Equal opportunities policy statement
We are committed to equality in the provision of services to our members and stakeholders. This ensures that all members, those applying for membership, and other service users will receive the highest possible standards of service from us, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, civil partnership status, age, disability, chronic illness, religion or belief.
Our equality and diversity policy has been developed to ensure that members and staff are fully aware of our commitment to provide equality of opportunity in all of our functions and support the diversity of our members. We will monitor the implementation and application of our equality and diversity policy and ensure that it reflects and meets the requirements of the increasingly diverse membership which we seek to serve.
We continually monitor legislation and good practice relating to equal opportunities, anti-discrimination, equality and diversity and periodically updates our resources for members to reflect current knowledge.
Our work on equality and diversity is coordinated by the Equality and Diversity Committee. It works to promote equality of opportunity for the medical workforce, and break down barriers to career progression.
- look at ways to enhance the accessibility of our information and services
- further develop our resources which provide information on managing equality and diversity to our members
- continue to work with BMA committee secretariats to ensure that the representational structures of the BMA are representative of the BMA membership