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Trainees' Council

Introducing the Trainees' Council mission statement and your council members:

What we do:

  • Aim to encourage the effective training of future geriatricians
  • Promote the involvement of all trainees in the work of BGS
  • Provide a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to the trainees
  • Disseminate ideas and information to trainees
  • Promote and encourage high quality research by trainees in geriatric medicine
  • Engage students and junior doctors interested in pursuing geriatric medicine as their specialty
  • Ensure trainees have a voice in curriculum development and assessment in geriatric medicine
  • Represent geriatric medicine trainees on external committees and working groups including:  British Medical Association (BMA); Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC); Royal College of Physicians London (RCP)

Who we are:

  • 18 elected representatives from the UK who are current geriatric trainees.
  • We have a duty to represent the ideas and opinions of trainees within the BGS.
  • We meet twice a year as a committee, but are also in contact throughout the year.

How to get involved:

You should get regular email updates about issues that have been discussed by the committee. Please sign up to the trainees e-bulletin (sign up by updating your profile)

If you are interested in joining the trainees committee, keep a look out for trainees committee vacancies. Posts are 2 years in duration.

Get in contact with us:

Trainees' Council


Kimberley Kok, Chairman of the Trainees Group
Twitter: @k1mkok

Demits April 2017 (Transition and handover - July 2017)



Vincent Chau, Policy and Communications Committee

Demits November 2018




Sara Allison, Communications  and Social Media Officer and Trainees' Representative on the BGS Public Affairs and Communications Committee

Demits April 2018



Dan Thomas, Clinical Quality

Demits April 2019




Emma van Bentum, Education and Training

Demits: November 2018



Hui Sian Tay, Education and Training

Demits November 2017



Scott Mather, Educational Meetings and Events

Demits April 2019


Kelli Torsney, Research and Academic Development Committee

Demits April 2019


Erica Williams, Less than full time trainee rep

Demits November 2017



Charlotte Owen, Finance Committee

Demits: November 2017



Laura Bray, Junior Members' representative

Demits November 2019



Zosia Beckett, Junior members' representative

Demits November 2018



 National/Regional Representatives


Gurjit Chhokar, England National Council


Demits April 2018



Michael Magee, Representative for Northern Ireland Council


Demits April 2019


  Jenny Harrison, Representative for Scotland


Demits April 2018

Victoria Suter, Representative for South Wales

Twitter: @vicsuter

Demits April 2017



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