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Private practice committee

The private practice committee considers and reports on matters of direct concern to the profession in the field of private general and consulting practice, whether whole or part time, and such other matters as may be referred to it by council from time to time.

The committee engages with key stakeholders in private healthcare to represent the views of the profession. This includes private medical insurers, private hospitals providers, royal colleges and specialty associations.

The private practice committee is chaired by Mr Derek Machin a urologist in Liverpool. The deputy chairs are Dr David Whitaker (consultants) and Dr Susan Horsewood-Lee (GPs).

If you have a query for us, please email the committee.

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PPC elections for the 2015-16 session

Nominations are invited for the election of:

  • One BMA member who is engaged in consultant or specialist practice under the National Health Service Act 2006 (and/or the equivalent legislation in the devolved nations) and who is also engaged in active private consultant or specialist clinical practice, elected by an electronic election of members registered with the BMA as meeting the same criteria.  

The first meeting of the committee will take place on Thursday 29 October 2015.

Completed forms must be returned by 14 August 2015.

Download the nomination form

More information - E: nominations.cdims@bma.org.uk T: 020 7383 6140