Biomedical Engineering Division


The Biomedical Engineering Division (BmED) is the largest group of professional biomedical engineers in the UK.

Biomedical engineering, also known as medical engineering or bioengineering, is a diverse, exciting and relatively new area within the field of engineering. 
It is the integration of professional engineering with medical knowledge of the human body, such as hip replacements, pacemakers, computer simulations, artificial limbs, rehabilitation devices, robotic surgery, medical devices, assistive technology, sports engineering, independent living and modelling of biological systems. The BmED works closely with the policy team in our Healthcare theme.

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Campaign: Engineering solutions for the NHS

We are campaigning to raise awareness of the work and value of engineers within the NHS. We are calling for a position of Chief Biomedical Engineer to be created at every NHS acute Trust, similar to Chief Nurse or Chief Medical Officer.

Learn about the campaign

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    Get in touch

    If you have a question or would like to get involved, contact our Governance and Engagement team.

    Healthcare theme

    Our Healthcare theme focuses on raising the profile of engineers working in the healthcare sector and highlights innovative and emerging healthcare technologies, both in the UK and internationally.

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    Governance and resources

    • How we are governed

      Find out about our advisory board, regional activities and the technical committees.

    • Information and resources

      Access useful library resources and find out more about health policy, biomedical careers and links to specialist engineering websites.

    BmED awards

    The BmED awards the following prizes each year:

    BioMed Student project competition  
    Duncan Dowson Prize  

    View all scholarships and awards