APM Committee Vacancies

APM Trainee Representative to the BMA Junior Doctors Committee (JDC)

The core role of the APM Trainee Representative (Observer) to the BMA Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) is attending and participating in BMA JDC meetings which are held quarterly in BMA House, London.

Meetings are held in the council chamber and attended by the JDC Executive, the elected regional committee members, representatives from other BMA committees (such as the Consultants, GP and Medical Students Committees) and a number of observing attendees from other organisations such as the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Surgeons and the APM. Whilst “observers” to the BMA JDC do not have voting rights in JDC ballots, the post holder can contribute actively to all debates.

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.

In practice, the post requires attendance at BMA JDC and APM Trainees’ Committee meetings, submitting quarterly reports to the APM Trainees’ Committee and digesting large volumes of information that you will be privy to on the JDC paperless forum part of the BMA website.

It is an excellent opportunity for anybody with an interest in medical politics.

(Note: you do not need to be a BMA member to hold this position.)

Outgoing Trainee Rep to the BMA JDC: Vanessa Jackson

Please click here for a copy of the nomination form to complete and return to Compleat Secretariat 

FAMCARE Lead x 2 positions and a Specialist Trainee

FAMCARE is a validated national service valuation offered by the APM to their members’ Specialist Palliative Care services in the UK and Ireland annually. The audit has been run by the APM under the fantastic leadership of Dr Sarah Cox for the last five years and is highly valued by services for benchmarking, and by individuals for their appraisal. We are seeking 2 APM members to take on the leadership of this annual audit. It would be ideal for a Consultant / SAS Doctor to share leadership. We would also welcome a Specialist Trainee to help build and develop their experience. The individuals would ensure the audit (which is run by the APM secretariat) runs smoothly each year.

They would:

  • agree timelines for the audit annually including ensuring the audit is advertised in the ebulletin at appropriate time
  • review feedback and amend documents appropriately
  • respond to any external forces and update/adjust processes accordingly (for instance GDPR last year!)
  • support the APM secretariat with any queries
  • review results with the secretariat and ensure results go out to services in an appropriate way
  • write the annual FAMCARE report and feedback to the APM exec via the committee

If you wish to apply for the role, please complete the Nomination Form FAMCARE Lead or Nomination Form for FAMCARE Specialist Trainee email it to the APM Secretariat

APM Restructure 2019 – New Committee Vacancies NOW OPEN

Education and Training Committee

The APM Education and Training Committee (8-12 members) is an advisory committee to the APM Board. The Committee advises the Board and supports the work of the APM on / by:

  • co-ordinating the Association’s educational strategy and activities
  • ensuring the educational needs of members and other professionals are met through
    • comprehensive education programme (face-to-face and e-learning)
    • production of educational resources
    • signposting to external events
  • working in partnership with other APM Committees and other organisations to co-ordinate the quality and effectiveness of education relating to Palliative Medicine

Policy and Communications Committee

The APM Policy and Communications Committee (8 members) is an advisory committee to the APM Board in 2019. The Committee advises the Board and supports the work of the APM on / by:

  • overseeing the policy and communications work of the APM:
    • developing overarching policy and communications priorities and strategy
    • tactical planning and implementation of campaigns and related policy and communications activities
    • evaluation and reporting on outputs and outcomes of these activities

Quality and Clinical Affairs Committee

The APM Quality and Clinical Affairs Committee (8 – 12 members) is an advisory committee to the APM Board formed from the amalgamation, in 2019, of the previous Professional Standards and Workforce Committees. The Committee advises the Board and supports the work of the APM on / by:

  • the professional standards of the APM membership
  • the processes and standards of appraisal and revalidation
  • matters pertaining to workforce planning
  • the Association’s programme of benchmarking, audit and data gathering
  • signposting the membership to relevant clinical guidelines
  • monitoring intelligence relating to outcomes in Palliative Medicine
  • supporting the APM mentoring scheme

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

SAS and Hospice Doctors Committee

The APM SAS and Hospice Doctors’ Committee (8 members) is an advisory committee to the APM Board. The Committee has been restructured in 2019 to now include Hospice Doctors. The Committee advises the Board and supports the work of the APM on / by:

  • providing a contact point for SAS and Hospice Doctor members of the APM looking for help and advice, including:
    • guidance on issues such as appraisal and revalidation
    • requirements for specialist accreditation
  • coordinating activities for these groups including the organisation of an annual SAS / Hospice Doctor study day
  • maintaining the SAS pages on the APM website

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 Education and Training Committee 2019

Nomination Form APM Research and Ethics Committee 2019

Nomination Form APM SAS and Hospice Doctors’ Committee 2019

Nomination Form APM Policy and Communications Committee 2019

Nomination Form APM Quality and Clinical Affairs Committee 2019