Pensions committee overview

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

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Friday 9 April 2021
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The pensions committee takes responsibility for all questions relating to superannuation and compensation, working closely with branch of practice committees and devolved nations on these issues.

The committee aims to increase awareness and educate BMA members on pensions issues and lobbies governments across the UK to maximise members pensions rights.

 

Our priorities

A key area of focus for the pensions committee is annual allowance. Punitive taxation measures are negatively affecting members across the four nations. The BMA has lobbied the Department of Health and HM Treasury to resolve the issue.

The committee also works on a number of other issues affecting doctors including annualisation, ill-health retirement and numerous legal cases.

 

Our people

The committee chair is Dr Vishal Sharma.

The committee deputy chairs are Dr Krishan Aggarwal and Dr Tony Goldstone.

Committee members

Voting members

  • One member elected by the consultants committee
  • One member elected by the public health medicine committee
  • One member elected by the junior doctors committee
  • One member elected by the staff, associate specialists & specialty doctors committee
  • One member elected by the medical academic staff committee
  • One member elected by the armed forces committee
  • Three members elected by the general practitioners committee
  • One member elected by Northern Ireland council
  • One member elected by Scottish council
  • One member elected by Welsh council
  • One member appointed by the British Dental Association
  • Four members elected by the representative body (no more than two of whom may be from the same branch of practice and no more than two of whom shall be male).

Ex-officio non-voting

  • The chief officers of the BMA

The committee is empowered to co-opt up to three non-voting members to ensure sufficient expertise is represented on the committee.

The committee may also invite observers to attend meetings of the committee.

The committee is empowered to co-opt up to three non-voting members to ensure sufficient expertise is represented on the committee.

The committee may also invite observers to attend meetings of the committee.

 

Our meetings

Due to the significance of pensions matters to BMA members currently, the pensions committee presently meets four times a year.

Only members of the committee (or invited observers) may attend meetings of the pensions committee.

Meeting dates:

  • Wednesday 5 May 2021, 10am - 4pm
  • July 2021 meeting date TBC

All meetings take place either virtually or at:

BMA House
Tavistock Square
London
WC1H 9JP

 

Elections

Elections to the Pensions committee are now closed.

The next elections will take place in 2021. 

 

Get in touch

For any queries for the pensions committee, regarding pensions policy or related matters, please contact [email protected]. For any individual pensions queries please contact the pensions department.

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