The RCR's job description review and advisory appointments committee processes are in place to provide quality assurance in the recruitment and appointment of consultants, specialty doctors and associate specialist posts to NHS trusts and health boards.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the AAC process
Given the ongoing effects of the pandemic on the NHS, we are continuing to advise conducting AAC panels via videoconference. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as needed.
Read the RCR position on coronavirus (COVID-19) and the AAC process (17 March 2020)
Job description review
To submit a job description for review, please send the document(s) to email@example.com.
AAC representative request
- There is a statutory requirement for a representative from the RCR to sit on each AAC panel in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This is to ensure that candidates have completed the correct training and are eligible for appointment.
- The National Health Services (Appointments of Consultant) Regulations, Good Practice, January 2005 sets out the approach to be taken in appointing NHS doctors posts.
- The guidance does not apply to foundation trusts, however the 2005 Concordat between Medical Royal Colleges and the Foundation Trusts Networks (revised in 2010), recognises the mutal benefits of the AAC process.
Please email the AAC team if you have any questions.