ARM 2021 documents

Access the main agenda and supporting documents for this year's ARM 2021. Get information on the committee elections taking place during and after the event. 

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Thursday 16 September 2021
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ARM elections

ARM elections are another opportunity for BMA members to get elected to one of our committees. 

This year, the following committees are electing a number of members via ARM: 

  • ARM agenda committee - 8 seats
  • board of science - 1 seat
  • UK consultants committee - 10 seats
  • UK general practitioners committee - 10 seats
  • international committee - 4 seats
  • UK junior doctors committee - 8 seats
  • medical ethics committee - 7 seats
  • occupational medicine committee - 4 seats
  • organisation committee - 5 seats
  • pensions committee - 4 seats
  • private practice committee - 1 seat
  • professional fees committee - 3 seats
  • professional regulation committee - 3 seats
  • public health medicine committee - 3 seats
  • remuneration committee - 3 seats
  • UK SAS committee - 8 seats

For some of these committees, BMA Council will elect nominees for a further number of seats:

  • board of science - 2 seats 
  • medical ethics committee - 3 seats
  • occupational medicine committee - 3 seats
  • organisation committee - 2 seats
  • professional regulation committee - 2 seats
  • remuneration committee - 2 seats

For full details of eligibility criteria to nominate and vote, select the committee of your interest in our dedicated area

Election timelines

  • Nominations - from 12pm on Monday 5 July 2021 to 10am on Monday 13 September 2021.
  • Ballot - from 1pm on Monday 13 September to 5pm on Thursday 16 September 2021.

Read our guide on how to use our online system for elections

Take part in the election

Election results

Results will be announced from Friday 17 September 2021 on the election portal.

If you have any questions about these elections, please email us


Presidents in conversation

BMA president Professor Sir Harry Burns talks to BMA president elect Professor Neena Modi about the year just gone and the year ahead.

Listen in SoundCloud


ARM committee and nation reports

Listen to this year's ARM reports from our SoundCloud playlist.

Download the reports and audio transcripts from our BMA nations: 

BMA Northern Ireland - Audio and transcript
BMA Scotland - Transcript
BMA Wales - Audio and transcript

Download the reports and audio transcripts from our committees: 

Armed forces committee - Report
Board of science committee - Audio and transcript
BMA charities - Report
Committee of medical managers - Report and audio
Community care committee - Report
Consultants committee - Report and Audio
Civil and public service committee - Report
Forensic and secure environments committee - Report
General practice committee - Audio and transcript
International committee - Report and Audio
Junior doctor committee - Audio and transcript
Medical academics committee - Audio and transcript
Medical ethics committee - Report
Medical students committee - Report and Audio
Medico legal committee - Audio and transcript
Occupational medicine committee - Report
Patient liaison group - Report and Audio 
Pensions committee - Audio and transcript
Private practice committee - Audio and transcript
Professional fees committee - Report and Audio
Professional regulation committee - Report
Public health medicine committee - Report
Retired members committee - Audio and transcript
SAS committee - Audio and transcript
Sessional GPs committee - Report


ARM login for representatives

ARM reps will need to log in to the streaming app in order to participate.

Please sign in to the BMA website to download instructions.


ARM policy briefings

When it comes to writing your motions, we ask that you focus on your top priorities and ensure submitted motions do not replicate existing policy.  

To further assist you, the BMA has a range of briefings, content and guidance, including: 


About the ARM

The ARM (annual representatives meeting) considers any proposed changes to byelaws and proposes amendments to the articles of association for the approval of the AGM (annual general meeting). It is established under the articles of association and is constituted in accordance with the byelaws.

The RB (representative body) is made up of constituent bodies that sends elected representatives to the ARM each year to debate on and pass new BMA policies. It also conducts various elections, considers reports from council, the board, and committees.


Annual representative meeting - contact
Annual representative meeting

Email us if you have a question about: 

Annual representative meeting