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Professional Development Committee

Meetings (held quarterly, 10:30 start)


  • Thursday 1 March
  • Thursday 7 June
  • Thursday 20 September
  • Friday 14 December


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 consultant 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.


Please send all correspondence to the committee secretary.


Valeria Ferrante
Tel: +44 20 7772 6307


  • Dr R J Howell FRCOG





SAS 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

Education Lead

Prof N McClure FRCOG

Fellow Representative

Dr S Mathers FRCOG

Vice President, Education

Professor Janice Rymer FRCOG

Women’s Network Representative

Ms R Unstead-Joss

Faculty Development Lead

Mr S Mukhopadhyay FRCOG

Senior Director of Education and Assessment, RCOG


Director of Digital Transformation, RCOG


Head of Education Innovation


Senior Website Manager, RCOG




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