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The Anthroposophic Medical Association (AMA)

The AMA provides a professional membership body for Doctors and with (or training to work with) Anthroposophic Medicine in the UK. The AMA sponsored the creation of this website. 

The Anthroposophic Medical Association (AMA) is open to all doctors and medical students who have a positive interest in anthroposophic medicine.

We also offer membership to students and professionals in the fields of nursery, midwifery, pharmacy and other paramedical professionals who have a positive interest in anthroposophic ways of working.

The AMA is the professional body of the doctors practising anthroposophic medicine in the United Kingdom and is involved in education, research and medicines legislation. It is affiliated to the I.V.A.A. (International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations). It supports the work of the School of Spiritual Science, and relates particularly to its Medical Section. This has its centre at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland and has members working throughout the world. It’s criteria for the qualification of Anthroposophic Doctor are supported by the AMA.

Through organising regular meetings and conferences, the AMA provides opportunities for colleagues to meet and study together. Members receive regular British and international newsletters, as well as other occasional mailings. The AMA also supports the English Training in Anthroposophic Medicine.

The AMA aims to support research undertaken by its members related to anthroposophic medicine and its therapies, and it engages in the work concerning medicines legislation as the professional body representing the prescribers’ interests. In this it works closely together with Weleda (UK) Ltd., the pharmaceutical company which manufactures and imports anthroposophic medicines in this country, and internationally in the IVAA.

Membership Benefits

As a member you will:

  • have access to mentoring, peer support and wellbeing support systems exclusive to AMA members
  • receive relevant information regarding educational events
  • receive discounted rates at conferences and events organised by the AMA
  • be eligible for discounted membership of the British Holistic Medical Association
  • have access to an AMA members-only discussion forum where you can share questions and ideas and discuss clinical questions with colleagues
  • have access to a members directory to find out about an contact colleagues in the UK
  • be able to publish your details on a public directory (AMA Full Members and AATA Members only) 

Membership Eligibility

There are currently four categories of AMA membership. The details are currently under review. and we plan to open up membership to nurses and pharmacists in the near future.

  • Student Membership is open to students of medicine at recognised medical schools who express a positive interest in anthroposophic medicine and doctors training in Anthroposophic Medicine
  • Introductory Membership is open, for a maximum of 2 years, to medical practitioners who hold a recognised qualification, who express a positive interest in anthroposophic medicine.
  • Associate Membership is open to practitioners in nursing, midwifery, pharmacy and other paramedical professions who are in training in the UK or hold a recognised qualification, who express a positive interest in anthroposophic medicine and who feel it to be worthy of support.
  • Full Membership is open to all medical practitioners who are registered with the General Medical Council and and are either

For more information please contact us.

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Membership Fees

We ask AMA members to set up recurring online payment or a standing order so that we don't need to chase up payment every year and to keep you in control of your payments. If you set up recurring online payments you can cancel this at any time in your online account and you will be notified by email before money is taken from your card the following year.

Student Membership

Is available for £25 per year for as long as you remain a student.

Introductory Membership

Is available for £50 per year for the first 2 years of membership.

Associate membership

Associate members of the AMA are asked to pay £100 per year. As described below for Full Members, reduced contributions are also possible.

Full Membership

The annual fee for full membership is £200 per year. Of this we pay £40 to the Medical Section in Dornach. The remainder of the fee is used to to pay other expenses such as

  • expenses for our representatives to attend meetings regarding training, medicines regulation, and the coordination on the Medical Section in the UK
  • the website
  • conference organisation
  • teleconference call costs

There is no obligation for you to pay the full £200/year. If you cannot or don’t want to pay that amount then you are free to pay according to your means as you see fit. You can pay annually, half yearly or quarterly but best not to pay monthly because there is a charge from the bank for every payment.

When you apply for AMA membership, you have the option to pay online (only if you are paying the full amount) or you can receive an email with details of how to pay your membership fees by standing order (do this if you wish to pay a reduced amount).

ANTHROPOSOPHIC MEDICINE UK is an online platform for Anthroposophic Health and Social Care Professionals in the UK. It is a project of the Anthroposophic Medical Association and is supported by the Anthroposophic Medical Association, the Association of Anthroposophic Therapeutic Arts, the Rhythmical Massage Therapy Association & UK Association for Anthroposophic Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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