Private Practice Committee

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Membership of the Private Practice Committee (PPC)

Membership of the committee consists of:

  • The Chief Officers of the BMA (ex-officio, without voting rights)
  • Two elected by the Consultants Committee
  • One by the Junior Doctors Committee
  • One by the General Practitioners Committee
  • One by the Professional Fees Committee
  • One by the Staff, Associate Specialists and Specialty Doctors Committee.
  • One representative of hospital dental practice, nominated and funded by the Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services
  • One member by the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges
  • Four BMA members who are engaged in consultant or specialist clinical practice under the National Health Service Act 2006 (and/or the equivalent legislation in the devolved nations) and who are also engaged in active private consultant or specialist clinical practice.
  • Two BMA members who do not provide and/or perform primary medical services under the National Health Service Act 2006 (and/or the equivalent legislation in the devolved nations) and who earn 75% or more of their income from private general medical practice and are engaged in private general medical practice to the extent of at least 20 hours per week.
  • Two BMA members who are engaged in active consultant or specialist clinical practice to the extent of at least 20 hours per week, treat patients who are receiving privately funded healthcare ( via a private medical insurer/self-pay or both), have no contract of employment, earn 75% or more of their professional income from private consultant or specialist clinical practice.