Welsh Board

Welsh Board

The Welsh Board  is focused on supporting and implementing the College's strategy in Wales. Its main objective is to promote high standards of training and practice in anaesthesia in Wales, while maintaining a cohesive and consistent approach to all aspects of College core business across the UK. With the increasingly divergent healthcare system in Wales the board acknowledge and ensure active engagement with Welsh Government.

Dr Abrie Theron

"As Chair of the RCoA Welsh Board I attend College Council meetings and facilitates liaison between the speciality in Wales and the College."

The Board consists of an elected member of Council, six elected Consultant members an elected Staff and Associate Specialist (SAS), a trainee and the College RAA for Wales. It also comprises a representative from the following:

  • the Welsh Intensive Care Regional Advisers
  • the Welsh Pain Medicine Regional Advisers
  • the Association of Anaesthesia
  • the College's Lay Committee
  • a Clinical Director or equivalent representative
  • the College senior management, usually the Chief Executive or a director.

The current Board members are:

Dr Abrie Theron, Chair 

Dr Sarah Harries, Head of School

Dr Simon Ford, Regional Adviser Anaesthesia

Prof Tamas Szakmany, Academic Representative

Dr Christine Range, Swansea Bay Health Board Representative

Dr Tessa Bailey, Cardiff & Vale Health Board Representative

Dr Alun Thomas, Hywel Dda Health Board Representative

Dr Kath Eggers, Princess of Wales Hospital Representative

Dr Declan Maloney, Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board Representative

Dr Kevin Draper, SAS Representative

Dr Ifan Patchell, Trainee Representative

Lisa Roberts, Committee Secretariat

Minutes from the past two Welsh Board meetings can be found below:

You can find the most recent Welsh Newsletter here