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Medicine Office Bearers and Members of Council


About the Council

Under its constitution, the Section Council has a complement of 13 Office Bearers and Council members consisting of the following:

  • President
  • President-elect
  • Immediate past-president
  • Honorary Secretary
  • Nine Ordinary members


Section Council members give freely of their own time in order to approach potential speakers, secure venues and arrange sponsorship for meetings. They also commit to attending two committee meetings per annum where the educational programmes for the ensuing 12 months are arranged. They are supported in this endeavour by permanent staff based at The University of Manchester.

The President and Secretary are elected from within the Section Council. The presidential term is for one year although it is preceded by a year serving as President-elect and succeeded by a year as Immediate past-president. The Honorary Secretary serves for a term of three years.

The term of service for Ordinary Members of Section Council (including trainee members) is three years and is not renewable although Ordinary Members may continue to serve as an Officer of the Section. The Section Council is always keen to attract new members. Any individual who is a member of the Society who is interested in serving can contact the Society or Section secretaries.