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Election of RCP New Consultants Committee regional representatives

Vacancies for representatives from the following regions are available on the RCP’s New Consultants Committee (NCC).

Newly elected candidates for the regions below will become members of this committee as soon as the election process is complete (which is expected to be July 2023), for a three-year term:

  • East Midlands South
  • Kent, Surrey & Sussex (KSS)
  • North Wales
  • Oxford & Thames Valley
  • Severn
  • South London
  • Wessex
  • West Midlands 
  • Yorkshire.

Representatives for the regions below are also sought as part of the same election and newly elected members will have a start date of October 2023, for a three-year term:

  • Central and North East London 
  • Mersey 
  • Northern 
  • North Western 
  • Peninsula 
  • South Wales.

The role

The NCC aims to meet the interests and needs of doctors at an important stage in their career. It also gives new consultants an opportunity to feed into the development of RCP policy and to contribute to its work.

The committee is represented on a wide range of groups in the RCP, including Council and specialty committees, and it inputs to important issues and projects. The NCC meets three times a year.

A detailed role description is provided here.


To be eligible you must have been appointed to your first consultant’s post within the last five years (i.e. on or after 4 June 2018) and be an RCP subscribing member. If you are not a member, information on joining can be found at https://www.rcp.ac.uk/membership

How to apply

If you are interested in representing your region, please send the following to the NCC committee manager Elaine.Storey@rcp.ac.uk by 5pm on Sunday, 4 June 2023:

  • Short CV (two pages maximum)
  • Short statement (250 words maximum) explaining why you want to be on the NCC and what relevant skills you can bring to the role.

If more eligible candidates come forward than there are posts available, a ballot will be held.

The NCC’s terms of reference are currently under review by committee members but can be supplied upon request.

Please ensure that you are able to take the requisite time away from your trust to participate in meetings.

The RCP positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

The RCP is all about our people – our members, our staff, our volunteers and leaders. We educate, influence and collaborate to improve health and healthcare for everyone and know we can only do this by being inclusive, encouraging and celebrating diverse perspectives. That’s why welcoming and having people who represent the 21st-century medical workforce and the diverse population of patients we serve is so important to us.