Who we are

Officers of the Socialist Health Association

  • Chair:   Mark Ladbrooke
  • Secretary:  Harry Stratton
  • Treasurer:  Esther Giles
  • Honorary President: Prof Allyson Pollock
  • Honorary Vice President:

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
TonyBeddowNational Policy Forum -Cymru Wales
SteveBedserWest Midlands
GillianBlackGreater London
HazelBrodieSHA Scotland
Martin BrooksWest Midlands SHAWest Midlands
TerryDayLabour PartyGreater London
BrianFisherSocialist Health Association ChairGreater London
PatrickFrenchHolborn & St PancrasGreater London
CatharineGrundy-GlewHigh Peak CLPManchester
BrianGibbonsSHA CymruCymru Wales
JeanHardiman SmithNational Pensioners ConventionCheshire
RizwanJalilWest Midlands
TonyJewellCambridge CLPEast of England
CoralJonesDoctors in UniteGreater London
GurinderJosanWest Midlands
John P KennedyNorth East
ParbinderKaurWest Midlands
MarkLadbrookeGMB OxfordshireOxfordshire
JoeMcMannersOxford City CouncilOxfordshire
PeterMayerWest Midlands
KatrinaMurrayNational Policy Forum VCSHA Scotland
ParamjitRandhawaWest Midlands
GeoffRaynerGreater London
MikeRobertsRushmoor Borough CouncilHome Counties
AlisonScoullerSHA Cymru/WalesCymru Wales
JudithVarleyCommunity Self Build AgencyLiverpool
SteveWalkinsStockport MBCManchester
JamesWilliamsonGT Manchester SHAManchester

Chronological table of officers