Junior Members Forum 2023 – Finding Value in Uncertain Times

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Sun, 19 Feb 2023, 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Join in person at
Mercure Bristol, Holland House, Hotel, BS1 6SQ

The JMF conference is an opportunity for junior members to be introduced to the inner workings of the BMA. You will be able to see how the BMA and its committees represent you and your views.

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Free for members

The Junior Members Forum is now fully booked.  If you have any questions about the event, or would be interested in joining the waiting list should any places become available, please email [email protected]


Day 1: Saturday 18 Feb 2023, 9.30am start

Day 2: Sunday 19 Feb 2023, 10am start


About the event

The JMF (junior members forum) is a weekend-long event dedicated to making sure grassroot members’ voices are heard. It will equip you with skills needed to influence BMA policy, provide you with networking opportunities, and give you the chance to discuss pressing issues facing doctors and medical students today.

The forum provides a unique opportunity to get involved with the BMA and meet fellow members as well as senior BMA leaders from all branches of practice. You will take part in workshops, listen to a symposium with exciting speakers, learn about motion writing and take part in debates. Hear more about the JMF 2023.

We look forward to meeting grassroot members across the UK. If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in, please book your place.


Who can attend

The conference is open to BMA members from all parts of the profession whether you are a GP, consultant, SAS doctor, junior doctor or medical student, as long as you are within 12 years of provisional registration or 11 years of first full registration with the GMC then the conference is open to you.


What you will learn

  • How the BMA works.
  • How to get more involved with the BMA.
  • How to write a motion and influence BMA policy.
  • Ideas and issues that matter through our workshops and symposium.


What to expect

Why you should be excited to attend the JMF

  • The chance to network with junior BMA members, increase your visibility and through practical workshops and motion writing workshops.
  • The chance to network with senior BMA leaders from all branches of practice.
  • The chance to attend a symposium and workshops led by a range of interesting speakers and facilitators.
  • A good stepping stone into getting more involved with the BMA and its structures and understand what the BMA can do for you.


Breakout sessions

  • Campaigning, Activism and Communication – led by Dr Simon Tavabie
  • Understanding Pay and Contract – led by Dr David Smith
  • Equality and Diversity (workforce issues) – led by Dr Brian Wang
  • Valuing your career – led by Professor Martin McKee
  • Valuing yourself – led by Dr Katie Wallace
  • Valuing the workforce – led by Dr Claire Ashley



  • Mr Ian Walsh
  • Dr Rachel Clarke
  • Dr Sarah Abrams

Expenses and accommodation

Your reasonable travel expenses will be met by the BMA and accommodation will be provided for all attendees on Saturday 18 February. A formal conference dinner is held on Saturday evening. No reimbursement for alternative dinner or accommodation arrangements will be made.

For those who wish to travel on Friday 17 February to ensure a prompt arrival at the conference, accommodation will be provided.

Lunch will be provided for all attendees on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February. No reimbursement for alternative lunch arrangements will be made.


Child and dependent care facilities

Subject to demand, child and dependent care facilities will be available during the conference, but this must be booked in advance. Please indicate on the booking form if you would like further information regarding this.



If you have any questions regarding travel expenses, childcare facilities or queries regarding the conference format, please get in touch using the email or phone number below.

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