The Academy’s activities concentrate primarily on producing policy and recommendations to inform healthcare. Much of this work is delivered by the Academy’s long standing committees or through working groups and independent short-life projects.  Below details our current committees and working groups.

Education and training committees

Academy Education Strategy Committee

Chair — Professor Jane Dacre

The Academy Education Strategy Committee is the overarching education body of the Academy. It identifies strategy, policy and work streams which need to be taken forward in postgraduate medical education and gives guidance and direction on how they will be achieved. It provides commonality between all the Academy education related committees. 

Managed by Johanne Penney

 

Academy Foundation Programme Committee

Chair — Dr David Kessel

The Academy Foundation Programme Committee coordinates and facilitates the work of the Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties to produce the Foundation Programme Curriculum for Foundation year doctors.

Managed by Johanne Penney

 

Joint Academy Training Forum

Chair — Professor Bill Reid

The Joint Academy Training Forum coordinates, facilitates and develops generic work of the medical Royal Colleges and Faculties with regards to postgraduate medical specialty training, including general practice. It works in conjunction with other relevant bodies relating to postgraduate medical specialty and general practice training.

Managed by Johanne Penney

 

Academy Assessment Committee

Chair — Professor Andrew Elder

The Academy Assessment Committee coordinates, facilitates and takes forward the work of the Royal Colleges and Faculties with regards to assessment in postgraduate medical training.

Managed by Claire Coomber

 

Revalidation  & CPD committees

Revalidation and Professional Development Committee

Chair – Dr Ian Starke

The Revalidation and Professional Development Committee is concerned with developing processes and procedures relating to the specialist revalidation of doctors and their CPD.

Managed by Yvonne Livesey

 

Revalidation Project Governance Committee

Chair — Dr Anthony Falconer

The Revalidation Project Governance Committee is responsible and accountable for the overall allocation of funds and monitoring of Academy funded revalidation projects according to the accepted principles of good governance.

Managed by Yvonne Livesey

 

Healthcare policy committees

Mental Capacity Act Committee

Chair – Dr Julie Chalmers

The Academy has begun work to ensure that the Mental Capacity Act is fully understood, supported and implemented across the medical profession by providing a network function within the clinical community regarding the Act. The committee will work to promote the Act through Colleges and holding events to increasing understating on the legal and ethics aspects of the Act.

Managed by Joan Reid 

 

Choosing Wisely Committee

Chair – Professor Dame Sue Bailey

Choosing Wisely is an initiative to promote conversations between doctors and patients. The aim of the programme is to help patients and their clinicians choose care that is, supported by evidence, not duplicated, free from harm, necessary and consistent with patient values.

Managed by Joan Reid

 

Quality Improvement Working Group

Chair — Dr Liam Brennan

The Quality Improvement Working Group provides a forum for Academy member medical Royal Colleges and Faculties to share information and best practice regarding quality standards and improvement across the specialties. The Committee identifies and takes forward issues that are relevant to all medical Royal Colleges and Faculties.

Managed by Rose Jarvis

 

International Forum

Chair — Dr John Howard

The International Forum coordinates the international activities of the medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in order to improve global health. The International Forum operates under the auspices of the Academy but it is supported with its own subscription and secretariat.

 

Academy Project Governance Committee

Chair — Professor Dame Sue Bailey

The Academy Project Governance Committee is responsible and accountable for the overall allocation of funds and monitoring of Academy matched funding projects according to the accepted principles of good governance.

 

Representational committees

Academy Staff and Associate Specialist Doctors Committee

Chair — Dr Kirstin May

The Academy Staff and Associate Specialist Doctors Committee provides a voice for SAS doctors within the Academy. The Chair is a co-opted member of the Council. A new charter for Staff and Associate Specialist doctors in England sets out what they and employers can expect from each other. The document has been agreed by the BMA, the Academy, HEE and NHS Employers.

Managed by David Calderon-Prada

Academy Trainee Doctors’ Group

Chair — Dr Jon Bailey

The Academy’s Trainee Doctors’ Group is a forum for Trainee representatives of all Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties to come together. It provides an informed and balanced view on generic issues relevant to College-registered trainees. The Chair is a co-opted member of the Academy Council.

Managed by Claire Coomber

 

Flexible Careers Committee

Chair — Dr Elaine Griffiths

The Flexible Careers Committee brings together College and Faculty representatives on issues relating to flexible working arrangements for medical and dental staff. This includes the whole spectrum of the workforce from trainees through to retirement and in primary, secondary, community and tertiary care. The Flexible Careers Committee operates under the auspices of the Academy but is supported with its own subscription and secretariat.

Managed by Nina Newbury

 

Academy Patient and Lay Committee

Chair — Mr Peter Rees

The Academy Patient Lay Group informs Academy discussions, and ensures that the interests and perspectives of patients and the general public are taken into account within the work of the Academy. Members are from each of the College patient/lay groups. The Chair is a co-opted member of the Council.

Managed by Joan Reid