Council elections

Nominations for the elected member roles on Council open on 1 January 2022 and close at noon on 18 February.

You can find out more about the Council vacancies below and also see some FAQs about the Council elections.


There are four vacancies for elected members of Council, of whom not more than two are Fellows.

The term of office for these posts is five years. Please read the job description for the role.

Find out more about the work of the College Council.

See the current list of Council members.

Council Election FAQs

Any Member or Specialist Associate of the College can stand for election.

The timetable for 2022 Council elections is as follows:

1 January 2022Nominations open
21 January 2022Nominating meeting of Council
18 February 2022 - noonClosing date for submission of nominations
23 March 2022Voting opens
20 April 20222Voting closes
21 April 2022Results of elections declared
TBC June/July 2022Terms of office begin at AGM

Information you'll need to provide

  • The names and email addresses of your 12 supporters, they must all be Members or Specialist Associates. Members or Specialist Associates can't support more than one nominee for this election.
  • A supporting statement of 200 words.
  • You'll also be asked to confirm your good standing with your country's medical council and with regard to College membership fees.

Submitting your nomination

Nominations must be submitted through the Civica Election Services nomination platform.

You can save your nomination and return to it at a later date. If you forget to complete we'll send you a reminder when the deadline is approaching.

Once you've finished your nomination you can submit it and within 24 hours you'll receive email confirmation of your submission.

Please read our canvassing code which sets out the rules on canvassing during elections.

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