Striving to achieve excellence in healthcare by promoting and sharing good practice in the UK and Kashmir

We are the BKMA

The British Kashmiri Medical Association(BKMA) is an association of healthcare professionals of Kashmiri origin residing in UK. It has no political or religious affiliations and membership is open to all doctors/dentists and healthcare professionals of Kashmiri origin.

Dear Members,

We are glad to announce the appointment of executive committee members following the recent invitation for the expressions of interest. We are pleased to say that we had more candidates than the number of posts advertised which shows the zeal with which members are keen to support the BKMA. We have reviewed the applications very thoroughly and appointed 10 executive members as named below. We thank the rest of the candidates who were not appointed on this occasion. There will be future opportunities to work for the BKMA and soon for sub-committees to support the work of executive members.

Dr Roshan Khuroo

Dr Yasir Rashid

Dr Shaheen Shora

Dr Adil Zargar

Dr Mehdi Hassan Teeli

Dr Salim Ali Punjabi

Dr Eram Durrani

Mr Qazi Manaan Masood

Rakhshanda Mackay

Burhan ul Islam Malik


Congratulations and a warm welcome to the new team.


Best Wishes

Dr Tafazul Hussain     Dr Syed I Gilani           

President                                  General Secretary

Word from the President

Asalaam u alaikum,

I hope you are all well. It has been around 6 weeks since BKMA office was elected. I hope this blog goes some way to keeping you up to date with what we have been doing behind the scenes.
BKMA office has selected ten executive members through a rigorous application process. I welcome our new executive members onboard. Together, we will work towards achieving new benchmarks. I count myself very lucky to have an executive board with members from Medicine, Dentistry, Allied specialties, and Student member. Our executive board has members representing different regions of the UK.

With the help of our diverse membership, we have started to support and assist new Kashmiri Doctors in the UK. This includes organising clinical attachments, providing guidance with application process, preparing for job interviews and in few instances providing free accommodation. At present, we have a good influx of doctors from Kashmir, and I will need your support to keep up with providing these services to our youngsters.

We have had 40 new members joining us since election and I welcome them all. We will continue with the membership drive, and I believe word-of-mouth is one of the most effective ways of achieving this goal. I request current members to encourage Kashmiri UK medical professionals to join membership if they are not already a member.

I am really looking forward to our first annual general meeting in autumn. We will soon announce a date and venue so that members get enough of notice. I hope you can all attend, and I am looking forward to seeing you in person.

I am very keen for creating a collaborative and transparent culture in BKMA. For creating such culture, it is important to practice active communication and knowledge sharing. If you have an opinion, a comment, a thought, a question, or a suggestion please don’t hesitate to contact us on

Wishing you all a very Happy Eid!

Tafazul H Khaja