You invite seconders in the same way that you invite a candidate.
In the nominator form there is an ‘invitations’ box located above the personal details fields. There will be two buttons relevant to the seconders - an ‘invite seconder 1’ and ‘invite seconder 2’ button.
By clicking on either of these buttons, you will be prompted to enter at least one of the following for your intended recipient – their email address, membership number or GMC number. You should then select to find the seconder and then to ‘Send invitation’.
You should repeat the process for the other seconder. If searching for a seconder by their email address, please be sure to enter the email address that they have registered with the RCGP. This may require you to check with the individual first, but will ensure that you avoid unnecessary delays to the process. Invites sent to unregistered email addresses will not be immediately accessible to the individual as they will not be able to log in to the website to respond and will be required to update their registered email address in order to do so. It is not possible to retract and resend an invite once it has been sent.
Notification emails will be sent to the recipients informing them of the nominator’s invitation for them to participate in a nomination, with a hyperlink which redirects to the Online Fellowship system (after the user has first been requested to log in).
The recipient should then select to navigate to their inbox (after having selected the ‘I am a seconder’ role). They should then see that they have received an invitation underneath the heading ‘Invitations received’ and the option to either ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ the invitation.
Once the invitation has been accepted or declined by the recipient, you will receive a notification email to inform you of the recipient’s response. Your invitation will also show as having been ‘accepted’ or ‘declined’ in your inbox.