British Medical Association

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No longer registered as of 22 Jul 2023 - Registration as it was on 21 Jul 2022
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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    British Medical Association   (BMA)

    EU Transparency Register

    59537502076-56 First registered on 28 Jul 2009

    Goals / Remit

    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.

    Main EU files targeted

    Brexit and the whole gamut of policy areas impacting upon the medical profession and its patients including:
    1. Horizon Europe
    2. Professional legislation - EU Professional Qualifications Directive, EU Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications
    3. EU legislation applicable to Northern Ireland, notably EU pharmaceutical legislation, EU Tobacco Products Directive, EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation
    4. EU data protection legislation - GDPR
    5. EU Clinical Trials Regulation
    6. EU legislation on medical devices
    7. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and health security
    8. Trade
    9. Monitoring the implementation of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) in areas of particular interest – data protection, medical research, labour rights, medical workforce and immigration issues
    10. EU blood, tissues, and cells legislation


    Head Office
    Tavistock Square, BMA House
    London WC1H 9JP
    EU Office
    British Medical Association European Office Rue du Luxembourg 3
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 22 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Paul Laffin 10 Jan 2020 09 Jan 2021
    Ms Elena WALDEN 03 Oct 2019 03 Oct 2020
    Mr Paul Laffin 17 Jan 2019 10 Jan 2020
    Mr Paul Laffin 20 Jan 2018 17 Jan 2019
    Mr Robert Delis 20 Jan 2018 10 Jan 2019
    Mr Paul Laffin 02 Feb 2017 20 Jan 2018
    Mr Robert Delis 02 Feb 2017 20 Jan 2018
    Mr Paul Laffin 05 Feb 2016 03 Feb 2017
    Mr Robert Delis 05 Feb 2016 03 Feb 2017
    Mr Paul Laffin 19 Feb 2015 05 Feb 2016
    Mr Robert Delis 11 Feb 2015 05 Feb 2016
    Mr Robert Delis 11 Feb 2014 11 Feb 2015
    Mr Paul Laffin 10 Feb 2014 08 Feb 2015
    Mr Paul Laffin 12 Feb 2013 09 Feb 2014
    Nicola WHILE 08 Mar 2012 08 Feb 2013

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade unions and professional associations

  • Networking


    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Other activities

    The BMA European 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 European 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, EJD and UEMS

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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