Equivalence committee and CESR

About the Equivalence Committee

The Equivalence Committee’s purpose is to assess applications received under the CESR route and send recommendations to the General Medical Council regarding individual applications for Specialist Registration in Psychiatry.

Equivalence committee members are made up from the Specialty Doctor's Committee, the Psychiatric Trainees' Committee and Faculty members representing each psychiatric specialty. CESR Evaluators are also invited to attend committee meetings.

For further information, please view the Committee's remit.



  • Dr N Chakraborty

Deputy Chairs

  • Dr K Leighton
  • Dr E Fellow-Smith

Committee members

  • Dr A Bailey (Psychiatric Trainees' Committee)


If you would like to know more about the Equivalence Committee, please contact Gen Grainger, CESR and Training Co-ordinator at Genevieve.grainger@rcpsych.ac.uk or on 020 3701 2606.

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