Elected members of the Professional Support and Standards Boards

Getting involved with the Professional Support and Standards Board (PSSB) can bring a different perspective to your professional life and add value to what you do as a leader in your healthcare organisation.

If you are interested in understanding the impact of professional guidance or standards and advice, quality improvement and the CPD scheme, this could be the role for you. 

An essential part of the RCR

The PSSB develops professional guidance and guidelines and issues advice to the membership on all aspects of professional practice post the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training together with related activities and is responsible to the Faculty Board for those functions and programmes of work to fulfil and realise the Faculty plan in support of the RCR strategy.

The Board commissions, approves and periodically reviews professional standards, guidelines, advice and statements for practice. It also oversees arrangements for the RCR continuing professional development scheme and RCR support for appraisal and revalidation. It plays an essential role in communicating the work of the Faculty to the wider membership. 

See the terms of reference of the Board for clinical radiology and clinical oncology

Who’s eligible to stand?

This is an elected position. To put your name forward, you need to be:

  • a Fellow of the RCR (no minimum period as a Fellow is required)
  • resident in the United Kingdom
  • on the roll of the Faculty
  • in active clinical practice, with a current licence to practise with the GMC.

You will need to have the support of two other Fellows in your Faculty as your nominators. Find out more about standing for election

What’s the commitment?

This is a three-year role and the main responsibility is to attend and contribute to PSSB meetings. At the moment these are held by video-conference. We anticipate the commitment in 2021–24 being four two-hour video-conferenced meetings and one face-to-face meeting in London each year. 

You will need to allow time to read papers in advance and to discuss issues by email between meetings. There will also be opportunities to get involved in a short-term working parties or project groups, reporting to the Board. 

The term of office for 2021–24 starts on 1 September 2021.


All board and committee members are bound by the Code of Conduct and are expected to demonstrate adherence to the College values. All board and committee members will be required to declare any conflicts at the beginning of every meeting in accordance with the conflicts of interest policy. 

If you have any questions about the process for the Faculty elections 2021, please contact