Annual general meeting of the BMABMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7201.59a (Published 03 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:59
BMA or UKMA?
- David Gullick, Former deputy secretary of the BMA
- 1 Heathbrow Road, Welwyn, Herts AL6 0GQ
- BMA House, London WC1H 9JP
EDITOR—Unless second thoughts prevail the BMA's annual general meeting on 7 July will be asked to make a grievous and unjust error. It will be proposed that our 4000-odd overseas members (some of those in the armed forces) be disenfranchised and deprived of their entitlement to membership benefits. Why and how did this come about?
Apart from four overseas branches our members are scattered worldwide, from China to Peru. Some of them have sought help from BMA House on “terms of service” and the like. While this is run of the mill stuff for our staff when sent in by members from the United Kingdom they have neither …