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Intercollegiate groups

Intercollegiate groups bring the Academy, colleges and faculties together informally to discuss common themes. They provide a space to share experiences and best practice to improve communication and knowledge between members.

Coordination of a group may be provided by a host college or faculty or by a member of Academy staff.

Intercollegiate groups are not formal sub-committees of the Academy Council and do not have full policy manager or admin support.

The College Chief Executive Officers group is for college and faculty Chief Executive Officers (or equivalent) to discuss current and emerging issues and to receive updates on Academy activity. The group meets face-to-face three times a year and is hosted and chaired on rotation between the Chief Executives.


The Academy contact for this group is Amy White, Executive Director.

The Communication Leads Group is for college and faculty Communication Leads to meet and discuss Academy Council agenda items, current policy and communications topics as well as issues that are on the horizon. The group meets quarterly, usually just ahead of the Academy Council meetings. It gives colleagues a chance to learn from each other and share challenges and successes. The group also supports numerous bilateral or small group meetings.


The Academy contact for this group is Max Prangnell, Director of Communications and Engagement.

The College Education Leads Group brings together college and faculty Directors of Education (or equivalent). It meets to discuss current and emerging educational issues and enhance the cross-specialty voice of education and training. The group is hosted by the Academy and chaired on a rotational basis.


The Academy contact for this group is Rose Jarvis, Director of Education and Quality.

The Intercollegiate Workforce Group serves as an information exchange between the Workforce Leads of the colleges and faculties, as well as having members from the General Medical Council, NHS England, British Medical Association, NHS Providers and the Royal College of Nursing. The Group meets three times a year. The meetings are a valuable space for sharing information and insights on workforce related issues.


The Academy contact for this group is John-Paul Mattar, Policy Manager.

The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Staff Leads Network is a forum for college and faculty staff working on EDI relating to staff and membership. The network shares best practice, spotlights relevant projects and discusses common issues. Members meet two to three times a year.


The Academy contact for this group is Jennifer Baldock, EBI Project Officer.

The Intercollegiate Sustainability Group brings together college and faculty Environmental and Sustainability Leads. It provides a forum and space to share good practice and updates on the work they are undertaking in this area.


At its core, the group has the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change’s 10 Commitments:

  1. Declare that the climate emergency is a health emergency.
  2. Publish a plan for your organisation to get to net zero with actions and targets measured, monitored and reported annually.
  3. Campaign on mitigating and adapting to the planetary crisis.
  4. Embed sustainability in governance, structure and culture.
  5. Develop a plan for sustainability in specialist areas and work with health systems to implement it.
  6. Educate members on the links between climate and health.
  7. Disinvest from fossil fuels and sign the fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty letter from health.
  8. Acknowledge the link between climate change and inequalities and develop and promote policies that improve both at the same time.
  9. Develop and implement a travel policy for members and staff that minimises travel that consumes carbon.
  10. Prioritise plant-based food and serve animal food only on request and from sustainable sources.


The Academy contact for this group is John-Paul Mattar, Policy Manager.

The Royal College Facilities Management Network Group meets every four months for a casual informal meeting aimed at providing a forum to connect, discuss current topics and share and build a support network.

The contact for this group is Deborah Sayers, Head of Facilities Management at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.