The first meeting of the newly elected Council took place on the 18th July. It allocated new ARM policy to different parts of the BMA for action and had opportunity to scrutinise the activity of the BMA over the past 2 months. We did so, and Emma has a further meeting scheduled with the Chief Executive of the BMA to discuss the activity report further, and to deal with unanswered questions.
We also discussed the Code of Conduct, and highlighted some problems with the current process alongside potential solutions.
We asked how the review of Member Support services would capture those turned away by First Point of Contact and those who are represented by local representatives.
We discussed Council roles, elected positions, and the way we work together as an executive. Few decisions were made, work on improving the involvement of Council is ongoing, and leaves a lot to be desired.
We voted to continue the regionalisation and localisation programme to increase financial and staff resources and activity closer to where members live and work.
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