Welsh consultants committee

The Welsh consultants committee represents all consultants working in Wales. Find out more about our priorities, meetings and membership.
Location: Wales
Audience: Consultants
Updated: Monday 16 March 2020
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​The WCC (Welsh consultants committee) is a standing committee of the BMA and represents all consultants working in Wales.

We lobby the Welsh Government and keep the UK CC (consultants committee) informed on developments in health, care and the hospital service in Wales. We also collaborate and coordinate with UKCC on UK matters.

Our priorities


WCC’s clear position is 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


Our people

Chair: Dr Phil Banfield

Deputy chair: Dr Rob Bleehen 


Voting members

Dr Ajay Sharma
Dr Trevor Pickersgill
Dr Anders Skarsten
Dr Alok Gaurav
Dr Stephen Kelly
Dr Anand Ganesan
Dr Conor Marnane
Dr Emmanuel Obuobie
Dr Rob Bleehen
Dr Nicky Leopold
Dr Vivek Goe
Miss Donna Egbeare
Dr Nikki Pease
Dr Simon Poulter
Dr Philip Banfield
Dr David Samuel
Dr Everard Bennett
Dr Manish Adke
Dr Graham O’Connor
Mr Sankaranarayanan Ananth
Dr Hemang Mehta
Mr Ravindra Nannapaneni
Mr Simon Hodder
Dr Sameh Bekhit


Dr David Bailey
Dr Josie Cheetham
Dr Tom Lawson
Dr Sara Hunt
Dr Hisham Bakr
Dr Michael Thomas


The JWCCC (joint Welsh consultants contract committee) 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.

Our meetings

The WCC meets four times a year to discuss the latest issues affecting consultants in Wales.

Meetings are open to members of the WCC only, but non-members can apply for the BMA committee visitors scheme. Travel expenses to and from meetings can be claimed.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Thursday 14 May 2020

Meetings usually start at 10.30am and finish by 4.30pm and are held at:

BMA Cymru Wales
5th Floor
2 Caspian Point
Cardiff Bay


Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of the WCC, please contact Sarah Ellmes ([email protected]) or call 02920 474604.​