UK consultations, briefings and legislation

We work with Westminster, the Northern Ireland Assembly, Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly to ensure your voice is heard and your views taken into account by policymakers at the heart of government.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors Patients and public
Updated: Friday 18 September 2020
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The BMA works to influence legislation and political debates that affects doctors and healthcare in the UK. Read our consultation responses and briefings to Westminster, Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly over the past year.

 

Westminster

BMA briefings and responses to consultations Recipient(s) Date issued
BMA briefing – The Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (PDF) House of Commons and House of Lords 18 September 2020
BMA briefing - UK Internal Market Bill (PDF) Select MPs 15 September 2020
BMA briefing - Trade Bill, second reading in the House of Lords (PDF) Members of the House of Lords 8 September 2020
BMA briefing – Immigration Bill – Lords Committee Stage (PDF) All peers 4 September 2020
BMA briefing - Medicines & Medical Devices Bill, second reading in the House of Lords (PDF) Members of the House of Lords 28 August 2020
BMA briefing - Trade bill, report stage (PDF) All MPs 20 July 2020
BMA consultation - Capturing clinical innovations (PDF) NHS England 30 June 2020
BMA briefing - Immigration bill, report stage (PDF) All MPs 29 June 2020
BMA briefing - Demonstrations (Abortion Clinics) Bill, Ten Minute Rule Motion in the House of Commons (PDF) Rupa Huq MP, Bill sponsor 22 June 2020
BMA briefing – Medicines and Medical Devices Bill, remaining stages in the House of Commons (PDF) Members of the House of Commons 19 June 2020
BMA briefing - Effect of COVID-19 on BAME communities (PDF) Members of the House of Commons 16 June 2020
BMA submission to the Public Bill Committee on the Trade Bill (PDF) House of Commons’ delegated legislation committee 15 June 2020
BMA briefing - Lords Oral Q – cancelled medical operations (PDF) Selected peers 9 June 2020
BMA briefing - The Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (PDF) House of Commons’ delegated legislation committee 5 June 2020
BMA briefing - Second Reading of Trade Bill (PDF) All MPs 21 May 2020
BMA briefing - Immigration Bill - second reading (PDF) Members of the House of Commons 18 May 2020
BMA briefing - Lords Oral Q on BAME hospital staff and COVID-19 (PDF) Selected peers 18 May 2020
BMA briefing - COVID-19 General Debate (PDF) All MPs and peers 7 May 2020
BMA briefing - COVID-19 Priorities (PDF) All MPs and peers 15 April 2020
BMA briefing - COVID-19 (PDF) Members of the House of Commons 20 March 2020
BMA briefing - NHS Funding Bill 2019-20 (PDF) Members of the House of Lords 26 February 2020
BMA briefing - Environment Bill 2019-20, House of Commons' second reading (PDF) All MPs 26 February 2020
BMA briefing on social care, opposition day debate PDF) All MPs 25 February 2020
BMA briefing - Refugee doctors, Lords Oral Question (PDF) Members of the House of Lords 24 February 2020
BMA budget submission (PDF) HM Treasury 7 February 2020
BMA briefing - Access to palliative care and treatment of children bill 2019-20, House of Lords' second reading (PDF) Members of the House of Lords 7 February 2020
BMA response - Draft NHS standard contract (PDF) NHS England 31 January 2020
BMA briefing - The impact of pension taxation on the NHS (PDF) Key stakeholders including MPs, peers and think tanks 23 January 2020
BMA briefing - The law on assisted dying, Westminster Hall debate (House of Commons) (PDF) Members of the House of Commons 23 January 2020
BMA briefing - Safe staffing, House of Lords oral question (PDF) Members of the House of Lords 13 January 2020
BMA response - Good Work Plan: Proposals to support families: Parental leave and pay entitlements (PDF) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 27 November 2019
BMA response - Call for evidence: Review of the salary threshold and points-based system commission (PDF) Migration Advisory Committee 5 November 2019
BMA response - Health is everyone's business: proposals to reduce ill-health related job loss (PDF) Department of Work and Pensions and Department of Health and Social Care 21 October 2019
BMA response - Good work plan: Proposals to support families - Neonatal leave and pay (PDF) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 11 October 2019
BMA response - Transparency of flexible working and family related leave and pay policies (PDF) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 11 October 2019
BMA response - Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s (PDF) Department of Health and Social Care 9 October 2019
BMA response - Transparency in supply chains (PDF) Home Office 17 September 2019
BMA response - Consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace (PDF) Government Equalities Office 2 October 2019
BMA response - Consultation on adding folic acid to flour (PDF) Department of Health and Social Care 6 September 2019
BMA response - Digital-first primary care policy: consultation on patient registration, funding and contracting rules (PDF) NHS England 6 August 2019
BMA response - 'The transfer and remission of adult prisoners under the Mental Health Act 1983 good practice guidance 2019' and introduction of 'The transfer and remission of immigration removal centre detainees under the Mental Health Act 1983 good practice guidance 2019' (PDF) NHS England 18 July 2019

Northern Ireland Assembly

BMA briefings and responses to consultations Consulting body Date responded
BMA response to consultation on the discount rate and how it is set (PDF) Department of Justice July 2020
BMA response - A new legal framework for abortion services in Northern Ireland (PDF) Northern Ireland Office December 2019
BMA response - Liquor licensing laws in Northern Ireland (PDF) Department for Communities November 2019
BMA response - Future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland (PDF) Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 2019
BMA response - Reshaping breast assessment services (PDF) Department of Health NI September 2019
BMA response - Reshaping stroke services (PDF) Department of Health NI September 2019

Welsh Assembly

BMA written evidence and responses to consultations Consulting body Date responded
BMA response - All-Wales study leave policy review Healthcare Education and Improvement Wales December 2019
BMA response - A workforce strategy for health and social care (PDF) Healthcare Education and Improvement Wales 18 September 2019
BMA response - Health and social care (Quality and engagement) (Wales) Bill – General principles (PDF) National Assembly for Wales Health, Social Care and Sport Committee 1 August 2019

Scottish Parliament

There are no consultation responses or briefings to list for 2019-20.

Read more about our priorities in Scotland and how to contact your MSP