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AGM 2017: Proposed rule changes

The HCSA Executive Committee has published a number of proposed rule changes in advance of the 2017 HCSA AGM.

Members are urged to review these proposals in advance of the AGM, which takes place on Friday 28th April 2017 at the Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre.

Rule changes require a two-thirds majority of those attending to be confirmed.

If you have any questions or comments or would like any information about these proposals please contact our Head Office who will be able to assist and direct your query accordingly.

 

Table of current rules and proposed revisions

 

Rule 2: Definitions

Old: Members

Hospital doctors and dentists in the following
grades and/or such other grades as the Council
shall from time to time determine:
1. Consultants
2. Associate Specialists
3. Specialist Registrars destined for hospital practice or as may be redefined as their successors
4. Staff Grade Doctors, Trust Specialty Doctors, or as may be redefined as their successors
5. Other Career Grade Doctors as may be redefined by Council from time to time.

Revised: Members

All medical and dental staff employed by hospitals or other employing authorities, but excluding those whose contract is within general practice (medical or dental), to include those in the following grades and/or such other grades as the Council shall from time to time determine:
1. Consultants
2. Associate Specialists and all other non career grade medical or dental staff
3. All medical and dental training grades or as may be redefined as their successors
4. Staff Grades, Trust Specialty grades, or as maybe redefined as their successors
5. Other Career Grade Doctors as may be redefined by Council from time to time.

Rule 4: Objects Old: a) to promote, protect and advance the interests of Members in their relationship with Employing Authorities, and to represent Members in the negotiation of Terms and Conditions of Employment. Revised: a) to represent, promote, protect and advance the interests of Members in their relationship with Employing Authorities, and to represent Members in the negotiation of Terms and Conditions of Employment.
Rule 49: The Council

Old: Council Members are expected to: 

• Maintain a list of current Members within their constituency, subject to compliance with relevant Data Protection legislation.
• Ascertain and represent the views of constituents at Council meetings and also via the Office
• Encourage local HCSA Representatives in their Constituency
• Provide the Office with information of newly appointed Consultants, Associate Specialists, Staff Grades, and Specialist Registrars
• Keep the Office informed of local issues and problems so that the Association is able to offer support and advice

Revised: Council Members are expected to: 

• Maintain a list of current Members within their constituency, subject to compliance with relevant Data Protection legislation.
• Ascertain and represent the views of constituents at Council meetings and also via the Office
• Encourage local HCSA Representatives in their Constituency
• Provide the Office with information of newly appointed Consultants, Associate Specialists, Staff Grades, Specialist Registrars and other potential members
• Keep the Office informed of local issues and problems so that the Association is able to offer support and advic