As part of this, we have signed up to the Disability Confident scheme. We are ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential.
The BMA has signed the Charter for 'Employers who are positive about mental health'. As a Mindful Employer, the BMA is committed to creating a positive and open culture about mental health.
We recognise the importance of raising awareness of mental health and providing support to staff in need. We aim to implement good practices in recruiting and retaining valued and talented members of staff.
Our initiatives to promote staff health and wellbeing:
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with access to confidential 24/7 counselling helpline and specialist support
- menopause and the workplace programme.
Living wage employer
The BMA is proud to be an accredited London Living Wage employer.
This marks our commitment to guarantee all cleaning, catering and security employees and contractors at BMA House are paid the living wage. It also includes specific contractors and service providers across the nations and regions.
Business disability forum (BDF)
The BMA is a member of the Business Disability Forum. It is not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to the creation of disability-smart organisations.
Disability-smart organisations provide practical advice, training and facilitating networking opportunities. Being a part of this Forum means that we can be at the forefront of disability best practice.