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


Applications for the Role of Treasurer of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The APM seek applications from within its membership for the role of Treasurer.


The vision for the APM is to create a future where all people with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses live as well as possible for the duration of their natural lives and in which no one need die in distress or discomfort for lack of access to the best palliative care. We promote professional development, societal debate and advocate with and on behalf of all those who are involved in palliative medicine. One of our key drives is to work with partners, colleagues and organisations across multiple sectors to provide excellent multidisciplinary care for patients and those important to them, including the affiliation of those health care providers core to our patients care. This needs us to be well governed and financially robust.

We are seeking a Treasurer who shares our commitment to these values and to the well-being of the people we support and has financial skills, good strategic awareness, and an understanding of the context in which the APM operates (or a willingness to learn more).

The current Treasurer comes to the end of his term in March 2018 and we are keen for his successor to have a significant time to shadow and learn from him to ensure a smooth transition.

APM Treasurer Role Profile_July 2017_MS


Nomination Form for APM Treasurer on Executive Committee – July 2017

Applications are sought by Friday, 13th October 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

For further information, please contact Dr Amy Proffitt  amyproff@doctors.org.uk  and Dr Mike Stockton  mikes@st-gemma.co.uk

Juniors Committee

Juniors Terms of Reference
Juniors Committee Roles and Responsibilities


There is currently a vacancy for the role of Secretary on the APM Juniors Committee.

For more information please follow the link to see the Nomination Form.  If there are any problems with finding nominees, please get in touch with us.

Closing date for applications:  Friday, 20th October 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Nomination Form

SSAS Committee

SSAS Terms of Reference
SSAS Roles and Responsibilities

Representatives 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

Closing Date: Friday, 29th September 2017  5:00 p.m.

Trainees’ Committee

Trainees’ Terms of Reference
Trainees’ Committee Roles and Responsibilities


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.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 29th September 2017 – 5:00 p.m.

Trainees Committee – Regional Reps Co-ordinator

Communications Coordinator

The role of Communications Coordinator is to help design and populate the monthly APM Trainees’ News Update alongside the Regional Representatives’ Coordinator. The responsibility for checking the committee’s email account will also be shared with the Regional Representatives’ Coordinator.

The Communication Coordinator will also update the website as necessary by liaising with the APM secretariat and website lead. They will have responsibility for managing the trainees’ Facebook group and will be administrator on the APM trainees twitter account.

They will also take the minutes of committee meetings.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 29th September 2017 – 5:00 p.m.

Trainees Committee – Communications Coordinator

Workforce Committee

Workforce Terms of Reference
Workforce Committee Roles and Responsibilities


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 29th September 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Workforce Committee Nomination Form_England Representative – 2017


Country Representative – Scotland

The Workforce Committee have a vacancy for a Country representative – Scotland,