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Maintaining Standards and Protecting Patients – Consultant Advisory Appointment Committees

24 July 2018

The role of College Assessor on AACs is extremely important, with the appointment of every NHS consultant key to delivering the highest possible standards of care. The role of the College throughout the recruitment process is to help create good and safe working environments for newly appointed consultants and ensure that appointees are fully trained and the best candidate for the post. College Assessors have a major role to play in advising on the suitability of candidates for appointment.

If you are a substantive NHS consultant and would like to volunteer to help on any of the dates below or for future AACs, please contact Laurelle Bygraves on  Please note that College Assessors cannot be employed by the recruiting trust.

Trust/Hospital Subspecialty interests Date and Time of AAC
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Abergele Hospital

Oculoplastics (Friday) 10/08/2018, Time: TBD
Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Oculoplastics (Monday) 17/09/2018, Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Eastbourne District General Hospital

Paediatrics and Ocular Motility (Tuesday) 09/10/2018, Time: TBD
New: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Medical Retina (Tuesday) 30/10/2018, Time: TBD
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Conquest and Bexhill Hospitals

Glaucoma (Tuesday) 20/11/2018, Time: TBD