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European lobbying

The BMA’s European Office works closely with influential European medical groups, MEPs, key EU institutions and the governments of other EU member states as part of negotiations on the UK’s exit from the EU.

Our Brexit work


The European medical profession has written to:


BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul has written to:


Former BMA council chair Mark Porter has written to:


BMA NI chair John Woods' has written to:


Letters of support - positive responses

Dr Porter wrote to relevant European medical groups in the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum result.


Chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection at the European Parliament, Vicky Ford MEP, responded:

"I do take this as a positive sign that there are friends across Europe who wish to remain in close cooperation with the UK post-Brexit."

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President of the German Medical Association, Professor Dr Frank Ulrich Montgomery, responded:

"Given the inextricable link between our organisations in matters relating to healthcare policy, the medical profession and patient safety, I can assure you that we at the German Medical Association will continue to stand by our colleagues at the BMA. [...] I sincerely hope [...] the BMA will continue [...] to serve as a strong and reliable voice of reason in European healthcare policy debates."

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President of the European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group, Sascha Reiff, wrote:

"Far from threatening our partnership however, we believe that this result only reinforces the importance of collaboration at all levels across Europe, and we look forward to continue working with you, the BMA, and its delegates."

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The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) said:

"We share your confidence that we together should overcome the challenges ahead thereby staying committed partners."

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President of the European Union of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (UEMO), Dr Aldo Lupo, responded: 

"Your letter is a most welcome reassurance about the continuity of the BMA presence in UEMO."

Read the full letter (PDF)