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Joint Specialty Committee (JSC) for Palliative Medicine

New consultant representative sought for the JSC for Palliative Medicine.

The Royal College of Physicians is seeking a new consultants’ representative to join the JSC for Palliative Medicine.  The individual must be within five years of their first consultant post. The JSC brings together representatives of the RCP and the Association for Palliative Medicine to share information and facilitate collaboration. Membership includes senior officers of the parent bodies, senior and junior consultants, a trainee representative and a member from the RCP’s Patient & Carer Network. 

Current JSC discussion topics include:

  • service and workforce matters
  • training
  • palliative care funding
  • commissioning guidance
  • setting national standards and agreeing joint guidelines and policy statements.

Other work of the JSC includes:

  • making proposals for RCP conferences
  • responding to consultation requests. 

Applying for the role

Please forward a current CV and a short (one side of A4) statement of your interest in this opportunity, highlighting how you would be able to contribute. This should be sent to the committee manager, Elaine.Storey@rcp.ac.uk by Friday 28 May 2021.

Please ensure you have agreement from your trust for the requisite time off ‒ see Guidance on time off for RCP duties and the committee’s terms of reference.

The Royal College of Physicians welcomes and actively seeks to recruit people to its activities regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation. The RCP aims to reflect the diversity of its members in all its committee, senior roles and staff in general.