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The latest round of BSR elections closes at 5pm on Friday 23 October and we'd love to hear from members across the multidisciplinary team (MDT).

If you're a a member with voting status (based in the UK and a consultant (adult or paediatric and adolescent), GP, allied health professional, non-clinical scientist, tenured scientist or trainee) you're eligible to nominate yourself for a position.

If you've never been on a committee before, you may be uncertain of what the expectations are, or the workload. We've developed some frequently asked questions to help you navigate everything from nominations to eligibility and training post-appointment.

Read the FAQs

Finally, some words of encouragement from Trainees Committee member Dr Alistair Tindell. He says: “If you work in the NHS, you have experience of working on a committee; our day-to-day job is basically like 9am-5pm committee work in some way!

"Our MDTs are a committee, with various people from different roles and backgrounds. Discussions with patients and their families are an ongoing committee experience. There is nothing extra that is needed in a committee beyond an honest appraisal of what you feel and what you are aware of."