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.
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.
The PLG chair is Amanda Cool.
The PLG deputy chair is Glenys Goodwill.
See the full list of members of the PLG.
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 2018-19 session
- Tuesday 4 September 2018
- Wednesday 26 September 2018 (symposium)
- Tuesday 5 February 2019
- Tuesday 28 May 2019
Meeting dates for the 2019-20 session
- Wednesday 11 September 2019
- Friday 27 September (symposium)
- Tuesday 4 February 2020
- Monday 11 May 2020
For more information email [email protected]
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