Committees

We have a number of specialist and negotiating committees. Our negotiating committees are officially recognised by the health departments in national negotiations for NHS doctors and by the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body.
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Committee information

Committee policies and expenses

As an elected or appointed member, or representative of the BMA, you are expected to follow the guidelines in place to protect you and the organisation. Familiarise yourself with the policies here.

Taking part in a BMA committee

Resources for both new and experienced committee members, and advice for those thinking about joining a BMA committee.

Committee elections

The BMA uses an online system for committee and conference elections. Find out how to vote, nominate yourself as a candidate, and see current and upcoming elections.

Care support for BMA activities

We provide a range of care facilities to allow committee and board members to fully participate in BMA activities.

BMA leadership programmes​

The BMA leadership programmes are free, one-day, CPD-accredited courses that equip elected members with the skills and confidence needed to effectively lead others.

BMA valuing difference programme

Become a better leader through valuing difference and inclusivity via our free, one day, CPD-accredited programme.

Committee visitors scheme

Committee visitors can attend meetings, join discussions and influence decisions that affect the medical profession. For many, it's a chance to experience the process before deciding to stand as an elected representative.

Committee mentoring programme​

The BMA committee mentoring programme provides guidance and support to new committee members, helping them to navigate BMA processes and fulfil their responsibilities.

Armed forces committee

Armed forces committee overview

The AFC (armed forces committee) represents the interests of all BMA member doctors in the armed forces.

Board of science

​Board of science overview

The BoS (board of science) promotes the medical and allied sciences, contributes to the development of effective public health policies, and supports medical research.

Civil and public services committee

​Civil and public services committee overview

The CPSC (civil and public services committee) considers and acts on matters affecting medical staff employed by government departments.

Committee for medical managers

Committee for medical managers overview

The CMM (committee for medical managers) supports medical managers with advice on contracts, pay, disciplinary issues and contractual matters.

Committee on community care

Committee on community care

The CCC (committee on community care) is a multi branch of practice group that considers and reports on changes, trends and policy in community care.

Consultants committee

Consultants committee UK overview

The consultants committee is the only body that represents all consultants in the UK. Find out more about our priorities, membership and annual conference.

Northern Ireland consultants committee

The Northern Ireland consultants committee represents all consultants working in Northern Ireland. Find out more about our priorities, meetings and membership.

Regional consultants committees

Regional consultants committees (RCCs) provide representation for consultants in England. Find contact details and meeting dates for your nearest RCC.

Scottish consultants committee

The Scottish consultants committee represents all consultants working in Scotland. Find out more about our priorities, meetings and membership.

Welsh consultants committee

The Welsh consultants committee represents all consultants working in Wales. Find out more about our priorities, meetings and membership.

UK consultants conference

The conference provides an opportunity for consultants from across the UK to come together to discuss the issues that affect the profession and to influence the work of the UK CC.

Forensic and secure environments committee

Forensic and secure environments committee overview

The FSEC (forensic and secure environments committee) provides a UK-wide voice on issues affecting doctors working in secure environments and those involved in the medical examiner, cremation and coronial system.

General practitioners committee

General practitioners committee UK overview

The GPC (general practitioners committee) is the only body which represents all GPs in the UK. It deals with all matters affecting NHS GPs, whether they are BMA members or not.

England general practitioners committee

GPC England is the representative body for GPs in England. Find out more about our meetings, members and priorities.

Northern Ireland general practitioners committee

The Northern Ireland general practitioners committee (NIGPC) represents all general practitioners working in Northern Ireland. Find out more about our members, meetings and priorities.

Scottish general practitioners committee

The Scottish GPC (general practitioners committee) represents all general practitioners working in Scotland. Find out more about our priorities, meetings and members.

Welsh general practitioners committee

GPC (general practitioners committee) Wales represents all general practitioners working in Wales. Find out more about our priorities, meetings and members.

GP trainees committee

The GP trainees committee is part of the GPC (general practitioners committee). We provide national representation for all doctors on a GP training programme.

Sessional GPs committee

The sessional GPs committee is part of the GPC (general practitioners committee). We provide national representation for all salaried and locum GPs.

International committee

International committee overview

The international committee explores European, international and immigration issues of interest to the medical profession and makes policy recommendations.

Junior doctors committee

Junior doctors committee UK overview

The junior doctors committee (JDC) are dedicated to focusing their work on the key issues and challenges facing all junior doctors. Find out more about our members, meetings and priorities.

Northern Ireland junior doctors committee

The Northern Ireland junior doctors committee represents and gathers the opinions of junior doctors in Northern Ireland. Find out more about our members, priorities and meetings.

Regional junior doctor committees

RJDC (regional junior doctor committees) represent junior doctors locally, regionally and nationally. Find out how to get involved in your local committee.

Scottish junior doctors committee

The SJDC (Scottish junior doctors committee) represents and gathers the opinions of junior doctors in Scotland. Find out more about our members, meetings and priorities.

Welsh junior doctors committee

The Welsh junior doctors committee represents and gathers the opinions of junior doctors in Wales. Find out more about our members, meetings and priorities.

​Junior doctors conference​

The junior doctors conference hosts junior doctors from across the UK to set the policy direction of the JDC for the year ahead.

Junior members forum

The JMF is a BMA conference dedicated to giving junior members the chance to be heard on the issues that are important to you.

LTFT training forum

The LTFT training forum advises JDC and its subcommittees on matters relating to less than full time training. Find out more about our priorities, conference and getting in touch.

Medical academic staff committee

Medical academic staff committee overview

The MASC (medical academic staff committee) represents all medically qualified teachers and research workers. Find out more about our meetings, membership and priorities.

Northern Ireland medical academic staff committee

The NIMASC (Northern Ireland medical academic staff committee) represents all medically qualified teachers and research workers in Northern Ireland. Find out more.

Joint academic trainees subcommittee

The JATS (joint academic trainees subcommittee) represents academic trainees on behalf of both the medical academic staff committee (MASC) and the junior doctors committee (JDC).

Women in academic medicine

The WAM (women in academic medicine) group was established to celebrate and promote the role of women in academic medicine. Find out more about our priorities and members.

Medical ethics committee

Medical ethics committee overview

The MEC (medical ethics committee) debates ethical issues on the relationship between the medical profession, the public and the state.

Medical students committee

Medical students committee overview

The MSC (medical students committee) represents medical students in the UK. Find out more about our members, meetings and priorities.

Northern Ireland medical students committee

The NIMSC represents all medical students in Northern Ireland. Find out more about our priorities, members, meetings and ways to get involved.

Scottish medical students committee

The SMSC (Scottish medical students committee) represents and acts on issues relevant to medical students in Scotland. Find out more about our priorities, members and meetings.

Welsh medical students committee

The WMSC (Welsh medical students committee) covers all matters of importance to medical students in Wales and acts on their behalf. Find out more about our priorities, members and meetings.

Medical students conference

The MSC annual conference invites BMA members from medical schools across the UK to debate issues and set the future direction of the committee.

Medico legal committee overview

The MLC (medico-legal committee) is responsible for advising the BMA on legal matters affecting doctors working as expert witnesses.

Occupational medicine committee

Occupational medicine committee overview

The OMC (occupational medicine committee) represents specialists and non-specialists working within relatively small and generalist specialties, both inside and outside the NHS.

Patient liaison group

Patient liaison group

The PLG (patient liaison group) acts as an informed patient view on matters of interest to the medical profession and to patients.

Pensions committee

Pensions committee overview

The pension committee represents doctors in the UK. Find out more about our members, meetings and priorities.

Private practice committee

Private practice committee overview

The PPC (private practice committee) represents all health professionals working in private and consulting practice. Find out more about our meetings, membership and priorities.

Professional fees committee

Professional fees committee overview

The PFC (professional fees committee) consults and negotiates fees on behalf of doctors on a range of additional work that falls outside their NHS contracts.

Public health medicine committee

Public health medicine committee overview

The PHMC (public health medicine committee) meets to discuss all matters affecting public health medicine and public health physicians in the UK.

Northern Ireland public health medicine committee

The NIPHMC reports to the UK public health medicine committee on matters concerning Northern Ireland. Find out more about our priorities, members and meetings.

Welsh committee for public health medicine

The WCPHM (Welsh committee for public health medicine) reports to the UK public health medicine committee on matters concerning Wales.

Public health medicine conference

The public health medicine conference is the BMA’s representative policy-making conference for doctors working in public health. It gives attendees the opportunity to hear from experts in the field and debate motions sent in by peers.

Retired members committee

Retired members committee overview

The RMC (retired members committee) represents retired BMA members from all branches of practice. Find out more about our members, meetings and priorities.

Staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors committee

SAS committee UK overview

The SASC (staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors committee) represents SAS doctors across the UK. Its priorities include SAS development, and recognition and autonomy, with policy set at the annual SAS doctors conference.

NISASC

The Northern Ireland SAS committee represents all staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors working in Northern Ireland, and handles issues including contracts, the SAS charter and the career development proposal.

Regional SAS committees

Regional SAS committees represent staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors on a local basis across England. Get in touch to join a regional meeting and speak up on the issues that affect you.

Scotland SAS committee

The Scotland SAS committee represents staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors working in Scotland. Find out about the committee’s priorities, members, meetings and how to get involved.

Wales SAS committee

The Wales SAS committee represents staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors working in the NHS in Wales, and includes representatives from each health board. Find out about our priorities, voting members, and how to get in touch.