Our work in Europe

We work with a range of European partners to mitigate Brexit's impact on the medical profession and to ensure that EU legislation and policy reflects our members' interests.

Location: International UK
Audience: All doctors Patients and public
Updated: Monday 19 July 2021
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The BMA works with a number of European partners to mitigate Brexit's impact on the medical profession. By working with these partners, we can also help ensure that EU legislation and policy reflects our members’ interests.


Our priorities

Our work with our European partners currently includes:

  • working to ensure that alcoholic beverages are subject to the same labelling requirements as other food and beverages
  • defining the principles to be used in the integration of digital healthcare into medical education and training across Europe
  • helping to prevent efforts to delay the introduction of MUP (minimum unit pricing) for alcohol in Wales
  • helping the EMA (European Medicines Agency) to improve its understanding of how medicines are used in real life and the potential impact of specific regulatory actions on patient care.


Our partners


The CPME (Standing Committee of European Doctors) represents national medical associations across Europe and which highlights the medical profession’s point of view to EU institutions and European policy-making through pro-active cooperation on a wide range of health and healthcare related issues.



The UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists) represents the National Associations of Medical Specialists in the EU and its associated countries, and which works to set standards for high quality healthcare practice.


The EJD (European Junior Doctors’ Association) represents junior doctors from across Europe and works to safeguard their interests by improving working conditions, professional mobility and standards regarding the quality of postgraduate medical training.



The UEMO (European Union of General Practitioners) represents GPs across Europe and works to promote the highest standard of training, practice and patient care within this field while defending their role within Europe’s healthcare systems.

BMA European office
BMA European office

Please contact the BMA European office for further information about:

  • our work in Europe
  • our European partners
  • the European Forum
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