RCS 2017 Council elections voting now open
03 Mar 2017
Voting is now open for fellows and members in the 2017 RCS Council elections. There are 14 candidates standing for four vacancies on the Council.
How to vote
Emails with a personalised link have been sent out from Electoral Reform for fellows and members to vote online. If you haven't received an email, please contact Alex Lonie, Electoral Reform Services, by email at Alex.Lonie@electoralreform.co.uk or by phone on 020 8365 8909.
Voting opens: Wednesday 1 March 2017
Voting closes: 5pm on Monday 10 April 2017
Declaration of results: Monday 17 April 2017
What is the RCS Council's role?
Under the RCS’s Royal Charter, the Council has authority delegated to it from the Trustees for all matters relating to professional policy and membership matters. Council meets six times a year, and Council members are involved in the committees and working groups that drive forward our work on our strategic priorities and other key work, as well as contributing to consultations, publications and standards. Council members have the opportunity to represent the RCS at national and regional events, and are fundamental to the way the RCS works.
The Council consists of 24 elected surgical representatives, chosen by the membership, as well as two elected dental representatives, and ten representatives of each specialty chosen by the ten surgical specialty associations.