Employment advice for BMA members
If you’re a BMA member with a question about your contract, pay or any other aspect of your working life, contact our advisers – they are here to help you.
Not a member? Access all the benefits of a BMA membership.
Phone lines and webchat are open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays, excluding bank holidays. Calls cost the same as geographic numbers starting 01 or 02.
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Book a call
To book a call with an adviser, enter your details and select a time during our opening hours, and they will ring you then.
If you email us, please include your contact details, BMA or GMC number and a brief description of your query. An adviser will try to contact you the next working day.
Find out more
Our head office is BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP (map).
Call 020 7387 4499 for staff at BMA House.
Call 0300 123 1233 for all other enquiries.
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If you have a question about your BMA membership, please check our membership FAQs. If you can’t find the answer, email [email protected] or call 0300 123 1233.
Wellbeing support services
Confidential counselling and peer support for all doctors and medical students, available 24/7. Call 0330 123 1245 or find out more.
Immigration advice for members
Financial services for members
Chase de Vere Medical | Tel: 0345 609 2008.
Personal and commercial insurance
Lloyd & Whyte | Tel: 01823 250580.
14 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LL (map)
Tel: 0131 247 3000
Email: [email protected]
5th Floor, 2 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4DQ (map)
Tel: 029 2047 4646
Email: [email protected]
16 Cromac Place, Cromac Wood, Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 2JB (map)
Tel: 028 9026 9666 Email: [email protected]
BMA European Office, Rue du Luxembourg 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium (map)
Tel: +32 2 502 8501
England press office
Tel: 020 7383 6448 | Email: [email protected]
Head of media and news relations
Helen Robinson-Gordon | Tel: 020 7383 6188 | Mobile: 07825 645463
Senior media officer
Steve Anderson | Tel: 020 7383 6512
Senior media officer
Amy Murphy | Tel: 020 7383 6254
Abbie Weaving | Tel: 020 7383 6012
Chris Ord | Tel: 020 7383 6317
Northern Ireland press office
Tel: 028 9026 9673 or 028 9026 9666 Email: [email protected]
Scotland press office
Tel: 0131 247 3018 or 0131 247 3050 or 0131 247 3023 Email: [email protected]
Wales press office
Tel: 029 2047 4615 | Email: [email protected]
England public affairs
Email: [email protected]
Northern Ireland public affairs
Tel: 028 9026 9678 | Fax: 028 9026 9659 | Email: [email protected]
Scotland public affairs
Tel: 0131 247 3018 or 0131 247 3050 or 0131 247 3023 | Email: [email protected]
Wales public affairs
Tel: 029 2047 4626 | Fax: 029 2047 4621 | Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 7383 6133 | Fax: 020 7383 6644
Enquiries from the public
Members of the public can get in touch with the BMA by phone at 0300 123 1233 or email at [email protected].
If you can’t find the information you need or wish to inform us of an error or fault with the BMA website, please get in touch: email the digital content team.
Feedback and complaints
The BMA is committed to ensuring that every member and everyone in contact with us receives a responsive, high-quality service. We’re always looking for ways to improve what we do, so we welcome any feedback – whether it’s an observation on something you found helpful or what you feel could be improved, or a complaint about your experience that you’d like investigated and addressed.
We take all complaints very seriously. If you’re unhappy with any of our services, we will listen, and where improvements need to be made, it’s important that we have the opportunity to put things right.
- We value and encourage feedback of all kinds.
- We always endeavour to listen, reflect and learn.
- All feedback is taken seriously and will be acknowledged and responded to appropriately and promptly.
- Complaints are investigated promptly, thoroughly and transparently.
- Any member who gives feedback or makes a complaint should come away knowing they were listened to and feeling we handled their issue well.
- Complaints handling complies with confidentiality and data protection policies.
If you have any comments, positive or negative, about any aspect of your experience with the BMA or a person or organisation acting on its behalf, please let us know at [email protected].
You can feed back on anything – from a specific action by a person to a service provided. We also welcome suggestions for improvements that could be made. Your comments must be about something that is within the responsibilities of the BMA.
How to make a complaint
If you have a complaint about your experience with the BMA or a service you have received, please email the BMA corporate development directorate at [email protected]. All complaints are managed by the corporate development directorate.
We will acknowledge your complaint within 24 hours and aim to respond in full within 14 working days. We will keep you informed if more time is needed to address your concerns in full. You will be informed of the outcome and any learnings or actions taken.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome, you have the right of appeal to the BMA chief officers. You will have 14 working days to submit your appeal. If you are still unhappy with the outcome, alternative bodies such as ProMediate can deal with the concerns raised should we (and you) decide to use such a scheme.
If you bought goods or services from us online and are dissatisfied with your purchase, we can use the ODR (Online Dispute Resolution) platform. It aims to facilitate an impartial, fast and fair out-of-court resolution of disputes between consumers and online traders. Our email address for any feedback or complaints made under the ODR platform is [email protected].
Our feedback and complaints policy
We use all the feedback we receive as an opportunity to learn, to provide a better service to members and to correct mistakes. All feedback and complaints are centrally recorded and monitored so we can identify patterns and opportunities for improvement.
When a member comes to us with a complaint, they will receive:
- an acknowledgement within 24 hours during the working week (or the next working day, if on a weekend)
- confirmation of how their complaint is being dealt with within seven working days
- a substantive response, where applicable, within 14 working days
- updates on progress if more time is needed to address the concerns in full.
The BMA has a duty under health and safety at work law to ensure the wellbeing of its staff, including protecting them from harassment and bullying. While we fully understand the frustration that dissatisfaction may cause, BMA staff are there to help and should be treated courteously at all times.
The BMJ is independent of the BMA and has its own complaints process.
Conditions of use
The BMA monitors inbound and outbound emails for viruses, hoaxes, profanity etc, and reserves the right to intercept, read, filter, store, delete, copy, block and examine all emails for compliance, security and audit purposes and if necessary, take proceedings against the parties involved.