Judicial Opportunities for Registered Medical Practitioners
NIJAC is seeking to appoint various doctors to include Consultant/Specialist Associates, GPs and other eligible medical practitioners to sit as fee paid members of the Appeal Tribunals.
A reserve list will be retained for 12 months from 13 December 2023, the anticipated date of the first appointment to accomodate any unforeseen vacancies during this period.
NIJAC are seeking to recruit 38 Medical Generalist Members for appeals against decisions made by the Department for Communities on entitlement to Personal Independence Payments and ESA. No medical examination of appellants is required.
To be eligible for appointment as a Medical Generalist Member is to, by date of application:
- Be a registered medical practitioner with the General Medical Council (GMC). Registered medical practitioner means a fully registered person within the meaning of the Medical Act 1983 whether or not they hold a licence to practise under the Act.
Fee: The fee paid is £177.85 per sessional sitting (half day) or £355.70 per day (two sessions) for the first 40 sessions. The 41st session onwards until 31st March 2024 is payable at a rate of £213.54 per sessional sitting (half day).
NIJAC is seeking to recruit 9 Consultant/Special Associates as Medical Specialist Members. The main function of the fee paid specialist medical member is to hear and determine appeals from those claiming Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. They may also be required to examine appellants for the purposes of deciding if they have suffered an industrial accident or if they suffer from an industrial disease, and to decide on the level of disablement.
To be eligible for appointment as a Medical Specialist (Consultant/Special Associate/) Member is to, by date of application:
- Be a registered specialist medical practitioner with the General Medical Council (GMC). Registered medical practitioner means a fully registered person within the meaning of the Medical Act 1983 whether or not they hold a licence to practise under the Act.
Fee: The fee paid is £213.54 per sessional sitting (half day) or £427.08 per day (2 sessions).
All fees are subject to uprating from April 2023.
Closing date: Monday 2 October 2023
For further information and to submit your Expression of Interest please visit the Apply Online section of our website.
> Information Video
Adeline Frew launches the 2023 scheme. Click to view.
Mr John Duffy, the President of the Appeal Tribunals in Northern Ireland, Dr Ian Ryans, a General Practitioner and Mary Halferty a Disability Qualified Member of the Appeal Tribunals discuss the work and the rewards of judicial appointment. Click to view.
> Point of Contact
Dr Ian Ryan's is available to speak with any potential applicants about the work of a medical member. You can speak to Dr Ryan's, about the role and nature of the work of a Medical Member. NIJAC will arrange this conversation on your behalf. If you would like to speak to Dr Ryan's please contact Aodhan McCavana on 028 90 569112 or make your request by email to email@example.com.
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