If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume you’re happy to receive all cookies from the BMA website.
Find out more about cookies
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.
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.
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.
Read our terms for the acceptable use of the BMA website and any social tools.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships.
We take privacy issues seriously and we are committed to protecting your personal information.
Take a few minutes to review our terms and conditions in which you will find information regarding the use of our website.
Member cases opened:
BMA library e-books viewed:
Member contracts checked:
The BMA is here to support our members' professional lives. If you have a question or need advice, we can help.
Call us on 0300 123 1233
Lines open 8.30am to 6pm weekdays, excluding UK bank holidays, or access the webchat below.
Chat to an employment adviser
Want to stay up-to-date with the latest BMA news, research reports, and guidance for doctors and medical students?
Sign up for our newsletter
You'll receive regular email round-ups of all our most recent work - direct to your inbox.
Sign up now