Who we are

Our values

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.

We seek to guide doctors throughout all stages of their career - from medical school to retirement - through cultural shifts, technological advancements and economic pressures, we uphold and promote your interests in the context of continual evolution.

We are a democratic and open organisation. We ensure your collective voice is heard and shapes the future agenda of health for the nation.

We are the British Medical Association – for doctors, for health.

 

BMA and the NHS

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We have a long relationship with the National Health Service.

Since its inception, we have championed its vision of healthcare delivered on the basis of clinical need, free at the point of use.

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Meet the chief officers

The chief officers of the BMA are doctors, elected by BMA members from the Representative Body or council.

As leaders of the BMA, they speak on its behalf, chair major committees and have oversight of its finances.

Chief officers' details

Our history

BMA House

Our history goes back 175 years which has seen some major changes.

The BMA's London HQ has also been around for a while - read the history of BMA House.

How we began

BMA charities

Our charities offer help to doctors (not just members) and their dependents in times of need.

We have two registered charities - the BMA Charities Trust Fund and the Dain Fund.

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BMA charities

We also have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy in place and regularly report on our acitivies.

Read our latest CSR report

Articles and bye-laws

Information about the rules which govern what we do.

Articles and bye-laws

Get involved

Want to represent your colleagues and make a difference? Get involved in our committees.

Info on our committees

Media centre

We have a high profile in the media, keeping your issues in the spotlight.

See how we do it