AAC information and guidance

The latest College guidance for recruitment of paediatricians to consultant or specialty doctor grades in NHS services is now published below.

College guidance

Recruitment of paediatricians for NHS services - Guidance for Participants 2017(PDF, 221KB, 42 pages)

This guide is relevant to:

  • recruiting HR staff, senior management and clinical staff in employers providing NHS services
  • RCPCH Regional Leads and Subspecialty Advisory Committee members
  • convenors of College recognised Specialty Groups and Special Interest Groups
  • paediatricians providing external quality assurance of recruitment by NHS service providers
  • applicants for consultant grade or specialty doctor grade posts in NHS services

Legislation and Government guidance

In addition, the links below will take you to the legislation setting out the Advisory Appointments Committees (AACs) system as well as the guidance from the Department of Health in England on how the process should be run that is followed in all countries of the UK.


To reach the AAC Team please email aac@rcpch.ac.uk

Alternatively, please call the College switchboard on 020 7092 6000.