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.
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 activitiesWe provide a range of care facilities to allow committee and board members to fully participate in BMA activities.
BMA leadership programmesThe 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 programmeBecome a better leader through valuing difference and inclusivity via our free, one day, CPD-accredited programme.
Committee visitors schemeCommittee 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 programmeThe 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 and services committee
Civil and public and services committee overviewThe CPSC (civil and public and services committee) considers and acts on matters affecting medical staff employed by government departments.
Committee for medical managers
Committee for medical managers overviewThe 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 careThe 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 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 committeesRegional consultants committees (RCCs) provide representation for consultants in England. Find contact details and meeting dates for your nearest RCC.
Scottish consultants committeeThe Scottish consultants committee represents all consultants working in Scotland. Find out more about our priorities, meetings and membership.
Welsh consultants committeeThe Welsh consultants committee represents all consultants working in Wales. Find out more about our priorities, meetings and membership.
UK consultants conferenceThe 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 overviewThe 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 committeeThe 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 committeeThe 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 committeeThe 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 committeeThe sessional GPs committee is part of the GPC (general practitioners committee). We provide national representation for all salaried and locum GPs.
International committee overviewThe 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 committeesRJDC (regional junior doctor committees) represent junior doctors locally, regionally and nationally. Find out how to get involved in your local committee.
Scottish junior doctors committeeThe 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 conferenceThe junior doctors conference hosts junior doctors from across the UK to set the policy direction of the JDC for the year ahead.
Junior members forumThe 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 forumThe 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 overviewThe 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 committeeThe NIMASC (Northern Ireland medical academic staff committee) represents all medically qualified teachers and research workers in Northern Ireland. Find out more.
Joint academic trainees subcommitteeThe 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 overviewThe 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 committeeThe 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 conferenceThe 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
Medico legal committee overviewThe 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 overviewThe 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 groupThe PLG (patient liaison group) acts as an informed patient view on matters of interest to the medical profession and to patients.
Pensions committee overviewThe pension committee represents doctors in the UK. Find out more about our members, meetings and priorities.
Private practice committee
Private practice committee overviewThe 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 overviewThe 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 committeeThe 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 conferenceThe 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 overviewThe 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 overviewThe 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.
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.