BMA biographies

BMA chair, Dr Mark Porter

BMA chair Mark Porter

Dr Mark Porter is a consultant anaesthetist at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust. Mark is the elected chair of the Council of the British Medical Association.

His special interest is in obstetric anaesthesia and the continual development of maternity services to improve the mother's experience.  

In the past he has been a clinical director of his department, and the chair of the medical staff local negotiating committee.

His previous roles in the BMA have included being the chair of the Consultants Committee from 2009-2012, and its deputy chair responsible for pay and conditions of service from 2006-2009. 

He was closely involved in negotiating the 2003 consultant contract, and while he was a junior doctor he was the chair of the BMA Junior Doctors Committee from 1997-1998.

In addition to his work at the BMA, Mark is Honorary Colonel of 202 (Midlands) Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps.

'If you would like to contact me, please email me at'
- Dr Mark Porter.


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Q and A with Mark Porter

Our new BMA council chair Mark Porter answers your questions.

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Deputy chair of Council

Dr Kailash Chand, Deputy chair of Council 2012 - 2013
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