The expectation from stakeholders that the specialist medical colleges obtain input to college activities from the perspective of external groups such as consumers is now well understood, and the value of such input appreciated. The appointment of community members to College entities is a regularly utilised source of such input.

Community Members provide the consumer perspective of non-clinician and prospective users of emergency care in Australia and New Zealand to inform the College’s governing bodies and their associated entities. Working closely with the Chair and other members of the governing body or entity, Community Members ensure balanced decisions are made that are in the best interests of the College, its members and trainees, and the community.  

  • Policy on the Appointment and Remuneration of Community Members
  • Community Members Position Description