The voices of women are crucial to the BMA. Understanding and addressing the issues that female doctors face is vital for medicine to thrive, and for patients to receive the best care possible.
Hear more from members and staff on the diverse and unique ways that they are involved with the BMA.
Listen to stories from BMA spokespeople about their journeys and proudest moments.
What the BMA is working on
The BMA represents, supports and negotiates on behalf of all UK doctors and medical students. As a part of this work, we provide reports, evidence and campaign for change.
This selection highlights some of the work the BMA is doing with a focus on the challenges women face within the medical profession.
Read the BMA’s joint pledge on ending sexism in medicine which aims to unify the medical profession to take collective action to end sexism.
Read the BMA's 'Challenging the culture on menopause for working doctors' report, including discussions about the report's findings and lessons learned.
Learn more on the findings of the former Department of Health and Social Care on the gender pay gap, and how this relates to the medical workforce, as well as a link to the full report.
Read the BMA's 'Sexism in Medicine' report, as well as a podcast, video and blogs regarding the report.
Find out about the BMA's aspiring doctors programme, outreach schemes in higher education and ARM engagement schemes, as well as additional related resources related to widening participation into medicine.
This is an update on progress made in the implementation of Daphne Romney KC‘s 2019 investigation into sexism and sexual harassment at the BMA.
We have the expertise and knowledge to help you, whatever your career stage or specialty.
Check out some of the resources and guidance the BMA has developed to help you juggle life and work.
- A guide for GPs – maternity and other types of parental leave
- Flexible training – Less Than Full Time (LTFT)
- Guidance on shared parental leave
- Maternity leave calculator
Ways for women to get involved
Women are integral to how the BMA delivers on behalf of our membership in its policymaking, committee structures and its staffing team. Learn more about how you can get involved with the BMA and ensure we represent you better.
Resources for elected members
You're already an elected member? Here's how we can continue to support you in your important role within the BMA.
Find more information on the BMA leadership programmes – free, one-day, CPD-accredited courses that equip elected members with the skills and confidence needed to effectively lead others.
Learn more about the BMA Network of Elected Women (NEW) – a BMA-wide group that helps and supports elected women members – how to join the network and related resources.
Learn more about the Family Friendly Fund and how to apply. The Fund provides a range of care facilities to allow committee and board members to fully participate in BMA activities.