1) Name

The name of the Group shall be OrthNorth Teaching & Education Association (ONTEA)

2) Aim

(i) The aim of the Group shall be to generate funding to support training, teaching and education of trainee orthopaedic surgeons on the Health Education North East Trauma & Orthopaedics Speciality Training Programme

(ii) Coordinate and support the organisation and timetabling of the Teaching Programme but not be responsible for delivering the Teaching Programme

(iii) Act as liaison between ONTEA, Industry Partners and the Teaching Programme

3) Powers

In order to achieve its aim the Group may: a) Raise money
b) Open bank accounts
c) Take out insurance

d) Employ staff
e) Organise courses and events
f) Work with similar Groups and exchange information and advice with them g) Do anything that is lawful which will help it to fulfil its aim.

4) Membership.

a) Membership of the Group shall be open to any individual over eighteen without regards to disability, political or religious affiliation, race, sex or sexual orientation who:
is a Trainee on the Health Education North East Trauma & Orthopaedics Speciality Training Programme OR a Consultant who practices in any of the hospitals the Health Education North East geographical region.

agrees in writing to help the Group to achieve its aim(s) and agrees to abide by the rules of the Group.

b) The membership of any member may be terminated for good reason by the Management Committee: Provided that the member concerned shall have the right to be heard by the Management Committee, accompanied by a friend, before a final decision is made.

5) Management.

a) The Group shall be administered by a Management Committee of not fewer than three individuals.
b) The Management Committee will be known as the ‘OrthNorth Teaching & Education Association Management Committee’

c) The Management Committee is accountable to the Regional Specialist Training Committee (STC) in Trauma & Orthopaedics
d) The minimum officers of the Management Committee shall be: the Chairperson, the Treasurer and the Secretary.

e) The Management Committee may co-opt onto the Committee other individuals that it feels will help to fulfil the aim of the Group.
f) The Management Committee shall meet at least once per year.
g) At least two Management Committee members must be present for a Management Committee meeting to take place.

h) Voting at Management Committee meetings shall be by a show of hands. If there is a tied vote then the Chairperson shall have a second vote.
i) The Management Committee shall have the power to remove any member of the Committee for good and proper reason.

j) The Management Committee may appoint any other member of the Group as a Committee member to fill a vacancy.

6) The Duties of the Officers.

a) The duties of the Chairperson shall be to:
• Chair meetings of the Committee and the Group
• represent the Group at functions/meetings that the Group has been invited to and
• act as the spokesperson of the Group when necessary.

b) The duties of the Secretary shall be to:
• keep a membership list
• prepare in consultation with the Chairperson the agenda for meetings of the Committee and the Group
• take and keep minutes of all meetings and
• collect and circulate any relevant information within the Group.

c) The duties of the Treasurer shall be to:
• supervise the financial affairs of the Group and
• keep proper accounts that show all monies received and paid out by the Group.

7) Appointment to the Management Committee

Appointment to the management committee will be as follows:

Position
Grade
Appointment

Term

Chair

Consultant

Succession from Treasurer

2 years

Treasurer

Consultant

Elected at Kreibich by ONTEA members

2 years

Teaching Programme Director

Consultant

Appointed by STC

Secretary

SpR

Elected at Kreibich by ONTEA members

2 years

Industry Liaison

SpR

Elected at Kreibich by ONTEA members

2 years

Trainee STC Rep

SpR

Elected By trainees

Trainee STC Rep

SpR

Elected By trainees

Committee Member

Consultant

Elected at Kreibich by ONTEA members

2 years

Committee Member

Consultant

Elected at Kreibich by ONTEA members

2 years

Committee Member

SpR

Elected at Kreibich by ONTEA members

2 years

Committee Member

SpR

Elected at Kreibich by ONTEA members

2 years

Appointments will commence from 1st January of the year immediately following the year of election at the ONTEA AGM at the Kreibich Day.

8) Affiliated members of the Management Committee

The following individuals by designation will be affiliated members of the Management Committee:

(i) Kreibich Organiser
(ii) CORNET representative
(iii) Peri-Exam Teaching Coordinator (iv) FRCS Revision Course Convenor

9) Finance

a) All monies received by or on behalf of the Group shall be applied to further the aim of the Group and for no other purpose.
b) Any bank accounts opened for the Group shall be in the name of the Group. c) Any cheques issued shall be signed by any one of the designated signatories. d) The Group will prepare annual accounts.

e) The Group may pay reasonable out of pocket expenses including travel, childcare and meal costs to members or Management Committee members.

10) Annual General Meeting

a) The business of the A.G.M. shall include:
receiving a report from the Chairperson on the Group’s activities over the year receiving a report from the Treasurer on the finances of the Group
electing a new Management Committee, if required, and
considering any other matter as may be decided.

b) Following the AGM, the Management Committee will submit in writing and in person an annual report to the STC.

 

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