28/10/2021- Member

New BF Medical Committee – Expressions of Interest Welcome

BF seeks expressions of interest from medical professionals from the community to form a new BF Medical Committee. Deadline 12 noon, 22nd November 2021.

The Board of British Fencing is proposing to create a new Medical Committee, to support the work of the Chief Medical Officer and the Executive Team. This Committee will be a Standing Committee and as such will have directly delegated authority from the Board:

  1. To advise on the formulation of policy and plans to help reduce the risk of illness and injury through participation in Fencing activities.
  2. To promote and support education, training and the dissemination of information to help reduce the risk of illness and injury through participation in Fencing activities, including liaison with the Safety Committee.
  3. Collect data on the incidence of injury and illness in fencers.
  4. Led by the Anti-doping Panel, and in co-operation with the ADP medical support staff support and advise on anti-doping policy implementation, including its application to junior fencers.
  5. To provide a forum for discussion and communication between medical members of the Fencing community.
  6. Ensure BF demonstrates consistency and best practice in both medical support and anti-doping policy in relation to hosting international competitions.
  7. To provide input into selection processes, where requested.
  8. To review and propose updates/changes to all relevant BF policies.
  9. To advise the Executive Team on Medical Provision at BF events.

The Committee is expected to meet 3-4 times a year, online or face to face.

The Draft Terms of Reference can be found here.

If you are interested in joining the committee please send a CV and brief covering letter to [email protected] by 12noon, 22nd November 2021.

If you have a question about the role please contact BF’s Chief Medical Officer Clare Halsted.

We also welcome expressions of interest from medical professionals outside of the fencing community.




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