The UK consultants conference is your opportunity to discuss issues that affect you, and to influence the work of the BMA consultants committee on issues ranging from the annual and lifetime allowance taxation arrangements to the NHS long term plan and what it means for the future of consultants in England.
The conference will include structured debate of motions, as well as breakout groups on topical issues. A session for those who have not previously attended will ensure that you are familiar with the format for debate.
Motions for debate
Motions for debate must be submitted in advance by MSCs, LNCs and regional consultants committees. Motions can also be submitted by BMA consultants committee specialty leads with a seconder from the same broad specialty. The deadline for submission of motions is noon on Monday 20 January 2020.
Members are encouraged to use the BMA’s motions advisory service, which offers support to anyone writing or considering writing a motion to the conference.
The service can advise whether the BMA already has similar policy in your chosen area, provide you with sources for facts and figures to support your argument, signpost you to further guidance on the topic and provide guidance on the form BMA motions should take.
A dedicated webpage has been set up which offers guidance on writing motions in several formats, or for more personal advice you can email [email protected].
Attendees will have the chance to attend one of a choice of breakout sessions on topics including Equality Matters, MAPS (medical associate professions) and 'What would you like the BMA to do for you?'
Consultants conference 2020 will include a speech from Baroness Altmann. Ros Altmann is a leading UK independent pensions expert, with over 35 years’ experience in all aspects of pensions. She was previously the Minister of State for Pensions and is a visiting professor at LSE.
For many years, Baroness Altmann has championed pensions justice and led a successful campaign to help 150,000 people receive compensation when their occupational pension schemes collapsed. Her work was instrumental in setting up the system of UK pension protection. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2014 for services to Pensioners and Pension Provision.
Consultants conference dinner
The conference is followed by an optional dinner at Armourers' Hall, 81 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5BJ.
All those who attend the conference are invited to attend the dinner and to bring a guest. The dress code is formal. A drinks reception will start at 7pm and will be followed by a formal dinner at 7.30pm.
Tickets to the dinner for those attending the conference cost £50.00 (including VAT) as the BMA’s expenses allowance covers part of the cost. Tickets for guests cost the full price of £85.00 (including VAT). Use the booking form to book your place and make payment.
Expenses and accommodation
The BMA will meet your reasonable travel expenses to attend this conference. If you have any questions about expenses, please contact [email protected].
Discounted rates are available for BMA members at local hotels. Find out more.
Care facilities for children and adult dependants are available for those who request them by Wednesday 5 February 2020.
If you would like further information on care facilities, please indicate this on the registration form.