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Equivalence Advisory Group

Meeting dates (10:00 start)


  • 18 January 2018
  • 15 February 2018
  • 15 March 2018
  • 19 April 2018
  • 17 May 2018
  • 21 June 2018
  • 19 July 2018
  • 16 August 2018
  • 20 September 2018
  • 18 October 2018
  • 15 November 2018
  • 14 December 2018


Reporting mechanism

The Equivalence 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

  • Mr Mani Das FRCOG

Deputy Senior Equivalence Advisor

  • Dr Malini Prasad FRCOG


  • Mr Peter Lindsay FRCOG
  • Dr Dave Semple FRCOG
  • Mrs Sarah Reynolds FRCOG
  • Dr Hiran Samarage FRCOG
  • Dr Sanjaya Kalkur FRCOG
  • Dr Premila Thampi FRCOG
  • Mr Dhiraj Uchil MRCOG
  • Dr Wai Yoong FRCOG

Elsewhere on the site

2018 meeting dates
Dates for all committee meetings, exams, admission ceremonies and dinners in 2018
College governance
See full details of the RCOG’s governance structure