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Equivalence Advisory Group

Meeting dates (10:00 start)


  • 25 January 2019
  • 14 February 2019
  • 14 March 2019
  • 11 April 2019
  • 16 May 2019
  • 20 June 2019
  • 18 July 2019
  • 15 August 2019
  • 19 September 2019
  • 17 October 2019
  • 14 November 2019
  • 12 December 2019



Reporting mechanism

The Equivalence Advisory Group reports to Education Board.


  • To define and map ‘equivalence’ with respect to the evolving curriculum.
  • To assess applicants’ equivalence to a day one Consultant.
  • To agree methods of assessment according to guidance issued by the General Medical Council (GMC).
  • To assess applications and submit recommendations to the GMC.
  • To monitor best practice in equivalence matters in other Colleges.
  • To liaise with the GMC on all issues regarding applications, reviews, re-applications and appeals.
  • To consider the liability to the College and how this may be indemnified.
  • To note matters of concern in the College's Risk Register, as appropriate, and in a timely manner.
  • The Equivalence Group will report to the Education Board within the College with regard to recommendations on the equivalence of training.
  • To respond to GMC consultations concerning CESR-related matters.
  • To engage in discussion with stakeholders, both internal and external (e.g. Specialty Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), deaneries) on CESR-related matters.

Frequency of meetings

Once a month, depending on how many CESR applications are received.



Please send all correspondence to the committee secretary.


Gemma Houghton
Tel: +44 20 7772 6451

Senior Equivalence Advisor

  • Dr Malini Prasad FRCOG

Deputy Senior Equivalence Advisor

  • Mrs Sarah Reynolds FRCOG


  • Dr Dave Semple FRCOG
  • Dr Anita Dutta FRCOG
  • Mr Hossam Elsheikh MRCOG
  • Dr Mandira Hazra MRCOG
  • Dr Marina Flynn FRCOG
  • Dr Sanjaya Kalkur FRCOG
  • Dr Premila Thampi FRCOG
  • Mr Dhiraj Uchil MRCOG
  • Dr Wai Yoong FRCOG
  • Dr Neeraja Kuruba MRCOG
  • Dr Tahira Naeem FRCOG
  • Dr Fatima Abu Amna FRCOG
  • Dr Glefy Furtado MRCOG


Elsewhere on the site

2019 meeting dates
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