UK Council

BMA UK Council elections 2014 - 2018

BMA council chamber seats

The results for 2014 election of 18 voting members of the Council of the British Medical Association have been finalised.

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About BMA Council

BMA Council generally has 34 voting members, although this may be increased to a maximum of 38 voting members. Each is directly elected by the membership to give a geographical and cross-branch of practice mix. There are also a number of ex-officio non-voting members, including those who chair the many committees reporting to Council.

Council sets the strategic direction of the BMA in line with policy decided by the Representative Body at the Annual Representative Meeting. Council is responsible for the formulation of policy throughout the year and for ensuring the implementation of that policy. Council is the Principal Executive Committee of the Trade Union.

Council also appoints members to central boards and committees, can establish additional committees and working groups and manages the Association and the BMJ Publishing Group, subject to the decisions of general and representative meetings.

 

Chair

Mark PorterDr Mark Porter chairs BMA Council. 
He was elected in June 2012. 
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Deputy chair

Dr Kailash Chand, Deputy chair of Council 2012 - 2013Dr Kailash Chand is deputy to Dr Porter.
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Dates of meetings for the 2014-2015 session

  • Wednesday 16 July 2014
  • Tuesday 23 September 2014 - Council induction
  • Wednesday 24 September 2014
  • Wednesday 26 November 2014
  • Thursday 22 January 2015
  • Wednesday 25 March 2015
  • Thursday 14 May 2015

 

Reports from the UK Council meetings

In July, Council discussed:

Bullet pointBuilding a better BMA
Bullet pointCampaigns
Bullet pointGeneral practice
Bullet pointOther issues

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UK Council meeting dates

UK Council meets 6 times per year, usually at BMA House in London.

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Annual Report of Council 2013-2014

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Articles and bye-laws

Information about the rules which govern what we do.

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BMA UK Council code of conduct

The BMA Council Code of conduct outlines the required standards of conduct by members of BMA Council.  We also provide plus guidance on members declaring interests and frequently asked questions on the Code

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