The Clinical Oncology Professional Learning and Development Committee plans and oversees the development and delivery of professional learning and development resources and events in support of the College strategy and the Clinical oncology faculty annual plan across the UK. The Committee reports to the Faculty Board.
- Friday 15 June 2018, 10:30-13:30, The Royal College of Radiologists
- Friday 23 November 2018, 10:30-13:30, The Royal College of Radiologists
- Dr D Gilson
- Dr A M Beale
- Dr J Dickson (Vice-President CO)
- Dr N H Strickland (President)
- Dr F A P Yuille
- Dr A K Bahl
- Dr V J Estall
- Dr M S Iqbal
- Dr G Radhakrishna
- Dr W Saleem
- Dr A A F A Salem
- Dr F Soh
- Dr D K Woolf
- Dr K-W Yeoh
Terms of reference
- To develop the CO PLD portfolio by:
- identifying gaps in the current portfolio and identifying suitable products to fill these
- considering proposals for new clinical oncology learning and development opportunities and products
- reviewing existing CO PLD products, ensuring topics remain relevant and popular, and are appropriately delivered
- making decisions about new CO PLD products that should be developed, and about products to be deleted, and prioritising these in line with the College strategy and annual plans
- overseeing the development and implementation of CO PLD initiatives approved by the committee.
- To consider feedback from participants at CO PLD events and users of digital CO learning resources, and make improvements where appropriate
- To identify and collaborate with partner organisations to develop joint products when appropriate
- To provide reports to CO Faculty Board about its work, including planned work and the performance of CO products via participant feedback summaries and financial parameters.
- To work with the CR Professional Learning and Development Committee to develop programmes for joint CO-CR resources, events and the College’s annual three day conference.
- To develop and maintain excellent working relationships with commercial companies who may be in a position to provide financial or other appropriate support for College PLD products, in line with the College’s Sponsorship and Commercial Support Policy.
- To ensure appropriate eponymous lectures are developed and delivered.
- To ensure all CO PLD products are marketed effectively.
- There shall be a maximum of 16 members ideally including one overseas member
- Ex-officio members
- Vice-President, Clinical Oncology
- RCR President
- Appointed Members:
- Professional Learning and Development Lead for the CO Faculty, as Chair
- Oncology Registrar’s Forum representative
- There will be ten other members appointed in accordance with the RCR’s Appointments to Boards, Committees and Lead roles procedure to represent areas of practice or geographical region or other specific relevant need among the membership.
All Clinical Oncology Officers and the Medical Director Membership and Business have the right to attend meetings of the Committee but it is not a requirement of office.
Up to four other members may be co-opted in order to fill areas of practice or geographical representation or other specific relevant need among the membership. The term of office of any co-optee shall be decided by the Committee at the time of appointment.
- To serve as an appointed member of the CO PLD Committee, a Fellow must be in good standing with the College in the Faculty be in active clinical practice at the time of nomination and hold a current licence to practise in the UK (excepting the overseas member.
- Members will normally serve for a maximum term of three years, plus one additional year for those involved in an ongoing significant project; subject to satisfactory participation as decided by the Chair in consultation with the CO Vice President.
- Membership should as far as possible reflect:
- the diversity of the profession
- the geographical spread of members and Fellows
- the range of tumour sites treated by clinical oncologists
- a range of interests in different aspects of professional education e.g. PGCE’s, face to face events, e-learning etc.
- Any elected or appointed member of the Committee shall cease to hold office if s/he fails to participate in person or by video/teleconference in two consecutive meetings without providing an explanation which the Chair considers satisfactory.
- The Committee will invite other Fellows, members or staff to attend meetings from time to time
The Committee Chair will be the Professional Learning and Development Lead for the CO Faculty.
The Chair will usually serve for a term of three years renewable for a further term of up to two years if required for continuity of work or to facilitate a rolling renewal of membership. (A Committee member who is appointed as Chair will not have any period of service as member of the Committee counted against his or her term of office as Chair.)
The duties of the Chair include:
- Chairing all meetings
- Ensuring the Terms of Reference are observed
- Engaging all members of the Committee in the work being done
- Ensuring regular reports are made to the CO Faculty Board
- Reviewing the work of the Committee at least once during his or her term of office and making any recommendations for change to Joint Officers
- Ensuring that links and liaison are established with other relevant College bodies and Special Interest Groups; and with relevant NHS, HEE and other bodies in the four UK countries.
A quorum shall be one third of the membership of the committee plus one, including a College Officer.
Only appointed or elected members of the committee may vote.
There will normally be three meetings of the Committee per year in the spring, the summer and the autumn.
Meetings may be held by virtual means/remote attendance.
Committee members may be called upon to consider or determine matters electronically between meetings and are expected to contribute to such considerations or decisions as part of their duties as committee members.
Committee members will not speak on or behalf of the College unless authorised to do so.
Meetings will normally take place at the College in London, although it may be necessary for the Committee to meet once a year at the venue for the three day conference. Attendance by video or teleconference is acceptable.
- Confidentiality and data protection
Members will need to abide by any stated or implied confidentiality that attaches to the work of the Committee during or after any period of membership.
Members will comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016 as regards processing and disclosure of any personal data where it is made available to them as part of the work of the Committee.