APM currently has vacancies on the following committees. If you are interested or there is somebody else whom you think would be helpful to the specialty in any of the following roles, please download the relevant nomination form below.

Executive Committee

Executive Terms of Reference

No current vacancies


SSAS Committee


Trainees’ Committee

Trainees’ Terms of Reference
Trainees’ Committee Roles and Responsibilities

Vacancies

BMA Junior Doctors’ Committee Observer

The core role of the APM observer to the BMA Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) is attending and promoting the interests of Palliative Medicine trainees in JDC meetings, which are held quarterly in BMA House, London. These are on Fridays and Saturdays alternately. In attendance, will be the JDC Executive, the elected BMA regional committee members, representatives from other BMA committees (such as the Consultants, GP and Medical Students Committees), as well as other observers from various trainee committees. You do not need to be a BMA member to hold this position. Whilst observers to the JDC do not have voting rights in committee ballots, the post holder can contribute actively to all debates.

You will so attend quarterly multi-specialty working group meetings, which are also held at BMA House, London. The chairs or representatives from all trainee committees are invited and the JDC Executive also attend. This is a smaller meeting with more opportunity to discuss specific training matters.

This post serves as a key link between the BMA and APM Trainees’ Committee and the post holder therefore works closely with the APM Trainees’ Committee to update and liaise about issues relevant to junior doctors in Palliative Medicine. The Trainees’ Committee meets four times a year (twice face-to-face and twice by teleconference calling) and you will be required to submit quarterly reports.

This is an excellent opportunity for a trainee with an interest in medical politics.

For further details, please contact Dr. Rebecca Lennon (rebecca.lennon@nhs.net)

Closing Date: Friday 23rd June 2017 5pm

Committee Nomination List_BMA Junior Doctors’ Committee Observer

SAC rep for Scotland

The SAC trainee rep for Scotland sits on the Specialty Advisory Committee as well as the APM trainees’ committee. Their role is to represent the views of trainees at SAC meetings which occur three times per year and they are required to attend and submit a report to the quarterly APM trainees’ committee meetings.

On SAC, their role is to raise trainee issues, provide a trainee perspective when required and feedback any relevant information to the trainee body.

On occasion, specific projects are undertaken by the trainee reps for the SAC such as reviewing JRCPTB website, writing guidelines or contributing to the work of sub-committees e.g. curriculum working group.​

For further details, please contact Dr. Rebecca Lennon (rebecca.lennon@nhs.net)

Closing Date: Friday 23rd June 2017 5pm

Committee-Nomination-List_SAC-Scotland-Rep


Workforce Committee

Workforce Terms of Reference
Workforce Committee Roles and Responsibilities

Vacancies

Country Representatives – England x 2 positions available

The Workforce Committee have a vacancy for a Country representative – England, responsibilities will be as follows;

To represent APM members from England and report any workforce issues or concerns expressed

Attendance at face-to face APM workforce meetings and participate in APM workforce Conference calls, (3 teleconferences and two face to face meetings annually)

To assist in the design and analysis of the annual APM membership workforce survey and then in its dissemination and promotion, focusing especially on encouraging members to complete the survey, clarify national issues, which may arise from APM and RCP workforce surveys

To work collaboratively with the SAC representatives and RSAs on workforce issues and support feedback to and from Specialty Training Committees and with SSAS doctors

To contribute to the workforce information provided to HEE

To review and comment on any publications relevant to palliative medicine workforce planning e.g. the RCP annual Consultant census commentary

For further details, please contact Dr Benoit Ritzenthaler (BenRitz@compton-hospice.org.uk)

Closing date: Friday 23rd June 2017 5pm

Workforce Committee Nomination Form_England Representative

Country Representative – Scotland

The Workforce Committee have a vacancy for a Country representative – Scotland, responsibilities will be as follows;

To represent Scottish members of the APM

To raise with the committee any workforce issues or concerns expressed by Scottish members which may be specific to Scotland

To report issues raised by the committee to Scottish members supported by the Specialty Training Committee and SAS networks

To review and comment on any publications relevant to palliative medicine workforce planning such as the RCP annual census report

To facilitate collation of the SAC Workforce planning questionnaire

To assist in the design and analysis of the annual APM membership workforce survey and then in its dissemination and promotion, focusing especially on encouraging members to complete the survey

To attend as many of the meetings and teleconferences as possible (3 teleconferences and two face to face meetings annually

For further details, please contact Dr Benoit Ritzenthaler (BenRitz@compton-hospice.org.uk)

Closing date: Friday 23rd June 2017 5pm

Workforce Committee Nomination Form_Scotland Representative

Workforce Country Representative – Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland member of the APM Workforce committee is a representative of the Palliative Medicine Clinical Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

The functions of the role are to report both to the APM and to the Clinical Advisory Group and to liaise with individual colleagues and the Health Service Executive Clinical Programme for Palliative Care on matters pertaining to Palliative Medicine workforce planning in the Republic of Ireland. Though workforce planning in UK is discrete by jurisdiction from that in the Republic of Ireland, many of the issues that arise in the UK are in close parallel with and can usefully inform Palliative Medicine workforce planning in the Republic of Ireland.

Attendance at face-to face APM workforce meetings and participate in APM workforce Conference calls

To assist in the design and analysis of the annual APM membership workforce survey and then in its dissemination and promotion, focusing especially on encouraging members to complete the survey, clarify national issues, which may arise from APM workforce surveys.

To raise with the committee any workforce issues or concerns expressed by Eire members

To review and comment on any publications relevant to palliative medicine workforce planning

For further details, please contact Dr Benoit Ritzenthaler (BenRitz@compton-hospice.org.uk)

Closing date: Friday 23rd June 2017 5pm

Workforce Committee Nomination Form_Republic of Ireland Representative