Welcome to our website. This site will continue to develop and the members only section is still under construction. We hope you will find much of interest.
Socialist Health Association exists to promote socialist policies for the National Health Service of the UK. It is affiliated to the Labour Party. Membership is open to all who support these ideals.
The Socialist Health Association is a campaigning membership organisation. We promote health and well-being and the eradication of inequalities through the application of socialist principles to society and government. We believe that these objectives can best be achieved through collective rather than individual action.
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Secretary Tony Beddow 01792 206664
How is it run?
The SHA in the UK operates through it’s Central Council which is elected annually by the membership. SHA Scotland and SHA Cymru Wales operate on a devolved basis with their own officers. SHA Cymru Wales has devolved responsibility for creating policies relevant to Wales and for establishing productive relationships with Welsh Government, the Welsh Labour Party, healthcare professions in Wales, relevant social care services and organisations representing service users and others. SHA Cymru Wales has a small executive (unpaid) team of Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary & directly elected members of Central Council (2). Wales currently has two members as of right on this body – elected at the Welsh AGM and currently Alison Scouller, our Chair and Tony Beddow, our secretary hold those places. In addition to the two locally elected delegates, Dr Kathrin Thomas and Dr Brian Gibbons were elected via a national ballot of all members.