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

SSAS Terms of Reference
SSAS Roles and Responsibilities

Representative for SSAS Committee

We are looking for enthusiastic SSAS doctors to join the SSAS committee. There are currently three vacancies.  This is an exciting opportunity to represent our workforce.

The successful doctor would participate in four committee meetings a year – two face to face and two conference calls. Your employing organisation would need to endorse the time needed for the committee meetings and any other work.

You may also be required to represent the SSAS committee on other groups within the APM.

You would be mentored through the process, so there is no expectation that you will have carried out committee work before. This would give you the opportunity to work alongside other SSAS doctors in Specialist Palliative Medicine from other areas of the United Kingdom and develop your management and leadership skills, which would then be of benefit to you and your organisation.

Please contact either of the co-chairs of the committee for further information.

Dr Helen Bonwick at Helen.bonwick@mariecurie.org.uk Or Dr Esraa Sulaivany at esraa.sulaivany@nhs.net


Trainees’ Committee

Trainees’ Terms of Reference
Trainees’ Committee Roles and Responsibilities

Vacancies

Regional Representative Coordinator

The role of the Regional Representative Coordinator is to keep an up-to-date list of the locally appointed Regional APM Trainee Representatives and the APM Academic Trainee Representative. It is their responsibility to ensure the website list Regional APM Trainee Representatives (on the Trainees’ Page) is also kept up-to-date.

They act as a liaison between the Trainees’ Committee and trainees nationally through the representatives. This is done by sending out emails from the APM Trainees’ Committee to trainees nationally through their Regional APM Trainee Representatives and the APM Academic Trainee Representative. A log of evidence is kept to ensure the email communication is getting through to the trainees nationally. They also receive correspondence from both trainees, Regional APM Trainee Representatives as well as the APM Academic Trainee Representative regarding any feedback, information or concerns trainees wish to be communicated to the Trainees’ Committee and to feed this back to the Committee. They facilitate Regional APM Trainee Representatives to promote the work of the APM and encourage involvement of their local trainees in the APM through holding a yearly teleconference.

They should attend the Trainees’ Committee meetings (two face-to-face meetings and two teleconferences per year). Other responsibilities will include helping to coordinating the content of an APM Trainees’ Committee Monthly email update, which is a new initiative planned by the committee.

Committee-Nomination-List – Regional Reps Co-ordinator – June 2017


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