Regional representatives should organise regular meetings. These
at least quarterly
held at an accessible site(s)time(s) to be agreed by members
a forum for learning, the representative should organise speakers as
agreed by the members (a limited amount of money is available for speakers)
a focus to discuss relevant local issues
a meeting place for health advisers especially for isolated
The regional representative will:
Promote and support the aims of the Society of Health Advisers in
Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
To support Council constructively in carrying out its duties.
To contribute to meetings and take on specific tasks, from time to
time, as agreed by council.
Be elected annually. Elections for regional representatives shall take
place annually. Normally the election shall take place at the last regional meetings prior
to the AGM and the results of regional elections shall be notified to the secretary within
two weeks of the election at which they will have assumed office. Prior to the meeting the
regional representative will circulate a copy of the guidance for regional representatives
to all regional members, together with a letter asking for nominations.
Be the first point of contact for health advisers experiencing problems
e.g. regrading, disciplinary, legal and ethical issues. The representatives should assess
the problems with a national officer and identify their best resources e.g. local MSF
Aim to encourage contact with new health advisers in their region,
invite them to a regional meeting, and encourage them to joint SHASTD/MSF and to liaise
with the Recruitment Secretary/Membership Secretary.
Take responsibility to find out what has happened at a meeting that
they or their deputy have been unable to attend (eg council/regional meetings).
Acknowledge the different structures and needs within and between
different regions and health authorities.