RCPI Council Elections 2022

2022 Elections -  Ordinary Councillor Elections, RCPI

Nominations open on 10 June 2022

This year, there will be elections for 4 Ordinary Councillors to the RCPI Council, the ultimate decision-making body of the College. The RCPI Council sets out the mission, vision and strategic direction of the College and approves general policies.

Being elected to Council provides Fellows with an unrivalled opportunity to shape RCPI's strategic development through leadership, support and advocacy roles.


What's new in 2022?

Following the implementation of our new governance structure from this year onwards, there will be an election each year for 4 Ordinary Councillors on RCPI Council.

This year the 4 Ordinary Councillor seats available are as follows:

  • Medicine (2 seats)
  • Pathology (1 seat)
  • Public Health (1 seat)


Who can vote?

All Fellows of the College (FRCPI) in good standing are eligible to vote. You may also be eligible to put yourself forward for election - please see eligibility criteria.


Eligibility criteria for Ordinary Councillor

In order to run for election as an Ordinary Councillor, candidates must be a:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI);
  • In good standing;
  • Not prohibited by law from being a charity trustee;
  • All candidates running for a seat under ‘Medicine’ must be retired or practicing physicians from one of the 18 specialties aligned with Medicine.
  • All candidates running for a seat under Pathology or Public Health must hold both FRCPI and Fellowship of the associated Faculty within the College.

All members of Council are trustees of the College. Being a trustee is an important role within the College as a registered charity. If you are considering running for election, we advise that you read the following Charities Regulator – Guidance for Charity Trustees.


Election 2022 Timelines

  • 10 June 2022 – Call for nominations for the role of Ordinary Councillors
  • 22nd July 2022 – Deadline for nominations
  • 12th August 2022 – Ballot opens. All Fellows of the College in good standing can vote
  • 16th September 2022 – Ballot closes


How to submit your nomination

Details on how to submit your nominations will be provided shortly. In the meantime, please view the role description and terms of reference below.

Role Description of Ordinary Councillor

View the role description for Ordinary Councillor

RCPI Council – Terms of Reference

View RCPI Council's Terms of Reference

Want more information or have questions?

If you have any questions on these elections or require any further information, please contact Prof Michael Keane, Registrar, RCPI