Committee for medical managers overview

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

Location: UK
Audience: GPs Consultants Junior doctors Medical students Practice managers
Updated: Wednesday 7 April 2021
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​The CMM (committee for medical managers) supports medical managers by:

  • acting as an advisory body for council on medical management issues
  • raising the profile of medical leadership and management in the health service
  • providing a forum for medical managers to debate medical management issues.


Our priorities

Contractual guidance

There is wide variation in the type of contracts of employment and methods of pay for medical managers. Even though there is not a nationally agreed standard that covers all medical managers - except for board medical directors in NHS Scotland - it is important for doctors engaging in these roles to be aware of their rights and check that the employment offer and working arrangements are fit for purpose. Our guidance attempts to ensure that all medical managers receive appropriate terms and conditions regardless of their employer.

Read our contractual guidance for medical managers

Promoting medical leadership and management

The committee is working with the junior doctors committee to promote management roles and the leadership and management career pathway among junior doctors. The committee is also working on the development of a leadership offer for our members.

Brexit and the workforce

The BMA is focused on ensuring that the NHS and medical research in the UK can attract and retain the workforce it needs after leaving the European Union. This work includes ensuring mutual recognition of professional qualifications. The committee will continue to be closely involved with BMA work on Brexit as it progresses.


Our meetings

The committee meets four times a year to discuss the latest issues affecting medical managers. The meetings are open to committee members only.

Meeting dates:

  • Friday 22 January 2021
  • Friday 26 March 2021
  • Friday 11 June 2021

All meetings take place from 11am to 3pm either virtually or at:

BMA House
Tavistock Square



Elections to the Committee for medical managers are now closed.

The next elections will take place in 2021. 



Diversity in leadership

In November 2020, we held an online panel exploring how to tackle racial health inequalities through ethnically diverse medical leadership.

Watch the webinar

Why talented doctors make talented managers

In January 2021, we held a webinar discussing why talented doctors make talented managers with research presented by Dr Amanda Goodall.

Watch the webinar

How can medical leaders manage the environmental impact of their prescribing?

In March 2021, we held a webinar discussing the impact of medical leaders' prescribing on the environment. Dr Sharon Pfleger, a consultant in pharmaceutical public health, gave a presentation on new ways to reduce its impact.

Watch the webinar

Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the work of the CMM, please email [email protected].