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Dr Claudia Paoloni

President

Dr Paoloni is a Consultant Anaesthetist based in Bristol. She was elected the first woman President of HCSA in 2019, having previously served for three years as chair of the Executive.

president@hcsa.com
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Dr Cindy Horst

Chair

Dr Cindy Horst was elected as Chair of the HCSA Executive in 2019, having previously served as on its Executive as an Honorary Secretary.

Chair@hcsa.com
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Jennifer Bremner

National Officer

Jennie began work for the HCSA in July 2015. She has worked for the trade union movement for 26 years and was Assistant General Secretary for Unite the Union with responsibility for the Health Sector. She also worked for the BMA for a period of time supporting and advising hospital doctors, associate specialists and consultants, which gives her a broad spectrum of experience to draw on and utilise in her role with the HCSA as National Officer covering North-West England, Northern Ireland and western Scotland.

JBremner@hcsa.com
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Farah Cheema

National Officer

Farah represents members in West London and South Central England as well as Cambridge. Her specialism is employment law, having worked in this area for many years, including for a City firm, an employment law consultancy, and as a volunteer at the Free Representation unit, where she represented claimants at tribunal. She was an employment adviser at the BMA for nearly three years.

FCheema@hcsa.com

Stuart Denness

National Officer

Stuart is our National Officer for South London and the South Coast. He has over 25 years’ experience within trade unions and dealing with members’ issues, both for GMB and as a senior advocate for Unite, and has wide experience assisting members with disciplinary matters, grievances and appeals at all levels. He has employment law qualifications gained at Oxford and the Institution of Legal Executives.

SDenness@hcsa.com
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Stuart Lythgoe

Director of Operations

Stuart served in the British Army for 23 years before retiring in 2016. He undertook various project and programme management roles before joining NHS England and NHS Improvement as a change and programme delivery manager in 2018. Stuart started his employment with HCSA in January 2020.

Slythgoe@hcsa.com
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Rob Quick

National Officer

Rob has worked for the HCSA since 2014 and now covers members in the North of England (including Yorkshire and Humber and the North East and Liverpool). Rob has previously worked as a senior Regional and National official with healthcare unions and returned to the NHS to work in learning and development. He most recently worked as HR Director in a number of Trusts in England. He is an experienced and accomplished negotiator and advocate, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a keen Liverpool supporter.

RQuick@hcsa.com

Sharon George

Corporate Affairs Manager

Sharon is the HCSA Corporate Affairs Manager, and is one of our longest standing members of staff - and now an honorary HCSA member after 25 years of service. As well as having responsibility for the day to day running of the office, she also supports the executive team and keeps everyone on track.

SGeorge@hcsa.com