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Measuring equality

Why we carry out equality and inclusion monitoring

The BMA is committed to representing a membership that is reflective of the diverse medical workforce in which our members work.

As a part of this we seek to ensure that all our members are treated with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Effective monitoring is essential in order to fulfil our obligations to members and is a cornerstone of good practice to ensure compliance with equality legislation.

While we realise there can be sensitivities surrounding the collection of this information, failing to do so risks reinforcing stigma and invisibility, as well as not addressing the issues affecting minority groups.

The information you provide to us is confidential and protected by law. The confidentiality of personal information is a top priority for the BMA.

Your personal information is not shared with any external organisation, government department, local council, or marketing company.

The information collected will be used solely to produce statistics and for statistical research. Analysis of the data will be in aggregate form and will not be used in any way that allows individuals to be identified.