The Equivalence Committee is a Committee of the Education and Training Committee (ETC) whose main purpose is to monitor the standards of, create guidance for, and assess CESR applications for specialist registration in psychiatry.
Outside of this initial remit, committee members will also be called upon to advise in relation to wider issues of equivalence within psychiatry and will work with the International Division with regards to the review of international Postgraduate Qualifications (PGQs) for eligibility for full registration on the GMC Medical Register.
The Committee will also work with advising and guiding the GMC with regards to suggested changes and improvements to the various systems of equivalence that exist both inside and outside of formal training schemes.
The committee has a main Chair and Deputy Chair but also aim to have six Specialty Advisors for each psychiatry specialty to provide clear and direct specialist advice and insight to ensure each specialty is properly represented.
Only existing committee members can apply to be Specialty Advisors and they are required to have completed a minimum of one active year on the Equivalence Committee.
|Dr Neeraj Berry||Chair|
|Dr Kuben Naidoo||Deputy Chair and CESR Specialty Advisor for General Adult Psychiatry|
|Dr Chris Bools||CESR Specialty Advisor for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|Dr Purvesh Madhani||CESR Specialty Advisor for Forensic Psychiatry|
|Dr Scott Cherry||CESR Specialty Advisor for Old Age Psychiatry|
|Vacant||CESR Specialty Advisor for Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability|
|Vacant||CESR Specialty Advisor for Medical Psychotherapy|
View the remit of the Equivalence Committee
If you're interested in joining the committee, their information can be found on our Become a CESR Evaluator page.
Please see below for a list of Committee members, this is not the full committee list but those who have consented to sharing their details.
|Dr Osama Hammer||General Psychiatry||Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust|
|Dr Declan Hyland||General Psychiatry||Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust|
|Dr Maire Cooney||General Psychiatry (Rehabilitation)||NHS Lanarkshire|
|Dr Ruchit Sood||General Psychiatry||Betsi Cadwaladar University Health Board|