Trainee Representative Election 2019

Congratulations to Dr Guy Parsons who has been elected as the new FICM Deputy Trainee Representative.

His election statement was as follows:

If you trust me with your vote I will do all I can to improve your experience as a trainee. I have a strong track record of improving facilities, funding, and fairness for my colleagues by representing their concerns robustly at multiple levels.

As your Trainee Representative I will work hard to:

  • Reduce the administrative burden of training, including the portfolio system, so you can spend more of your training time doing just that.
  • Create a national platform highlighting the opportunities available to trainees for out of programme time and sub-specialty interests. I will endeavour to make these opportunities accessible to all, including those trainees working LTFT.
  • Promote the workplace facilities you need to stay healthy and rested in our demanding specialty. We can’t do the best for our patients if we can’t look after ourselves first.
  • Help drive innovation and modernization in our specialty to take advantage of new ways of working and learning that hold promise for the future.

Most of all I will represent your voice strongly and never shirk from advocating for your needs. 

The appointment is for two years and will begin in January 2020, Dr Parsons will act as Deputy Trainee Rep for the first year and will then take over as Lead Trainee Rep in January 2021. 

Thank you to all those who stood in the election, we hope that you will continue to support and contribute to the Faculty's many activities.

The full results are below:

SurnameFirst nameTotalResult
PhilpDuncan54Not elected
FarrimondRohan51No elected
RokedFayaz43Not elected
CampbellZoe41Not elected
RoweMatt35Not elected
AshcroftAndrew30Not elected
ElrakhawyMohamed30Not elected


Deadline to submit nominations: 5pm on Monday 30 September 2019
Deadline to cast votes:5pm on Wednesday 23 October 2019
Date of Election:Thursday 24 October 2019



Those eligible to stand in this election are trainee members in good standing with the Faculty, who are ST3 or higher and have been appointed to an ICM CCT programme (either the previous Joint CCT or the new standalone CCT/dual CCTs in the ICM programme) with at least 6 months of training still to complete upon taking up the position of Deputy Trainee Representative. Should you wish to stand in this election please complete the 'Notice to Stand Form 2019' in the 'Related Documents' section at the bottom of this webpage and submit to by Monday 30 September.  


Further Information

Please see the 'Related documents' below for further information on the Deputy Trainee Representative Vacancy and the election process.



If there are any further queries please contact the Faculty.