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
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
Nigel jamesCheshire
Carol AckroydLondonCarol Ackroyd
Caroline BedaleOldham
Caroline WalshGreater London SHALondonCaroline Walsh
Pauline HammertonGreater Manchester
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
Caroline BedaleGreater Manchester
Jon ShafferGreater Manchester
Helen CranageLiverpool SHALiverpoolDr Helen Cranage
Irene LeonardLiverpool SHALiverpoolIrene Leonard
Jacky DavisKeep Our NHS Public LondonDr Jacky Davis
Steve BurgessGreater Manchester
Jean Hardiman-SmithSecretaryEllesmere PortDr Jean Hardiman-Smith
Jessica OrmerodPublic MattersLondonJessica Ormerod
John LipetzKeep Our NHS PublicHampsteadJohn Lipetz
Jos BellGreater London SHALondonJos Bell
Judith VarleyLiverpoolDr Judith Varley
Kathrin ThomasSHA Cymru/WalesLlandudnoDr Kathrin Thomas
Katrina MurraySHA ScotlandGlasgowKatrina Murray
Mark LadbrookeOxfordMark Ladbrooke
Mike RobertsRushmoor District CouncilAldershotMike Roberts
Norma DudleyLondonNorma Dudley
Onkar SahotaLondonDr Onkar Sahota
Peter MayerWest Midlands SHABirminghamDr Peter Mayer
Sina LariLondon Sina Lari
Steve BedserWest Midlands SHABirminghamSteve Bedser
Steven WarrenGreater London SHALondonSteve Warren
Tony BeddowVice ChairSwanseaTony Beddow
Tony JewellCambridgeDrTony Jewell
Vivien GiladiGreater London SHAEnfieldVivien Giladi
Vivien WalshGreater Manchester

Chronological table of officers

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