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The MEC is made up of BMA members from a wide range of specialties and experience and lay members who are experts in their field of theology, law and moral philosophy.
The Committee debates ethical issues on the relationship between the medical profession, the public and the state. It also liaises with the General Medical Council (GMC) on all matters of ethics affecting medical practice.
The Committee is supported by the Ethics Secretariat who also produce detailed guidance and discussion papers on a wide range of medico-ethical issues and offer individual ethical advice to members over the phone or email.
Who we are
The MEC chair is Dr John Chisholm.
John has particular interests in patient rights, human rights, organ donation, the confidentiality and security of personal health information, professional standards, medical regulation, and criminal justice.
The deputy chair is Zoe Greaves.
Zoe is a GP trainee working in the North East of England and has an interest in practical and applied ethics and public health medicine.
Find out who sits on the committee
The committee meets four times a year to discuss the latest issues.
Who should attend
The meetings are only open to committee members.
Meeting dates for the 2019-20 session
- Wednesday 2 October 2019
- Monday 16 December 2019
- Tuesday 3 March 2020
- Wednesday 6 May 2020
9am to 5pm
For more information email [email protected].