Lay member wanted for Health and Conduct Committee

Colleagues are invited to apply to become lay member of the School of Medicine Health and Conduct Committee (HCC).

The HCC is responsible for the fitness to practise of all taught students according to guidance issued by the General Medical Council and the Medical Schools Council. The Committee’s over-riding concern is the duty of care to patients.

The Committee is chaired by the Director of Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME), and membership includes senior academic staff of the School of Medicine, NHS colleagues from Leeds and Bradford teaching hospitals together with external members. It meets approximately four times each academic year to review students whose health and/or conduct raises serious concerns about their fitness to practise during their studies and following graduation.

In accordance with good practice, the Committee wishes to appoint a lay member to bring an independent dimension to its work and to help ensure that its proceedings are fair. The appointment does not carry any remuneration but travel costs incurred in connection with Committee business may be claimed. Once appointed, the lay member will be invited to serve for three years, subject to satisfactory annual review.

For more details or to make an informal enquiry please contact Committee Secretary Mrs Shelley Walmsley (34364). Applications should be made by CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.  This should be addressed to Professor Trudie Roberts (Director of LIME) and sent to Mrs Walmsley by 31 May 2014.

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