Northern Ireland Consultants Committee

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Northern Ireland Consultants Committee (NICC)

Who we are

The Northern Ireland Consultants Committee (NICC) is a standing committee of the BMA and represents all consultants working in Northern Ireland. Its remit is to consider and act in matters affecting those engaged in consultant practice in Northern Ireland, including contractual matters. You can find a list of members here.

Championing patients, advancing healthcare, valuing colleagues

A strategy for consultants in Northern Ireland

We have produced a strategy to help focus the work we are doing to improve the working lives of consultants in Northern Ireland. Our strategy has two main themes; structural or overarching changes that are needed within our health system to make sure patients access the right services at the right time; and action related specifically to consultants, actions that value and recognise the consultant workforce and make Northern Ireland a place where consultants want to build their career.

Read the strategy 

Committee representatives


The committee includes 36 voting members elected via Hospital Medical Staff Committees. The NICC feeds directly into the central Consultants Committee, which represents all senior hospital doctors UK wide.


Executive subcommittee

The NICC has an executive subcommittee, which co-ordinates NICC strategic approach to policy issues, acts as a core negotiating body for the consultant body in Northern Ireland, and is a further link between the NICC and the regional LNC forum. 

It also considers and, where appropriate, acts upon urgent matters referred to it between meetings of the NICC.



We meet four times a year to discuss the latest issues affecting consultant doctors in Northern Ireland.

Who can come

These meetings are open to members of the Northern Ireland consultants committee only. Non-voting committee members can also come along and participate as part of the BMA committee visitors scheme.

Next dates:

  • Thursday 10 January 2019
  • Thursday 14 March 2019
  • Thursday 30 May 2019

All meetings take place between 2pm to 5pm.

Where we meet

BMA Northern Ireland
16 Cromac Place
Ormeau Road