About the BMA

Welcome to the British Medical Association

British Medical Association

Whatever your grade or specialty, BMA membership should always be a priority.

From the minute you join you can be confident that the BMA is looking after your best interests.

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Contact us

We have offices in London and all over the UK and Europe.

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BMA House - for events

An exceptional venue

  • Hire for conferences, weddings or dinners
  • Two outdoor spaces - in central London
  • Grade II listed building

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Looking for a venue in Scotland?

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Working for change, representing you

How we work

blue tickWe represent doctors locally and nationally

The Representative Body is made up of 560 doctors from all parts of the profession. They come together at the Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) to debate the motions and vote on them.

blue tickWe are your trade union and professional body

We stand up for doctors both individually and collectively on a wide variety of employment issues and, since the inception of the NHS, we have been formally recognised for collective bargaining purposes within national negotiating machinery and by individual employers at local level.

blue tickWho we are and what we stand for

We are for doctors, because we are doctors. Our insight and understanding helps us defend your interests when it matters most and fight hard to champion the profession.



Big Ben We work closely with the Government and strive to make an impact on policy which affects you and your patients.

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Advice when you need it

BMA Employment Advisers

For all your employment queries for BMA members.

Call us on 0300 123 1233
From 8.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except UK-wide bank holidays)
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Counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

Confidential, nationwide, non-stop advice and counselling for doctors and medical students.

Call us on 08459 200 169
24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Equality and inclusion

The BMA is committed to ensuring all doctors are treated equally.

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BMA Gift Collection

The BMA prides itself on offering high-quality branded gifts for sale to its members.

Browse our selection of BMA-branded gifts - from ties and scarves to diaries and pens - and take advantage of the member discount on all items.

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Using the BMA website

Do you know what the BMA website has to offer you?
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Media Centre

Journalists - get our latest press releases.

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Jobs at the BMA

Want to work for the BMA?

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