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: Monday 18 January 2021
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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 - Trade Bill, Consideration of amendments (PDF) Select MPs 19 January 2021
BMA consultation response – Integrating care: next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England (PDF) NHS England and NHS Improvement 8 January 2021
BMA consultation response – Procurement and the supply of PPE (PDF) Public Accounts Committee 7 December 2020
BMA briefing – Trade Bill, Lords Report Stage (PDF) Members of the House of Lords 7 December 2020
BMA consultation response – Global Health Security (PDF) Foreign Affairs Committee 2 December 2020
BMA consultation response – Ethnic Disparities and Inequalities in the UK (PDF) Race and Ethnic Disparities Commission 30 November 2020
BMA consultation response – Impact of COVID-19 on homelessness and the private rented sector (PDF) Communities and Local Government Committee 27 November 2020
BMA consultation response – Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (PDF) Women and Equalities Committee 27 November
BMA briefing –UK Internal Market Bill Lords Report Stage Select peers 18 November 2020
BMA consultation response – VAT and the Public Sector: Reform to VAT Refund Rules (PDF) HM Treasury November 2020
BMA briefing – Immigration and Social security Co-ordination (EU withdrawal) Bill: Consideration of Amendments (PDF) MPs and select peers 19 October 2020
BMA consultation response – Public Service Pension Schemes (PDF) Government 9 October 2020
BMA briefing - Medicines & Medical Devices Bill, Committee Stage in the House of Lords (PDF) Peers 9 October 2020
BMA consultation – Public Service Pension Scheme specific to Armed Forces Pension Scheme (PDF) Government 9 October 2020
BMA briefing – Immigration Bill Lords report stage (PDF) Select peers 30 September 2020
BMA briefing – Trade Bill Lords committee stage (PDF) Select peers 29 September 2020
BMA briefing – Demonstrations (Abortion Clinics) Bill, second reading in House of Commons (PDF) MPs 24 September 2020
BMA submission – The Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 (PDF) HM Treasury 24 September 2020
BMA briefing – The Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (PDF) House of Commons and House of Lords 18 September 2020
BMA consultation - changes to human Medicine Regulations to support the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines (PDF) Department of Health and Social Care 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

Northern Ireland Assembly

BMA briefings and responses to consultations Consulting body Date responded
BMA Consultation – Public Service Pension Scheme (PDF) Department of Finance October 2020
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

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

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