The College’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at 12 noon on Tuesday 28 June 2022. All eligible RCPCH members were invited to vote, either in-person at the College’s Annual Conference in Liverpool or through online voting. Members voted on two motions of particular interest to them:
- To extend voting rights to elect President, Registrar and four Vice-Presidents to associate, junior and international members with a post code outside of the UK and Ireland
- To offer an additional post-nominal designation of Diploma of the RCPCH (DipRCPCH)
The results of the votes are as follows:
To amend the College’s governing documents regarding voting eligibility.
- To amend the Bye-laws: There was 89.7% in favour and 10.3% against. Therefore, with a 2/3 majority required, the motion is passed.
- To amend the Regulations: There was 89.3% in favour and 10.7% against. Therefore, with a 2/3 majority required, the motion is passed.
To amend the College’s governing documents to create a DipRCPCH post-nominal.
- To amend the Bye-laws: There was 63.1% in favour and 36.9% against. Therefore, with a 2/3 majority required, the motion is not passed.
- To amend the Regulations: There was 61.8% in favour and 38.2% against. Therefore, with a 2/3 majority required, the motion is not passed.
Responding to the results, RCPCH President Dr Camilla Kingdon said:
We are delighted that our junior, associate, and international members will have a voice in choosing who they want to represent them in elections for these leadership posts at the College. This is an important moment. We are serious about building our community, making the College accessible to all our members and ensuring that we provide the opportunities for members to get involved in College life as fully as they can. This includes extending voting rights so that all our members can have their say in elections.
We note that the proposal to introduce a new DipRCPCH post-nominal was not passed. The vote was 61.8 per cent in favour, which is short of the required 66 per cent majority. We will take due time now to reflect on this and plan to come back to members with further considerations.