The Professional Standards Committee (PSC) is responsible for matters relating to professionalism and ensuring Fellows’ compliance with the recertification programme. Its responsibilities include:

  • Advising the ExC on clinical issues.
  • Promote best clinical practice, including prudent use of treatments and investigations, as by the “Choosing Wisely” initiative.
  • Setting standards for professional behaviour.
  • Setting the CPD requirements, including ongoing review and updating based on stakeholder feedback.
  • Confirming CME activities meeting College requirements.
  • Setting clinical audit standards and approving new audits that meet those standards.
  • Writing, reviewing, updating and applying the supervisor policy

For Fellow-related matters:

  • Checking compliance with recertification.
  • Detecting and remediating poor performance, and reporting it where there is a public safety issue.
  • Arrange practice visits for Fellows.
  • Marking, analysing and acting on Fellows’ audits.
  • Writing, reviewing, updating and applying the Fellows’ performance policy.

Professional Standards Committee

  • Dinesh Deonarain (convenor)
  • Derek Buchanan
  • Andrew Stacey