Special Interest Groups

Expressions of interest are being sought for members to form two new Special Interest Groups: 

Palliative Medicine Special Interest Group: This group will be led by the newly appointed Specialist Palliative Lead. 

Public Health Special Interest Group:  Sammer Tang, the College Specialist Advisor in Public Health will lead this group.

Both groups will meet virtually on Teams, though sometimes face to face meetings may be scheduled.  We are hoping the first meeting of both groups can be face to face so everyone can meet each other in person, then at this meeting, the groups can decide on frequency moving forward. The first meetings are likely to be in Birmingham on Tuesday 19th July.  On the off-chance this is not possible, alternative dates/venues will be decided by the Leads.  

Membership to both groups can be multi-disciplinary and applications are encouraged from paramedics, as well as medical doctors, or other appropriately experienced nurses or allied health professionals. Applications are also encouraged from those in clinical, leadership, academic and research roles who feel they could make a valuable contribution to this group.  A selection panel will review applications and if applications exceed capacity, an interview process will be initiated.  Please carefully note the instructions regarding email submission of applications below.  Applications will close on 27th May 2022.

For membership applications to the Palliative SIG: Please submit a 300 word summary detailing why you would like to join the group, highlighting key skills and attributes to support your application. In addition, please include a brief summarised copy (maximum 2 pages A4) of your CV to Helen Beaumont-Waters, (Head of Clinical Development in Primary and Urgent Care) to primarycare@collegeofparamedics.co.uk  

For membership applications to the Public Health SIG: Please submit a 500 word summary detailing why you would like to join the group and:

  • What do you think the link is between paramedicine and public health?
  • How do you see the Public Health SIG developing?  
  • What would your top three priorities be for the Public Health SIG? 

Please submit applications with attention to the subject heading as follows: Name of SIG; County; your initials. Examples – Public Health SIG; Yorkshire; HBW or, Palliative Medicine SIG; Ayrshire; ABC.  A panel from the College’s Chief Executive Group will consider applications and contact successful applicants within 6 weeks of the application deadline.

Applications for the Specialist Palliative and Safeguarding Leads:  please email helen.beaumontwaters@collegeofparamedics.co.uk to arrange an informal chat on Teams.