Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC)

The role of the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) is to contribute to development of specialist training policy as it affects the Community and Sexual and Reproductive Health Specialty Training Programme, and to supervise the delivery of specialist training to standards set by FSRH and the General Medical Council.


Specialty Advisory Committee’s achievements to date and Plans for 2016

2015 achievements:

  • Two trainees appointed to the specialty training programme
  • Three trainees completed the specialty training programme and were added to the GMC Specialist Register in CSRH
  • 7 posts available for recruitment in 2016 (one of these is in a new CSRH training centre)
  • Held 4 days of ARCPs - several Educational Supervisors have been involved in this process for the purpose of learning
  • Contributed to the conscientious objection policy
  • contributed to work towards Shape of Training review
  • Annual report submitted to the GMC

2016 Objectives and Goals:

  • Revise the membership structure of the Committee to better represent Training Programme Directors and CSRH Training Programmes
  • Evaluate report from the GMC trainee survey
  • Rewrite the FSRH Training Programme Approval form and develop a policy on updates to Training Programmes for quality assurance purposes
  • Development of a system for allocating any money available for supporting doctors working towards CESR
  • Continue Negotiations with regional Deans and HEE about national funding for new posts in CSRH
  • Take part in the HEE small specialty review

Committee Members

  • Chair: Dr Janet Barter
  • Dr Najia Aziz
  • Ms Toni Belfield
  • Dr Ailsa Gebbie
  • Dr Antje Ischebeck
  • Dr Kulsum Jaffer
  • Dr Diana Mansour
  • Dr Louise Massey
  • Dr Tracey Masters
  • Dr Pauline McGough
  • Dr Sharon Moses
  • Dr Charlotte Porter
  • Dr Helen Ribbans
  • Dr Catherine Schunmann
  • Dr Julia Shefras
  • Administrator: Emma Linnane