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 Helen Liddicoat - Consultant in Respiratory & Acute Medicine, NHS Tayside
Co-Chair: Dr Caroline Scally - Consultant Cardiologist, NHS Lothian

  • Dr Cosmas Mgbojikwe Anazodo, Consultant in Stroke Medicine & General Physician, Royal Preston Hospital
  • Dr Kevin Conroy - Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital of North Tees
  • 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 Adelina McLeod - Consultant in Medicine of the Older Person, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Dr Anna Olsson-Brown, Consultant in Medical Oncology, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Liverpool
  • Dr David Ripley - Consultant Cardiologist, North Tyneside Hospital, North Shields
  • Dr Tina Ryan, Consultant Geriatrician, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley
  • Dr Craig Thurtell - Consultant in General Internal Medicine & Endocrinology & Diabetes, Perth Royal Infirmary

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