Training, Workforce and Examinations Committees

Role

The Education and Training Committee is the most senior educational committee within the College, and has overall responsibility for the formulation and ratification of educational policy.

The Education and Training Committee is responsible for all aspects of the education and training of psychiatrists at each stage of their careers, including the monitoring of standards of training at both basic specialist and higher specialist level, overseeing the MRCPsych Examinations, formulating policy regarding Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and determining who is elected as a PMPT, Affiliate, Member or Fellow of the College.

The Committee also ratifies the award of College prizes, endorses lists of Regional Advisers and Representatives, Examiners, and Assessors who participate in Advisory Appointments Committees, and receives the minutes of all educational committees within the College.

Chair

The President and the Dean, in rotation.

Contact

Julian Ryder, Head of Training & Workforce

Role

The Royal College of Psychiatrists Revalidation and CPD Committee has responsibility for all aspects of revalidation and continuing professional development policy. This includes making recommendations to the Education & Training Committee regarding strategic planning and implementation, and ensuring that members and fellows are provided with the necessary information and support.

Chair

Specialist Advisor for Continuing Professional Development.

Number of meetings per year

3

Contact

Julian Ryder, Head of Training and Workforce

Role

To afford the opportunity for Postgraduate Deans to meet regularly with College Officers to discuss matters of mutual interest.

Chair

The President.

Membership

President, Dean, Registrar, Deputy Registrar (Manpower), Chair of HSTC, Representatives from COPMeD.

Number of meetings per year

1-2

Contact

Fauzan Palekar, Director of Professional Standards

Role

Meetings of Regional Advisers and their Deputies are intended as opportunities for an exchange of information to take place between Regional Advisors, their Deputies and College Officers.

Chair

The College Registrar

Membership

The College Registrar (Chair), Regional Advisers and Deputy Regional Advisers from each Division.

Number of meetings per year

3

Contact

Julian Ryder, Head of Training and Workforce

(Sub-committees: MCQ Panels, Critical Review Paper Panel, Essay Paper Panel, OSCE Panel, PMP Panel)

Role

Responsible for reviewing the results for the MRCPsych Examinations; approving the question papers; monitoring standards; policy issues.

Chair

Chief Examiner.

Membership

Chief Examiner, Dean, Deputy Chief Examiners, Chairs of the Panels of ESC, 3 representatives of the Education and Training Committee, co-opted members.

Number of meetings per year

4

Contact

Debbie Wright, Head of Examinations Operations (CASC)

Caroline Curtis, Head of Examinations Operations (Written)