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Future vision for the NHS: local events

As part of the Caring, supportive, collaborative project, we are running a series of local engagement events with BMA members. These events provide an opportunity for doctors working across the country to engage in open conversations, contributing their views and experience to the project. 

These conversations will generate ideas that will contribute to improving the health and care system that doctors want to work in. 

More details about the events are available below: 



Date and time

Caring, supportive, collaborative event Plymouth Monday 3 December 2018
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Caring, supportive, collaborative event Birmingham Thursday 17 January 2019
7.30pm - 9pm
Caring, supportive, collaborative event Stafford Thursday 24 January 2019
6.30pm - 8.30pm
South Central Regional Council session Newbury Wednesday 30 January 2019
6.30pm - 9pm
Yorkshire Regional Council session Leeds Thursday 31 January 2019
2pm - 4pm
North East Regional Council session Washington Tuesday 12 February 2019
6.30pm - 9pm
London Regional Council session London Tuesday 19 February 2019
6.30pm - 9pm
South East Regional Council session Maidstone Tuesday 21 February 2019
6.30pm - 9pm
Caring, supportive, collaborative event Newton Abbot Wednesday 27 February 2019
1.30pm - 3.30pm
North West Regional Council session Liverpool Thursday 7 March 2019
6.30pm - 9pm
South West Regional Council session Taunton Wednesday 13 March 2019
1.30pm - 4pm
West Midlands Regional Council session Birmingham Wednesday 27 March 2019
6.30pm - 9pm
Eastern Regional Council session Stansted Thursday 4 April 2019
2pm - 5pm

We'll also be holding a series of Caring, supportive, collaborative events across Scotland in March (dates and locations will be updated here).

If you wish to attend any of these events, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your BMA local members’ engagement team and regional coordinator or contact [email protected].

  • Get involved in the conversation

    The events focus on the themes of the project:

    • Culture - How do we create a supportive working culture in which doctors and staff feel able to provide safe, quality care for patients? 
    • Workforce - How would you reduce the system pressures on doctors and increase retention?  
    • Collaboration and structure - How could leaders in the NHS create an environment where doctors are incentivised to work across the interface between primary and secondary care? 

    If you have a view on any of these questions, please share it with us at [email protected].

    We want to develop positive and workable solutions, and this takes bold thinking. Your contributions will be vital in driving this project forward, to help us create a future vision of the NHS that is caring, supportive and collaborative.

  • What members said at the event - Leeds

    BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul hosted a workshop at Yorkshire Regional Council in Leeds on 31 January 2019.

    The session was opened by regional council chair Rajeev Gupta, before doctors separated into three groups to discuss the key themes of the Caring, supportive, collaborative project – culture, workforce, and collaboration. Participants ranged from junior doctors, to locum and sessional GPs, to retired consultants – and even one medical director.


    Videos from the event

    View videos of doctors speaking about the Caring, supportive, collaborative project themes at the Leeds event in January 2019.

    Doctors' views on blame culture


    Doctors' views on mentoring


    Doctors' views on diversity


    Doctors' views on IT


    Doctors' views on workforce