Regional consultants committees

Regional consultants committees (RCCs) provide representation for consultants in England. Find contact details and meeting dates for your nearest RCC.

Location: England
Audience: Consultants
Updated: Thursday 1 July 2021
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​RCCs (regional consultants committees) are the representative bodies for all consultants in their region. RCC members are elected to the consultants committee and provide an important link between the national body and the BMA locally.

The RCCs also provide a source of regional expert advice for directors of public health, the deaneries, regional advisory committees on clinical excellence awards, strategic health authorities and local authorities.

 

Overview

There are 13 RCCs in England that involve and engage consultant members on a local basis. 

The RCCs meet four times a year to discuss the latest issues affecting consultant doctors in their respective regions. These meetings are open to all consultants in their regional areas. Both BMA members and non-members are welcome.

Come along and have your say on the things that matter to you and your work.

 

How to join your RCC

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

Eligibility criteria and seats allocation

  • If you are a BMA member and a consultant, you can stand to be elected to your RCC.
  • If you work in two different areas, you can only be part of the RCC where your primary place of work is.
  • Each Trust sends at least two representatives to their relevant RCC. For Trusts with over 200 BMA consultant members, three representatives are selected, and at least one them needs to be a member of the Trust’s LNC. In the case of a contested election, the seat will go to an open vote of all consultant members in the Trust.
  • Elections take place annually, except when a representative is elected as part of the committee executive. In this case, their term with be determined by the length of employment as an officer.

To join or find out more about regional elections, contact your RCC directly from the list below.

 

Eastern

 

London North East

For more information, email us or call 020 8655 8829

 

London North West

For more information, email us or call on 020 8655 8840.

 

London South

For more information, email us.

 

Mersey

Chair: Dr Vishal Sharma 
Email: [email protected] 

For more information, email us or call 0151 702 8405.

 

North West

Email: [email protected]

For more information, email us or call 0151 702 8438.

 

Northern

Chair: Dr Sunil Nodiyal 
Email: [email protected]

For more information, email us or call 0113 261 8305.

 

Oxford

Chair: Mr Andrew Carl Molodynski
Email: [email protected]

For more information, email us or call 020 8655 8862.

 

South Western

Chair: Richard Llewellyn Clarkson
Email: [email protected]

Meeting dates: 

  • Thursday 23 September, 09.30 – 12.30 (virtual)
  • Thursday 25 November*
  • Thursday 10 February 2022*

*Subject to COVID restrictions, meetings will be held either via MS Teams (09.30 – 12.30), or at Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT (11.00 – 4.30pm).

For more information, email us or call 0117 945 3132.

 

Southern

Chair: Dr Sarah Jones 
Email: [email protected]

For more information, email us or call 01179 453 128.

 

Trent

Chair: Dr Mike Henley
Email: [email protected]

For more information, or if you wish to attend a meeting, email us or call 0113 261 8323.

 

West Midlands

Chair: Dr Prakash Satodia
Email: [email protected]</a

For the meeting link to join, please email Deborah Collins or Richard Wilde.

 

Yorkshire

Chair: Mr Sakkaf Ahmed Aftab
Email: [email protected]

For more information, email us or call 0113 261 8325