THE ANTHROPOSOPHIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
WHO WE ARE
The Anthroposophic Medical Association, AMA, provides a professional membership body for doctors, nurses and paramedical professionals working with (or training to work with) Anthroposophic Medicine in the UK. It is affiliated to the I.V.A.A. (International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations) whose criteria for the qualification of Anthroposophic Doctor are supported by the AMA.
WHAT WE DO FOR OUR MEMBERS
AMA is involved in education, research and medicines legislation. We:
HOW IS THE AMA RUN?
According to our constitution, the AMA is run by a council of 5-9 members, consisting of a Treasurer, Secretary and optional Chair role. Council positions are held for up to 3 years and representatives are elected at our AGM which occurs every 12-18 months. The council meet via video conference every 4-12 weeks at a mutually convenient time to discuss current matters including, but not limited to:
The meetings are often as much as a friendly catch up as they are a formal business meeting, and any AMA member is welcome to contact us regarding issues which they feel need to be addressed.
RESOURCES FROM THE AMA
We have written a guide for UK-based doctors and nurses on what we consider essential information for practising Anthroposophic Medicine and Nursing. It was written collaboratively by the AMA and includes tips on setting up a private practice and links to useful resources and organisations.
Starting out as a practising Anthroposophic Physician in the UK can be daunting. The Anthroposophic Medical Association has put together this information pack for doctors to help you to get set up efficiently and safely. Doctors remain responsible for the decisions they take but we hope that this information will act as a useful guide to get you started.
The Anthroposophic Medical Association has produced this guide for the benefit of medical doctors working in the United Kingdom and it is correct, to the best of our knowledge, at the time of publication. We strongly recommend becoming a member of the Anthroposophic Medical Association in order to support the preparation and maintenance of such resources, and to gain access to peer support networks, education and news updates, as well as various other members benefits......
The Anthroposophic Medicine Association (AMA) welcomes doctors, nurses and paramedical professionals into its membership. The AMA provides a professional membership body for doctor working with (or training to work with) Anthroposophic Medicine in the UK. We are involved in education, research and medicines legislation.
Doctors, nurses and paramedical professionals can also join the website as AMA Members or as Professional Members. We encourage them to join as AMA members as there are a number of additional benefits.
Members benefit from a range of benefits, both via membership of this website and specific to their AMA membership. There are a few options for AMA membership. These are explained below:
Full Membership is open to all medical practitioners who are registered with the General Medical Council and and are either
The advised contribution is £200 but lower rates of contribution are acceptable if means don't allow the member to pay the full rate (see Concessions below).
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. Associate members of the AMA are asked to pay £100 per year. Reduced contributions are also possible (see Concessions).
Student Membership is open to students of medicine at recognised medical schools who express a positive interest in anthroposophic medicine. This level of membership is available for £25 per year for as long as you remain a student.
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. Is available for £50 per year for the first 2 years of membership.
We ask AMA members to set up recurring online payment or a standing order to maintain your membership whilst keeping you in control of your payments. We cannot accept cheque payments or organise direct debit payments currently. If you set up recurring online payments you can cancel this at any time in your online account and you will always be notified by email before money is taken from your card.
Concessions are available to all levels of AMA membership. There are two ways to pay a concessionary rate:
Where do Membership Fees go?
For each full-paying member, we pay £40 to the Medical Section in Dornach. The remainder of the fees are used to to pay other expenses such as