help.
From CPD approved workshops to workplace training and careers coaching - we're here to help you keep learning.
Our members can access a wide range of tailored financial, legal and protection services, to support them in their personal and professional life.
Our signposting resource is aimed at patients and the public to help you find out more about how the NHS works and how it can be navigated.
Council is responsible for the formulation of policy throughout the year and for ensuring the implementation of that policy. There are UK and national councils.
Our branch of practice and specialist committees negotiate nationally, hold annual conferences and report to BMA council.
Regional councils operate in England only, discussing matters of regional interest and issues affecting the profession across all branches of practice.
Medical and negotiating committees represent our members on a local level and over 200 divisions across the UK allow members to network and debate issues with colleagues.
We represent the interests of doctors and patients across a number of branches of practice, professional activities and special interests, promoting excellent healthcare for all.
We have a range of initiatives to help BMA members get more involved with committee activities.
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