We are a non-profit organisation open to all healthcare professionals.
We stand up for equality and Justice
Since its conception in 1996 with the initial aim of supporting international medical graduates, BAPIO has grown in stature and influence to become one of the largest organisations of its type in the country. We are represented through 13 divisions covering all regions of the UK as well as 10 specialty forums.
We have five arm’s length bodies: Medical Defence Shield (MDS), BAPIO Training Academy (BTA), BAPIO Institute for Health Research (BIHR), British Indian Nurses Association (BINA), and BAPIO Faculty of Leadership (BFL)
We collaborate with all the UK Healthcare stakeholders including the General Medical Council, Health Education England, and the Royal Colleges to monitor, highlight and address the difficulties faced by doctors and ensure positive systems are in place to support healthcare workers. We have professional links with International medical organisations and our charitable activities are focused on supporting disaster events globally.
We have successfully carried out many campaigns against discrimination and have come a long way in reducing the inherent inequality in many aspects of education, training, and career progression.