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.

Location: UK
Audience: Retired doctors
Updated: Wednesday 6 January 2021
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The RMC (retired members committee) represents retired BMA members from all branches of practice. While members may be retired from clinical practice, they are not retired as doctors and remain committed and active BMA members.


​Our priorities

RMC's key priorities and objectives are to:

  • represent retired members in all BMA activity
  • recruit and retain retired members
  • develop GMC revalidation advice regarding retirement
  • collaborate with other branches of practice for the advancement of all members
  • develop ideas and support the work around mental health and improving doctors' morale
  • contribute to the BMA's gender pay gap work.


Our people

Five voting members of RMC are elected by our annual conference, the retired member conference (RMConf). The three officers of RMConf are also voting members and the BMA’s four chief officers are all non-voting members.

Chair: Brian Guttridge

Deputy chair: Stephen Millar

Voting members: To qualify for appointment as a voting member of the RMC, candidates must be permanently retired from medical practice.

Nicola Mann
Richard Rawlins
Dureid Rifai
Surjait Singh
Andrew West
David White


Our meetings

The RMC meets two to three times a year to discuss the latest issues affecting retired doctors. Only committee members may vote at meetings. However, BMA members and non-members are welcome to attend meetings via the committee visitors scheme. If you would like to attend a meeting, please email [email protected] to register your interest.

Meeting dates:

  • No meetings currently scheduled.

All our meetings take place either virtually or at:

BMA House
Tavistock Square



This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Regional meetings

Smaller regional meetings (with lunch) take place during the year. The programme consists of a small number of speakers and debates on relevant issues.

Retired members who would like to attend these meetings can contact their regional or national office to find out when a meeting is being arranged and to ensure they are on the list.

Any retired members who would like to put themselves forward as a volunteer to assist with the organisation of a meeting, should send their name, region and other relevant details to [email protected]. Please note, no expenses are paid for volunteering.


Get in touch

If you have any questions or are interested in finding out more about the work of the RMC, please email [email protected].