Dr Gerrard Phillips
Federation Executive Medical Director
Dr Gerrard Phillips is the Executive Medical Director of the Federation of the three UK Royal Colleges of Physicians. In this role he has responsibility for Training (JRCPTB), Assessment (MRCP(UK), which delivers the three parts of the MRCP(UK) Diploma and eleven Specialty Certificate Exams (SCEs)) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), including the CPD diary, App and events approvals service.
From 2014-2017 Gerrard was the Royal College of Physicians, London, Vice-President for Education and Training. During this time he contributed to national policy work on “Shape of Training,” the response to the need to improve the working lives of junior doctors and initiated and implemented the Chief Registrar programme. He oversaw the first two annual cohorts of this bespoke leadership development programme for senior trainees and a formal review of the initiative by the Health Services Management Centre of Birmingham University which has been published. During his time in office he also oversaw the Diploma of Geriatric Medicine and the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He was, in addition, the RCP London Medical Director for CPD and Revalidation, and contributed to the Pearson review of revalidation for the GMC.
Dr Adrian Jennings
Medical Director for CPD
Dr Jennings is the Federation CPD clinical lead. He took up the role of Medical Director for CPD in November 2018. He graduated from the University of Bristol and has been a consultant physician in diabetes and endocrinology in Kings Lynn for 25 years, working part time for the last 3 years. Dr Jennings has been closely involved in education and training in King’s Lynn, at a regional level and also at a national level.
He worked as an associate postgraduate dean for 5 years, introducing foundation training in the eastern region. During that time he devised and led the introduction of the first fully funded deanery-wide preparation for professional practice programme for foundation trainees in the UK; the scheme was subsequently adopted nationally. He chaired the East of England Diabetes and Endocrinology Training Committee for 8 years. He has acted as a regional adviser for the Royal College of Physicians, London (2009-19) and as a College Censor (2015-18). He was an elected councillor for the Royal College of Physicians, London (2015-8) and was a Trustee Councillor until 2020. He is also an experienced PACES examiner. He has been involved in organising and approving CPD for 10 years.
Dr Basant Chaudhury
CPD Director, RCPE
Dr Chaudhury has been a consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist for over 20 years at University Hospital of N Tees. His clinical expertise is in therapeutic endoscopy. He is a consultant Gastroenterologist and Deputy Responsible officer at University Hospital of North Tees, UK. He is a PACES examiner in UK and internationally and is a selected Federation Chair for international PACES. Dr Chaudhury's additional role both in NHS and in the Federation and Edinburgh college is to advise members and fellows in matters concerning CPD and revalidation.
Dr Robert Boulton-Jones
CPD Director, RCPSG
Dr Boulton-Jones trained in Edinburgh University and graduated in 1992. He has achieved an MD on GI immunology and Oral Tolerance at Edinburgh University and undertook his post graduate training in Gastroenterology in Edinburgh and Nottingham.
Dr Boulton-Jones has been a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in South Glasgow since 2003. He is the Training Programme Director for Gastroenterology in the West of Scotland and a Specialty Advisor to the Scottish Government for Gastroenterology.