BMA network of elected women

The BMA Network of Elected Women (NEW) is a BMA-wide group which helps and supports elected women members.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Thursday 2 November 2023
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Our purpose

The BMA network of elected women (NEW) is a group of BMA elected women members who will champion and strengthen leadership and advance diversity for the benefit of our Association.

We recognise that the collaboration of different voices at all levels and from all backgrounds is key to unlocking our collective potential.

Our aim is to:

  • focus on inspiring continuous personal and professional development of our elected women members
  • support members to develop the skills and confidence needed to become effective medico-political leaders, committee representatives and ambassadors for the BMA’s work on gender equality
  • hold networking events
  • act as a hub where we listen to each other and engage with our membership, colleagues and partners in a common endeavour
  • team with partner organisations that share our vision and connect with the wider community. 



Knowledge sharing

NEW have held a range of knowledge sharing sessions and events to create networking, and personal and professional development opportunities.

Our events:


Who can join the network of elected women?

Membership of NEW is open to women BMA members who hold elected roles on BMA committees, councils, divisions or fora.

Ex-officio membership is available on a case-by-case basis to women who are appointed to BMA bodies but do not meet the above eligibility. If you believe you are eligible and are interested in joining NEW, please contact us at [email protected]

Members on local negotiating committees and local medical committees, as well as BMA members who attend BMA conferences and do not meet any of the above criteria are not eligible to join NEW.


Contact us

Email us at [email protected] to find out more about the group or to express an interest in joining.