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
CarolAckroydHackney KONPGreater London
SoniaAdesarayoung Fabian Health NetworkGreater London
CarolineBedaleUNISON Manchester Community HealthManchester
TonyBeddowNational Policy Forum -Cymru Wales
SteveBedserWest Midlands
JosBellSHA LondonGreater London
HazelBrodieSHA Scotland
MartinBrooksWest Midlands
SteveBurgessCampaign for Labour Party DemocracyManchester
JohnCarlisleDeming AllianceYorkshire
Sarah GraceClarkGreater London
AnyaCookNorth East
TerryDayLabour PartyGreater London
NormaDudleyKeep Our NHS Public Waltham ForestGreater London
StephenFairfaxNorth East
BrianFisherSocialist Health Association ChairGreater London
ThomasFitzgeraldLondon SHAGreater London
PatrickFrenchHolborn & St PancrasGreater London
BrianGibbonsSHA CymruCymru Wales
VivienGiladiHealth Campaigns TogetherGreater London
PunitaGoodfellowNorth East
JeanHardiman SmithNational Pensioners ConventionCheshire
RizwanJalilWest Midlands
TonyJewellCambridge CLPFenland
CoralJonesDoctors in UniteGreater London
JaneJonesNHS WalesCymru Wales
GurinderJosanWest Midlands
ParbinderKaurWest Midlands
MarkLadbrookeGMB OxfordshireOxfordshire
SinaLariScientists for LabourGreater London
IreneLeonardMerseyside SHALiverpool
JohnLipetzKeep Our NHS PublicGreater London
CorrieLowryDefend Our NHSLiverpool
PeterMayerInstitute of Ageing and HealthWest Midlands
JoeMcMannersOxford City CouncilOxfordshire
KatrinaMurrayNational Policy Forum VCSHA Scotland
ParamjitRandhawaWest Midlands
JaneRobertsNew Local Government NetworkGreater London
OnkarSahotaGreater London AuthorityGreater London
AlisonScoullerSHA Cymru/WalesCymru Wales
JonathanShafferSalford Royal NHS Foundation TrustManchester
ReneSmitTwickenHam CLPGreater London
DavidTaylor-GoobyDurham CCGNorth East
KathrinThomasCymru WalesCymru Wales
JudithVarleyCommunity Self Build AgencyLiverpool
VivienWalshUniversity of ManchesterManchester
SteveWatkinsStockport MBCManchester
JacalynWilliamsUnite HealthGreater London

Chronological table of officers


  1. helen skinner says:

    nobody from Notts / East Midlands

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