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MWF has formal and invited representation on a number of different national influential committees and charitable organisations. Details of these formal roles are given below, together with the key contact point. These individuals represent MWF at national level, so do not hesitate to contact them if there are specific points you would like to raise.

In addition, MWF members are active in their own right in many other national and regional bodies and organisations. Details can be seen in the annual membership directory. Any member of MWF will be pleased to talk to any MWF colleagues about aspects of their work.

Click here to take a look at who is on your Local Area Standing Committee and who is your council representative.

Medical Women's International Association

The MWIA is an association of medical women representing women doctors from all five continents. MWF is a member of the Northern European Region. Visit the MWIA website here.

MWIA National Coordinators

Drs Julie Rutter & Sue Overal

BMA Committees

BMA Medical Academic Staff Committee

Dr Nazima Pathan

BMA Central Consultants and Specialists Committee

Dr Bernie Borgstein

BMA General Practitioners Committee

Dr Sue Overal

BMA Equality and Diversity Committee

Dr Catherine Harkin

BMA Junior Doctors Committee

Dr Sophie Hollis (observer)

BMA Staff and Associate Specialist Committee

Dr Anthea Mowat

BMA Refugee Liaison Group

Dr Frances Lefford


Royal Medical Foundation

The Royal Medical Foundation is a charity founded in 1852 which provides support to medical practitioners and their dependants who are in financial hardship. You can visit RMF website here.

Other organisations

Women's Advisory Council for the United Nations (WACUNA)

Dr Amanda Owen
WACUNA is a non party-political organisation which provides a forum for the exchange of opinions with women's organisations on the work of the United Nations, its specialised agencies and United Nations Association.

World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA)

Dr Elizabeth Muller


Dr Helen Goodyear

Medical Women's Federation
Tavistock House North,
Tavistock Square, London,
Tel: 020 7387 7765

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