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Professional Development Committee

Meetings (held quarterly, 10:30 start)


  • Thursday 30 January 2020
  • Friday 1 May 2020
  • Thursday 10 September 2020
  • Thursday 10 December 2020



Reporting mechanism

The Professional Development Committee reports to Education Board.


  • To assess the impact of the recommendations of the Becoming Tomorrow’s Specialist report on CPD.
  • To support appraisal through relevant CPD.
  • To develop a new framework for CPD and a new recording system for CPD which will be applicable to UK and overseas Fellows and Members.
  • To identify educational tools required for the purposes of the RCOG CPD programme.
  • To pilot and modify the new RCOG CPD programme, as appropriate.
  • To ensure that the RCOG CPD programme remains within national standards, including those of the GMC and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
  • Supported by the eLearning team, to be responsible for the quality assurance process for online CPD resources on RCOG eLearning.


Please send all correspondence to the committee secretary.


Valeria Ferrante
Tel: +44 20 7772 6307


  • Dr R J Howell FRCOG





SAS/Trust Lead

Dr L J Hipple FRCOG

Revalidation Lead

Mrs C M H Schram FRCOG

Academic Representative

Dr S Ghaem-Maghami MRCOG

Member Representative

Dr VA Mackay MRCOG

Fellow Representative

Dr S Havenga FRCOG

Trainee Representative

Dr G Stevenson MRCOG

Vice President, Education

Dr Sue Ward FRCOG

Women’s Network Representative

Ms R Unstead-Joss

Faculty Development Lead

Mr S Mukhopadhyay FRCOG

TOG Editor-in-Chief

Dr Kate Harding FRCOG

Director of Education, RCOG


Director of Digital Transformation, RCOG


Head of Education Innovation, RCOG


Senior Website Manager, RCOG




Elsewhere on the site

2019 meeting dates
Dates for all committee meetings, exams, admission ceremonies and dinners in 2019
College governance
See full details of the RCOG’s governance structure