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Trainees' Global Health Committee





Reporting to

Global Health Board

Key relationships     


The RCOG Global Health Trainees’ Committee will contribute to the development of the RCOG’s Global Health Strategy, in particular with regard to the role and contribution of trainees with specialist interests and expertise in maternal global health.

The main function and terms of reference of the Global Health Trainees’ Committee will be to:

  • Assist the RCOG to help develop, endorse, and realise its Global Health Strategy by co-ordinating and facilitating the role and contribution of trainees.
  • Ensure trainee representation on RCOG Global Health committees, to facilitate knowledge exchange and consistency of dialogue between trainees and the rest of the RCOG.
  • Promote global women’s health issues within the RCOG National Trainees’ Committee
  • Coordinate trainee involvement to contribute to the development/delivery of the RCOG global health strategy.
  • Facilitate knowledge exchange and sharing of expertise between trainees in the UK and international trainees, and other relevant healthcare providers.
  • Encourage greater recognition of the value of global health clinical work and research, both as a component of post graduate training and a distinct career path.
  • Facilitate improved access to relevant women’s health international clinical experience and/or research for UK trainees.
  • Be a network of support and provide guidance on the availability of global women’s health opportunities, and maintain a repository of information to help Trainees, Members and Fellows in the preparation and delivery of their select international placements.
  • Raise awareness of global women’s health issues among UK trainees at both undergraduate and postgraduate stages to inform and help stimulate interest and engagement in global women’s health.


The Chair will be appointed for three years in the first instance by the other members of the committee.


  • Members are trainee doctors from various regions of the UK, at different stages of training with a broad range of expertise.
  • Chair and Member terms are three years reviewed annually, with an additional 1 year possible should circumstances require.
  • Recruitment is via standard College process including consideration of expertise required for the committee remit, geographical reach and stage of training.

Administrative support

Business Coordinator, Education & Quality


Please send all correspondence to the committee secretary.

Tel: +44 20 7772 6311


Operational procedures


  • The chair will agree the focus for the meeting and the agenda.
  • The Secretariat provided by the RCOG will send each Member a written agenda with all relevant documentation within at least 14 calendar days preceding the meeting.
  • Only agenda items with accompanying documentation/information will be included in the final agenda.
  • The Secretariat Office provided by the RCOG will produce the written minutes of each meeting which will be the formal record of the meeting. Draft minutes will be sent to members within 14 calendar days of the meeting.
  • The minutes will be considered as accepted if, within 15 calendar days from sending, no member has objected in writing to the Secretariat Office with respect to the accuracy of the draft of the minutes.
  • The accepted minutes will be circulated to all members.