The name of the Society is the “British Rhinological Society” (BRS).
To provide an independent specialist society for the advancement of Rhinology practice in the United Kingdom. This will include all aspects of education, basic science, research and publication, in addition to promoting the highest standard of medical and surgical clinical practice for the benefit of patients. The Society has a separate membership from ENT UK and will offer advice on all issues relating to Rhinology, contributing to Newsletters and Annual Reports as required.
Council consists of 5 Executive Officers, 8 national representatives, and 1 AOT representative.
- Immediate-past president
- Honorary Secretary
- Honorary Treasurer
- Co-opted Scientist
The President and Honorary Treasurer will be appointed through a vote of the full membership following an open call for nominations. Any current BRS member can be noninated or put forward for vote for these positions. The Honorary Secretary will be appointed from within Council. Nominees for Honorary Secretary must be active or past Council members with an understanding of the working of the Society. The term for Executive officers is 3 years with an option to extend for a further 3 years pending voting, with the exception of the Basic Scientist whose term will remain open and at the discretion of Council.
There are 8 national representatives; six from England, one from Wales and one from Scotland/ Northern Ireland.
Council members will serve for 3 years in the first instance, but national representatives may be re-appointed for a further 3 years, with a maximum of six years in succession. They may also have other roles to fulfil within the Society.
Council will have the power to co-opt members to assist its work.
This is by subscription and open to all medical practitioners with a specialist interest in Rhinology. Membership is also available to scientists working in associated areas. Overseas applicants will become “Corresponding Members” for the same annual fee and will be entitled to attend the Annual Meeting at the same rate as British members.
The Society will contract with administrative staff of ENT-UK.
There will be an annual academic meeting, incorporating poster presentations and formal lectures, in addition to informal case discussions. A Council meeting and Annual General Meeting will also be held at the same time.
There shall be six Trustees;
3 other Trustees
Each Trustee shall initially serve 3 years, re-electable annually for a maximum of 5 years. Election of new Trustees will take place at the annual meeting. The Trustees role is to ensure that the Society assets are managed responsibly and that the charity is accountable to its membership and the Charities Commission.
There will be a minimum of one formal Trustees meeting annually. Trustees meetings could be in person or by video/teleconference - all means are acceptable methods of a formal meeting having taken place.