Members: your opportunity to help shape the future of the Faculty
Nominations are being sought for five elected posts on the Faculty Board. The remit for each post is set out in the following calling notices below, each of which has a link to the relevant application form:
THREE universally elected members:
Marjorie Greasley, Ioana Kennedy and Philip McIlroy complete their first three-year term at the Annual General Meeting in May 2012. Whilst all are eligible for re-election, Philip McIlroy has indicated that he will not be seeking re-election and writes:
“I am not seeking re-election and wish to encouarge others to stand for the Board and benefit from the opportunity that I have had. Are you nearing the completion of your training or a new Member of the Faculty? Several years ago, with a conviction that those at the start of their careers have something to bring to the Faculty, I put myself forward for election to the Board. This has been a great experience, an opportunity to work with colleagues who have diverse roles, to learn about the range and complexity of issues facing Occupational Medicine and the Faculty, and contribute to the ongoing debates.”
ONE constituency elected member for Scotland:
Steven Ryder completes his first three-term at the Annual General Meeting in May 2012 and whilst eligible for re-election, has indicated that he will not be seeking re-election. Steven Ryder writes:
“As I am likely to retire from practice during the next three years I decided not to put my name forward for a second period of tenure as the Representative for Scotland on the Faculty Board. I have found this to be a wonderful experience and will greatly regret not participating in future. I wholeheartedly recommend standing for election as a superb opportunity for a member to become involved and influence future development of our speciality at the highest level. This also means sitting on the Committee of the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and SIGN Council. I have really enjoyed Faculty Board Meetings and away days which have allowed me to network with senior colleagues. I would strongly encourage members to put their names forward for election and I would be happy to discuss the role with any of you by telephone. My number is 01463 706146 and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.”
ONE constituency elected member of the Specialty Registrars:
As mentioned in the Trainee Newsletter in December, Hazem Gallagher-Alagha’s term on the Board in this role will be completed at the Annual General Meeting in May 2012. Hazem does not anticipate standing again, as he is due to complete his training in the latter part of the year. Hazem, who was formerly a Deputy to Clare Piper, the previous trainee representative on the Board, has been passionate about improving communication between the Faculty and trainees, since he started his training in 2008. He is happy to discuss the role, in confidence, with any trainee who might be interested in standing for election. His number is 07775 672363 and his email address is email@example.com.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is Thursday 23 February 2012.
Please think of putting your name forward and involving yourself in the running of the Faculty.