Dr David Evans MBE, VP for Training and Assessment

David Evans
College Officer

Dr David Evans graduated in medicine from Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He trained in Paediatrics in Bristol and Leeds. He works as a Consultant Neonatologist at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. He has been involved in postgraduate medical education for many years and was Head of School in Paediatrics at the Severn Deanery (Health Education England South West) until 2015. He has also been Education Associate with the General Medical Council since 2014.

His involvement with the RCPCH began as an RCPCHStart Assessor in 2012. He has been START Vice-Chair (Quality Assurance), CESR committee member, RCPCH Advisory Appointment Committee (AAC) member, Assistant Officer for Specialty Training (Recruitment & Selection) and Officer for Assessment, before being elected to Vice-President (Training & Assessment) in 2016.

His current responsibilities include revision of both the curriculum (RCPCHProgress implementation) and training pathway for paediatrics (Shape of Training).

Recent content


COVID-19 - RCPCH trainee progression in the UK through 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented disruption to training and assessment in paediatrics in the UK. We know that trainees will understandably be anxious and have many questions. As the RCPCH, we have a predominantly advisory remit, but we feel acutely that we need to share our plans with ...

Designing a flexible training pathway

Paediatric trainees need more flexibility - from out of programme opportunities to less than full time work - argues David, VP for Training and Assessment. That benefits trainees, programme directors and, ultimately, children and families. Here he introduces the College's plans for redesigning 'run-...