Professional Standards Unit

Professional Standards Unit

A unit of a Royal College which oversees activities relating to maintaining standards by its consultant members and fellows. Discipline-specific advice to the PSU is requested through the network of Specialty Advisory Committees (SACs) and cross-discipline issues through the network of Regional Councils.

The PSU works closely with the Professional Performance Panel within the College as well as extra-College bodies such as National Clinical Assessment, CPA, NICE, National Confidential Enquiry Consortium, National Collaborating Centres, National Patients Safety Agency, Department of Health, specialist societies, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the GMC.

Professional Standards Unit, RC Path
• Continuing Professional Development;
• Audit and Quality;
• Professional Performance.
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