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
Last reviewed: 29 June 2022
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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 – Impact of pension taxation on NHS retention (PDF) Select MPs and Peers 29 June 2022
BMA briefing – E-petition debate: transgender conversion therapy (PDF) Select MPs 13 June 2022
BMA briefing – Health and Care Bill, consideration of amendments (PDF) MPs 21 April 2022
BMA Briefing, Nationality and Borders Bill (PDF) Select MPs 19 April 2022
BMA briefing – Heath and care Bill, consideration of amendments (PDF) MPs 28 March 2022
BMA joint briefing – Heath and care Bill, amendment regarding telemedical abortion (PDF) MPs 24 March 2022
BMA briefing – Nationality and Borders Bill, consideration of amendments (PDF) Select MPs 22 March 2022
BMA submission – Spring Statement 2022 (PDF) HM Treasury 17 March 2022
BMA response to consultation on proposals for legislative changes for clinical trials (PDF) Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency 14 March 2022
BMA response to consultation on EU legislation on food information to consumers (PDF) European Commission 7 March 2022
BMA briefing – Nationality & Borders Bill, Lords Report Stage Select peers 28 February 2022
BMA briefing – Health and Care Bill, Lords Report Stage Peers 28 February 2022
BMA briefing – Nationality and Borders Bill – House of Lords committee stage Peers 27 January 2022
BMA briefing - House of Lords' committee stage, Health & Care Bill Peers 7 January 2022
BMA briefing - Nationality and Borders Bill, Lords, second reading Peers 22 December 2021
BMA response to consultation on banning conversion therapy Government Equalities Office 10 December 2021
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 response to DCMS consultation Data: a new direction (PDF) Department for Culture, Media and Sport 19 November 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

Northern Ireland Assembly

BMA briefings and responses to consultations Consulting body Date responded
BMA Northern Ireland responds to consultation on Advanced Care Planning (PDF) Department of Health February 2022
BMA Northern Ireland response to consultation on New strategies: women and girls (PDF) The Executive Office (NI) February 2022
BMA Northern Ireland response to consultation on McCloud Remedy (PDF) Department of Health January 2022
BMA Northern Ireland response to consultation on proposed changes to member contributions to the HSC pension scheme (PDF) Department of Health January 2022
BMA Northern Ireland response to consultation on Hospital Parking Charges Bill (PDF) Committee for Health December 2021
BMA Northern Ireland response to consultation on family practitioner services independent appeals (PDF) Department of Health September 2021
BMA Northern Ireland response to consultation on deemed consent for organ and tissue donation (PDF) Department of Health September 2021
BMA Northern Ireland response to consultation on future planning model (PDF) Department of Health September 2021
BMA Northern Ireland response to consultation on duty of candour (PDF) Department of Health August 2021
BMA Northern Ireland response to consultation on postgraduate tuition fee loan (PDF) Department for the Economy June 2021
BMA Northern Ireland response to draft mental health strategy (PDF) Department of Health March 2021
BMA Northern Ireland response to PfG Draft outcomes framework (PDF) The Executive office March 2021
BMA Northern Ireland response to Adult Protection Bill (PDF) Adult safeguarding unit March 2021
BMA Northern Ireland response to 2021-22 Budget (PDF) Department of Finance January 2021

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