Working with Westminster

The BMA regularly represents the views of doctors and their patients in Parliament. We issue briefings to MPs and peers, influence consultations and inquiries, and seek members’ views to influence legislation.

Location: England UK
Audience: All doctors Patients and public
Last reviewed: 11 October 2021
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Current priority - Health and social care reform

The Government has introduced to the House of Commons a new Health and Care Bill that proposes health reforms in England.

We have been actively lobbying policy makers through direct meetings, consultation responses, parliamentary briefings and media work to take action to ensure the Bill addresses our concerns.

Read the overview of the Bill and our key calls


Oher lobbying activities

The BMA ensures your voice is heard in Westminster. We regularly represent the views of doctors and their patients in Parliament.

This includes:

  • issuing briefings to MPs and peers on subjects relevant to the medical profession
  • providing written and oral evidence to select committees and inquiries
  • seeking BMA members' views to help us influence consultations and inquiries in Westminster, with the ultimate aim to influence legislation.