It’s time to vote! - Election to Council is open
The ballot is now open for positions on RCoA Council, with 30 candidates standing to contribute to the College and represent our members at all stages of their working lives.
Place your votes to fill six Consultant vacancies, one SAS vacancy and one Anaesthetist in Training vacancy. You need to vote by no later than midday on 16 December 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I vote?
The ballot is being conducted electronically and all those eligible to vote should now have received a ballot email. This was sent by Civica Election Services on 16 November 2021 to the primary email address you have registered with the College. Look out for a message from RCoAvote. Your ballot email will take you to an election website where you can read the candidates’ statements and cast your vote.
What should I do if I’ve not received my ballot email?
If you have not received a ballot email and believe you should have, please:
read the ‘Who can vote’ section below to double check the voting rights associated with your College membership category
check all your email addresses, if you have more than one and you’re not sure which you have registered with the College as your primary address
check your junk mail
After those steps, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and include your college reference number.
Who can vote?
Voting eligibility is set out in the College’s Charter & Ordinances and is specific to the category of each vacancy.
Those eligible to vote for the Consultant vacancy are:
- Associate Fellows
- Associate Members
- Anaesthetists in Training
- Fellows in Training
- Senior Fellows and Members.
Those eligible to vote for the SAS vacancy are:
- Associate Members.
Those eligible to vote for the Anaesthetist in Training vacancy are:
- Anaesthetists in Training
- Fellows in Training.
Those who will be standing for election are listed below (in the order their applications were received). Terms of office begin in March 2022.
Consultant vacancies (six to elect)
Professor Michael Grocott
University Hospital Southampton
Professor Andrew Smith
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Dr Jonathan Chambers
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Jamie Strachan
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Toni Brunning
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Sarah Thornton
The Royal Bolton Hospital
Professor Andrew Hartle
St. Mary’s Hospital, London
Dr Emily Simpson
Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex
Dr Abrie Theron
University Hospital of Wales
Dr Mira Razzaque
The Royal London Hospital
Dr Joseph Cosgrove
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dr Elisa Bertoja
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Satya Francis
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Dr Rebecca Barker
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Peter Hambly
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Dr Daphne Varveris
The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
Dr Nicholas Levy
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Sudhansu Pattnaik
Queen’s Hospital, Romford
Dr Mathew Patteril
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
Dr Roger Sharpe
Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow
Dr Ian Whitehead
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Dr Jonathan Wills
North Bristol NHS Trust
SAS Vacancy (one to elect)
Dr Kirstin May
Horton General Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHSFT
Dr Sunil Kumar
Furness General Hospital, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Munmun Maity
Great Western Hospital, Swindon
Anaesthetist in Training Vacancy (one to elect)
Dr Rashmi Rebello
Milton Keynes University Hospital
Dr Sarah Morton
West Middlesex University Hospital
Dr Amelia Robinson
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
Dr Soumen Sen
King’s College Hospital, London
Dr Pooja Shah
National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, London