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Profile of registrant

British Medical Association

Identification number in the register: 59537502076-56
Registration date: 28/07/09 15:04:20

The information on this organisation was last modified on 01/07/14 07:57:01
The date of the last annual update was 01/07/14 07:57:01

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: British Medical Association
Acronym: BMA
Legal status: Professional association and trade union
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Keith Ward
Position: Secretary/Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Paul Laffin
Position: EU Policy Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: BMA House Tavistock Square 
London WC1H 9JP
Telephone number: (+44) 2073874499
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: BMA European Office
Rue du Luxembourg 3
Brussels 1000

Tel: 0032 2 502 8501

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The British Medical Association is the doctors’ professional organisation established to look after the professional and personal needs of our members. The BMA represents doctors in all branches of medicine all over the UK.

We are a voluntary association with over two-thirds of practising UK doctors in membership and an independent trade union dedicated to protecting individual members and the collective interests of doctors.

We are the voice for doctors and medical students – in constant contact with ministers, government departments, members of the UK, Scottish, Welsh, Northern Ireland and European Union administrations and many other influential bodies.

We promote the medical and allied sciences, seek to maintain the honour and interests of the medical profession and promote the achievement of high quality healthcare. Our policies cover public health issues, medical ethics, science, the state of the NHS, medical education and doctors’ contracts.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Paul Laffin 10/02/14 07/02/15
Robert Delis 11/02/14 10/02/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

The BMA Brussels Office provides a key link between the BMA and the European institutions and is a major contributory factor in enhancing the BMA’s reputation and impact at a European level.

The key activities of the Brussels Office are as follows:

• Monitor EU legislation and initiatives that will affect the working lives of doctors
• Coordinate BMA lobbying activities on European issues
• Build contacts with EU policy makers to promote BMA views
• Liaise with MEPs and other stakeholders
• Work with other European bodies such as CPME, UEMO and UEMS

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.