Nominations for RSM President and Council

Nominations are now being sought for three Members of Council for the 2014/15 Session. All nominees must be Fellows of the Society, although proposers and seconders can be Fellows or Associate Members of the Society.  The term of office is up to four years. Council will elect individuals to vacant Honorary Officer posts from amongst its number.  

Should an election for Members of Council be necessary, it will be by electronic and postal ballot.  Those members without an email address will be sent papers by post. The results of the ballot will be presented to the Annual Meeting of Fellows in July 2014. 

I would be grateful if you could ensure that all nominations from Fellows are received by 12 NOON ON THURSDAY 27 MARCH 2014. Nominations received after this date will not be considered.  All nominations MUST be submitted on the attached form, and should not exceed two A4 pages. Forms may be sent in electronic format, but must contain all required signatures on one form. Nominations will be presented to Council who may wish to add further names in case of insufficient nominations.

When considering potential candidates for Council, Trustees are conscious of the need to reflect the characteristics of the broader membership and would therefore like to encourage more women to stand for nomination and also to increase the number of Regional Fellows on Council.  With the key role that the RSM plays in the education of healthcare professionals we are keen to attract individuals with experience in the field of education, healthcare and e-learning. Similarly, potential applicants with knowledge in the fields of innovation, fundraising, public health and social mobility are also encouraged.

It is important that all candidates for Council realise that they will have duties as Trustees of the Society.  Council members are expected to attend Council meetings and may be asked to sit on other Committees of Council.  Council in 2014/15 meets on 4 November 2014, 20 January 2015, 21 April 2015 and 21 July 2015 from 10am.  However, these dates and times may be subject to change.  Trustees are also required to complete an appraisal form and discuss their feedback with a senior Honorary Officer each year.

Role specifications and guidance can be found below.  Nominations must be made on the attached form and sent to Mrs Joanna Rose to arrive no later than 12 noon on Thursday 27 March 2014.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Sir Michael Rawlins
RSM President

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