What does the BSPR Executive Committee do?
The BSPR Executive Committee is responsible for developing the strategic direction for the society, ensuring financial viability, liaising with external societies and bodies e.g. DoH, RCR, RCPCH, NICE. The day to day administration of the society is provided by the Chair, and Honorary Secretary and Treasurer.
Who sits on the Executive Committee?
The membership comprises paediatric radiologists with both a majority and a minority of sessions of paediatric imaging. Members are elected to serve for 3 years, if contested, by ballot of the full membership of the BSPR. They can then stand to serve a second term of three years before demitting office
The current members of the BSPR Executive committee are:
Dr Greg Irwin, Glasgow (Chair)
Dr David Horton, Kingston upon Hull (Hon Secretary and Treasurer)
Dr Joanna Kasznia-Brown, Taunton and Somerset
Dr. Susan J King, Bristol
Dr. Olivia C Thomas,
Dr Sharon E Brown, Yeovil
Dr. Jeannette Kraft, Leeds
Dr. Mani Thyagarajan, Birmingham
Seconded to the committee
Dr. Neil Stoodley, Neuroradiologist
Dr. Kirsten Kind
Helen Bray is the part time Administrative Secretary who runs the membership of the society, dealing with membership queries, aiding the Honorary Secretary and Treasurer and the Chairman. She also approves the myBSPR website membership. She can be contacted at
What are the roles of the Officers of the Society?
The Chairman is elected by the Executive Committee for a 3- year term. He/she is the primary point of contact with the Royal College of Radiologists. Any member of the Executive Committee may be elected Chairman. The Chairman may also hold office as the RCPCH Convenor.
The RCPCH Convenor is elected by the membership for a 3- year term. It is preferable, but not essential, for the Convenor to be a Member or Fellow of the RCPCH. He/she deals with all the RCPCH matters, act as a representative on the RCPCH Convenor's Group and arranges the Scientific Programme for the RCPCH Spring meeting and any other RCPCH meetings.
The Honorary Secretary is elected by the membership for a 3 year term and has multiple roles: keeps a membership list; pays bills, acts as Treasurer; arranges the AGM and business meetings, sends out agendas and keeps a record of the proceedings; arranges Scientific Meetings other than RCPCH meetings; arranges elections for the Executive Committee; runs the National Clinical Excellence Awards process and presents an annual account of the funds at the AGM.
How often does the Executive Committee meet?
The Executive Committee holds 2 physical meeting each year; once at the Annual Meeting and once in March or April. In addition, there are telephone conferences and exchanges of emails, as required, throughout the year.
What's been discussed at the Executive Committee?
We publish BSPR Executive Committee minutes. Past agendas and minutes are available on the, password protected, Archive of the website.
The Chair and Secretary give a short presentation of the items discussed at the Executive Committee to the membership at the AGM held during the Annual Meeting.
Can I propose something for the agenda?
Yes, we welcome suggestions from members and other groups.
The next Executive Committee meeting is in April 2016. Please contact the Hon Secretary to propose an agenda item.