The College benefits greatly from the contribution that lay people – that is those who are neither doctors nor dentists – make to its work. Lay people contribute to the discussions and decisions at the College’s governing Council, at its policy making Faculty Boards and on many other boards and committees that do more detailed work.
The expertise that lay people bring can be from a wide variety of backgrounds, such as in serving on charity boards, in higher or professional education, in professional regulation and standard-setting, in assessment or from broader knowledge of healthcare in the four countries of the UK. In these roles, the College is not specifically looking for a patient input or representation to its work but for wider experience and expertise that can be brought to bear on its various functions and activities.
In addition to serving on a specific board or committee, lay people are automatically members of the College’s Lay Member Network, which meets twice a year and which discusses the broader objectives and aims of the College and specific issues or areas of interest. From time to time, lay people also contribute to time-limited working parties of the College, to the responses the College makes to external consultation documents or represent the College on external bodies.
We are currently looking for a lay member for the Clinical Oncology Academic Committee and the Clinical Radiology Academic Committee. Applicants can apply to join one or both committees.
Interested applicants should view the clinical oncology role description or clinical radiology role description and can complete the application form to be submitted no later than Friday 8 September 2017.
If you have any queries about lay member roles at the RCR, please email email@example.com.