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The AGCAS Health and Related Professions Task Group currently seeking seven new members

03 April 2018

After a recent consultation with AGCAS members, the community committee have agreed to expand and refocus the Medical Careers Advisors Network (MCAN) to cover all health professions within the health sector. 

The new AGCAS Health and Related Professions Task Group will initially focus on the following five key areas;

  1. Medicine and Dentistry
  2. Nursing and Midwifery
  3. Allied Health Professionals e.g. Physio, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Speech and Language Therapy, Optometry, Audiology etc. (this is not an exhaustive list)
  4. Pharmacy
  5. Biomedical/Life Sciences (within heath sector)

The task group will;

  • Be a community of practice for sharing and promoting good practice and the discussion of professional issues.
  • Provide information including labour market information and support to colleagues in higher education institutions and Health Educations across the UK, working with students and trainees within the health sector.
  • Run regular networking events and training for AGCAS members with an interest in health sector careers work.
  • Enable links between careers professionals working with undergraduates and those working with health professionals in training beyond registration
  • Provide updates to AGCAS services about changes to professions in the health sector and to contribute to AGCAS responses to consultative documents received on health sector topics
  • Be a point of contact for employers, professional and regulatory bodies
  • Be seeking input on careers and employability related issues for health professions
  • Represent members’ views to other parties e.g. HEE, UKFPO.

The task group are currently looking for seven members including lead/s to focus on the key areas of;

  • Medicine and dentistry
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Allied Health Professionals e.g. Physio, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Speech and Language Therapy, Optometry, Audiology etc. (this is not an exhaustive list)
  • Pharmacy
  • Biomedical/Life Sciences (within heath sector)

This will ensure focused expertise and knowledge in these areas and avoid loss of current medical expertise.

  • Postgraduate professionals in training.

Interested?

Please feel free to contact Marcus Andrews, Membership Manager with any questions you might have about the task group or for an informal conversation.

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Health and Related Professions Task Group, please submit a short piece (guideline of around 600 words) explaining;

  • your interest in joining including what areas you might be willing to be the lead for
  • any relevant experience
  • what you believe you could contribute.

Please email your statement of interest to Marcus Andrews, Membership Manager by 20 April 2018.