Recruiting clinical champions for autistic spectrum disorders, health inequalities and perinatal mental health

Via Royal College of General Practioners

The Royal College of General Practioners (RCGP)The Royal College of General Practioners (RCGP) is seeking to recruit for senior clinicians to provide clinical leadership for autistic spectrum disorders, health inequalities and perinatal mental health.

The three new UK-wide clinical priority programmes that will run from April 2014 until March 2017 are:

  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Health inequalities
  • Perinatal mental health

The clinical champion role is an honorary position offering an excellent opportunity to influence and shape the development and delivery of a range of initiatives within the RCGP, and to spearhead partnership working with key stakeholders from health and social care and the third sector.

The role is open to members of the RCGP with a minimum of 4 years in clinical general practice. Working with The Clinical Innovation and Research Centre (CIRC), each clinical champion provides clinical leadership for a three-year programme of work in one of the UK-wide RCGP clinical priority areas.

The programmes aim to support GPs to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes, and to raise the profile and awareness of these areas within both general practice and the wider primary care community.

How to apply

To apply send in the following information by email to

  • A short CV (maximum of 8 pages) with a focus on recent relevant activities.
  • The names and contact details of two (2) referees
  • A covering letter (maximum of 1,000 words) highlighting your suitability for the role, why you think the clinical area is important to general practice and what you want to achieve.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 31 October, 2013.