New consultant sought for Joint Specialty Committee on Medical Oncology

The RCP is seeking a new consultant who is also a medical oncologist to join the Joint Specialty Committee (JSC) on Medical Oncology, a joint committee of the RCP and the Association of Cancer Physicians (ACP). The successful applicant should be a subscribing member of the RCP and within 5 years of their first consultant post.

The JSC brings together representatives of the RCP and ACP 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 and Carer Network. Members serve for up to 4 years.

Issues discussed by the committee are:

  • workforce and training
  • setting national standards and agreeing joint guidelines and policy statements
  • drawing up specifications for clinical governance in relation to the practice of the specialty
  • developing and extending service review
  • continuing professional development for the specialist, including general medicine if necessary
  • reviewing issues around health inequalities
  • any other specific matter of particular relevance to the specialty
  • advice to RCP or other working parties.

How to apply

Please send 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, to Dr Andrew Goddard, RCP registrar, c/o the committee manager Christina.smith@rcplondon.ac.uk by close on 20 February 2017.

Please ensure you have agreement from your trust for the requisite time off – download the 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 to its activities people of any race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, age, gender and sexual orientation.