Independent Medical Expert Group (IMEG) - MEMBERS

Body: Independent Medical Expert Group (IMEG)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Defence
Sector: Defence
Location: London with some UK travel
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: No
Time Requirements: 3 Years. Approximately 10 days per year. Meetings are usually held at Ministry of Defence offices in London with some UK travel.


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Following approval from the Minister of Defence People and Veterans- Min(DPV), Dr Louisa Murdin has been appointed as a Member of the Independent Medical Expert Group (IMEG). The period of appointment is for three years, with effect from 10th December 2021 and will expire on 30th September 2024.

Date: 04/01/2022

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Pre-Appointment


  • Announcement

    04/01/2022 at 12:00

An announcement will be made once the required pre-employment checks have been completed


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

IMEG’s role is to advise Min (DPV) on medical and scientific aspects of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and related matters. The IMEG are seeking three members. The overall responsibility of members is to:

  • engage fully in collective consideration of the issues, taking account of the full range of relevant factors, including any guidance issued by the sponsor department or the responsible minister;
  • ensure that the code of Practice on Access to Government Information is adhered to;

ensure that the Group does not exceed its powers or functions.

Person Specification

The successful candidates must:


  • be medically qualified senior consultants, registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in one of the relevant specialities (trauma/orthopaedics, neurology, audio vestibular/audiological medicine, occupational medicine, psychiatry, respiratory medicine, epidemiology or rehabilitation) and be independent of the MOD, having not previously worked either in the Department or been a member of the Armed Forces;
  • have the ability to apply intellectual rigour to the medical and scientific aspects of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and related matters.
  • have experience of working collaboratively on high level committees at board level;
  • have the ability to take forward investigative work and the capacity to ensure that all issues are seen through to their conclusion;
  • demonstrate a willingness to work flexibly and engage constructively with the other IMEG members and stakeholders;
  • demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills and teamwork;


The successful candidates should also:

  • have an interest in occupational medicine, disability analysis and personal injury compensation

have an understanding of how the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme operates.

Additional Information

The appointments will be for a period of three years with two starting on 1 September 2021 and the third appointment in February 2022.

How to Apply

Please complete the attached Expression of Interest and Monitoring Information Forms and send a copy of each along with your most recent CV to quoting reference 40590.

40590_IMEG_MEMBER_Diversity Form
40590_IMEG_MEMBER_Disable Confident Scheme Declaration
40590_IMEG_MEMBER_Campaign Information Pack_V2
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