- The purpose of the executive committee is to oversee, coordinate and plan the work of the forum
- The executive committee aims to be multidisciplinary in nature and to be representative of the range of voluntary and statutory health care organisations and institutions involved in palliative care research, with a range of clinicians and academics.
- The committee will consist of a minimum of 6 members comprised of the following offices:
- Communications officer
- Terms of office will be for a period of 2 years
- The committee will also consist of a maximum of nine supportive members who may remain on the committee for up to five years
- The committee will meet approximately 4-6 times per annum
- A quorum for the executive committee meetings will be a minimum of the Chair or co-chair, secretary and three other members.
- In the event that a quorum is not reached, those present may hold discussions but any actions that require decisions must be circulated to all committee members for expected response to accept/reject proposed action(s) within one week
- Committee members must attend a minimum of 50% of committee meetings per annum( i.e. 2: 4 or 3:6) otherwise they may be asked to step down
Election of Members to Executive Committee
(1) All members of the Palliative Care Research Forum NI are eligible to put themselves forward for self-nomination.
(2) Members may be proposed or self nominated for a role on the committee and must be seconded by another member.
(3) New committee members will be elected at the AGM
(4) Committee members, at the end of the term are eligible for re-election or may stand down, however they may only hold office for a maximum of two terms of office.
(5) The two principle members of the committee (chairperson, co- chairperson,) may not stand down at the same time; at least one of these named members must stay on the committee.
(6) Any officer may stand down by giving two months prior notice to the chairperson. Any member who chooses to stand down is eligible for re-election at a future date. If one of the principle officers stands down during term, the committee will co-op an existing committee member into this post.