Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC)

The role of Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) is to contribute to the development of specialist training policy around sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) as it affects the specialty and the delivery of specialist training to standards set by FSRH and the General Medical Council (GMC).

The SAC meets quarterly per annum, its membership includes Training Programme Directors, Educational Supervisors, Trainee representative(s), Patient/public involvement representative(s), the Postgraduate Dean for CSRH (or deputy), Chair of Assessment and Curriculum Committee (ACC), and FSRH Officer representation from the Vice President (Specialty).

The Specialty Advisory Committees achievements for 2020

  • Successful implementation of 8 new CSRH Trainees to the programme
  • 6 new CSRH trainee spaces confirmed for 2020.
  • Successful training days for the new CSRH Curriculum. 
  • Start of new Lead Dean
  • Start of a New trainee rep
  • CCT of 3 Trainees
  • Full documentation of all Specialty processes
  • Improved our information for trainees
  • Trainee network is working very successfully

 The Specialty Advisory Committee’s plans for 2021

  • To progress the CSRH curriculum review as part of the GMC 2020 Curriculum Review project. 
  • To progress/influence the number of CSRH trainee posts
  • To promote the Specialty training programme to policy makers and commissioners /managers
  • To improve the way the FSRH supports specialty trainees and new consultants in SRH 
  • To ensure that any suitable products meet the GMCs Excellence by Design standards when reviewing/developing our portfolio

Specialty Advisory Committee Members 2021

  • Dr Charlotte Porter (Chair & Training Programme Director)
  • Dr Sue Brechin (Vice Chair & Training Programme Director)
  • Dr Janet Barter (Vice President Specialty and Training Programme Director)
  • Dr Rob Powell (Lead Dean)
  • Dr Catherine Schunmann (Chair of the Assessment and Curriculum Committee and Training Programme Director)
  • Dr Najia Aziz (Training Programme Director)
  • Dr Kulsum Jaffer (Training Programme Director)
  • Dr Diana Mansour (Training Programme Director)
  • Dr Sharon Moses (Training Programme Director)
  • Dr Helen Ribbans (Training Programme Director)
  • Dr Caroline Scherf (Training Programme Director)
  • Dr Julia Shefras (Training Programme Director)
  • Dr Manisha Singh (Training Programme Director)
  • Dr Charlotte Gatenby (Co-Trainee Representative) 
  • Dr Donna Russel (Co-Trainees Representative) 
  • Ms Toni Belfield (Patient Consumer Representative)
  • Dr Antje Ischebeck (SSM Rep)
  • Dr Kate Guthrie (CESR Chair)

FSRH Staff

  • Sam Yosef (Specialty Development Officer)
  • Kim Scrivener (Curriculum and Assessment Manager)
  • Fran Hyatt  (Education Development Manager)

You can contact the Committee Administrator with any questions regarding the committee and committee work at syosef@fsrh.org. 

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