Introducing the new RCR Faculty Boards
Following a positive vote by members in May 2023, the RCR is now implementing changes to its governance structures to provide for more agile and responsive working, and to deliver better scrutiny and decision-making.
From 1 September 2023, the Faculty Boards in both Clinical Oncology and Clinical Radiology have a new role and purpose as the ‘voice of the members’. They will provide scrutiny of, and constructive challenge to, the Clinical Oncology and Clinical Radiology Faculty Leadership Teams which are now responsible for the work of each Faculty, including setting and delivering their respective strategic priorities.
The new Faculty Boards each comprise six elected members, together with representatives of the devolved nations’ Standing Committees and the Oncology Registrars’ Forum and Junior Radiologists’ Forum respectively. They met for the first time on 2 November 2023.
Reflecting on the successful implementation of this new arrangement, Dr Christopher Scrase, Chair of the Clinical Oncology Faculty Board, said:
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the new Clinical Oncology Faculty Board as we begin this next chapter in the governance of the RCR. The new role for Board members is an important opportunity – as representatives of the wider College membership – to provide feedback and ask questions about the work of the Clinical Oncology Faculty, to help ensure it is moving in the right direction”.
Prof Tze Min Wah, Chair of the Clinical Radiology Faculty Board, also commented:
“Our first meeting of the Clinical Radiology Faculty Board was very positive and constructive. It is really important that the views of RCR members and Fellows are heard and this new role for the Board is a great way to ensure that we can actively guide and advise on the work of the Clinical Radiology Faculty, serving as its ‘critical friend’”.