Northern Irish Board
Northern Irish Board
The Northern Irish Board acts as the link between College fellows and members in the province and the College. It also represents anaesthetists within the wider Northern Ireland health and social care structure, including liaising with fellow Royal Colleges and senior decision makers.
"We meet twice a year, with the board providing an important link between the College and RCoA fellows and members based in Northern Ireland."
The Board consists of elected Consultant, SAS and trainee representatives, along with regional advisors, a lay committee representative and various co-opted members. It is attended by the President or a deputising Vice President and a member of the College’s senior management team. Guest speakers from relevant healthcare work streams join some meetings.
The current Board members are:
Dr Will Donaldson, Chair
Dr Darrell Lowry, Head of School of Anaesthesia, NIMDTA
Dr Fiona Donald, RCoA President
Mr Jono Brüün, RCoA CEO
Dr Richard Laird, Regional Adviser Anaesthesia
Professor Graham Shortern, Co-opted Member, President, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland
Mr Martin McCormack, CEO, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland
Dr Neal Beckett, Co-opted Member, Association of Anaesthetists
Dr Mary Molloy, Deputy Head of School and Deputy RAA Anaesthetics
Mrs Mary Lynne Smith, Lay Committee Representative- North West
Dr Cheryl Turkington, Elected Consultant Member, Western Trust Representative
Dr Sinead McGuirk, Elected Consultant Member, Belfast Trust Representative
Dr Killian McCourt, Elected Consultant Member, Belfast Trust Representative
Dr Mike Jamison, Trainee Representative
Dr Conor Farrell, Regional Advisor, PM
Dr Raymond McKee, Regional Advisor ICM
Dr Brendan Haughey, Trainee Representative
Ms Lisa Robert, Secretariat
The Northern Irish Board's regular newsletter will keep you informed of current activities. If you have any related topics for future newsletter please contribute your ideas by emailing the Chair.
Minutes from the past two Northern Irish Board meetings can be found below:
You can find the most recent Northern Irish Newsletter below