The College is organised into four divisions according to the services they provide, as outlined below. The President, Chief Executive’s offices and Human Resources, as they are involved in the work of all divisions, are outlined separately.
It is the role of the President to ensure that the College meets the goals and targets set out in the College Strategy and Work Plan. The President chairs Council, Executive Committee and other key College committees, as well as representing the College’s views to Government and other outside bodies.
The Chief Executive’s Office is responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of the College. The Chief Executive’s department supports the CEO, and specifically deals with international work, legal issues, external affairs and business planning.
Dr Hilary Cass – President
Christine Turner – Executive Assistant to the President; Tel: 020 7092 6077
Chris Hanvey – CEO
Marie Morrissey– Executive Adviser to the CEO; Tel: 020 7092 6004
Human Resources and Organisational Development - 020 7092 6012
The Human Resources department ensures that the College has appropriate staff in place to meet its needs, and that its employment policies and practices are fair and up to date. The department provides advice to the College on HR issues including recruitment and selection, pay, organising training and development, processing health and safety issues and other benefits, staff development and equal opportunities.
International Operations - 020 7092 6009
The international office provides oversight of the College’s international activities. It sets, implements and monitors the international strategy and provides a focal point for liaison on our international work.
Currently, the College’s international activity focuses on the training, education and assessment of paediatricians overseas in low and middle income countries predominantly. It also provides a point of contact and support to our many overseas members.
The Division includes Finance, Facilities, Governance, IS, British Association of Community Child Health (BACCH), British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) and oversees risk management functions for the College which includes arranging insurance cover.
David Howley – Director of Corporate Services
Finance – 020 7092 6051
Finance processes all receipts and payments (including payment of Committee Members’ expenses) and provides the management accounting, financial accounting, budgeting, financial forecasting, internal audit and risk management functions for the College.
Facilities – 020 7092 6021
The Facilities department is responsible for running the College premises, building maintenance, room bookings, security, catering, the post room and health and safety.
Governance - 020 7092 6070
The Governance team is responsible for administering the College's senior committees, including Council and Executive Committee. It also provides the College's support for the AACs function. In addition, the Head of Governance has College-wide responsibility to lead on issues around risk and contracts.
Information Systems (IS) – 020 7092 6031
The IS department looks after the network and operating system and provides desktop support and general IT training for College staff and maintains the College database. It is responsible for overseeing and supporting all IT projects and for staff IT training. The Archives and Records Manager is responsible for the historical records of the College, records management, and the College's collection of books and publications.
The division is responsible for the strategic management and day to day delivery of all aspects of the education and training of all doctors working in paediatrics and child health in the UK. This includes promoting paediatrics as a career, setting and maintaining standard of education and training, supporting and assessing training doctors to become specialist paediatricians, and supporting the continuing professional development (CPD) and revalidation process for all paediatricians.
Julia O’Sullivan – Director of Education and Training
Recruitment and Careers - 0207 092 6142
The Recruitment and Careers Team hold responsibility for the promotion of paediatrics as a career to those new to the specialty, together with offering assistance and guidance to those already in paediatrics seeking to establish their future career plans. We also manage and maintain the Specialty Training, NTN Grid (sub-specialty training) and International recruitment processes, ensuring the highest standards for entry to the specialty.
Quality and Standards – 020 7092 6143
The Quality and Standards team work to ensure that the work of the Education and Training division is fit for purpose, relevant, responsive and represents best practice including:
- defining the curriculum and assessment systems
- produce and set exam papers
- support quality management of training
- analyse exam and assessment results
- produce or review research
- communicate with stakeholders through the work of the committees
Education and Training Contact Centre - 020 7092 6153 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Education and Training Support team work with those doctors who are involved in paediatric training either as trainees or those who support them. The main areas of support work are with ePortfolio, online and work based assessments, registration for training, general training enquiries and trainee/trainer support issues and CCT, CESR (CP) and CESR queries.
Examinations - 0207 092 6126
It is responsible for setting, monitoring and maintaining the highest possible standards for examinations. The two principle College examinations are the Membership Exam (in three sections) and the Diploma in Child Health (DCH). These can be taken in various locations throughout the UK as well as in some overseas countries. The Exams Team rigorously quality assures all its processes and regularly reviews future methods of assessments.
CPD and Revalidation - 020 7092 6107/6152
The team is responsible for career grade support and guidance. Specifically, the team administers the College’s CPD scheme, available to those on the GMC register, including the online CPD diary and approves CPD activities for credits. The team is also responsible for developing and implementing processes for revalidation for paediatricians, setting standards and providing advice and guidance to doctors about what requirements are. This includes supporting career grade doctors' access to the PaedCCF patient feedback tool and the forthcoming online revalidation portfolio.
Education Projects – 020 7092 6111
The education projects that are produced include several high quality national and international projects to develop training programmes for paediatricians and other healthcare professionals. Many of the programmes provide professionals with the essential competences and can be used to support their CPD.
020 7092 6078
This Division develops education courses and e-learning training for paediatricians and other health professionals; develops and influences research into and development of, clinical standards on child health; and develops health policy and standards for health services. The work of the division also includes managing requests for the College’s commentaries, submissions and responses to consultations from the Government and other external organisations.
Jacqueline Fitzgerald – Director of Research and Policy
Health Policy– 020 7092 6092
The Health Policy team focuses on developing, influencing and promoting policy to support paediatricians in improving children’s health.
This includes supporting service planning and modelling, child protection arrangements and raising the profile of children’s health through our members across the NHS, independent and third sector and the wider community.
BPSU - 020 7092 6173
The BPSU facilitates research into uncommon childhood infections and disorders for the advancement of knowledge and effects practical improvement in prevention, treatment and service planning. It allows paediatricians to participate in the surveillance of uncommon disorders andincreases awareness within the medical profession of the less-common disorders studied and can respond rapidly to public health emergencies.
Clinical Standards – 020 70926164
The Clinical Standards programme aims to improve the quality of clinical practice by ensuring that it is evidence based, and that this evidence is well disseminated. Our activities include developing guidelines, supporting Members and specialist groups with guideline development, quality reviewing products, evaluating implementation of standards through clinical audit and developing resources.
Research Projects – 020 7092 6169
The Research projects look at ways in which the care provided to children can be improved. This includes the development of a tool to measure a child’s experience when being treated; working to improve the care pathways and providing better and clearer information to parents and carers. In addition the team works to improve research, increasing the number of paediatricians involved in research and revising the information on the ethics involved in paediatric research.
The Division is responsible for member services, the website and publications, College events and fundraising and marketing. The Director also manages the College’s offices in Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Brian Dow– Director of Communications
Member Services – 020 7092 6060
This section deals with all applications for admission to membership, all membership matters including membership subscriptions, certificates, enquiries from existing and prospective members and liaison with the British Medical Journal (BMJ) to ensure that members receive Archives of Disease in Childhood if included in their subscription. The department also maintains members details on the central database, though members can also update their own details by logging into their member accounts on the website.
Web and Publications - 020 7092 6042
The publications department manages the website and the production of College publications, which includes prepress, reprographics, editorial assistance and advises members about College publications.
Media and Public Affairs 020 7092 6005
The department is the first port of call for journalists, documentary makers or broadcast researchers who want to find out College policy or get expert opinion on relevant topics. Journalists may also want to find paediatricians for expert views and advice on specific illnesses or conditions that affect children - Media Affairs holds a list of members willing to speak to the media on these topics, called the Press Panel. Media Affairs is also the contact for parliamentary enquiries and contact with MPs. Visit the press room.
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