National Disabled Members' Forum

The national disabled members forum (NDMF) is a national executive committee (NEC) sub-committee. Each group, national branch, region and nation disability network is entitled to send a representative to the NDMF.

We meet up to three times a year to discuss and address challenges and barriers faced by disabled people and to share success stories and best practice. 

Read the latest issue of our digital journal Disability Matters.

The NDMF aims to be proactive and supportive in the way it works to develop campaigns, policies and collective bargaining issues to protect and enhance the rights of disabled people in the workplace and in wider society.

Our current priorities focus on how the combination of the government’s welfare reforms, cuts and austerity measures is having a disproportionately negative impact on disabled people.

The NDMF chair is Fran Heathcote, PCS vice president. Some NEC members also participate in this sub-committee.

The secretary is Karen Foster, PCS equality officer, contactable at

Regional representatives (2018 - 2019)

  • Eastern - Vipin Dattani
  • Northern - Steven Finch
  • London & SE - Susannah Drazin
  • Scotland - Barbra Farmer
  • North West - Andy Boylan
  • Yorkshire & Humberside - Lynda Frankland-Barber
  • Midlands - Clara Harmer

Vacant: Wales, Northern Ireland, South West

Group representatives (2018 - 2019)

  • Sian Ruddick - DWP
  • Keith Brockie - SG
  • Malcolm Shazell - Land Registry
  • Barbra Farmer - HMRC
  • John Hegney - DfT
  • Mary Wozencroft - HMPS
  • Andy Boylan - DSG
  • Douglas Adams - BEIS
  • David Parrock - Met Police
  • Austin Harney - MOJ
  • Martin Birkett - EFRA
  • Robert Blanks - CPS
  • Diane Tackaberry - DfE

Vacant: Home Office, British Council, Commercial Sector, Education, DOH, FCO, Passport Office, NCA, DCLG, ONS, Aviation, Culture, LGBT, Young Members

NEC Members on the NDMF

  • Mark Baker
  • Alan Dennis
  • Austin Harney
  • Phil Dickins
  • Kenny Mckay

T contact any of the NDMF representatives, please email:

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