International Committee

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International Committee

The BMA's International Committee includes representatives of all the main branches of practice, and discusses European and international and immigration issues of interest to the medical profession, and makes policy recommendations.

It has discussed and campaigned on issues such as:

  • Brexit, including mutual recognition of European medical qualifications and workforce pressures
  • How changes to the immigration rules affect doctors and medical students
  • Protecting the health and rights of workers manufacturing medical products used in the NHS
  • Supporting the health information needs of doctors in low resource settings.


Our priorities

  • Brexit - its effects on EU nationals
  • Global health
  • Fair medical trade
  • UK immigration legislation
  • Refugee health and refugee doctors
  • European legislation on health


European brief

This month's European brief provides updates on:

  • Brexit update
  • mHealth update
  • protecting minors from the marketing of unhealthy food and drink

Read the European brief


European funding briefs

The European funding brief details the EU funding opportunities available for health-related projects in the field of research and innovation for 2016-2017.

Download the funding brief


European and international medical bodies

The BMA has been active in European affairs for over 30 years and is a member of a number of European medical associations. In addition, the BMA Brussels Office provides a key link between the BMA and the European institutions and is responsible for enhancing the BMA's reputation and impact at a European level.


Who we are


The chair of the International Committee is Dr Terry John

Terry is a GP and senior partner of a practice in North-East London, tutor for medical students in the community, a trainer for GPs on the GP training programme and Programme director.

Deputy chair

Professor Andrew Rowland

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Andrew is currently a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. He is Honorary Professor at the University of Salford, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of a new charity (SicKids) and a Churchill Fellow.

Committee membership

Chief officers (ex-officio)

  • Professor Pali Hungin, President
  • Dr Anthea Mowat, Chair of the Representative Body
  • Dr Mark Porter, Chair of Council
  • Dr Andrew Dearden, Treasurer

Elected by the representative body

  • Dr Terry John
  • Dr Ashok Pathak (retired members)
  • Dr Farah Jameel (GP)
  • Dr Johnson Neo (junior doctors)

Appointed by BMA committees

  • Dr Kitty Mohan, Board of Science
  • Dr John Firth, Consultants Committee
  • Dr Bharat Pankhania, Committee for Public Health Medicine and Community Health
  • Dr Mary McCarthy, General Practitioners Committee
  • Dr Bethan Roberts, Junior Doctors Committee
  • Dr Peter Dangerfield, Medical Academic Staff Committee
  • Professor Raanan Gillon, Medical Ethics Committee
  • Dr Ujjwala Mohite, Staff and Associate Specialists Committee
  • Miss Zoe Brunswick, Medical Students Committee
  • Professor Andrew Rowland, Head of BMA delegation to UEMS


Our meetings

Meeting dates for the 2017-18 session are:

  • Wednesday 18 October 2017
  • Wednesday 17 January 2018
  • Thursday 24 May 2018