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Measuring equality

The BMA is committed to promoting equal rights and opportunities, supporting diversity and creating an open and inclusive environment for our members, employees and stakeholders.


Why we carry out equality monitoring

Collecting equality monitoring data is considered good practice and standard in many organisations, membership associations and trade unions. Having this data helps us ensure we are properly representing the diversity within the medical workforce and student body, and that we are treating all our members fairly and with dignity and respect. 

Having accurate equality monitoring data strengthens our ability to stand up for doctors and medical students, both individually and collectively. In particular, it helps us to:

  • Understand and respond to the diverse needs of our members and tailor our services accordingly.
  • Improve the representativeness of our policy-making and negotiating structures.


Having this data has helped us with:


Update your details

You can help us by completing your equality monitoring information on your member profile.

If you do not feel comfortable disclosing your information, all our questions have a ‘prefer not to say’ option.

Update your details


How we hold your data 

The information you provide to us is kept strictly confidential and handled in accordance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). We use this data in aggregate form to analyse and report on statistical trends regarding our membership. It is not used in any way that allows individuals to be identified. 

Your personal information is not shared with any external organisations, government departments, local councils, your employer, or used for marketing purposes.