Vacancies for staff and associate specialist (SAS) regional representatives

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is looking for enthusiastic SAS doctors to fill positions on the RCP Staff and Associate Specialist Regional Representative Network. 

The role

The SAS Regional Representative Network has been created to ensure that SAS doctors’ needs, views and interests are represented within the regional teams and to increase their active involvement with the RCP. It gives SAS doctors the opportunity to develop leadership skills and to make a difference to how the RCP thinks and develops.

There will be one SAS representative in each of the 19 RCP regions. We ask that you serve for an initial 3-year term.

Current vacancies

  • East Midlands North
  • East Midlands South
  • Kent, Surrey and Sussex
  • Mersey
  • North Western
  • Northern Ireland
  • Northern
  • Peninsula
  • Severn
  • South Yorkshire
  • Wessex
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire

Appointed representatives

SAS lead

Dr Waleed Arshad, associate specialist in cardiology

Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row, London, E9 6SR

Cymru (Wales)

Dr Jacob Daniels, associate specialist in care of elderly

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Dr Khalifa Boukadida, specialty doctor in Orthogeriartic

South End University Hospital, Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-sea, Essex, SS0 0RY

London Central and North East

Dr Parameswaran Nair Sashidharan, associate specialist in sexual health

Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row, London, E9 6SR

London North West

Dr Ihab Ramzy, specialist doctor in cardiology

London North West Healthacre Ubiversity NHS Trsut, Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA13UJ

London South

Dr Shah Tauzeeh, associate specialist in general internal medicine with special interest in elderly care, stroke and ortho-geriatric rehabilitation

Edgware Commuity Hospital, HA8 0AD

Oxford and Thames Valley

Dr Chinnaya Asari Thiyagarajan, associate specialist in spinal injuries

National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Bucks, JP21 8AL


Applicant should be an SAS doctor, an RCP subscribing member and in good standing. If you are not a member, find out how to join the RCP.

You must stand down if you cease to be an SAS doctor or subscribing RCP London member.

How to apply

Applications in the form of a current CV and a short written statement (maximum one page of A4), mentioning the region applied for and what will make you a good representative, should be emailed to

The applications will be assessed by the RCP Nominations Committee.

The Royal College of Physicians welcomes and actively seeks to recruit people to its activities regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, age, gender and sexual orientation.