The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) represents more than 19,000 paediatricians and child health workers in the UK and worldwide. The College works to ensure that children and young people receive the best possible standards of care.
Today, Tuesday 01 September, marks the beginning of the College’s search for its next President and Registrar. College members are invited to either self-nominate or act as proposers for peers. Candidates for both roles will be expected to embody the College’s key values—to lead, innovate, influence, and include.
The President serves as the leader of the membership and is the key public face of RCPCH, nationally and internationally. They will lead on the formulation and delivery of strategy, working closely with Trustees, Officers, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), senior management team, and external stakeholders.
The Registrar is a Senior Officer role and a Trustee, working closely with the President and Vice-President to oversee areas of the College’s governance and ethical framework, and to oversee the College’s relations with other bodies in support of its strategy and membership needs.
The College’s CEO Jo Revill says: “Both roles are pivotal to the future of paediatrics and child health in the UK and a wonderful opportunity for members who want to make a real difference to our community.
“These individuals will build on the excellent work that has taken place before and during the pandemic. I look forward to hearing how the nominees plan to lead the College as we continue to deliver activities and beneficial change for our members and children and young people in the UK and abroad.”
Nominations will close on Monday 12 October, and voting will open on Wednesday 11 November. Nominees for Registrar can be Ordinary Members or Fellows and require at least two members proposing the nomination. Nominees for President must be College Fellows and require at least six proposers. All nominees must be resident in the UK or Ireland.