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Applying to be an IRM Clinical Reviewer

If you are a Consultant Surgeon and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and are interested in applying to act as a Clinical Reviewer for the College’s Invited Review Mechanism (IRM), please contact us using the details below:

Selection criteria

Reviewers are appointed by the College and the relevant Surgical Specialty Association. When appointing new reviewers to our panel we look for experienced Consultant Surgeons who are currently in active NHS practice and who are in good professional standing.

The College maintains a panel with an appropriate number of reviewers of each surgical speciality and sub-specialty. This means that we may not always be in a position to take on otherwise suitable candidates if their surgical specialty is already adequately represented on the panel. If we have to decline your application for this reason, we may ask to keep your details on file to enable us to contact you should the need arise.

Support and time commitment

Reviewers appointed to our panel are fully briefed on fulfilling this role and will receive regular invites to reviewer update days.

The time commitments required for each Invited Review include a two day visit and input in to the report produced subsequently. How often each reviewer is contacted about being involved in an Invited Review will depend entirely on their surgical specialty and the nature of the requests the IRM receives. It is unusual for most of our clinical reviewers to be involved in more than one Invited Review each year.

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