The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians based in the UK and with international reach, is a collaboration between the:
- Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
- Royal College of Physicians of London
Collectively, the colleges represent more than 50,000 physicians worldwide. For physicians in the UK and globally, the colleges provide an invaluable professional network, opportunities to share best practice and ongoing educational opportunities.
The Federation’s purpose is to support the three colleges in delivering core shared services including:
- the MRCP(UK) Diploma Examinations, the PACES practical examination and Specialty Certificate Examinations (SCEs)
- the Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) which is responsible for managing the Colleges’ role in the regulation of specialist training in the UK
- the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy and Diary for Physicians
Lay Representatives - Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians UK
The Federation is seeking to appoint two representatives to JRCPTB:
Purpose and scope
Lay involvement in the management and organisation of our work is essential. Lay representatives act as a ‘critical friend’, contribute experience from outside the professional group, and provide an external, non-medical perspective to the decision making process. They provide input into the external quality assurance of the examinations delivery, support the officers of their board or committee in delivering examinations and meeting the requirements set by the General Medical Council (GMC). Successful applicants will become full members of the respective boards and committees, and will actively participate in their work and projects.
- The production of specialty curricula, including workplace based assessments, for 33 medical specialties and 2 subspecialties, as well as Internal Medicine Training (IMT);
- Providing external advice to Deaneries on quality management of training in different locations as part of the General Medical Council’s Quality Framework;
- Recording and monitoring trainees’ progress and making recommendations for the award of specialty certification;
- External stakeholder management through the work of Speciality Advisory Committees;
- International Development activities.