In General

Yes! Two years have gone by ALREADY since the last cohort of HPC board members were elected. It is now time to vote for a new cohort. In light of COVID-19 HPC is adopting e-voting. Below is how voting will be conducting this year:

 

Call for Nominations
The Health Professionals Council (HPC) has now launched an open call for nomination of candidates to serve as members of the HPC for the following two-year mandate.

According to the Health Professionals Act 2006, 10 members are elected and 3 others are nominated by the Minister for Health.

Allied Health Professionals with valid HPC registration are invited to nominate candidates for the coming election to stand as members of the HPC Council.

Eligibility for Nomination
Serving as a member of the Council provides opportunities to contribute to the functioning and development of the HPC, serve the public, and to develop professional skills. However, it is also a challenge and demands certain commitments and dedication.

Registrants are reminded to give the nominations sufficient thought to ensure that the candidates nominated have adequate skills, willingness and dedication to serve you, the Council and Allied Health Professionals equitably and ethically, and build effective links with other partners and stakeholders.

To assist Registrants in the selection of nominees, the Council has listed certain criteria for a potential member serving on the Health Professionals Council, which include but are not limited to:

  •  Holds valid registration with the HPC both at the time of nomination and at the time of voting.
  • Committed to serving according to the stipulated mandate and functions of the Council, as set out in relevant legal, policy, and procedural documents.
  • Can work in an innovative and proactive way to further develop and advocate for the Council.
  • Committed to assisting in the implementation of the HPC strategic plan.
  • Prepared to work after 4pm and odd hours, including some Saturdays, should the need arise.Prepared to serve on sub-committees of the Council, which includes individual work from home and meeting in small groups.
  • Abides by the different terms of reference [TOR] of the sub- committees on which they serve.
  • Behaves in a confidential, trustworthy, and respectful manner, and is a role model for other registrants.
  • Is a good team player, who collaborates well with others.
  • Prepared to serve on sub-committees of the Council, which includes individual work from home and meeting in small groups.
  • Abides by the different terms of reference [TOR] of the sub- committees on which they serve.
  • Behaves in a confidential, trustworthy, and respectful manner, and is a role model for other registrants.
  • Is a good team player, who collaborates well with others.

 

The following qualities are also considered an advantage:

  • Proven leadership.
  • Previous experience serving on a Board or similar body.
  • Has a relevant skill set, including, public relations, community experience, and knowledge of the organization.
Please note: According to the Health Professionals Act 2006, members having served for 2 mandates are NOT eligible to be nominated for re-election.

Registrants are asked to consider candidates that will contribute to the strategic value of diversity (including in terms of age, gender, professions, and workplace) so that the Council is representative of Allied Health Professionals in Seychelles.

How to Submit Your Nomination to the Nominating Committee

  • Registrants wishing to nominate potential candidates have to use the NOMINATION FORM (see attached) provided by the HPC. Forms are also available at the HPC office.
  • Any Allied Health Professional (AHP) with a valid HPC registration may submit up to 3 names for consideration to the Committee.
  • The Nominees must hold a Valid Registration.
  • All nominations must be seconded by an AHP holding a valid registration.
  • Once completed, please send or deliver the form to the HPC office on the address stated below or through an email to registrarhpc@health.gov.sc.
  • All completed forms must reach the HPC office not later than the 7th August 2020. Forms that reach the HPC office after the 7th of August 2020 will not be accepted.

What Happens Next When a Member is nominated?
The committee will:

  • Review nominees and identify those who are eligible to move to the next round of the process.
  • Inform the nominees of the nomination, explain the requirements for serving on the Council, and get the nominee’s confirmation of willingness to serve on the Council should they be elected. Nominees are free to accept or decline the nomination.
  • All nominees will have to write a brief profile on themselves and their aspirations for the Council. This will be posted on the HPC website and shared to all registrants so as to assist in the choice of Candidates. The profile will have to reach the HPC office no later than 3 days after the nominee is informed of the nomination. The Council reserves the right not to publish profiles that are received after the deadline. In this case only the Nominees’ names and registration details will be posted on the website.
  • The committee will compile a final list of candidates for election and circulate to all Registrants with valid registration together with the profile of the candidates nominated.
Make sure you are constantly checking your email, HPC Facebook page and website for the latest information about voting this year. Information on the website can also be found HERE.

 

Please stay tuned….

 

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