Vacancy: Members of the European Specialty Examination in Nephrology Board

The UK Kidney Association and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint two members of the European Specialty Examination in Nephrology Board (ESEN).

The successful applicants will assist the Chair and Medical Secretary in the running of the ESEN to ensure that all academic objectives and standards set by the General Medical Council are met; attend annual meetings of the Board, convened to set examination papers; review candidate performance in the most recent diet; assist with the development of the ESEN; act on the advice of the MRCP(UK) Management and Policy Board and Examining Boards on policy and academic matters relating to the Examinations; and support MRCP(UK) Central Office on the delivery of the Examinations.

The role mainly involves reviewing exam questions for academic content and currency. Feedback from other Board members has consistently been very positive, describing the role as extremely fulfilling in so far as it provides an excellent source of CPD and invaluable interaction with colleagues.

A full list of the post’s responsibilities is set out in: The Responsibilities and Duties of Members of the Part 1, Part 2 and Specialty Certificate Examining Boards. In addition, a copy of the remit and responsibilities of the examining board can be found on the MRCP(UK) website.

Applicants should meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • hold the MRCP(UK) or an equivalent postgraduate diploma
  • be practising as a specialist in Renal Medicine, and a member or fellow of one of the three Colleges
  • be registered with a licence to practise and in good standing on the GMC specialist register
  • be actively engaged in the training of junior doctors in the UK (or within the last two years)
  • be up-to-date as appropriate with relevant national guidelines, CPD requirements, employer’s
  • equality and diversity training and appraisal process
  • experience of the exam process (Question writing group or Standard Setting Group) would be an advantage.

This is a non-salaried position though all reasonable expenses and travel costs will be met by MRCP(UK) Central Office in line with the Federation expenses policy.

The tenure of board appointments is five years. This is subject to regular attendance at meetings and remaining in good standing with the GMC as these will be monitored.

Applications for the post should be submitted to by Friday 20 May 2022. This should include the following documents:

  • CV – including contact details, current position, GMC number and College membership
  • Covering letter – outlining your suitability for the role and demonstrating how you meet the eligibility criteria outlined above.

All applications will be considered by the Chair of the ESEN Board.


NICE accredited clinical practice guidelines 

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25th Annual Report

Analyses about the care provided to patients at UK renal centres.

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2022 UKRR AKI Report

A report on the nationwide collection of AKI warning test scores. 

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