What is the CMA (UK)?

The Catholic Medical Association (UK) supports Catholics in healthcare to integrate their Catholic Faith with their clinical practice.

The CMA (UK) represents healthcare professionals, hospital chaplains, clinical managers, medical scientists – anyone involved in providing healthcare in the UK.

We also serve the Catholic laity and the general public. We are willing to assist with clinical or ethical queries as we are able, using our clinical experience and understanding of the Church’s teaching.

If you are interested in joining, please see our Membership page. Donations to support our work are always very welcome.

A Brief History

The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) was founded in 1911 as the Guild of Ss Cosmas and Damian. (Find out more about Sts Cosmas and Damian in the CMQ). At that time, it was a fraternal guild for Catholic medical doctors. It later changed its name to the Guild of Catholic Doctors.  In recent years, it began to represent Catholics working in all healthcare professions, to better reflect the multidisciplinary nature of modern healthcare systems. As contemporary culture has changed, so has the CMA.