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Appointment of Consultants (Special Agencies) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Regulation 7

SCHEDULE 1Constitution of an Advisory Appointments Committee

1.  A special agency shall constitute a committee in accordance with the following provisions.

2.  A special agency shall appoint to the Committee five persons, hereafter referred to as “core members”, of whom–

(a)one shall be a lay member of the special agency;

(b)one shall be a professional member who shall be–

(i)a person employed by the special agency as a consultant in the relevant speciality; or

(ii)where no such person is available for the purpose a person employed by the special agency as a consultant in some other specialty;

(c)one shall be the chief officer of the special agency;

(d)one shall be a consultant specialising in the branch of medicine or dentistry concerned practising outside Northern Ireland;

(e)one shall be nominated by the Faculty of Medicine of the Queen’s University of Belfast.

3.  In addition to the core members a special agency may appoint such additional members to the Committee as it thinks fit.

4.  A Committee shall have a majority of professional members and a majority of members who are persons employed by a special agency or who are members of a special agency.

5.  Two or more special agencies may in the appointment of a Committee act together as if they were a single special agency.

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