ARM 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year's ARM will be held virtually, with committee elections and motion debates taking place on Tuesday 15 September.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Friday 7 August 2020
BMA House Tavistock square

The impact that COVID-19 has had on the NHS and the country has been unprecedented, which is why this year’s ARM is so important. It has been more vital for our profession to have a voice, to express their concerns and for the BMA to act upon them.

Updates regarding the process for submitting motions and elected representatives have been sent to respective constituencies.

The full agenda for the ARM will be released in due course.


BMA photo competition

The BMA is launching a photography competition, Capturing COVID, to find out what the pandemic has meant to doctors across the UK. Do you have a photograph that captures COVID for you? We want to see and share these so would encourage you to submit them for consideration in this new competition.

The competition is open during August and winners will be announced at ARM in September. Winners will receive a printed and framed copy of their photography and we will make a donation to the BMA’s COVID fund in their name.

How to enter

Please send your completed entry and release form, along with an attachment of your photograph to [email protected]

The competition closes at 17:00, 31 August.

Download the forms


Physician assisted dying debate

Following feedback from the Representative Body, the debate on physician assisted dying will be held during the 2021 ARM. Read our statement.



ARM elections will open for nominations at 12 noon on Thursday 16 July 2020 and will close at 10am on Tuesday 15 September 2020.

All BMA members in the UK may stand for election to 18 committees.

The ballot will open for all ARM delegates at 12 noon on Tuesday 15 September 2020 and will close at 1pm on Friday 18 September 2020.

Results will be announced on our website on Friday 18 September 2020. Candidates will be emailed directly. 

Take part in the election

Annual representative meeting

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