APM Committee Vacancies

APM Trainees Committee Vacancies NOW OPEN

The APM Trainees’ Committee is for specialty and specialist registrars and aims to represent, information-gather and aid networking. We have a Facebook group, where we hope to facilitate formal and informal  networking and social events, as well as discussions about issues relevant to training, for example the SCE and eportfolio. Search for “APM Trainees” to join in. You can also find us on Twitter @apm_trainees

The Trainees’ Committee coordinates activities and sends representation to meetings of the other APM Committees and the Specialty Advisory Committee. There are also representatives for each region, forming a clear structure for SpRs and StRs to get help or advice should they need it, as well as for the Trainees’ Committee to gather information about regional variations.

The APM Trainees’ Committee is run by trainees for their peers. As such its primary purpose is to provide trainee peer support and trainee representation, information gathering (including when requested by external organisations at the discretion of the officers) and networking in a variety of areas, most of which are illustrated by the officer roles outlined above. The remit of the Committee is to:

  • Facilitate informal peer support and advice to trainees
  • Disseminate ideas and information to trainees
  • Collate and represent trainees’ views within the APM and to the SAC, BMA, PCRS, JSC and other national bodies as required
  • Encourage trainee involvement in the APM, (and its work as the specialist society for palliative medicine), and other national bodies relevant to a career in palliative medicine

Trainees’ Committee Representative to the BMA JDC

The core role of the APM Trainee Representative (Observer) to the BMA Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) is attending and participating in relevant BMA meetings. BMA Multi-Specialty Working Group meetings are held quarterly in BMA house. BMA JDC meetings which are also held quarterly in BMA House, London – these meetings are perhaps less relevant to the role.

Please Click here for further details and to complete the nomination form.


Trainees’ Committee SAC Scotland Representative

The three SAC trainee reps (England, Scotland and Wales/N.Ireland) sit 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.

Please click here for further information and to complete the nomination form.

Closing date for both positions is the 18th August 2019

APM Junior Committee Vacancy NOW OPEN

APM Juniors Committee Education Coordinator

The Role of the Committee

  • To identify and facilitate mechanisms for stimulating and harnessing interest in palliative medicine amongst medical students, foundation programme doctors and core medical/surgical trainees and GP trainees.
  • To establish and facilitate mechanisms for communication and coordination amongst this group of medical students and doctors who are interested in palliative medicine, including establishing regional and national networks, organisation of conferences and educational events and using online media as a focus.
  • To establish and act as a central information hub about elective and special study component opportunities, careers advice, resources and events.
  • To facilitate networking between junior and senior members of the APM, particularly in the areas of mentorship, careers advice and research opportunities
  • To liaise with APM standing committees to identify ways in which junior members can contribute to, and benefit from, those areas of interest
  • To represent the views of Junior members to the APM Board and wider Association.
  • Responsible for coordinating a team to organise a one day annual conference for medical students and pre-specialty doctors interested in palliative medicine’

About the role

Education Coordinator’s role is to work on a resource signposting APM Juniors members to different educational resources available and to coordinate with the Education Committee to represent the view of members of the Juniors group.

To apply for the position of Education Coordinator please complete and return the Nomination Form and return to the APM Secretariat.

Closing date is 5pm on the 23rd August 2019 !

APM Restructure 2019 – New Committee Vacancies NOW OPEN

Research and Ethics Committee

The APM Research and Ethics Committee (8 members) is an advisory committee to the APM Board formed from the amalgamation, in 2019, of the previous Science and Ethics Committees. The Committee advises the Board and supports the work of the APM on / by:

  • the scientific basis of Palliative Medicine, including responding to consultations and commenting on scientific documents for which APM endorsement is being sought
  • developing a greater scientific profile for the specialty of Palliative Medicine
  • setting priorities to seek new evidence
  • aiding in the development of evidence based guidelines and protocols for Palliative Medicine interventions
  • helping foster, facilitate and coordinate development of an ethical research culture in Palliative Medicine and with other specialties
  • examines and discusses ethical issues relating to Palliative Medicine
  • liaises and acts as a resource on ethical issues to members and other medical ethics committees and bodies
  • participates from time to time in ethical debate or media or other presentations on behalf of the APM following discussion with the President or, in his/her absence, another member of the APM Board

For further information on roles and responsibilities and to apply, please select the relevant nomination form.

Should you have any questions, please contact the APM Secretariat

Nomination Forms:

Nomination Form APM Research and Ethics Committee 2019

Nomination Form APM Policy and Communications Committee 2019