New Consultants Committee

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The RCP New Consultants Committee (NCC) is dedicated to and comprised of new consultants who are working in the NHS and whose date of first consultant appointment was less than five years ago.

The committee is made up of early career consultants from across the UK, plus a chair and deputy chair who act as RCP ambassadors in their regions. It is established to represent the needs, interests and views of RCP members and fellows who are new consultants or transitioning to this career stage.

Areas of work and projects

The NCC’s remit focuses on:

  • representing the views of new consultants to the RCP and to inform new consultants of RCP decisions and activities that relate to them
  • promoting the involvement of new consultants in RCP activities
  • acting as a focus for issues of self-regulation, clinical governance and clinical excellence/quality as they relate to new consultants
  • reviewing and providing advice on the continuing medical education, professional development and career progression of new consultants
  • developing general advice and resources to support new consultants both before appointment and during their first five years in post, such as their involvement with RCP Launchpad, ensuring that the content also includes collaborative topics for SAS doctors colleagues
  • providing new consultant input and advice to RCP boards, committees and working parties as appropriate.

Meetings and membership

The NCC contains seats for 17 regional representatives, co-opted members, chair and deputy chair. Members meet three times a year and conduct discussions among themselves with senior RCP officers.

There are two virtual meetings and one face-to-face meeting per year, though many of the NCC’s discussions take place outside of these meetings, via email.

New Consultants Committee representatives

The committee is made up of early career consultants from across the UK, plus a chair and deputy chair who act as RCP ambassadors in their regions. Representatives for region/nation are elected by and represent new consultants, both within the RCP on council and in committees.

It is established to represent the needs, interests and views of RCP members and fellows who are new consultants or transitioning to this career stage.

Meet our New Consultants Committee representatives

Dr Emma Burkitt-Wright

New Consultants Committee representative – co-opted role, commissioning

Dr Emma Burkitt Wright

Dr Dhivya Das

New Consultants Committee representative – North Western

Dhivya Das

Dr Katie Honney

New Consultants Committee chair and representative for Eastern

Dr Katie Honney

Dr Shruthi Konda

New Consultants Committee representative – North West London

Dr Shruthi Konda

Dr Julian Lentaigne

New Consultants Committee representative – Peninsula

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Dr James Norman

New Consultants Committee representative – Central and North East London

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New Consultants Committee deputy chair and representative for Northern Ireland

Dr Aidan O'Neill

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Dr Laura Pugh

New Consultants Committee representative – East Midlands North and South

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Dr Shuaib Quraishi

New Consultants Committee representative – South London

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Dr Violeta Razanskaite

New Consultants Committee representative – Mersey

Dr Violeta Razanskaite

Dr Laura Watkins

New Consultants Committee representative – co-opted role, flexible working group

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Dr Justyna Witczak

New Consultants Committee representative – South Wales

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Committee vacancies

The NCC is currently recruiting and invites applications for the following regions: Kent, Surrey and Sussex, North Wales, Oxford and Thames Valley, Severn, Wessex, West Midlands and Yorkshire.

Please contact elaine.storey@rcp.ac.uk for more information regarding vacancies, any local or national issues we should be aware of, or for further information.

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