The awards exist to recognise those who have contributed at local, regional or national level, focussing on commitment and achievement, not only time served or office held.
The deadline for nominations is 15 January 2021 at 12pm.
This year the nomination form is moving online and will be available here from December. In the meantime you can view the information required in the attached nomination form in order to start your nomination process.
Please note only online submissions will be accepted.
Award categories and criteria
The Association Medal is awarded to such to such members who have shown outstanding achievement and commitment at national and/or UK level to the British Medical Association (Bye-law 116 & 121).
A Fellowship is awarded to members who have shown outstanding achievement and commitment at a local or regional level to the British Medical Association. (Bye-law 118 & 121). A Fellowship is often awarded to those who have made sustained contributions at a local level. Those receiving a Fellowship are often the otherwise “unsung heroes” among BMA members who have consistently, over many years, worked on local committees (e.g. LMCs, LNCs, divisions, regional councils).
The Fellowship recognises those who would potentially not be eligible for the Association Medal, but their contribution is no less important than those achieving merit nationally.
The Distinguished Service Award may be awarded in recognition of distinguished, outstanding, and exceptional services to the Association by non-medical personnel (not a long service award) (Bye-laws 120 & 121).
The Gold Medal may be awarded to any such member or members who shall have conspicuously raised the character of the medical profession by exceptional achievement through their service to the British Medical Association. (Bye-laws 114 & 121 and standing orders of council).
The Gold Medal may be awarded to those previously in receipt of other BMA awards, who have gone on to give further truly exceptional service to members and the BMA.
The BMA Impact Award is awarded to members who have given exceptional commitment and have demonstrated a tangible beneficial impact for members of the British Medical Association. (Bye-law 119 & 121)
President’s Award may be given to members who have given outstanding service to the British Medical Association (Bye-laws 115 & 121).
Recipients of all awards will be invited, along with a guest, to the installation of the president ceremony, which is expected to take place at the ARM (annual representative meeting) 2021 to receive their awards.
The award-holders for the 2019-20 session are:
- Jane Richards
- Ravindra Singh Jaiswal
- Bala Karunakaran
- Johann Malawana
- Gordon Matthews
- Jeeves Wijesuriya