Consultants Committee Wales

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Welsh Consultants Committee (WCC)

The Welsh consultants committee (WCC) is a standing committee of the BMA and represents all consultants working in Wales. Its remit is to consider all matters affecting those who are engaged in medical consultant practice in Wales. Find out all about us here.

WCC also makes representation to the Welsh Government and keeps the CC informed as to the hospital service in Wales and liaises, collaborates and co-ordinates with them on UK matters.


Our priorities


WCC’s clear position that the current Welsh consultant contract remains fit for purpose.  Welsh Government ministers are maintaining their position that they would ‘consider’ the implications for Wales should a new contract be implemented in England.

View details of the consultant contract in Wales


Welsh consultants survey

In early 2018, we conducted a survey of Welsh consultants covering various aspects of their working lives. This included topics such as job planning; excess hours; medical engagement; plans for early retirement; vacancies; and entitlement to sabbaticals. The key findings can be downloaded below.

Download survey report


Committee representatives


  • WCC chair - Dr Trevor Pickersgill
  • WCC deputy chair - Dr Sara Hunt

View full list of the 2018-19 membership



Joint Welsh consultants contract committee (JWCCC)

The JWCCC is the WCC's only subcommittee and it negotiates with the Welsh Government and employing NHS organisations in Wales to review the amendment to the national consultant contract in Wales and its implementation.



We meet four times a year to discuss the latest issues affecting consultant doctors in Wales. 

Who can come

These meetings are open to members of the Welsh consultants committee only.

Next dates

  • Wednesday 26 September 2018
  • Tuesday 4 December 2018
  • Wednesday 20 February 2019
  • Thursday 16 May 2019

Meetings are held at BMA Cymru Wales Office, 5th Floor, 2 Caspian Point, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff and will usually commence at 10.30am and finish by 4.30pm.

More information

For more information email [email protected] or call 02920 474604.

Join the BMA committee visitors scheme


Consultant job planning roadshows

Topics to be covered will include:

  • preparation for job plans
  • keeping diaries
  • electronic job plans
  • potential problem areas

Dates and locations:

Thursday 15 November Seminar Room 2, Cochrane Building UHW. Registration at 12.30pm, 1pm start.

Wednesday 21 November – The Lecture Theatre Bronglais General Hospital. Registration at 12.30pm, 1pm start.

Friday 23 November – Education Centre, Royal Gwent, Registration at 12.30pm, 1pm start.

Monday 26 November - The Medical Education Centre, Glangwili Hospital. Registration at 2.30pm, 3pm start.

Friday 30 November - Lecture Theatre, Lower Grand Floor, Withybush Hospital. Registration at 3.30pm, 4 pm start. 

Wednesday 5 December - Medical Education Department, Llandough Hospital. Registration at 12.30pm, 1 pm start. 

If you would like to attend please contact Sarah Ellmes [email protected].



Your committee - WCC (Welsh consultants committee)