Honorary Medical Advisory Panel, Member and Chair Opportunities

London (Central), London (Greater)
05 Sep 2018
21 Sep 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time

Honorary Medical Advisory Panel, Member and Chair Opportunities

Are you passionate about road safety and interested in using your medical knowledge and experience to improve our standards for driving? Then we want to hear from you.

The DVLA is looking for GMC registered and licensed consultants who have an outstanding record of achievement, personal credibility and senior level experience to join our medical advisory Panel.

The DVLA plays a vital role in making Britain’s roads safe. To ensure that every motorist meets the required medical standards for fitness to drive, we actively work with The Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panels to set the medical standards and shape policy and guidelines for over 48 million driving licence holders.

The Panels help maintain and improve road safety by providing the Secretary of State for Transport, the Department for Transport and the DVLA with expert advice about a wide range of medical conditions and their impact on driving.

About You

As a Panel member we would like you to commit to a minimum of four days of work per year – two days for Panel meetings and two days for meeting preparation. As Chair you would need to commit to a minimum of six days of work per year – three days for Panel meetings and three days for meeting preparation. In all of these roles, you’ll need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

DVLA provide an induction programme for these roles which will include one day in Swansea; expenses for this will be reimbursed. This unique opportunity will provide you with a set of fascinating challenges. These will not only widen your professional development in the field of setting driving standards and shaping policy, but will also see you work with other leading experts in both your own and related fields.

Details of the Panel members we are seeking to appoint are:

Psychiatric Disorders:

  • Panel Chair
  • General Adult Psychiatrist

Alcohol, Drugs and Substance Misuse:

  • Pain Management Specialist

Disorders of the Cardiovascular System

  • Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Diabetes Mellitus

  • Consultant in Diabetes with an interest in hypoglycaemic awareness.

Disorders of the Nervous System

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon or Neurologist with an interest in head injuries

Visual Disorders

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist with expertise in diplopia
  • Optometrist

We are looking to recruit into these Panels for an initial term of 5 years. If successful, you will start your membership in the next round of Panel meetings in either March or October 2019.

Closing date – Friday 21 September 2018

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