15 January 2013

RCGP Seeks New Clinical Champions

The RCGP is seeking to appoint Clinical Champions to lead on four new clinical priorities for the College.

The College is looking for RCGP members who can work collaboratively to raise the profile and awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease; Epilepsy Care; Eye Health, with a focus on ageing and sight loss; and Youth Mental Health.

Each year the College chooses four clinical areas and supports efforts to raise the profile and awareness of these areas both within general practice and across primary care. Each priority programme runs for three years and is led by a ‘Clinical Champion’. The role of the clinical champion is to work in partnership with key decision-makers and opinion-formers in each clinical area on projects that seek to improve the care provided and patient outcomes.

Dr Matt Hoghton, Medical Director of the RCGPs’ Clinical Innovation and Research Centre said:

“Being a clinical champion can be an extremely rewarding and stimulating experience, providing the opportunity to influence and shape the development and delivery of a range of initiatives within the College ranging from guidance to strategies and from audits to key reports.”

The closing date for all applications is Thursday 31 January at 17:00 with the roles starting in April following an induction day.

GPs can find out more about the application process by visiting the CIRC pages of the RCGP website


The Clinical Priorities for April 2013-March 2016 are Chronic Kidney Disease; Epilepsy Care;  Eye Health, with a focus on ageing and sight loss; and Youth Mental Health

Closing date for all applications: Thursday 31st January 2013, 5pm
Interviews: mid February 2013 (dates to be confirmed)
Role starts: Monday 1st April 2013 (an induction day will be held in March 2013)
Tenure and baseline time commitment: 3 years – 1 day per month
Funding: £1,500 budget per annum to cover travel and other related expenses

Further Information

RCGP Press office - 020 3188 7574/7575/7576
Out of hours: 0203 188 7659


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