Patient Liasion Group

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Overview of the Patient Liaison Group (PLG)

The PLG acts as an internal reference group and provides the BMA with an informed patient view on matters of interest to the medical profession and to patients.


Our priorities

The PLG was established in 2004 to provide a formal mechanism by which patients are represented within the BMA.

Read the PLG's mission statement


Who we are

The PLG consists of people from diverse backgrounds and draws on the expertise of lay members, including some with direct patient-based links.


Lesley Bentley 

Deputy chair

Jenny Wigram

See the full list of members of the PLG.


Our meetings

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

Who should attend

The meetings are only open to PLG members.

Meeting dates for the 2019-20 session

  • Friday 31 January 2020
  • Friday 7 February 2020 (symposium)
  • Monday 11 May 2020


BMA House
Tavistock Square

More information

For more information email [email protected]


Get involved

Becoming involved in the PLG provides the opportunity to shape the BMA’s views on key healthcare issues, ranging from patient confidentiality and NHS reforms to organ donation and social care.

Find out how to get involved