AiT Committee

Associate in Training Committee Elections 2014

Since 2007, the RCGP AiT Committee has been committed to giving all AiTs a voice within the College. Seven years later the impact of the committee is stronger than ever. We are now seeking nominations for AiT representatives to join our committee .

All lead AiT representatives will be required to attend 3 committee meetings in London across the year. They are attended by AiTs, key staff and College Officers alike and focus on matters affecting AiTs throughout training and beyond. 

We are also looking for much-needed deputy representatives for some regions, who will assist and give support to the lead AiT rep in their role and take the lead on some projects. They can also attend meetings if they wish. 

AiT Committee reps may also have the unique opportunity to sit and attend other meetings around the country as well as internationally. 

We are currently seeking representation for the following vacant positions:

Representative  Deputy(s)
Chair Seher Ahmad Simon Glew
Past chair Ben Brown N/A
Defence Jodie Blackadder-Coward Ryan Thomas
East Scotland Amy Knighton Vacant
East England Vinothini Armugam Vacant
KSS  Yvonne Umebuani Vacant
London Anjella Balendra Vacant
East Midlands Vacant Vacant
Mersey Heather Ryan Vacant
Northern Ireland Steven Kinnear N/A
North Scotland Laura Muirhead  Vacant 
Northern Vacant Vacant 
North Western Hussain Ahmed Imran Ghafoor
Oxford Vacant
Aman Grewal
South West Peninsula Francesca Neville Vacant 
South East Scotland Gill Manesh  Vacant
Severn Sophie Crampin  Vacant 
Wales Rebecca Jenkinson N/A
Wessex Rebecca Hancock Vacant
West Midlands Shabana Alam-Zahir Saman Chopra
West Scotland Vacant Vacant
Yorkshire Joe Klakus Taarlochan Toor/Lee Guest

To put yourself forward for election, please submit a 250 word election statement along with your name, GMC number and deanery before midday on Tuesday 26 August 2014. Please submit these details to

Elections will open on Friday 29 August 2014 and results will be announced in the week ending 7 September 2014.


Who are the national AiT Committee

The AiT Committee is a group of trainee GPs whose aim is to give AiTs a voice in the development of policy, present and future initiatives in relation to GP training and membership.

The Committee is made up of a representative from each deanery within the GP training system. They are also supported by the Chair of the GP Trainee subcommittee and a member of COGPED.

The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Committee are elected by the current or outgoing Committee members annually. Both hold a seat on Council the national decision making body within the RCGP.


What has the AiT Committee achieved

Since the national AiT Committee was founded in 2007, it has helped to shape many areas of the RCGP, by providing ideas, suggestions and plans from a trainee point of view. This is of vital importance and the MRCGP is a very different assessment as a result of this work.

The representatives also sit on other committees, such as RCGP Council and the Quality and Training Board, as well as representation on external committees, enabling the views of RCGP AiTs to be heard on these groups.

Find out about all the work last year's committee achieved, in our AiT Impact Report [PDF].

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