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Vacancy for a RCP trainee representative on the Joint Committee for Immunology and Allergy (JCIA)

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is seeking a specialty trainee (at grade ST3 and above but not within twelve months of CCT), who is also an allergist, to join the Joint Committee for Immunology and Allergy, a joint committee of the RCP and the Royal College of Pathologists. The individual should be a subscribing member of the RCP or willing to become one, if appointed.

The JCIA is an advisory committee which 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 trainee representatives.  Members serve for up to four years.

Issues discussed by the committee are:

  • 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 issues around health inequalities
  • Reviewing ethnic minority health issues on an annual basis
  • Any other specific matter of particular relevance to the specialty
  • To interact with the appropriate specialties
  • Advise College/s or other working parties

The committee meets twice a year and is supported on rotation by the RCP and RCPath. Meetings will take place virtually during the pandemic.

Applying for the role

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 the committee manager, howard.ellison@rcplondon.ac.uk by 5.00pm on 26 February 2021.

Please ensure you have agreement from your trust for the requisite time off – x 2 two-hour meetings per annum (currently online) plus some responses to emails and consultations outside of scheduled meetings.

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. The diversity of the specialty will be considered in determining appointments.