Join our BMA feedback group

Help us shape new products and initiatives for doctors while getting to know peers from different branches of practice.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Monday 7 November 2022
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In order to make sure the BMA caters to its wide membership, it's important that we know what you think of our products, services and initiatives, so we can understand what you really need from us. The contribution of the feedback group is central to making this happen.


What is the BMA feedback group?

The group consists of medical students and doctors from all career stages and branches of practice. We consult them to gauge their needs, hopes and challenges with working in health and care, and to capture their feedback and ideas on the membership benefits and BMA initiatives.

While the group  does not have influence in shaping our healthcare policy, members will:

  • act as sounding boards for new activity at the BMA
  • give their opinions on marketing collateral
  • be our eyes and ears on the ground, to feedback on external developments that could impact the BMA.


Why join us?

Joining the BMA feedback group is a great way to get involved and share your views on our activity.

  • You can help us better understand doctors' needs and concerns.
  • You can help create innovative products and services for doctors.
  • It’s a great achievement for your CV.
  • It’s a chance to network with other doctors in a friendly and informal atmosphere and learn from others in a variety of roles.


Who can join?

The composition of the group reflects the core branches of practice, from medical students through to consultants.

It includes doctors who have never been - or who are no longer - BMA members, as well as those who have a current membership with us.

This is an opportunity for grassroots doctors to help shape some of the BMA’s activities. For this reason, doctors who have been council or committee members cannot participate.


What does it involve?

Sessions are held on an ad hoc basis throughout the year, usually in the afternoon or early in the evening. Members are not required to take part in all of them. The format is a virtual focus group, which will last from 30 mins to 2 hours, depending on the number and types of topics discussed.

Those happy to be involved in other research activities might also be contacted on an ad hoc basis between meetings. They might receive an email asking for their opinions, feedback or new ideas, or they might be invited to participate in other BMA studies, typically interviews and focus groups.



How do I join?

Please email [email protected] to get involved.

If you think there’s something we can help you with, or you’d just like to know more about the group, do not hesitate to get in touch.


What does it cost?

There is no cost to you. 

If you have any other questions about becoming a member of the group, email [email protected].