Two new members sought for the Joint Specialty Committee (JSC) for Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is seeking a gastroenterologist and a hepatologist, who are RCP fellows, to join the JSC for Gastroenterology & Hepatology as representatives of the college.

The JSC for Gastroenterology and Hepatology is an advisory committee which brings together representatives of the RCP, the British Society for Gastroenterology (BSG) and the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL ) to share information and facilitate collaboration.

Membership includes senior officers of the parent bodies, senior and junior consultants, a trainee representative and two members from the RCP’s Patient & Carer Network. Members serve for up to 4 years. The Committee usually meets three times per year and members are entitled to travel expenses.

Committee issues

Issues discussed by the committee are:

  • workforce and training
  • quality improvement (QI) (with the aim of promoting improvements in patient care)
  • 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
  • advice on tariff (which is part of a system of payment by results that applies in England)
  • continuing professional development for the specialist, including general medicine if necessary
  • reviewing ethnic minority health issues on an annual basis
  • identifying ethical issues on an annual basis
  • any other specific matter of particular relevance to a specialty
  • consultations
  • advice to College or other Working Parties.

Applying for the role

If you would like to apply for one of these roles, 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 and specifying which role (gastroenterology and hepatology) you are applying for.

This should be sent to Prof Donal O’Donoghue, RCP registrar, c/o the committee manager, by close on 28 May 2019.

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

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.

The RCP aims to reflect the diversity of its members in all its committee, senior roles and staff in general.