To ensure the views of recently appointed consultants (consultants within the first ten years of appointment) are represented in relation to changing requirements in professional development and education.


The Committee is comprised of two co-Chairs elected to our College Council and other members interested in developing and supporting the needs of recently appointed consultants.

Co-Chair: Dr Patrick Byrne - Consultant Physician & GP, Belford Hospital, Fort William
Co-Chair: Dr Marion Slater Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Aberdeen

  • Dr Jane Atkinson - Consultant in Acute Medicine, Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Cramlington
  • Dr Paul Coulter - Consultant Palliative Medicine and GP North East Ambulance Service, Inverclyde Royal Hospital
  • Dr Alison Falconer, Consultant in Medicine of the Elderly, Wishaw General Hospital
  • Dr Ailsa Howie - Consultant in Acute Medicine, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
  • Dr Helen Liddicoat, Consultant in Respiratory & Acute Medicine, NHS Tayside
  • Dr David Ripley - Consultant Cardiologist, North Tyneside Hospital, North Shields
  • Dr Anne Scott - Consultant Cardiologist, Borders General Hospital, Melrose
  • Dr Madeleine Vernon - Consultant in Renal Medicine, St James's University Hospital, Leeds

Contact the committee

The Committee welcomes any new members who wish to join the group. Membership to the Committee is open to all UK Fellows and Members. If you would like more information about roles and responsibilities, please contact the Committee Administrator at rac@rcpe.ac.uk