UK consultants conference 2023

Online event or Join in person at
BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP

The UK consultants conference is your opportunity to discuss issues that affect you and to influence the work of the BMA consultants committee on its work relating to consultant pay, pensions, and pressures facing the health service.

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About the conference

This year’s conference is a hybrid event, and you can select whether to attend in person at BMA house or online. The format will be similar to previous years including structured debate of motions and a panel session.

A drop-in session will be arranged for those who have not previously attended to ensure that you are familiar with the format for debate.


Who can attend?

The conference is open to any UK consultant who is a member of the BMA.

In the first instance, places will be allocated to those who are the elected representative of the relevant Local Negotiating Committee (LNC)) or equivalent (or, where an LNC is not active, a Medical Staff Committee (MSC), to those who are members of the UK consultants committee.

After Tuesday 3 January 2023, any remaining places will be allocated to any consultant member of the BMA who wishes to attend, regardless of whether a representative from their organisation has already been appointed.


Motions for debate

Motions for debate must be submitted in advance by MSCs (or LNCs if no MSC) and regional consultants committees.

The deadline for submission of motions is noon on Monday 16 January 2023.

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.

Please see our dedicated webpage for advice and guidance on writing motions in several formats or for more personal advice you can email [email protected].


Care facilities

Care facilities for children and adult dependants are available for those who request them by Wednesday 1 February 2023. If you would like further information on care facilities, please indicate this on the registration form.


Informal reception

For those attending in person, an informal networking reception will take place directly after the conference at BMA House. There will be no formal conference dinner.


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