BSHAA committees for 2020

As well as the main BSHAA Council, which meets quarterly, there are a number of sub-committees responsible for delivering the the Society’s priorities and projects.

Each commitee is chaired by a Council member and has a number of Council members, as well as support from BSHAA’s paid officers. BSHAA President Andrew Coulter is a member of all committees, and attends as many as his workload permits. All BSHAA Council members are volunteers and give their time freely to support the work of our Society and the wider profession.

Get involved with a BSHAA committee

All BSHAA members can volunteer to support the work of a committee. We’re very grateful to have Sarah Rayner and Tony Gunnel supporting the standards committee again in 2020. If you’re a BSHAA member and would like to get involved with a committee’s work this year, we’d love to hear from you. Please send an email to marketing@bshaa.com

Priorities for 2020 that committees are working on include improving our website and engagement with members; a diversity and inclusion policy; developing the Society’s education offering; new guidance on regulation; and apprenticeship end-point assessments.

2020 committees

MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT

This committee develops the BSHAA membership offer, works to engage with current members and attract new ones, and lots more, including our website and communications

Chair – Robert Donnan
Council members – Rory Kewney, Heather Kennington, Jasmine Opoku-Ware and Alan Hopkirk
Officers – Kim Girling, David Welbourn and Jamie Summerfield

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DELIVERY

This committee delivers our professional development offer for members: development days, masterclasses, webinars, Congress and more.

Chair – Samantha Dixon
Council members – Heather Kennington, Elizabeth Adesugba and Jasmine Opoku-Ware
Officer – Jay Jindal

STANDARDS

This committee works to develop improved standards for the profession and produces guidance and documents to help BSHAA members navigate the ever-changing world of audiology

Chair – Raul Garcia-Medina
Council members – Rory Kewney, Alan Hopkirk, Paula Cook, Elizabeth Adesugba and Anna Pugh
Volunteer committee members – Sarah Rayner and Tony Gunnel
Officers – Jay Jindal, Kim Girling and David Welbourn

CUSTOMER CARE

BSHAA’s Customer Care Scheme is managed by this committee, which also publishes guidance and advice for BSHAA members and the public, including a ‘Consumer Guide to Hearing’ and caring for hearing aids guides

Chair – David Foley
Council members – Paula Cook, Anna Pugh and Peter Sydserff
Officers – Jill Humphreys and David Welbourn

FINANCE

This committee scrutinises the Society’s finances and ensures that everything is in order and running correctly

Chair – Peter Sydserff
Council members – Andrew Coulter, David Foley, Robert Donnan and Anna Pugh
Officers – David Welbourn and Kim Girling