RCoA Elections 2022

RCoA Council 2022 Elections

The ballot is now open for two Consultant members and one Anaesthetist in Training position on RCoA Council; the successful candidates will contribute to the College and represent our members at all stages of their working lives. 
   
Place your votes to fill the three vacancies. You need to vote by no later than midday on 15 December 2022. Civica Election Services sent the ballot email on 16 November 2022 to the primary email address you have registered with the College. Look out for a message from ‘RCoAvote’. Your ballot email will take you to an election website where you can read the candidates’ statements and cast your vote.   If you have not received your ballot, please contact elections@rcoa.ac.uk

Those who will be standing for election are listed below (in the order their applications were received). Terms of office begin from March 2023.   
   

Consultant Member Vacancy (two to elect)   

  • Dr Karen Bartholomew 

  • Dr Chris Carey 

  • Dr Daphne Varveris 

  • Dr Peter Hambly 

  • Dr Dev Srivastava 

  • Dr Hoo Kee Tsang 

  • Dr Dalvina Hanu-Cernat 

  • Dr Sameh Abdullatif 

  • Dr Chris Taylor 

  Anaesthetist in Training vacancy (one to elect): 

  • Dr Shashikant Yegnaram 

  • Dr Meera Raja 

  • Dr Catherine Bernard 

Timetable 

  • 26 September 2022: Nominations opens. The call for self-nominations was publicised on the website, via social media, in the President’s  News eNewsletter. 

  • 17 October 2022 at 12 noon: Nominations closed.  

  • 16 November 2022: Ballot emails distributed. Ballots will be sent electronically by Civica to the email address registered at the College. The ballot process will be independently managed and verified by Civica. 

  • 15 December 2022 at 12 noon: Ballot closes. Ballots must be returned by 12pm. 

  • 16 December 2022: The election results will be declared via the College website as soon as possible following the ballot count and ratification. The results will also be published in the President’s News eNewsletter and the Bulletin. 

  • 8 March 2023: New members will be admitted to their first Council meeting 

Consultant member 

There will be two Consultant member vacancies in the 2022 Council election cycle. 

In total there are 20 Consultant members of Council who are elected by Fellows, Associate Fellows, Members, Associate Members, Anaesthetists in Training and Fellows in Training. These positions are renewable. The first term of service is six years, and the second term is four years. Vacancies can arise either from resignations or after completion of a term of service. Those eligible to stand are Fellows by examination and Fellows Ad Eundem on the specialist register and complying with the conditions of the Ordinances and Regulations. 

Consultant voting flow chart

Trainee member 

There will be one Trainee vacancy in the 2022 Council election cycle.

This position is elected by those registered as trainees with the College (Anaesthetist in Training and Fellows in Training) and are not renewable. The term of service for the candidate elected to this vacancy is four years. Vacancies arise either from resignations or after completion of a term of service. Those eligible to stand are those registered with the College as Fellows in Training or Anaesthetist in Training who will have passed all of their FRCA examinations before taking up their Council seat (8 March 2023).

AiT voting flow chart

Devolved Nation Elections

RCoA Scottish Board

  • Nominations are open now: 29th November. The nomination form can be found here.
  • Nominations close: 5th January
  • Nominations processed: 10th to 12th January
  • Elections open: 26th January
  • Deadline for votes: 16th February and results will be declared via the College website as soon as possible following the ballot count and ratification

Consultant Member

There are two Consultant member vacancies in this election cycle. Consultant members of the Board are elected for a term of three years and are eligible to serve for one further term of three years with the mutual agreement of the elected member and the Board Chair.

Those eligible to stand are Fellows of the College (either by examination or ad eundem) working in Scotland who are on the specialist register of the GMC. Please note that eligibility is based on the main address that is registered with the College.

Scottish Board Eligible Members to be elected/ vote (Consultant)

SAS Member

There is one SAS member of the Board who is elected for a term of three years and is eligible to serve for one further term of three years with the mutual agreement of the elected member and the Board Chair.

Those eligible to stand are Fellows and Members of the College who are Staff or Associate Specialists working in Scotland. Please note that eligibility is based on the main address that is registered with the College.

Scottish Board Eligible Members to be elected/ vote (Consultant)

RCoA Welsh Board

There are 9 vacancies on the Welsh Board and Consultant, Specialist Grade, Staff Grade and Associate Specialist members are invited to apply. Successful members are elected for three-years initially and are eligible to serve for one further term of three years with the mutual agreement of the elected member and the Board Chair. The terms of office begin in March 2023.

  • Nominations are now open: 29th November. Nomination form can be found here.
  • Nominations close: 5th January
  • Nominations processed: 10th to 12th January
  • Elections open: 16th January
  • Deadline for votes: 8th February and results will be declared via the College website as soon as possible following the ballot count and ratification.

Those eligible to be elected and vote:

Welsh Board Election- eligible/voting members