The Board comprises the Vice-President, Medical Director Education and Training, Editor and Medical Director Professional Practice of the Faculty ex-officio, the President and Medical Director Membership and Business ex-officio, eight elected members and not more than four co-opted members. The elected members are elected by Fellows in good standing on the electoral roll of the appropriate Faculty. They are elected for a fixed term of three years and must be Fellows of the College in good standing.
If you have any items you would like raised at the next meeting of the Faculty Board, please write to Clinical Radiology Vice President, Dr Caroline Rubin, via the Clinical Radiology Project and Development Officer at The Royal College of Radiologists.
- 2 November 2017
- Dr C M E Rubin (Vice-President Clinical Radiology)
- Dr A M Beale (Medical Director, Membership and Business)
- Dr W H Ramsden (Medical Director, Education and Training)
- Dr F A Smethurst (Medical Director Professional Practice)
- Dr N H Strickland (President)
- Professor M P Callaway
- Dr N B Crundwell
- Professor D F Ettles
- Prof A G Rockall
- Dr N J Screaton
- Dr G J A Stenhouse
- Dr M J Trewhella
- Dr R Williamson
- Mr G Podger
- Dr B E P Kelly (Standing Northern Ireland Chair)
- Dr I T P Wells (Standing Welsh Committee Secretary)
- Dr G M Baxter (Editor)
- Professor V J Goh (Academic Committee Chair)
- Dr R K Kulanthaivelu (JRF Representative)
(a) Function of the Boards of the Faculties
The Board of each Faculty shall be the governing body of the Faculty and shall manage the affairs of the Faculty and be responsible for the implementation of the policy of the Council as it appertains to that Faculty. The Board of each Faculty may establish sub-committees or working parties or similar bodies to provide advice on aspects of the Board’s business. The function, method of election or appointment to and the conduct of proceedings of such sub-committees, working parties or similar bodies shall be defined in their terms of reference approved by the Board.
The Board of each Faculty shall consist of:
(i) the Dean of the Faculty, the Warden of the Faculty, the Registrar of the Faculty and the President and the Treasurer ex-officio;
(ii) eight Fellows resident in the United Kingdom and on the roll of the Faculty, who shall be elected in accordance with the procedures outlined below (hereinafter described as elected Members of the Board);
(iii) not more than three members co-opted in accordance with the procedures outlined below.
(iv) not more than six individuals who may be representatives of sub-committees, working parties or similar bodies established under Regulation 20 (a) invited to attend meetings at the discretion of the Board of the Faculty. Individuals so invited shall have the right to speak but not to vote at meetings of the Board;
(v) not more than five representatives of related organisations invited to observe meetings at the discretion of the Board of the Faculty.
(c) The elected Members of the Boards of the Faculties
The elected Members of the Board of each Faculty shall be elected for a term of three College years, and shall assume office at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting at which their predecessors retire.
The elected Members of the Board of each Faculty shall be elected by the Fellows in good standing on the roll of their respective Faculties who are resident in the United Kingdom. The returning officer shall seek nominations from all those entitled to vote in the respective elections and shall accept nominations signed by two nominators accompanied by the candidate’s consent to stand. At the time of nomination, candidates must be in active clinical practice. If there are more candidates than vacancies in any Faculty, an election shall be held in accordance with Regulation 10. The election process shall be completed before 1 June in any year in which it takes place.
(d) Casual vacancies on the Boards of the Faculties
Any casual vacancy arising among elected Members of the Board of a Faculty may be filled by the Board of the Faculty appointing a person who would be eligible to be elected to the vacancy. Any person appointed to fill a casual vacancy shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting which follows an election for the office (at which he may be a candidate). The period during which a person is appointed to a casual vacancy shall not be counted towards the period for which he is eligible for election to the office.
(e) Co-opted members of the Boards of the Faculties
The Board of each Faculty may decide from time to time on those members who are to be co-opted on to it having regard to the aims of the Faculty and the need for advice and contribution to the work of the Board. Co-opted members shall have the same rights and privileges as the elected Members of the Board of the Faculty.
(f) Events in which Members of the Boards of the Faculties shall cease to hold office
An elected Member of the Board of a Faculty shall cease to hold office:
(i) if he ceases to be a member of the College, or
(ii) if by notice to the Dean of the Faculty he resigns from his office, or
(iii) if in the opinion of the Council he becomes incapable of performing his duties for physical or mental reasons, or
(iv) if at any time the Council, after due enquiry and upon the recommendation of the Board of the Faculty, resolves that the interests of the College or the Faculty require it, or
(v) if he fails to attend two consecutive meetings of the Board of the Faculty without providing an explanation which the Board considers satisfactory.
(g) Meetings of the Boards of the Faculties
At meetings of the Boards of the Faculties, five elected and ex-officio members shall form a quorum.
The Boards of the Faculties shall meet together for the dispatch of business, adjourn and otherwise regulate their meetings and proceedings as they consider fit. In addition, the Boards of the Faculties may reach decisions by any suitable means of communication between members (including electronic communications).
The minutes of meetings of the Boards of the Faculties shall be kept and shall be submitted promptly to the Council.Footnotes
- The Faculty Board agreed that the lead Clinical Radiology Lay representative and a representative from the Junior Radiologists; Forum, to be nominated by the JRF Chair, should be invited to meetings under the “in attendance” heading.
The minutes of meetings held over the last year are available to members and Fellows of the College. If you would like to see the minutes of earlier meetings please contact the Clinical Radiology Executive Officer.