The committee engages with key stakeholders in private healthcare to represent the views of the profession. This includes private medical insurers, private hospitals providers, royal colleges and specialty associations.
- Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - to participate fully in consultations with regards to the CMA’s order and private healthcare.
- Private medical insurers (PMIs) - to gather information including fee capping and restrictive fee practices imposed by PMIs and seek to restore a proper relationship between consultants, patients and insurers.
- Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) - to continue to engage with PHIN on the implementation of the CMA’s ‘Information remedy’, to ensure that doctors’ views are effectively represented.
- To engage with private hospitals regarding the practising privileges agreements to ensure the documents have justice and balance.
- To organise an annual conference aimed at doctors engaged in private practice.
Co-chairs: Dr Jennifer Yell and Dr Jeremy Lawrance
Deputy co-chairs: Dr Shaima Villait and Mr Sakkaf Ahmed Aftab
Mr Michael Henley
Dr Peter Holden
Dr Shah Khan
Dr Rachael Liebmann
Mr Ram Moorthy
Mr Rajnesh Nirula
Dr Nimish Shah
Dr Evan Sun
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The committee three times a year to discuss latest issues affecting private medical practice. These meetings are open to committee members only.
- Thursday 20 October 2022 - face to face
- Thursday 23 February 2023 - virtual
- Thursday 22 June 2023 - face to face
All our meetings take place either virtually or at:
For more information email in[email protected].
The PPC held a virtual conference on Monday 15 November 2021.
It was an opportunity for doctors working in, or considering setting up in private practice, to get practical advice and to network with colleagues.
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 PPC, these are:
- Seats/term - every year, elections for eight seats on PPC take place for a one-session term.
- Timeline - elections take place in June or July.
- Eligibility - all BMA members who meet the specified criteria for each seat are eligible to stand and vote in these elections. The criteria will be specified in the section below when elections are open.
- Seats/term - every year, elections for one seat on PPC 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 UK private practice doctors who are 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.
Direct elections 2022-2023
The PPC is holding elections for the following seats for a one-session term:
2 seats - elected BMA members who do not provide and/or perform primary medical services under the National Health Service Act 2006 (and/or the equivalent legislation in the devolved nations) and who earn 75% or more of their income from private general medical practice and are engaged in private medical practice to the extent of at least 20 hours* per week.
4 seats - elected BMA members who are engaged in consultant or specialist practice under the National Health Service Act 2006 (and/or the equivalent legislation in the devolved nations) and who are also engaged in active private consultant or specialist clinical practice, elected by BMA members who meet the same criteria, and elected annually;
2 seats - elected BMA members who are engaged in active consultant or specialist clinical practice, treat patients who are receiving privately funded healthcare (via a private medical insurer or self pay), have no contract of employment, earn 75 % or more of their professional income from private consultant or specialist clinical practice and are engaged in active private consultant or specialist clinical practice to the extent of at least 20 hours per week, elected by BMA members who meet the same criteria, and elected annually.
To stand or vote in this election, you must:
- be a BMA member who meets the criteria above
- have a BMA online account.
Nominations and casting your vote
- Nominations - from 12pm on Friday 1 July 2022 to 12pm on Friday 29 July 2022.
- Ballot - from 1pm on Monday 1 August 2022 to 1pm on Monday 29 August 2022.
Results will be announced from Tuesday 30 August 2022 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 PPC, please email [email protected].