BARS Council Elections 2022 - Now Open
The British Association of Retinal Screening is run by an elected council of volunteers drawn from a range of roles within the field of diabetic eye screening across the UK. We have four upcoming vacancies on the BARS Council, and are therefore looking for four enthusiastic individuals to fill those positions which includes a new student member (anyone currently undertaking the screening diploma).
As a BARS council member you will be expected to attend four council meetings a year, one of which is at the annual BARS conference. The other three are generally held in London or via Teams, and your travel expenses will be paid to attend these meetings.
To stand for election to the BARS Council you must be a BARS member currently working within diabetic eye screening in some capacity, and if successful, you will be elected to council for a period of 3 years. During that time you will have the opportunity to contribute to everything BARS does. That may include helping to organise the annual conference, working to develop our education and training resources, assisting with the production of the BARS Chronicle Newsletter and suggesting new ways for BARS to support its members. We do our best to utilise council members' particular skills whenever possible, but the main requirement is an enthusiasm and interest in diabetic eye screening, and a willingness to give your time to help those working within it. This year we are interested in people who have the following skills within health inequalities, administration/failsafe, engagement skills and screening/grading.
If you would like to stand for election to the BARS Council, please enter some brief details about yourself (as a guide, see the council member profiles here »
. You have until Midnight Friday 22nd July 2022 to do this, and your details will be published on the BARS website when the election opens on 1st August. Voting will remain open until Midnight Friday 26th August 2022 and other members will have the chance to cast their votes during this period. The winners will be announced at the end of August and confirmed at the BARS Conference on 22 - 23 September 2022.