Dr Emma Dyer said:
Thank you so much for electing me as your Chair of the Trainees Oversight Committee. I am delighted to be able to continue representing trainees and working with the committee and the College as we transition to Progress+ and beyond. I would like to say a huge thank you to Laura Kelly, the outgoing chair, who has done an incredible job leading the committee through a global pandemic, amongst many other things! Thank you also to the other excellent candidates who ran for this position - trainees had a difficult choice! Thank you again, I am really looking forward to taking on this role.
Outgoing Chair of the Trainees’ Committee, Dr Laura Kelly, said:
It brings me great pleasure to congratulate Emma Dyer on her election as Chair of the Trainee Oversight Committee and Trainee Network. It has been a real honour and privilege to lead the Trainee Oversight Committee and Trainee Network. A lot has changed in the last few years in how we work, but a common theme has been one of always striving to promote the importance of high-quality training for our paediatricians of the future. I know that Emma will continue this push to ensure high quality training for all. I have no doubt Emma will prove an adept Chair to navigate us through the final approach to Progress + and more!
RCPCH President, Dr Camilla Kingdon, said:
I am thrilled to congratulate Emma Dyer in her election as Chair of the Trainee Oversight Committee. Our Trainees are a crucial group at the College – not just for representing the many trainees across all 4 nations, but also giving voice to some of the emerging issues we face as a profession and representing the wider workforce. Some of the most valuable insights I learn come from chance conversations with trainees or emails that pop into my Inbox. We absolutely want to keep that dialogue going and I am confident that Emma will be brilliant at leading that, as Laura Kelly, our outgoing Chair, was. My huge thanks to Laura for all her hard work over the last 3 years. She has had one of the toughest terms as Trainee Chair with all the challenges the pandemic created and I pay tribute to her for everything she achieved.