UK consultations, briefings and legislation

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Updated: Monday 18 May 2020
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The BMA works to influence legislation and political debates that affects doctors and healthcare in the UK. Read our 2019 consultation responses and briefings to Westminster, Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

 

Westminster

BMA briefings and responses to consultations Recipient(s) Date issued
BMA briefing - Immigration Bill - second reading (PDF) Members of the House of Commons 18 May 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
BMA response - National data strategy (PDF) Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 11 July 2019
BMA response - 2019-20 National Tariff Payment System (PDF) NHS England 21 February 2019
BMA response - Review of drugs: call for evidence (PDF) Home Office 5 June 2019
BMA response - Consultation on draft removal centre rules (PDF) Home Office 3 June 2019
BMA response - Introducing further advertising restrictions on TV and online for products high in fat, sugar and salt (PDF) Department of Health and Social Care 29 May 2019
BMA response - Confidentiality clauses: consultation on measures to prevent misuse in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination (PDF) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 24 May 2019
BMA response - Consultation on NICE indicators (PDF) National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 14 May 2019
BMA response - Consultation on future provision of medical reports in road traffic accident related personal injury claims (PDF) Ministry of Justice 17 May 2019
BMA response - Consultation on proposed legislative changes (PDF) NHS England 25 April 2019
BMA response - Hypertension in adults: diagnosis and management (PDF) National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 12 April 2019
BMA response - National data guardian for health and social care: a consultation about priorities (PDF) National Data Guardians 22 March 2019
BMA response - Restricting promotions of food and drink that is high in fat, sugar and salt (PDF) Department for Health and Social Care 15 March 2019
BMA response - Consultation on Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice review (PDF) Ministry of Justice 13 March 2019
BMA response - Consultation on items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: an update and a consultation on further guidance for CCGs (PDF) NHS England 8 February 2019
BMA response - Consultation on ethnicity pay gap reporting (PDF) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 10 January 2019
BMA response - Consultation on appropriate clinical negligence cover (PDF) Department of Health and Social Care 27 February 2019
BMA response - Consultation on developing a patient safety strategy for the NHS proposals (PDF) NHS Improvement 15 February 2019
BMA response - Consultation on credentialing (PDF) General Medical Council 28 January 2019
BMA response - Consultation on the NHS pension schemes, additional voluntary contributions and injury benefits (amendment) regulations 2019 (PDF) Department of Health & Social Care January 2019
BMA response - Consultation on the composition of the shortage occupational list (PDF) Migration Advisory Committee 4 January 2019

Northern Ireland Assembly

BMA briefings and responses to consultations Consulting body Date responded
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
BMA response - Submission to workstream 1: duty of candour (PDF) Department of Health NI March 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
BMA evidence - The National Health Service (Welsh Language in Primary Care Services)(Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2019 (PDF) NAfW Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee 16 May 2019
BMA evidence - Management of follow up outpatients across Wales (PDF) NAfW Public Accounts Committee 10 May 2019
BMA evidence - Provision of health and social care in prisons (PDF) NAfW Health, Social Care and Sport Committee 3 May 2019
BMA response - Healthy weight: healthy Wales - our nation's ambitions to prevent and reduce obesity (PDF) Welsh Government 12 April 2019
BMA evidence - Primary care out-of-hours services (PDF) NAfW Public Accounts Committee 14 February 2019

Scottish Parliament

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

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