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Vacancies: Members of the Palliative Medicine Specialty Certificate Standard Setting Group

The Association of Palliative Medicine and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a member to the Palliative Medicine SCE Standard Setting Group. The successful applicant will attend meetings of the Standard Setting Group and will advise on the pass mark to be applied to the

Examination paper. Members will be responsible for evaluating the level of difficulty of each question in an examination paper in order to set a pass mark; ensuring that the quality of individual questions is high and that the Examination questions are of an appropriate standard; and keeping abreast of developments in the world of medical education and medical practice ensuring that the examination papers are relevant to the curriculum.

This is a non-salaried position though all reasonable expenses and travel costs will be met by MRCP(UK) Central Office in line with the Federation expenses policy. The tenure of the appointment is five years.

Expressions of interest (including a brief CV and a maximum of a single side single of A4 outlining your suitability for the post) should be submitted to the Policy Officer by 17:00pm 04th January 2019.

All applications will be considered by a panel consisting of the Chair and representatives of the Examining Board and Standard Setting Group

Job Roles: Substantive Consultant in Palliative Medicine.

Hours: 8.5 PAs

Location: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Job Scope: In-patient/Community/Hospital


Salisbury Palliative Care service is a well established, dynamic and integrated service incorporating a ten bedded inpatient unit, community team, hospice at home service, hospital support team, day care, family support and bereavement services. The service is based at Salisbury Hospice, on the District General Hospital site and so has very strong links with the hospital staff and facilities. The hospital is situated in a rural area on the edge of the cathedral city of Salisbury. It has excellent transport links to the South West, South coast and London.

The successful applicant will work across all branches of the service providing support and supervision to the existing medical and nursing team. Providing second on call to the hospice medical team.

The existing medical team comprises three part time consultants in Palliative Medicine (this post replaces one of these roles), with F2, GPVTS and Specialty Doctor cover on the inpatient unit and a Specialist Registrar working mainly in the community.

Closing date for substantive post 15/01/2019

For a discussion, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Pippa Baker or Dr Helen Kirk, Consultants in Palliative Medicine on 01722 336262 ext.2362. Applications via NHS jobs. Please contact us directly about the locum post.

We are an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applicants from all sectors of the community.


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