Routes to Membership Working Group

Posted on: Monday 29 November 2021

Closing: Monday 24 January 2022 12:00

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Seeking members for the ‘Routes to Membership’ working group

This is a call for volunteers to join our Working Group on “Routes to Membership”. This is a very important and integral project that aims to make FPM a more inclusive and impactful membership body, whilst staying true to our origins and purpose.

This Working Group has been established to review and update the criteria for the award of Membership (MFPM) in order to:

  • Establish a set of principles by which qualifications can be reviewed and considered as acceptable for the award of MFPM.
  • Consider an alternative ‘experience route’ to MFPM that awards membership based on criteria that recognises a demonstration of significant experience and skills as well as academic or professional qualifications.

(MFPM applicants will still need to possess a medical qualification listed in the WHO Directory and current registration with the GMC or the relevant professional body in the country in which they are practising or where they were awarded their primary medical qualification. You can see information about the current membership criteria here:

The Working Group will last for around 12 months, with monthly meetings held online until the FPM Board meeting in May 2022, and ad-hoc meetings following this.

You can find more information on this working group in the Terms of Reference below.

If you would like to learn more, or are interested in volunteering to join us, then please email

The group will work closely with FPM’s staff.

Affiliates, Associates, Members and Fellows are eligible to apply. This is your opportunity to shape the future of FPM.

This vacancy has expired.

Main responsibilities of a working group member

  • Attend monthly online meetings
  • Actively contribute to the work of the group as described in the terms of reference
  • Participate promptly in communications by email / telephone in between meetings as required
  • Undertake other activities as agreed
  • Act in compliance with the FPM’s Policies including its Code of Conduct and Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Act in compliance with FPM’s values
  • Bring impartiality and objectivity to meetings and decision-making

FPM’s values

We areThis means
Professional Being accountable for our work and actions
Innovative Seeking solutions proactively
Caring Treating everyone with dignity
Collaborative Working positively with others
Credible Being honest and ethical in our work
Learned Investing in developing knowledge and skills


This working group is comprised of several members of the FPM Membership Committee, with volunteers sought from other committee and the broader membership.

The method of appointment is open advertisement from the membership (all grades) of FPM. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an informal meeting to discuss the objectives of the working group before agreeing to take part.

Terms of Reference

Working group ToR – Routes to Membership

Time Commitment

It is anticipated that there will monthly 2 hour meetings from January to May 2022. Meetings after this date will be discussed following the May 2022 Board meeting.  There may be additional time commitments involved in supporting the work of the group in between meetings.


Information relating to group business must be kept confidential unless otherwise agreed by FPM.


FPM will reimburse travel and subsistence costs arising from reasonable attendance at FPM meetings and events under the terms of the FPM’s Expense Claim Policy.


How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your interest in the role to

FPM welcomes and actively seeks to recruit people to its activities regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation. FPM aspires to reflect the diversity of its members in all its committee, senior roles and staff in general.