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Overview of the Private Practice Committee (PPC)

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The PPC considers and reports on matters of direct concern to the profession in the field of private general and consulting practice, whether whole or part time, and such other matters as may be referred to it by council from time to time.

The committee engages with key stakeholders in private healthcare to represent the views of the profession. This includes private medical insurers, private hospitals providers, royal colleges and specialty associations.


Our priorities

  1. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)  - to participate fully in consultations with regards to the CMA’s order.    
  2. Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) – to continue to engage with PHIN on the implementation of the CMA’s ‘Information remedy’ to ensure that doctors’ views are effectively represented.
  3. Private Medical Insurers (PMIs) – to gather information including fee capping and restrictive fee practices imposed by PMIs.
  4. Private Practice Conference – to hold a successful conference aimed at junior doctors, staff and associate specialists, GPs and consultants wanting to set up in private practice.
  5. To identify and define the research needs of doctors engaged in private work.


Who we are


Dr Shree Datta

Committee membership

Find out who sits on the committee


Our meetings

The committee three times a year to discuss latest issues.

Who should attend

The meetings are only open to committee members.

Meeting dates for the 2019-20 session

  • Thursday 10 October 2019
  • Thursday 13 February 2020
  • Thursday 14 May 2020 
  • Friday 24 April 2020 - Conference  


BMA House
Tavistock Square

More information

For more information email [email protected]



The 2018 PPC conference took place on 11 April 2018.

The conference looked at the 'ins and outs' of private practice, from the logistics of setting up a private practice for the first time to making sure established practitioners are reaching their maximum potential in private practice. 

Read the 2018 conference report (member sign in required) 

Read the 2017 conference report (member sign in required)


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