Link Officers

Each healthcare organisation (Trusts in England & Wales, Boards in Scotland and Health & Social Services Trusts in Northern Ireland) should elect a Link Officer. The postholder would normally be an ordinary member and would usually hold office for an unlimited period.  The role of the Link Officer is to act as a vehicle of communication between Council and Association members.  The duties of the Link Officer would therefore include the following:

–       To act as a local ACP contact point for the NHS provider they represent

–       To act as a communication link between ACP members at their organisation and the ACP Council via the Honorary Secretary

–       To encourage colleagues and trainees to join the ACP

–       To encourage trainees to take part in the ACP Trainee Members Group

–       To promote awareness of ACP grants and prizes and to encourage members to apply

–       To seek nominations for national positions within the ACP including nominations for Council

–       To pass on members’ complaints and comments to the ACP Officers

–       To promote the activities of the Association at local level

–       To attend the annual Link and Branch Officers’ meeting of the Association

The Association will support Link Officers in their role by:

–          organising an annual meeting of Link Officers and Branch Officers.(Hot Topics/current issues Meeting) This meeting will provide Link Officers with an update on relevant management issues and will also provide an opportunity to raise issues with Officers and members of Council. Link Officers and Branch Officers can attend this meeting free of charge and will have their travelling costs paid by the Association in order to attend this meeting.

Hospital Link
Caledonian
Grampian NHS Board W Simpson
Lothian NHS Board J Bremner
Fife NHS Board I Nawroz
Cambrian
West Wales General Hospital J Murphy
University Hospital of Wales I McDowell
East Mercian
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust R Hew
Burton Hospitals NHS Trust T Reynolds
Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust PC Dore
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust P Carder
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust M Heatley
Nottingham University NHS Trust A Zaitoun
East Saxon
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust M Wilkins
East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust W Mohamid
Colchester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust M Wood
Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust S Lishman
West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust M Dada
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust V Sundaresan
Irish
St Vincent’s University Hospital Dr Pat Twomey
Mid Southern
The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust D Parham
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust M Ashton-Key
Poole Hospital NHS Trust S Haider
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust C Fuller
North of England
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust H Bourne
North West
Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust BN Hamid
Central Manchester & Manchester Children’s Univ Hospitals NHS Trust LJ McWilliam
Tameside & Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust V Howarth
Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust LN Sandle
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust WD Salman
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust R Saravana
Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust U Chandran
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust A Ganjifrockwala
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust S Shaktawat
South East
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust M Lapsley
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust KR Patel
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust G Stockford
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust J Quiney
Thames Valley
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust M Falzon
St Mary’s NHS Trust N Francis
Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust G Culora
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust K Thway
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust F Scott
Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust A Molyneux
St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust P Riley
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust A Nayar
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust M Moorghen
Lewisham & Grenwich NHS Trust I Bailey
South Western
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust N Ward
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust A Oriolowo
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust M Morgan
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust N Wong
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust T Bracey
Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust C Meehan
West Mercian
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust S Batitang
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust NE Capps