Election to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine 2016

Notice is hereby given that an election for one vacancy on the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine will be held on 3 October 2016.

Board vacancies

There will be one vacancy in 2016.  The term of office will be six years in the first instance.  Those elected will be eligible to be re-elected for a second term of four years. Those eligible to stand are Fellows and Members of the Faculty complying with the conditions of the Ordinances and Regulations.  

Candidates for election

Fellows eligible to stand for election have been sent a letter and Form of Notice of Intention to Stand. The Form of Notice of Intention to Stand has to be signed by the candidate and the Form of Nomination has to be signed by two Fellows or Members of the Faculty in good standing.  Candidates may send, with their ‘Notice of Intention to Stand’ form, a statement which must not exceed 100 words (any further words will be redacted) and which contains brief details of the candidate’s career in Pain Medicine.  There is not a requirement to submit such a statement; it is entirely voluntary.  Any statement submitted will be printed and included with the list of candidates issued with the ballot papers.  Please complete the forms and return by post or fax to the FPM Secretariat at the College.  Scanned copies via email are also acceptable. Contact details are at the bottom of the page.

Important dates

Completed Nomination forms must be received by the FPM Secretariat no later than 12 midnight on Sunday 31 July 2016.  Any forms received after this date will not be accepted.  The names of the candidates and whom they have been nominated by will be published on the FPM website on Friday 5 August 2016.

Ballot papers will be sent by post on Monday 8 August 2016 to the address registered at the College. Fellows and Members are requested to give notice to the Membership Supervisor, email; subs@rcoa.ac.uk at the College without delay if they have changed their address so that their ballot papers are not misdirected. Ballot papers must be returned to the College by 5pm on Friday 30 September 2016 and the election will be held on Monday 3 October 2016.

Election results will be declared as soon as possible after the election via the Faculty website and will be published in Transmitter and the RCoA Bulletin in due course.

For any queries please contact fpm@rcoa.ac.uk.


02 June 2016