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BTS Guideline for Pulmonary Rehabilitation - call for co-chairs of the Guideline Development Group

We have commissioned a new  Guideline on Pulmonary Rehabilitation, with work starting later in 2019.  The first stage is to invite applications from individuals for the role of co-chairs of the Guideline Development Group (GDG)  who will lead the Group's work with support from BTS Head Office and the Standards of Care Committee (SOCC).   Co-chairs MUST be  BTS members, and at least one will have direct experience of GRADE guideline production methodology.  The BTS Guideline Production Manual is available here.

Candidates for the co-chair positions can apply either jointly or individually.  This should comprise a statement outlining the reasons for wishing to take on the role of co-chair of the GDG and also a brief statement about the skills and expertise the applicant would bring, including reference to any previous involvement in guideline development.  A short CV from each candidate should also be included.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a short telephone interview.

A more detailed role description is available here and includes the requirement for the co-chairs to attend 3 SOCC meetings - once at the start of the process; again after approximately 12 months; and then to present the draft guideline to the Committee before the public consultation process.  

One of the first tasks for the successful appointees will be the production of a detailed scope for the new Guideline.   The co-chairs will then be closely involved in the recruitment and selection of members of the GDG, with advertising, selection and appointment processes being managed through BTS Head Office.

All applications should be sent to:  Sally Welham, BTS Deputy Chief Executive, sally.welham@brit-thoracic.org.uk

Deadline: 5pm Monday 20 May 2019