Regional SAS committees

Regional SAS committees represent staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors on a local basis across England. Get in touch to join a regional meeting and speak up on the issues that affect you.

Location: England
Audience: SAS doctors
Updated: Friday 17 September 2021
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​There are 12 regional SAS committees in England. Our regional representatives involve and engage with SAS doctors on a local basis, and work with the UK SAS doctors committee.

 

Overview

The regional SAS committees meet four times a year to discuss issues that are most important to SAS doctors in their respective regions.

One meeting per year is open to all SAS doctors in their region – get in touch with your regional contact for details. Other meetings are formed of representatives from each trust; generally SAS LNC (local negotiating committee) reps. If you would like to represent your trust on the committee, please speak to your IRO (industrial relations officer).

 

How to join your RSASC

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.

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

Local negotiating committees
  • Seats/term - every year, LNCs in England elect two representatives from each Trust within the region for a one-session term. 
  • Timeline - elections are usually held in July or August.
  • Eligibility - all SAS doctors in England who are BMA members are eligible to stand and vote in this election if they work in the relevant Trusts.  

To join or find out more about LNC elections, contact your LNC Chair in your trust or RSASC directly from the list below.

 

Eastern

Chair: Balendra Kumar
Email: [email protected]

For more information, email us or call 020 8655 8817.

 

London South

Chair: Sandeep Kohli
Email: [email protected]

For more information, email us or call 020 8655 8808.

 

Mersey

Chair: Fiona MacRae
Email: [email protected]

For more information, email us or call 0151 702 8409.

 

Northern

Chair: Mr Nazar Imam
Email: [email protected]

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

 

North Thames

Chair: Devendar Banker
Email: [email protected]

​For more information, email us or call 020 8655 8829.

 

North Western

Chair: Radhakrishna Shanbhag
Email: [email protected]

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

 

Oxford

Chair: John Edwin
Email: [email protected]

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


 

Southern

Co-chairs: Umesh Rastogi and Adrian Simoes
Email: [email protected]

Meeting dates: 

  • Thursday 2 September 2021, 3-5pm via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 27 October 2021, 10am - 12 noon
  • Tuesday 11 January 2022, 3pm - 5pm
  • Thursday 10 March 2022, 3pm - 5pm
  • Tuesday 17 May 2022, 10am - 12 noon
  • Monday 25 July 2022, 3pm - 5pm

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

 

South West

Chair: Hani Mekhael
Email: [email protected]

AGM meeting date: 

  • Thursday 11 November, 6pm – 8pm via MS Teams

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

 

Trent

Co-chairs: Shervin Vaziri and Awani Choudhary
Email: [email protected]

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

 

West Midlands

Chair: Arun Menon
Email: [email protected]

For more information, email us or call 0151 702 8409.

 

Yorkshire

Co-chairs: Louis Vanderstraeten and Lawrence Atkins
Email: [email protected]

For more information, email us or call 0113 261 8324.