UK consultations, briefings and legislation

We work with Westminster, the Northern Ireland Assembly, Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Parliament – Senedd Cymru 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: Tuesday 7 December 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 Northern Ireland Assembly and the Welsh Parliament – Senedd Cymru over the past year.

 

Westminster

BMA briefings and responses to consultations Recipient(s) Date issued
BMA briefing – House of Lords’ report stage, Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill (PDF) Peers 6 December 2021
BMA briefing – Health and Care Bill, Lords, second reading (PDF) Peers 3 December 2021
BMA briefing – Nationality and Borders Bill, Report stage (PDF) MPs 3 December 2021
BMA briefing – Health and Care Bill, Report stage (PDF) MPs November 2021
BMA response to MAC call for evidence into the impact of the ending of freedom of movement on the social care sector (PDF) Migration Advisory Committee November 2021
BMA briefing – House of Commons committee stage, Nationality and Borders Bill (PDF) Public Bill Committee 27 October 2021
BMA briefing - Immigration (Health and Social Care Staff) Bill, second reading (PDF) Select MPs 22 October 2021
BMA briefing - House of Lords’ second reading, assisted dying Bill (PDF) Peers 19 October 2021
BMA briefing – House of Lords’ committee stage debate on the Police, crime, sentencing and courts Bill (PDF) Peers 18 October 2021
BMA response to consultation on development of NHS England race equality strategy (PDF) NHS England and NHS Improvement September 2021
BMA response to NHSX draft data strategy (PDF) NHSX September 2021
BMA briefing – House of Lords’ second reading debate on the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill (PDF) Peers 10 September 2021
BMA response - Aligning the upper age for NHS prescription charge exemptions with the State pension age (PDF) Department of Health and Social Care September 2021
BMA briefing - Health and Care Bill, Second reading (PDF) MPs 14 July 2021
BMA briefing - House of Lords debate on improving women’s health outcomes (PDF) Peers 8 July 2021
BMA briefing - Police, crime, sentencing and courts bill, report stage in House of Commons (PDF) MPs 2 July 2021
BMA response - DHSC consultation on Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public (PDF) Department of Health and Social Care 16 June 2021
BMA response to DHSC consultation on Women’s Health Strategy (PDF) Department of Health and Social Care 14 June 2021
BMA briefing - Health and social care White Paper (PDF) Select MPs and peers 27 May 2021
BMA briefing - Queen's speech (PDF) Select MPs 18 May 2021
BMA response - NHS System Oversight Framework (PDF) NHS England and NHS Improvement 14 May 2021
BMA response - implementation of increasing the normal minimum pension age consultation (PDF) HM Treasury April 2021
BMA response – transforming the public health system: reforming the public health system for the challenges of our times (PDF) Department of Health and Social Care April 2021
BMA response - changes to the NHS pension scheme regulations consultation (PDF) Department of Health and Social Care 20 April 2021
BMA response - NHS Provider Selection Regime consultation (PDF) NHS England and NHS Improvement 7 April 2021
BMA response to Goldacre consultation on the use of health data for research and analysis (PDF) Department of Health and Social Care 24 March 2021
BMA submission to review on COVID-status certification (PDF) Cabinet Office March 2021
BMA briefing – NHS staffing, House of Lords’ short debate (PDF) Peers 4 March 2021
BMA briefing – Impact of freezing the lifetime allowance on the NHS workforce (PDF) Select MPs 4 March 2021
BMA response - inquiry into racial inequality in health and social care workplaces (PDF) Equality and Human Rights Commission 26 February 2021
BMA response - Heath Education England call for evidence on widening participation (PDF) Health Education England 24 February 2021
BMA response to NHSEI consultation on Clinical Review of Standards (PDF) NHSEI 12 February 2021
BMA briefing - Trade Bill, Commons' consideration of amendments (PDF) Select MPs 8 February 2021
BMA briefing - Trade Bill, Lords consideration of amendments (PDF) Select peers 1 February 2021
BMA briefing - Environment Bill, House of Commons’ remaining stages (PDF) MPs 22 January 2021
BMA briefing - Trade Bill, Consideration of amendments (PDF) Select MPs 19 January 2021
BMA response to consultation on Integrating care: next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England (PDF) NHS England and NHS Improvement 8 January 2021
BMA response to procurement and the supply of PPE consultation (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 response to Global Health Security consultation (PDF) Foreign Affairs Committee 2 December 2020
BMA response to Ethnic Disparities and Inequalities in the UK consultation (PDF) Race and Ethnic Disparities Commission 30 November 2020
BMA response to consultation on impact of COVID-19 on homelessness and the private rented sector (PDF) Communities and Local Government Committee 27 November 2020
BMA response to consultation on Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (PDF) Women and Equalities Committee 27 November
BMA briefing –UK Internal Market Bill Lords Report Stage (PDF) Select peers 18 November 2020
BMA response to consultation on VAT and the Public Sector: Reform to VAT Refund Rules (PDF) HM Treasury November 2020
BMA submission – Recognition of professional qualifications and regulation of professions (PDF) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 23 October 2020
BMA briefing – Immigration and Social security Co-ordination (EU withdrawal) Bill: Consideration of Amendments (PDF) MPs and select peers 19 October 2020
BMA response to Public Service Pension Schemes consultation (PDF) Government 9 October 2020

Northern Ireland Assembly

Welsh Parliament – Senedd Cymru

Scottish Parliament

BMA briefings and responses to consultations Consulting body Date responded
BMA Scotland submission to Health, Social Care and Sport Committee: Seasonal planning and preparedness (PDF) Health, Social Care and Sport Committee November 2021
BMA Scotland response to the National Care Service for Scotland consultation (PDF) Scottish Government November 2021
BMA Scotland response to Petition 1877: providing body cameras for all frontline NHS staff (PDF) Scottish Parliament Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee October 2021
BMA Scotland briefing - Return to normal GP services (PDF) MSPs September 2021
BMA Scotland briefing - Health Recovery (PDF) MSPs June 2021