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: Wednesday 6 January 2021
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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 deputy representative
Dr Marysia Teresa Joanna Hamilton-Kirkwood

Voting members

Dr Manish Adke
Dr Sankaranarayanan Ananth
Dr Sameh Samir Aziz Bekhit
Dr Everard Patrick Talbot Bennett
Dr Robert Edward Bleehen
Miss Donna Marie Egbeare
Dr Anand Ganesan
Dr Alok Gaurav
Dr Vivek Goel
Mr Simon Charles Hodder
Dr Stephen Kelly
Dr Nicky Catrin Leopold
Dr Conor Niall Marnane
Mr Hemang Biharilal Mehta
Mr Ravindra Nannapaneni
Dr Graham O'Connor
Dr Emmanuel Thomas Kofi Odei Obuobie
Dr Nicola Jane Frances Pease
Dr Trevor Pickersgill
Dr S Poulter
Dr David Samuel
Dr Ajay Somdutt Sharma
Dr Paul Martyn Underwood


Dr David Bailey
Dr Sharon Blackford
Dr Iona Elizabeth Collins
Mr Chris Greenall
Dr Julia Kramer
Dr Tom Lawson
Dr Kinnari Hemang Mehta
Mr Amol Pandit
Dr Michael Thomas

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.

Meeting dates:

  • Wednesday 10th February 2021
  • Thursday 20th May 2021.

All meetings take place from 10.30am to 4.30pm either virtually or 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.​