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: Wednesday 24 January 2024
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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.



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.



Co-Chair: Miss Maharukh Daruwalla
Co-Chair: Dev Khurana
Deputy Chair: Dr Nick Wilson

For more information, email us or call 0203 033 3900

London North East

Chair: Dr Simon Walsh 
Dr Stella Kingett
Dr Mark Westwood

For more information, email us or call 0208 655 8800


London North West

Chair: Dr Jan Wise 
Deputy Chair: Dr John Barrie Firth
Secretary: Dr Anne Thorpe

For more information, email us or call 0208 655 8800.


London South

For more information, email us or call 0208 655 8800.



Chair: Dr Henry Gibson
Deputy Chair: Dr Helen Neary
Secretary: Dr Denise Langhor

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


North Western

Chair: Dr Indeewar Kapila
Secretary: Dr Shantanu Datta
Dr Sunila Jain

For more information, email us or call 0151 709 5660.



Chair: Dr Michael Shaw
Deputy Chair: Dr Sunil Nodiyal
Secretary: Dr Andrew Thornley

For more information, email us or call 0113 261 8325.



Chair: Mr Andrew Carl Molodynski
Deputy Chair: Dr Nicholas Woodthorpe
Secretary: Mr Ian McNab

For more information, email us or call 0208 655 8839.


South Western

Chair: Dr Phillip J De Warren-Penny
Deputy Chair: Dr James Bowler
Dr Richard Clarkson

For more information, email us or call 0117 945 3100.



Chair: Mr Ram Moorthy
Deputy Chair Dr Sarah Jones
Dr Selwyn D’Costa

For more information, email us or call 0208 655 8839.



Chair: Dr Mike Henley
Deputy Chair: Dr Neelam Dugar
Secretary: Dr Rohit Umesh Verma

For more information, or if you wish to attend a meeting, email us or call 0113 261 8325.


West Midlands

Chair: Rinesh Parmar
Deputy Chair: Jeremy Newman
Honorary Secretary: Ian Barros D'Sa  

Email: [email protected]

For more information, please email Richard Wilde, or call 0121 452 7739.



Chair: Mr Sakkaf Ahmed Aftab
Deputy Chair: Dr Shrilay Sinha
Secretary: Dr Eleanor Jane Checkley

For more information, email us or call 0113 261 8325.


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