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.

Treasurer ExC, BoC, EdC, PSC

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Born in Aotearoa, Sarah is a rural doctor with dual fellowship in Urgent Care and Rural Hospital Medicine who has worked across both hospital and primary care. She currently works as Clinical Director Rural Hospitals in Te Tai Tokerau and Clinical Chief Advisor Rural Health for Manatū Hauora, working clinically in Kaitaia Hospital. Outside work…

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