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Overview of the International Committee

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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

Read our monthly European brief to get an overview of the key EU legislative and policy developments which impact the medical profession.

Visit our new website to read the latest 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 International Committee chair 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

The deputy chair is 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

Find out who sits on the committee


Our meetings

The committee meets four times a year to discuss latest issues.

Who should attend

The meetings are only open to committee members.

Meeting dates for the 2018-19 session

  • Thursday 14 February 2019
  • Thursday 23 May 2019

Where we meet

BMA House
Tavistock Square

More information

For more information email [email protected]