New member sought for Joint Committee on Immunology and Allergy

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is seeking an RCP fellow, who is also an allergy specialist, to join the Joint Committee on Immunology and Allergy (JCIA), which is a joint committee of the RCP and the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath).

The JCIA is an advisory committee that brings together representatives of the RCP and RCPath to share information and facilitate collaboration. Membership includes senior officers of the parent bodies, senior and junior consultants, and a trainee representative. Members serve for up to 4 years.

Issues discussed by the committee include:

  • workforce and training
  • setting national standards and agreeing joint guidelines and policy statements
  • drawing up of 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 ethnic minority health issues on an annual basis
  • any other specific matter of particular relevance to the specialty
  • interaction with the appropriate specialties
  • advising colleges or other working parties.

The committee meets twice a year (currently at the RCP in London) and there is always the facility to dial in to meetings.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please forward a current CV and a short (up to one side of A4) statement of your interest in this opportunity, highlighting how you would be able to contribute. This should be sent to Professor Donal O’Donoghue, RCP registrar, c/o the committee manager,, by close on 18 February 2019.

Please ensure you have agreement from your trust for the requisite time off.

The RCP welcomes and actively seeks to recruit to its activities people of any race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, age, gender and sexual orientation. The RCP aims to reflect the diversity of its members in all its committee, senior roles and staff in general.