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Joint Specialty Committee for Acute Medicine: vacancy for two fellows of the RCP

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is seeking two of its fellows to join the Joint Specialty Committee for Acute Medicine as acute medicine specialty representatives of the RCP for a term of two years.

The JSC for Acute Medicine brings together representatives from the RCP and the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) to share information and facilitate collaboration. Membership includes senior officers of the parent bodies, senior and junior consultants, a trainee representative and members from the RCP’s Patient and Carer Network.

Current discussion topics include:

  • workforce and training
  • setting national standards and agreeing joint guidelines and policy statements
  • continuing professional development for the specialist, including general medicine if necessary
  • any other specific matter of particular relevance to a specialty
  • advice to RCP or other working parties.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please send a short CV and a brief outline of the experience you could bring to the committee. This should be sent to the committee manager alison.shore@rcp.ac.uk by midnight Sunday 5 February 2023. Applications will then be considered by the RCP’s Nominations Committee.


Applicants for committee roles must:

  • be a subscribing fellow [FRCP] or subscribing member [MRCP(London)] of the Royal College of Physicians, as stated within each role advertisement 
  • be in good standing with the RCP, their employer and the GMC
  • be credible to the clinical community 
  • possess a skillset relevant to the remit of the individual committee (at times this may include ongoing expertise related to the NHS in the United Kingdom).

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.