The RCPCH Trainee's Committee is your way of interacting with the College. Your trainee representative provides you with a way to raise training issues relevant to your region and bring them to the attention of the College.
What we do:
The Trainees' Committee works on matters of relevance to trainees and to the College.
The general bulk of our work is related to training and assessment but as many aspects of our working lives impact on training, these also fall into our remit.
- The committee also sends its representatives to sit on other committees and working groups within and outside of the College. These include committees on exams, child protection, subspecialties and many other issues.
What we are:
The committee is made up of elected representatives from the UK and Ireland who are currently paediatric trainees.
There are 18 regions, with most posts being shared between two people, so as well as a chair and vice chair, there are 18 representatives and 18 deputies.
As one of the RCPCH's standing committees, we are subject to the College's byelaws and regulations and as such have a duty to ensure trainees' views are expressed and heard.
The Vice President for Training and Assessment sits on the committee and the President will also attend occasional discussions.
We meet three times per year with one meeting held outside London, although we are in email contact much more frequently than this.
How to get involved or get your voice heard:
You should receive regular emails from the trainee representative of your region about various issues that have been discussed by the Trainees' Committee. Feel free to
about anything which concerns you.
If you don't know who your representatives are have at look at the
Posts are held for approximately three years and it is likely that one position in your region will become available while you are trainee. Please contact any member of the committee to find out further details about the role and what it involves.
Dr Daniel Lumsden
(Chair of RCPCH Trainees' Committee)
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