Would you like to consider joining one of our committees or working groups?
The Primary Care Respiratory Society trustees and Executive wish to encourage active involvement from all members of the charity and we are continually seeking nominations from Primary Care Respiratory Society members to join our committees or working groups. Being a committee member or joining a working group is an excellent chance for members to become more involved and ensure that your views and aspirations for the organisation are included in our annual plans and activities. What have you got to lose? Find out more about our different committees.
Who can join a committee or working?
All full (formal) members of the Primary Care Respiratory Society are eligible for election to our working groups, sub-committees and the Primary Care Respiratory Society Executive. In addition we are often keen to co-opt additional members to our committees and working groups to fill specific experience and skill gaps. Those members with a special interest in particular areas of Primary Care Respiratory Society may wish to become involved in one of our working groups or sub-committees whilst other members who would like to be more involved in deciding the future direction of the Primary Care Respiratory Society may wish to be considered for election to the Primary Care Respiratory Society Executive.
How much time is involved?
As a member of one of our sub committees or PE you are usually expected to attend two meetings per year in addition to attending our annual conference. You will also be required to participate in the occasional teleconference and to be involved in regular email correspondence. You should expect to spend no more than 2-3 hours per week on Primary Care Respiratory Society activities. Being a member of a working group is often less onerous, in particular the groups generally meet via teleconference, so you do not need to be able to take whole days out to attend meetings.
What's in it for you?
As a member of one of our committees or working groups you will be able to influence the future decisions of the Primary Care Respiratory Society and if you are a member of PE get involved in planning all aspects of the Primary Care Respiratory Society business plan. Regardless of the committee or group you join, you will meet new colleagues and make new friends with professionals who share your interest in the management of respiratory disease in primary care. As a member of PE, you will be introduced to well respected and senior professionals from other professional organisations and will collaborate with these organisations to help develop Primary Care Respiratory Society national programmes and policy. All positions are voluntary but standard class travel expenses and locum costs are covered.