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Structure of the HCSA

The Hospital Consultants & Specialists Association is a democratic organisation that alongside individual workplace representation for its members seeks to represent their views and interests, and those of the wider community of hospital doctors, in every workplace and Trust across the UK.

To do so the HCSA has a team of paid National Officers who work closely with a network of Hospital Representatives locally to serve members.

The HCSA is governed by its ruling Council, whose members are elected on a three-yearly basis. In turn it elects members to an executive committee who carry out day-to-day oversight of the association's affairs.

In addition there are three sub-committees of the Executive covering Finance, Policy and Communications.

Current composition of the Executive

Professor Ross Welch President
Professor John Schofield Immediate Past President
Dr Claudia Paoloni Chairman of Executive
Dr Bernhard Heidemann Honorary Treasurer
Dr Cindy Horst Honorary Secretary
Dr Paul Donaldson Honorary Secretary
Dr Subramanian Narayanan Honorary Secretary
Dr John West Honorary Secretary
Mr Christopher Khoo Independent Healthcare


Current composition of the Council

North East Dr Vijay Jagannathan, FRCS MRCPI
  Dr Adrian Taylor FRCA
  Mr Damien Greene, FRCSI FRCS
North West Mr Richard J Slade FRCS FRCOG
  Dr Aaron Barbora, MRCS
  Dr Charlotte Elliott, MB ChB
Yorkshire & Humber Professor Amr Mohsen FRCS(T&O) PhD
  Dr John West MD MRCP
East Midlands Dr Cindy Horst MB ChB DA FRCA
West Midlands Dr AR Markos FRCOG FRCP
  Mr Olanrewaju Sorinola FRCOG
  Mr Susnata China MRCOG
East of England Vacant
London Dr Patrick McGowan
  Dr Helen Read MRCPsych
  Dr Christine Pierce MRCP FRCPCH
South East Coast Dr Paul Donaldson
  Dr John Schofield FRCPath
  Dr Sriramulu Tharakaram FRCP
South Central Mr Christopher Khoo FRCS
South West Mr Subramanian Narayanan FRCOG
  Dr Joanne Page MRCOG
  Dr Claudia Paoloni FRCA
  Professor Ross Welch FRCOG

Mr Simon Hodder FDS FRCS

  Dr Shawn Halpin MRCP FRCR
Scotland Dr Bernhard Heidemann FRCA
  Mr Sean Laverick FDS FRCS
Northern Ireland Dr Mukesh Chugh MD FRCA
Non-Consultant Career Grade National Mr Victor Bathula FRCSEd
Trainee Grade National Dr Ashley Cowton MBBS Primary FRC

HCSA Governing Document April 2017

HCSA-Rules-April-2017.pdf (273.13 KB)
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