Get involved: Join our specialty committees

Posted 25 January 2024

Date: 25 Jan 2024

Type: FSRH News and Information

We have some exciting opportunities to join our Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC), our Assessment Curriculum Committee (ACC) and the Specialist Portfolio Pathway Committee (SPPC).

What is Specialty?

Launched in 2010, the Specialty curriculum in Community Sexual and Reproductive Health (CSRH) aims to train a consultant workforce with the necessary leadership skills – and clinical skills - for community based Sexual and Reproductive Health services. Specialty and Associate Specialist Doctors, or SAS doctors for short, are highly skilled medical professionals who have chosen to specialise in a particular field. In the context of sexual and reproductive healthcare, they are a crucial part of the team, contributing their expertise to patient care, research, and service development.


Why support us?

These committee roles play a pivotal role in the development of our CSRH trainee curriculum and shaping the future of SRH. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and work with a community of like-minded professionals in your field.


Assessment Curriculum Committee

The Assessment Curriculum Committee (ACC) is responsible for the development of the CSRH training programme curriculum, the assessments involved, and quality assuring the curriculum. This includes but is not limited to, keeping up-to-date with medical developments that may need to be included in the curriculum, and developing assessment and reflection formats for trainees and educational supervisors.

Roles available in the ACC

  • Assessment Curriculum Committee Chair

    The ACC monitors and maintains the standards and assessments which make up the Community Sexual and Reproductive Health (CSRH) curriculum, ensuring that it is consistently deliverable and relevant to sexual and reproductive healthcare. The ACC Chair is therefore responsible for leading the charge in both making necessary changes to the curriculum via the General Medical Council processes, and the development of specialty training policy around sexual and reproductive health.

    Eligibility: Must be an active member of FSRH
    Desirable experience: Detailed knowledge of the CSRH specialty training programme, and experience as an educational supervisor or trainer.

  • Assessment Curriculum Committee Deputy Chair

    The ACC Deputy Chair, as well as serving as member of the ACC, will deputise for the ACC Chair and act on their behalf when needed. The Deputy will support the chair in the execution of committee matters, projects, and correspondence, and will work to encourage engagement with the activities associated with the committee. When required, the Deputy ACC Chair will represent the chair at committee and Specialty Training Board meetings, and act as ACC representative externally. 

Specialty Advisory Committee

The Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) is responsible for the specialty as a whole which includes CSRH as a speciality and having scope of the delivery of the programme and the portfolio pathways. SAC is key in the management of educational quality of the specialty programmes, and includes recruitment, trainee progression, quality assurance, and discussing workforce issues. 

Roles available in the SAC

  • Specialty Advisory Committee Chair

    An exciting opportunity to be at the forefront in the development and support of CSRH as a specialty, from the training programme and portfolio pathways, to the membership examinations. The SAC Chair will work to progress the actions, projects, and initiatives within the specialty of CSRH, whilst ensuring FSRH’s charitable aims and strategies are met. For this role, experience within SRH and GUM, particularly the delivery of the curriculum, is essential, as is the ability to successfully navigate governance structures and external stakeholder projects.

    Eligibility: Must be an active member of FSRH
    Desirable experience: Delivery of CSRH curriculum and current or previous Educational Supervisor/Training Programme Director

  • Specialty Advisory Committee Deputy Chair

    The SAC Deputy Chair, as well as serving as member of the SAC committee, will deputise for the SAC Chair and act on their behalf when needed. The Deputy will support the chair in the execution of committee matters, projects, and correspondence, and will work to encourage engagement with the activities associated with the committee. When required, the Deputy SAC Chair will represent the chair at committee and Specialty Training Board meetings, and act as SAC representative externally.

    Eligibility: Must be an active member of FSRH
    Desirable experience: Delivery of CSRH curriculum and current or previous Educational Supervisor/Training Programme Director

Specialist Portfolio Pathway Committee

The Specialist Portfolio Pathway Committee (SPPC) is responsible for providing the effective support and processing of Portfolio Pathway applications and activities. These need to meet the requirements and standards set by the regulator, the General Medical Council, ensuring alignment to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges guidance, and to support the advancement of sexual and reproductive healthcare practice.

The SPPC is accountable to the Specialty Training Board (STB) of FSRH Council, and will report into the board with the SPPC Chair (or chosen representative), present at each board of council meeting. 

Roles available in SPPC

  • Committee Member 

    The Committee Member role will contribute to the the committee's aims and objectives above. 

    Eligibility: Must have either acted as a CESR champion or assessor, and/or have successfully completed the CESR pathway previously


 

To apply for any of the above roles, please complete our online application form.