RCoA Elections

The College uses various elections to decide who becomes part of the College's core governance structure. 

Devolved Nations Board Elections

Self-nominations for positions on the Scottish, Northern Irish, and Welsh Boards of the Royal College of Anaesthetists has now closed.

All three boards provide an important link between the work of the College and its Fellows and Members based in the Devolved Nations. Taking up a position on one of the Boards offers you an opportunity to make a lasting impact to your specialty, support your colleagues and work with the College to shape and deliver a positive and important programme of work in your part of the UK. 

What are the vacancies?
There are vacancies in each of the three boards, the details of each are as follows:

Scottish Board

  • Three consultant vacancies
  • One Trainee vacancy

Term of office to begin in February 2024.

Welsh Board

  • Two vacancies from the Hywel Dda Health Board
    Consultant, Staff Grade or Associate Specialist/Specialist Grade 
  • One SAS vacancy

Term of office to begin in March 2024.

Northern Irish Board

  • Three consultant vacancies
  • One SAS vacancy

Term of office to begin in April 2024.

Council Elections

Voting for election to the Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists closed at 12 noon on Thursday 14 December.

The College is pleased to confirm that the following candidates have been elected, with terms of office commencing in March 2024.

Consultant vacancies (in alphabetical order, three to elect):

  • Dr Jon CHAMBERS, Dorset County Hospital
  • Dr Sarah RAMSAY, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
  • Dr Paul SOUTHALL, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Anaesthetist in Training vacancies (two to elect): 

  • Dr Sophie JACKMAN, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Matthew TUCK, Freeman Hospital, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

In addition, a further, temporary Anaesthetist in Training vacancy has arisen due to the maternity leave of one of our current Council members. The College is keen to ensure the experiences of Anaesthetists in Training continue to be fully represented at Council and have therefore co-opted the candidate who placed third in the election – Dr David Urwin – for a period of up to one year to cover that maternity leave.

The ballot process was managed by Mi-Voice. The full results can be viewed here