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Support schemes for you

Audience at Public Health Conference 2016

Our committee structures must be representative of our wider membership, and of the diverse medical workforce. We are committed to encouraging active participation from all our members. 

We have a range of initiatives aimed at helping you to fully participate, gain confidence and develop in your role and making the committee system more accessible.

 

Elected members induction pack

At the start of every session, we provide an induction pack to every committee member. The pack contains information on how your committee works and the most up to date versions of our policies.

 

BMA leadership programme

This programme is a free one day CPD accredited programme, which is dedicated to inspiring positive leadership values within the BMA and enabling committee members to lead more effectively.

The sessions are delivered by an external facilitator and take place throughout the year at our offices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Would you like to develop your leadership skills?

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Women in leadership

Around 60 per cent of medical students are female and by 2017 women doctors will be in the majority, according to a recent prediction from the Royal College of Physicians.

At the moment, women are under-represented on BMA committees. We are taking active steps to address this and are encouraging more women to get involved.

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Committee mentoring programme

We recognise the importance of supporting new committee members and building the leadership skills of existing committee members.

Are you interested in becoming a BMA mentor or mentoree?

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The Family Friendly Fund

Introduced in December 2013, the Family Friendly Fund helps committee members fully participate in BMA activities by providing safe and secure child and dependent care facilities.

If you need assistance on a frequent or individual basis, contact our Family Friendly Fund team for information.

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Video and teleconferencing

We have improved our technology to enable members who cannot travel to meetings by increasing our video and teleconferencing facilities.

To find out more about remote access, contact our Committee Services team for information.

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Counselling support for you

Even doctors need somewhere to turn to sometimes. We provide confidential nationwide support for doctors in difficulty.

If you need us, we're here.

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