20 April 2016
The Royal College of Physicians is seeking a Diabetes UK representative to join the Joint Specialty Committee (JSC) for Endocrinology & Diabetes at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
The JSC brings together representatives of the RCP, the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and Diabetes UK twice a year to share information and facilitate collaboration.
Membership includes senior officers of the parent bodies, senior and junior consultants, a trainee representative and two members from the RCP’s Patient & Carer Network. Members serve for up to four years.
Current JSC discussion topics include:
- NHS reforms
- Commissioning guidance
- Service and workforce issues.
Other work of the JSC includes:
- Suggesting names for RCP lectureships
- Making proposals for RCP conferences
- Responding to consultation requests
- Reviewing ethical and ethnic minority health issues
- Reviewing outputs of relevant RCP working parties.
Meeting dates for 2016
The committee will meet two times a year and will meet electronically through an on-line forum.
- 18 May
- 29 November
Communicating with Diabetes UK
The successful applicant will be required to maintain communications with Diabetes UK following JSC meetings to advise on discussions taking place in the committee. This will also be a good opportunity for the Diabetes UK representative to familiarise with the charity’s most recent work.
To apply for the role
Please forward a current CV and a short paragraph (no more than 500 words) outlining your interest in this opportunity, highlighting how you would be able to contribute and your involvement with Diabetes UK. This should be emailed toHealthcare@diabetes.org.ukby.
If you have any questions regarding the role please emailHealthcare@diabetes.org.uk.
Please ensure you have agreement from your trust for the requisite time off.
The Royal College of Physicians welcomes and actively seeks to recruit to its activities people of any race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, age, gender and sexual orientation.