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As a learned Society, we are governed by our Council and rely on our committees and working parties (all of whom are committed volunteers) to guide and work closely with our team of experienced staff.
Council, committee and staff vacancies
HIS Council - Trustee vacancies in 2020 (Full and Trainee members)
Two current Trustees will complete their terms during 2020. A call for nominations will be included in the September member e-newsletter.
Trustees help inspire, set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values. Trustees attend Council meetings in order to help to develop the HIS strategy, and ensure compliance and accountability for finances, legal and governmental obligations are met. The typical anticipated time commitment for trustees is attendance and advance preparation (reading) for:
- Council meetings - take place four times per year
- Annual Away Day
- Annual General Meeting
During 2020 HIS Council will seek applications from full and trainee members with an interest in working with the Society at a very exciting time.
Previous experience in a Trustee role is not essential, as a full induction will take place.
Details of the members of the current HIS Council can be found here.
Expressions of interest
For an informal initial discussion, please contact (email@example.com).
The following committees will consider nominations at any time
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee (PDC) is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) and is responsible for the design, planning and delivery of events and educational initiatives in keeping with the strategic aims of the Society.
The Research Committee (RC) is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) whose purpose is to design, plan, deliver and monitor the research strategy, including the management of grants, awards and fellowships in keeping with the strategic aims of the Society.
RC Terms of reference
The Guidelines Committee (GC) is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) whose purpose is to make recommendations to HIS Council regarding the preparation and updating of clinical guidelines and guidance produced in accordance to NICE methodology, and in keeping with the strategic aims of the Society.
To apply for the PDC, RC or GC
To nominate yourself for a role within the committee, please review the Terms of Reference above and email a short description of what you feel you could bring to the Society as a committee member. Please also include details of any additional roles you hold in other learned Societies or Royal Colleges. Applications (or expressions of interest) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominees must be a member of HIS.
The HIS Trainee Committee (TC) is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS), responsible for overseeing Trainee membership recruitment and retention, the promotion of HIS activities, and establishing regular communication and engagement with Trainee members throughout the UK and RoI, in keeping with the strategic aims of the Society.
To apply for the Trainee Committee
We are currently calling for members of the TC. To nominate yourself for a role within the committee, please review the Terms of Reference above. Nominees must be a Trainee member of HIS.
Nominees should self-nominate, with a short statement of interest, including a declaration of how long they have left before the end of training. Nominations should also be supported by their educational supervisor. . Applications (or expressions of interest) should be sent to email@example.com.
Clinical guideline working parties
Are you a patient or carer who has lived experience of a healthcare-acquired infection?
Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) pose a serious risk to patients, staff and visitors in healthcare settings.These infections can incur major costs for the NHS and cause significant morbidity to those infected. Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a key priority for our members and the NHS.
The Society (HIS) is a charity (no.1158172) whose objectives are to advance knowledge of, foster scientific interest in and disseminate information about the prevention and control of hospital and other healthcare- associated infections (HCAIs), to medical and allied professionals for public benefit.
HIS uses the NICE definition of ‘lay member’ to refer to a member of a committee who has personal experience of using health or care services, or is from a community affected by the topic area. A lay member can also be someone with experience as an unpaid carer, an advocate, or a member or officer of a voluntary organisation.
Lay members offer a different point of view from people who provide or commission services.
HIS is looking for patients and carers who have experience of HCAIs, to join a HIS working party as a lay member.
The appointment will be for up to 36 months and meetings will take place in central London or via teleconference.
Please email Dr Aggie Bak for further information and details regarding how to apply for role.