ARM 2022 and elections

Learn about the ARM, how to get a seat and highlights from last year's event. Get information on the committee elections taking place during and after the event. 

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Last reviewed: 30 June 2022
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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.

See highlights from ARM 2021


Blogs from chair of the RB

As chair of the Representatives' Body, Latifa Patel has a vision to make it evolve and be as inclusive as possible. 

Latifa talks about her vision in a series of recent blog posts. 


ARM elections to BMA committees

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
  • Armed forces committee - 1 seat
  • board of science - 1 seat
  • UK consultants committee - 10 seats
  • Committee on community care - 5 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 - 5 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 - 1 seat
  • medical ethics committee - 3 seats
  • occupational medicine committee - 3 seats
  • organisation committee - 3 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

Find out how to vote and nominate in the 2022 ARM elections


ARM election timelines

  • Nominations - from 12pm on Friday 29 April 2022 to 10am on Monday 27 June 2022.
  • Ballot - from 2pm on Monday 27 June 2022 to 12pm on Wednesday 29 June 2022.

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

Take part in the election


ARM representatives

Sign in to access details for Chair and Deputy chair of RB elections.

ARM election results

Results will be announced by Friday 1 July 2022 at 5pm on the election portal.

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

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How to get a seat at ARM 2022

There are three routes for interested BMA members to use for attendance at the ARM:

  1. you can seek on of the 280 seats allocated to BMA divisions
  2. you can apply (via the regional councils in England and BMA national councils in the devolved nations) for division seats which the divisions have been unable to fill
  3. you can seek one of the seats allocated to your branch of practice.

For full details on getting a seat and availability, view the guide below.