The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) invites its fellows to nominate candidates for the 2020 RCP elections.
As Dr Emma Vaux nears the end of her successful term, RCP fellows may nominate candidates for the role of senior censor and vice president for education and training (VPET). Fellows may also submit nominations for members of RCP Council to serve between August 2020 and July 2023.
Deadline for nominations is Wednesday 11 March 2020.
Senior censor and vice president for education and training
The senior censor and VPET is one of three vice presidents, who are senior officers of the RCP. They are responsible for leading the RCP’s Education directorate and its activities. Nominated candidates must have at least 5 years' standing as an RCP fellow and will be expected to demonstrate interest and experience in medical education, training, continuing professional development and assessment
Along with the other senior officers the successful candidate will be expected to spend some of their time based in RCP North, as well as London, and act as an ambassador for the RCP in that context. A two-person job share is possible for the role.
Once nominated candidates will be invited to submit a CV along with details of their interests and experience, to assist Council in drawing up the ballot list. After considering nominations, Council will approve a list of candidates from those who have been nominated. When circulated, the ballot paper will be designed to enable a transferable voting procedure. Candidates will also be invited to supply a photograph and a statement along with other material as agreed by Council to accompany the ballot paper.
The elected candidate will shadow Dr Vaux and then take up office on 1 August 2020.
If you wish to discuss the role please contact Dr Emma Vaux, senior censor and vice president for education and training, and Della Freeth, executive director for education via Zara.Gorman@rcplondon.ac.uk
Members of Council
Council is the professional decision-making body of the RCP. Elected members are required to attend six Council meetings throughout the year and will also undertake additional supporting work.
Under the terms of bye-law 80, any fellow of the RCP may propose one or more fellows for election to Council. Any proposed nomination for Council must be supported by three fellows.
Anyone nominated must have agreed to stand for election and be aware that they are being nominated.
If you wish to discuss the role please contact Professor Donal O’Donoghue, registrar, via Victoria.Wilson@rcplondon.ac.uk
How to nominate
To nominate a candidate for the office of senior censor and vice president for education and training, or as a member of Council, fellows should complete the relevant nomination form.
Senior censor and vice president for education and training (a single combined office): nomination form and role description
Councillor: nomination form and responsibilities
Print copies of these forms are also included in the February issue of Commentary.
Nominations can be accepted electronically or by post. If nominating by post please also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org confirming both your name and the candidate's, using the appropriate subject line:
- Nomination of vice president
- Nomination of Council.
Nominations must be received by Wednesday 11 March 2020 in order to be considered. Voting will open in May when all fellows will be sent ballot papers and election material about the candidates.