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.
Chair — Dr Jeanette Dickson
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.
Chair — Dr Anthony Choules
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 Alison Moulds
Chairs — Dr Namita Kumar and Professor Nicki Cohen
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 Claire Coomber
Chair — Mr Robert Taylor
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.
Chair – Dr Susi Caesar
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 Kate Tansley
Chair – Professor Carrie MacEwen
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.
Chair — Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard and Professor Sue Hill
Genomics Professional Partnerships Group, hosted by the Academy, will be instrumental in refining and prioritising various aspects of NHS England’s genomic medicine programme. The work sits across the spectrum of medicine and healthcare to ensure that full benefits of genomics are realised while avoiding over-diagnosis or any potential harm.
Managed by Rose Jarvis
Chair — Dr Waleed Arshad
The Academy Specialty and Associate Specialist Committee represents the needs, interests, and views of SAS doctors and dentists. It brings together SAS representatives from all colleges and faculties to exchange information and share good practice. The SAS Committee encourages SAS representation at all colleges and faculties, promotes development of the SAS workforce, gives a voice to SAS doctors and dentists regarding wider issues in healthcare and promotes a positive profile for the SAS workforce. The chair is a co-opted member of the Academy Council.
Chair — Dr Matthew Clarke
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 Alison Moulds
Chair — Dr Harriet Gordon
The Flexible Careers Committee brings together College and Faculty representatives as well as representatives from the BMA, NHS Employers and the Medical Women’s Federation 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 Newbery
Chair — Ms Ros Levenson
The Academy Patient Lay Committee 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 Kate Tansley
The Academy Stakeholder Reference Group provides an additional and wider range of patients/lay/consumer representatives to gather opinion from – in particular seldom heard groups who who often face the biggest barriers to accessing services but have the greatest need.
The Group runs virtually and communicates predominately via email. Members receive monthly updates detailing the Academy’s latest work with patient/lay representatives, opportunities to input their views, invitations to attend occasional events and join Academy Committees as required.
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