Nominations now open to join the Association's Trainee Committee | Association of Anaesthetists

Nominations now open to join the Association's Trainee Committee

Nominations now open to join the Association's Trainee Committee

The deadline for self nomination to stand for election to the Association's Trainee Committee is 17:00 on Tuesday 2 April 2024.

There are two vacancies this year on the committee, and we would like to encourage all trainee members who would like to have an impact on anaesthetic training and trainee wellbeing at a national level to consider standing for election.

This is a great opportunity for those who are passionate about shaping the future of their profession. By actively participating in this committee, you not only contribute to advocacy and representation but also gain invaluable skills and connections that will benefit you throughout your career.

The Association is committed to ensure a breadth of representation, and we are keen to encourage applicants from a diverse background of experience, training, and life. If you feel that you could be the voice of an underrepresented group, please consider applying.

About the Trainee Committee

The Trainee Committee plays a crucial role in representing the interests and concerns of trainees within the field of anaesthesia. Comprising enthusiastic and forward-thinking individuals, the committee is dedicated to fostering a collaborative environment that promotes excellence in training, research, and professional development.

How to nominate

The nomination and election process will be run by Civica Election Services. Submit your application using the online nomination portal which will be open until the deadline of 17:00 on Tuesday 2 April 2024. The nomination form will ask for your personal details, information of your supporters (you’ll need a proposer and a seconder who are also full Association members), a 250-word personal statement, and a photo. You can edit your nomination any time up until the deadline of 17:00 on Tuesday 2 April 2024. Examples of the personal statements made by the successful candidates in 2023 are available for reference on the Association website.

Start your nomination here

If you have any questions about the nomination process or your responsibilities as a Trainee Committee member, please contact [email protected].


Nominees and supporters must be:

  • A trainee member of the Association, based in the UK or Ireland (from all grades of anaesthetists from CT1 to those in Stage 3 training)
  • In good standing with a current GMC or IMC registration

All candidates must agree to comply with the Association of Anaesthetists Election canvassing guidelines.

The deadline to submit your application is 17:00 on Tuesday 2 April 2024. If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via [email protected]

What does being a Trainee Committee member involve?

The Trainee Committee have three formal meetings a year, as well as attending the Trainee Conference as faculty members. Committee meetings are held as an all-day meeting between 10:30 – 16:00, either as a physical meeting at 21 Portland Place, London or as a virtual meeting. Video conference facilities will be available for all meetings.

The committee represents the views of and issues affecting trainees, as well as providing a focus for the interests of trainee members of the Association. The committee works in many areas, such as education, workforce planning, safety and supervision, diversity and the environment. Our aim is to improve anaesthetic training, promote best practice, and champion the importance of workplace wellbeing.

Next steps

After the nomination deadline, all applications will be checked for eligibility and only those meeting the eligibility requirements will be progressed. Should more nominations be received than the available seats on the Trainee Committee, an election will be held. Only trainee members will be eligible to vote in the election.

All nominees will be informed of the outcome of the election after the voting deadline has passed. The successful candidates will be formally announced on Friday 21 June 2024.

Successful candidates will commence their term from the Trainee Update session at the Trainee Conference 2024 in Glasgow on 27-28 June 2024.