The underpinning rationale for externality is to provide independent critique, identify areas of good practice, or of concern. At the core of the process is ensuring patient safety.
The use of external representation is vital to ensure that standards are upheld and also to maintain the robustness and fairness of the process, applying the principles of equality and diversity.
The Gold Guide (General Medical Council) specifies external representation at the following events:
- 10% of ARCP outcomes for each Deanery
- triggered/monitored visits
- appeal panels.
It is the responsibility of the Deanery to ensure external representation takes place.
For queries on externality and help securing external representation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Post and programme approval
All requests for post and programme approval are all made directly to the GMC. Find out more from GMC about programme and location approvals
Change of College Tutor
The College Tutor is the RCPCH representative in the NHS Trust. Each Tutor has a duty to keep up to date with our standards in education and training, new educational initiatives and changes to the curriculum, examinations and assessments.
Find out what a College Tutor does, including the appointment process, upcoming Tutor events and how to notify us of a change in Tutor.
These are available on our region page - see list of regions