Letters

BMA's annual report for 1993-4

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6944.1640c (Published 18 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1640
  1. A Khanna,
  2. M Bown
  1. Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW BMA, London WC1H 9JP.

    EDITOR, - I was interested to see in the annual report of the British Medical Association for 1993-4 that the association generated a surplus of pounds sterling 3.6m, is expecting a similar surplus for 1994, and has an overall surplus of pounds sterling 40.12m - the market value of its investments (pp 62-3).1 There seems to be a lack of a clear strategy on the use of these funds, except perhaps for speculation on the stock markets (p 41). In the absence of a coherent strategy I suggest, among other things, a policy of increasing the membership of the BMA by subsidising subscription fees rather than increasing them (p 41). A membership campaign emphasising the services offered and the reduction of fees would, with increased membership, give more political leverage to the BMA and in the long run might generate a further surplus - if that is indeed a strategy of …

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