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 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.
Committee speak up guardian service
The speak up guardian is an independent and objective person who committee members can contact to raise concerns that they may feel unable to raise by other routes.
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 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 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 working 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
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 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.
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.