The Board is chaired by the Medical Director for Education and Training and comprises four elected and eight appointed members, all of whom are expected to have experience and an interest in clinical oncology training and assessment. In addition the Chairs of the Fellowship Examination Board and the Oncology Registrars’ Forum, along with the Academic Oncology Lead, the Recruitment Lead and a lay representative are members. The President, Vice-President and Medical Director for Professional Practice are ex-officio members.
Full details of the Board’s remit can be found in the terms of reference.
- Thursday 1 February 2018
- Friday 18 May 2018
- Thursday 20 September 2018
- Dr F A P Yuille
- Dr D J Bloomfield (Medical Director, Professional Practice, CO)
- Dr J Dickson
- Dr N H Strickland (President)
- Dr M Button
- Dr R Conroy
- Dr M Khaira
- Mrs C Mendelsohn (Lay member)
- Dr C N Bowden (ORF Co Chair)
- Dr G K Casswell (ORF Co Chair)
- Dr R Jyothirmayi
- Dr K J Lankester
- Dr A K Shenoy
- Dr J K Simpson
- Dr K Tipples
- Dr N Walji
- Dr C L Hanna (National Recruitment Lead)
- Dr A M Zarkar (LTFT Training and Working Adviser)
- Dr C A McGibney (Representative of the Irish Faculty)
- Mr D Wilkinson (Lead Dean for Clinical Oncology)
- Dr G R Lumsden (Chair, Curriculum Committee)
- To advise the Faculty Board on the arrangements, standards and processes for entry to, content of and assessment in training for the specialty of clinical oncology up to and including recommendations for the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training together with related activities.
- To be responsible on behalf of the Faculty Board for all activities in 1 above notably:
- Preparation, agreement and regular review of training curricula for submission to the relevant regulatory body for formal approval;
- Oversight, approval and review of an integrated training assessment system including workplace-based assessment;
- Delivery and development of the Fellowship Examinations for the specialty;
- Educational development of all the foregoing procedures and activities;
- Oversight and approval of arrangements for recommendations for the award of Certificates of Completion of Training to the relevant regulatory body;
- Oversight and approval of arrangements for recommendations for the award of Certificates of Eligibility for Specialist Registration to the relevant regulatory body;
- e-learning as it applies to the support and development of specialty training;
- Liaison and communication arrangements with trainees, trainers, Training Programme Directors, Regional Specialty Advisers, Heads of Schools, College tutors and others carrying out similar roles;
- The award of various bursaries and prizes (except those in 3 below).
- To make recommendations to the Faculty Board as regards the award of Fellowship without Examination for onward recommendation to Council;
- To bring for approval to the Faculty Board any publications associated with its work accepting that the processes in 2(a) above are subject to externally imposed timetables that may make this impracticable.
- To work as required by the Faculty Board with other boards, committees, sub-committees or working parties within the Faculty or with the Faculty of Clinical Oncology on related activities where there is a specialty training-related component.
- The Board is accountable to the Clinical Oncology Faculty Board and will report to each meeting of the Clinical Oncology Faculty Board on its work.
- There will be four members elected by means of nomination and election processes that as far as possible parallel those that apply to the election of members to the Faculty Board.
- Elected members serve for terms of three years and no more.
- An elected Member of the Board shall cease to hold office if he or she fails to attend two consecutive meetings of the Board without leave of absence from the Chair.
- There will be eight appointed members who will all be Fellows of the Faculty of Clinical Oncology resident in the UK who shall be in active clinical practice at the time of their appointment. All appointees must have experience of providing postgraduate training and an interest in curriculum development, quality assurance or assessment.
- Appointed members serve for terms of three years and can be appointed for one further term.
- Ex-officio members are: the President and all Clinical Oncology Officers.
- The Treasurer has the right to attend meetings of the Board on giving notice to the Chair but it is not a requirement of office.
- The Board may co-opt up to six members. Four of the six places shall be taken by the chairs of the Fellowship Examining Board, and the Oncology Registrars' Forum, a representative of Academic Clinical Oncology and a lay representative. The remaining two places could be taken by the recruitment lead and a further representative from the examination boards as required.
- The Lead-Dean for Clinical Oncology, the Chair of the Medical Oncology SAC and a representative of the Faculty of Radiologists of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland are Observer members.
- Members will need to abide by any stated or implied confidentiality that attaches to the work of the Board during or after any period of membership.
- Members will need to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 as regards processing and disclosure of any personal data where it is made available to them as part of the work of the Board.
- All elected and appointed members will be expected to be actively involved in the work of the Board and, when required, to sit on either the Curriculum Committee or the Quality Assurance of Training Committee or other sub-committees that are formed to carry out specific workstreams.
- The Board will be chaired by the Medical Director, Education and Training, Clinical Oncology.
- The duties of the Chair include:
- Chairing all meetings
- Ensuring that the Terms of Reference are observed
- Engaging all members of the Board in the work being done
- Ensuring regular reports are made to the Faculty Board
- Ensuring that relevant matters are drawn to the attention of the Vice President, Clinical Oncology, the Clinical Oncology Faculty Board or Clinical Oncology Officers as appropriate
- Acting as media spokesperson for the College in respect of matters within the remit of the Board at the request of the President.
- There will normally be three meetings in each College year.
- At meetings of the Board, three members including one Officer eligible to attend and one elected member shall form a quorum.