The Essex Rheumatology Trust Trustees


Chair of Essex Rheumatology Trust is Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta, a consultant Rheumatologist at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The Professor is internationally known in his field of rheumatology and is invited to lecture all over the world. His special interests are polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arthritis and he is the European leader for an international research study looking at ways to better diagnose and manage PMR.

Other Trustees include consultant rheumatologist's, orthopedic surgeons, an oncologist, and a retired company director.


President: Lord Petre
Chairman: Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta
Vice-chairman: Mr John Gibson MBE
Secretary: Mrs Ashley Solieri
Treasurer: Mr Ralph Phelps


Professor B Dasgupta MD, FRCP (Chairman)
J A Gibson M.B.E. (Vice Chairman)
Mr R G Phelps (Treasurer)
Mr S M Greengrass
Dr A Robinson MA, MB, BAO, BSh (Hons), FRCR, FFR, FRCPI, DCh
Mr A N Khan MBBS, FRCSEd, FRCSEd (Tr&Orth), MScOrth Eng (Wales)
Dr T Gordon FRCP
Mr R A Sudlow FRCS
Dr R Clarke FRCP
Dr N S T Gendi FRCP
Dr D Mukerjee MRCP


The trustees would aim to hold meetings at least twice per year.

Election of Officers / Terms of Office

The Chairman is elected for a 2 - 3-year tenure (renewable).

The Vice-chairman maybe elected to serve with a view to replacing the chairman on his/her retirement from office.

The Secretary is elected to serve for 2 - 3 years (renewable).

Voting Rights and Elections

Elections are determined by a simple majority for all positions. The chairman will have the casting vote in the event of a tie.