​Civil and public services committee overview

The CPSC (civil and public services committee) considers and acts on matters affecting medical staff employed by government departments.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Friday 23 July 2021
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The CPSC (civil and public services committee) considers and acts on matters affecting medical staff employed by government departments.

As a committee that has a wide and varied membership, our efforts continue to focus on establishing who our membership is and what types of roles fall within our remit.

 

Our priorities

Following a survey of our membership, there are clear inconsistencies with how members have chosen to categorise themselves within the civil service membership grades, which makes engagement more challenging.

We are looking to change the membership categorisation of our civil service grades to more relevant and identifiable titles and encourage members to update their employment details. Only then can we better engage with our members and ensure the committee reflects this.

 

Our people

Chair: Dr Elliott King

Members

The committee is composed of:

Three members elected by doctors employed by Government departments, their agencies or contractors in the UK including those working for the Medical Research Council and in the offices of Regional Directors of Public Health.
Dr Elliot King
Dr Anne Clare Adela Leris
Vacancy

Two members elected by doctors employed by Government departments, their agencies or contractors in England.
Dr Paul Anderson
Dr Laura Tattersall

One member elected by doctors employed by Government departments, their agencies or contractors in Scotland.
Vacancy

One member elected by doctors employed by Government departments, their agencies or contractors in Wales.
Sophie Carter-Ingram

One member elected by doctors employed by Government departments, their agencies or contractors in Northern Ireland.
Dr William Robert Mark Pratt

One member of the BMA general practitioners committee.
Dr Brian Mcgregor

One member of the BMA armed forces committee.
Greg Butler

 

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Our meetings

The CPSC meets twice a year to discuss and act on matters affecting our membership. Only members of the committee are able to attend meetings.

Meeting dates:

  • No meetings currently scheduled.​

All our meetings take place from 10.30am to 2.30pm. These can be virtual, or at:

BMA House
Tavistock Square
London
WC1H 9JP

 

How to join CPSC

There are many advantages to becoming involved in our committees. You can actively influence BMA policy-making and negotiations, represent your colleagues' voices and develop your leadership skills. 

Each committee has a few routes to becoming an elected member. In the case of CPSC, this is: 

Regional elections
  • Seats/term - every two years, elections for eight seats on CPSC take place for a two-session term. 
  • Timeline - elections take place in June or July.
  • Eligibility - all doctors who meet the specified criteria for each seat are eligible to stand and vote in these elections. The criteria will be specified in the elections section below.  

The election section below is kept up to date with details about any running elections, so make sure you keep checking it throughout the year.  

 

Elections

Elections to CPSC are now closed. 

 

Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the work of the CPSC, email [email protected].