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New Chair of the MRCP(UK) Regulatory Sub-Group

We would like to thank everyone who applied for the Chair of the MRCP(UK) Regulatory Sub-Group role. There was a very strong field of candidates.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Jane Atkinson to this post.

Dr Atkinson graduated from Edinburgh in 2003 and completed her Acute Medicine Training in the North East of England. She has been a consultant a Northumbria Healthcare Trust since 2013. Education was her specialist interest through her registrar training and she completed her Masters in Clinical Education from Newcastle University in 2011.

Throughout her consultant role, she has been involved in Postgraduate Doctors as variously IMT lead for the trust, Acute Medicine TPD and Departmental Lead for education. Furthermore, she has been a PACES examiner since 2018 and a PACES host since 2022. Dr Atkinson has been a member of the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee Member since 2021 and Regulatory Subgroup since 2023. She is very pleased to have been appointed to Chair of the Regulatory Sub-Group, and looks forward to maintaining standards while providing trainees with consistency and transparency in their assessments.

Dr Atkinson commences her role in June 2024, replacing Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram.