The BMA's international committee includes representatives from all the main branches of practice. Members discuss European, international and immigration issues of interest to the medical profession and make policy recommendations.
- Brexit - including mutual recognition of European medical qualifications and workforce pressures.
- Global health - including supporting the health information needs of doctors in low resource settings.
- Fair medical trade - including protecting the health and rights of workers manufacturing medical products used in the NHS.
- UK immigration legislation - including how changes to the immigration rules affect doctors and medical students.
- Refugee health and doctors - including the key legal, ethical and practical considerations for doctors providing care to refugee and asylum seekers.
Chair: Dr Kitty Mohan
Deputy chair: Dr Amit Kochhar
Chief officers (ex-officio)
Professor Neena Modi, president
Dr Latifa Patel, chair of representative body
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of council
Dr Trevor Pickersgill, treasurer
Dr David Wrigley, deputy chair of council
Appointed by BMA committees
Dr William David Strain, board of science
Dr John Firth, consultants committee
Dr Bethan Roberts, general practitioners committee
Dr Mustafa Ahmed, junior doctors committee
Professor Peter Dangerfield, medical academic staff committee
Dr John Chisholm, medical ethics committee
Marina Politis, medical students
Dr Asma Khan, occupational medicine committee
Dr Vinod Tohani, public health medicine committee
Dr Ujjwala Mohite, staff and associate specialists committee
Elected by the representative body
Dr Terry John
Dr Amit Kochhar
Dr Ellen McCourt
Dr Kitty Mohan
Heads of delegations (co-opted):
Dr Mary McCarthy, UEMO
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The international committee meets three times a year to discuss the latest issues. These meetings are open to committee members only.
- Tuesday 9 November 2021
- Tuesday 8 February 2022
- Wednesday 4 May 2022
All our meetings take place either virtually or at:
For more information, email [email protected].
How to join
There are many advantages to becoming involved in our committees. You can actively influence BMA policy-making and negotiations, represent your colleagues' voices and develop your leadership skills.
Each committee has a few routes to becoming an elected member. In the case of the IC, this is:
- Seats/term - every year, elections for four seats on IC take place for a one-session term.
- Timeline - the nomination period opens a month before ARM and voting closes a few days after ARM.
- Eligibility - all BMA members can stand for election but only ARM delegates can vote.
The election section below is kept up to date with details about any running elections, so make sure you keep checking it throughout the year.
ARM elections 2022 to 2023
The international committee is holding elections for 4 seats for a one-session term.
Not more than 2 may be in the same branch of medical practice.
To stand in this election, you must:
- be a BMA member
- have a BMA online account.
Only ARM delegates can vote in this election.
Nominations and casting your vote
- 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.
Results will be announced from Friday 1 July 2022 at 5pm on the election portal.
Read our guide on how to use our online system for elections.
If you have any questions about these elections, please email [email protected].
Get in touch
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the work of the international committee, email [email protected].