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.
- Brexit - its effects on EU nationals
- Global health
- Fair medical trade
- UK immigration legislation
- Refugee health and refugee doctors
- European legislation on health
This month's European brief provides updates on:
- Brexit update
- Portuguese opposition delays Welsh minimum unit pricing plans
- Civil society organisations leave the EU platform for diet, physical activity and health
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 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.
The deputy chair is Professor Andrew Rowland
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.
Find out who sits on the committee
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
For more information email [email protected]