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Join the BMA committee visitors scheme

Member at BMA meeting

Do you want to be involved and help influence the BMA? 

Do you want to have a say in how your profession is run? 

Join the BMA committee visitors scheme.

You can participate as a non-voting committee member with the opportunity to attend meetings and take part in discussions. If you have not participated in BMA work before the scheme is an excellent opportunity to gain experience of what it is like to serve on a committee and contribute to the future of your profession.

Find out what it's like to take part in the visitors scheme

Download an application form to take part in the scheme

 

Your chance to make your opinion count

The scheme is currently available for a number of BMA committees, including:

 

Guidelines for participation

  • If applying for a seat on a branch of practice committee you must be affiliated with that branch

  • To be eligible you must not have previously had a place on the committee you are applying to attend

  • To be eligible you must not have previously participated in the BMA committee visitors scheme

  • Seats are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. However preference will be given to members that have never sat on a BMA committee before

  • If the committee you are applying to is full you will be added to a waiting list

  • When taking part in this scheme you are not a representative of the committee or the BMA. A non-voting visitor seat has no formal designation, therefore when speaking on issues you should not identify as a BMA representative, eg ‘I am Dr McCoy, a BMA visiting member of the consultants committee’

  • When speaking in a personal capacity you should explicitly ask not to be identified as a BMA representative.

 

Further details

  • The scheme runs from September 2017 to July 2018

  • Remote participation is available for each committee via video conference or teleconference

  • Expenses including travel, accommodation and childcare are allowed

  • Honoraria is not included.

Download an application form to take part in the scheme

 

Contact us

Please email the BMA CVS team if you have any further queries about the BMA committee visitors scheme.

Find out more about our work to improve representation and other ways you can get involved

Read more about our work on equality, diversity and inclusion

 

Interested in applying?

Download and fill in the application form

Return your application form via email

Tel: 020 7383 6745