Vacancies for representatives are due to arise on the RCP's Trainees Committee (TC). Expressions of interest in taking on this role from 1 March 2019 to 31 July 2023 are now being sought.
The vacancies are in the following regions:
- SE Thames (1)
- SW Thames (1)
- NE Thames (1)
- NW Thames (2)
- Wessex (1)
- Severn (2)
- Peninsula (2)
- Eastern (1)
- Thames Valley (1)
- Northern Ireland (1)
- Wales (1)
- Mersey (2)
- East Midlands (2)
- West Midlands (1)
- Yorkshire (2)
- Northern (1).
The TC aims to meet the interests and needs of doctors at an important stage in their career. It also gives trainees an opportunity to feed into the development of RCP policy and to contribute to its work. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop management and leadership skills, and to shape physician education and policy at a national level.
The committee's remit is to:
- represent the views of medical trainees on all major RCP committees and working groups
- send delegates to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainees Group and the BMA Junior Doctors Committee
- represent the RCP TC at other national health-related bodies as the need arises
- disseminate information to trainees and other trainee representatives (eg specialist society, regional trainee bodies, associate college tutors) following important discussions and meetings
- respond to documents published by other stakeholders in training eg Department of Health, the JRCPTB and the deans
- identify and act on any other areas that may affect the high standard of medical education and training set by the RCP.
The TC meets three times a year at the RCP offices in either London or Liverpool.
To be eligible all nominated trainees must be working in the region to which they are applying and must hold a national training number (NTN) for that region.
The maximum duration of the term of office is 4 years. It is desirable that those trainees appointed will be able to complete at least 24 months on the committee before their CCT.
Candidates need not be collegiate or associate members of the RCP, but must become one if elected and before taking up office.
How to apply
If you are interested in representing your region please send a short CV (maximum 2 pages) and a short statement (maximum 250 words) explaining why you want to be on the Trainees Committee and what relevant skills you have to Howard Ellison, deputy head of committee services, at email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 8 February 2019. If more candidates come forward than there are posts available, an election will be held.
Please ensure that you are able to take the requisite time away from your trust.
The Royal College of Physicians welcomes and actively seeks to recruit people to its activities regardless of 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.