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Lay Advisory Group

The Lay Advisory Group was created in 2008 as part of the College’s new constitution, and it has been fully operational since February 2009. It exists to contribute a non-clinical perspective to College decision-making at every level.

Each of the members of the Lay Advisory Group is an active member of one of the key College Committees, as well as a member of an appropriate Regional Board.

In the past year the Lay Advisory Group has advised the College in areas such as:

  • Specialty standards for revalidation
  • Patient reported outcome measures to support revalidation
  • Credentialing
  • The redevelopment of the College website, and the public information available on it
  • The specialty training curriculum
  • Public involvement in Fellowship examinations
  • The accreditation of emergency departments
  • Public perspectives on measuring ED performance

As lay representatives of the College, members have also participated in DH projects including development of Regional Trauma Networks, and ED clinical indicators to replace the 4-hour wait target.