About BMA UK 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.
Download the standing orders of council
Download the BMA annual financial report 2014
Mark Porter chairs BMA council.
He was elected in June 2012.
Read his biography
Dr Kailash Chand is deputy to Dr Porter.
On Monday 22 June 2015 Kailash Chand was re-elected unopposed as BMA council deputy chair.
BMA UK council members meet 6 times per year, usually at BMA House in London. The meetings take place in the Council Chamber at BMA House from 10am to 5pm.
To find out more or to confirm your attendance, please email Nicholas Harrison or call 020 7383 6062 .
- Wednesday 15 July 2015
- Wednesday 16 September 2015
- Thursday 12 November 2015
- Wednesday 13 January 2016
- Wednesday 16 March 2016
- Thursday 12 May 2016
- Wednesday 13 July 2016
- Tuesday 13 September 2016 (council induction)
- Wednesday 14 September 2016
- Wednesday 16 November 2016
- Wednesday 18 January 2017
- Wednesday 15 March 2017
- Wednesday 17 May 2017
Reports from the UK council meetings
In May, council discussed:
- Election blues
- Future forward
- Raising concerns
- Shaping training
- Reflecting risk
Read the May report
Previous council reports