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The Royal College of Surgeons of England Representatives on Advisory Appointment Committees for Consultant Upper/Lower GI Surgeon Posts

The College is dealing with an ever increasing number of Advisory Appointments Committees for consultant posts in Upper and Lower GI surgery. BSG members are encouraged to apply.

The College Assessor role is vital in ensuring the best candidate for the job is appointed and that the process is fair and open within current legislation and employment practice.

Application packs are available from Miss Bravinthy Nanthanan, at The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 0207 869 6262.

The eligibility criteria for College Assessors are as follows:

  • An assessor must be an established consultant or honorary consultant in the NHS
  • They must have been in active practice for a minimum of five years
  • The assessor must be a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

The College runs one day training courses for College Assessors, throughout the year which fulfils the legal requirement for all assessors to have received training in equal opportunities legislation and fair and non-discriminatory interview and selection techniques.

The course also provides an opportunity to explore the role of the College Assessor in the AAC process, short listing criteria and examples of good practice and common problems.