Who we are

Who we are

Officers of the Socialist Health Association

Members of the SHA Central Council:

The members of our Central Council are elected, either by the members generally, by nationally affiliated organisations, or by individual branches in accordance with our Constitution.  They come from all over the country and from many different walks of life. Most, but not all, are members of the Labour Party.  Members nominated to Central Council must make a declaration of any financial or personal interests they may have in the provision of health or social care. These declarations are published on the website.

Our debates are informed by varied clinical, political, academic and personal experience in a way which is unusual in discussions about health policy.  The organisations listed against the names of members are not necessarily affiliated to the SHA.

We meet in person normally four or five times a year and have much more frequent electronic dialogue.  Any member wishing to attend or join is most welcome.  The agenda for meetings of the Central Council is drawn up by the Chair and Secretary. Any Council member (or any member of the Association) may propose items for the agenda, which should be forwarded to the Secretary in good time –  2 weeks before the meeting – for the agenda to be circulated to members a week before the meeting. It is open to the Chair to accept urgent changes to the agenda. The Secretary will ask for suggestions for the agenda from members 3 weeks before the next meeting.  A programme of meetings is normally agreed at the AGM. The Secretary will produce draft minutes of Central Council meetings within 7 days of the meeting which will be made available to CC members protected by a password. If no objection is made to their accuracy they will be made public.

List of meetings

List of members of SHA Central Council
NameOrganisationLocationDetails
Alan HallGreater London SHALewishamCllr Alan Hall
Alex Scott-SamuelChairLiverpoolProf Alex Scott-Samuel
Alison ScoullerVice ChairCardiffAlison Scouller
Allison GardnerStaffordshireCllr Allison Gardner
Andrew ThompsonVice ChairBirminghamDr Andrew Thompson
Brian FisherSHA Hon Vice PresidentLewishamDr Brian Fisher MBE
Brian GibbonsSHA Cymru/WalesBlaengwynfiDr Brian Gibbons
Callum VibertGreater Manchester SHAManchesterCallum Vibert
Carol AckroydLondonCarol Ackroyd
Caroline BedaleGreater Manchester SHAOldhamCaroline Bedale
Caroline WalshGreater London SHALondonCaroline Walsh
Catharine Grundy-GlewHigh PeakCatharine Grundy-Glew
Chris BainWest Midlands SHATamworthChris Bain
Jacalyn WilliamsUnite HealthLondonUnite Health
Coral JonesLondonDr Coral Jones
Corrie LowryWirral
Corrie Lowry
Dave Watson SHA ScotlandSouth AyrshireDave Watson
David DaviesSHA Cymru/WalesCardiff
David Davies
David MattocksUnite West MidlandsSolihullDavid Mattocks
David WrigleyDoctors in UniteCarnforthDr David Wrigley
Diane JonesVice ChairNewcastleDiane Jones
Gareth GouldCheshire SHAEllesmere PortGareth Gould
Gurinder JosanWest Midlands SHABirmingham Gurinder Josan
Guy BailyRichmondDr Guy Baily
Guy CollisUnison HealthLondon Unison Health
Helen CranageLiverpool SHALiverpoolDr Helen Cranage
Irene LeonardLiverpool SHALiverpoolIrene Leonard
Jacky DavisKeep Our NHS Public LondonDr Jacky Davis
James WilliamsonGreater Manchester SHAManchester Dr James Williamson
Jean Hardiman-SmithSecretaryEllesmere PortDr Jean Hardiman-Smith
Jessica OrmerodPublic MattersLondonJessica Ormerod
John LipetzKeep Our NHS PublicHampsteadJohn Lipetz
Jon ShafferGreater Manchester SHAManchester
Jos BellGreater London SHALondonJos Bell
Judith VarleyLiverpoolDr Judith Varley
Kathrin ThomasSHA Cymru/WalesLlandudnoDr Kathrin Thomas
Katrina MurraySHA ScotlandGlasgowKatrina Murray
Lawrence CotterGreater Manchester SHAWilmslowDr Lawrence Cotter
Mark LadbrookeOxfordMark Ladbrooke
Mike RobertsRushmoor District CouncilAldershotMike Roberts
Nicholas Csergo LondonNicholas Csergo
Norma DudleyLondonNorma Dudley
Onkar SahotaLondonDr Onkar Sahota
Paul LeakeSHA North EastDurhamPaul Leake
Peter MarshallGreater Manchester SHAManchester
Peter MayerWest Midlands SHABirminghamDr Peter Mayer
Riaz AhmadGreater Manchester SHAOldham
Rachel HarrisonGMB HealthLondon GMB Health
Shaun McBrideGreater Manchester SHAManchesterShaun McBride
Sina LariLondon Sina Lari
Steve BedserWest Midlands SHABirminghamSteve Bedser
Steven WarrenGreater London SHALondonSteve Warren
Tom FitzgeraldTreasurerLondonTom Fitzgerald
Tony BeddowVice ChairSwanseaTony Beddow
Tony JewellCambridgeDrTony Jewell
Vivien GiladiGreater London SHAEnfieldVivien Giladi
Vivien WalshGreater Manchester SHAManchester Prof Vivien Walsh
Zahid ChauhanOldhamDr Zahid Chauhan

Chronological table of officers

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