RCPI’s good governance initiative rewarded

New Governance Implementation Programme recognised in Good Governance Awards

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s Governance Department has been recognised with a win in the Carmichael Good Governance Awards 2020.

The RCPI picked up the Best Governance Improvement Initiative (Category 6) Award for work on delivering the College’s Governance Implementation Programme.

A number of significant changes had been implemented within RCPI as part of this programme. Most notably, the full review of RCPI Council, the development and launch of the Institute of Medicine, a postgraduate medical training body to oversee training, education, and examinations across 17 clinical medicine specialties.

The Carmichael Good Governance Awards celebrate adherence to good governance practice by non-profit and charitable organisations in Ireland.

“I am very proud that RCPI were recognised by the Carmichael Good Governance Awards within this category, especially since we were in such illustrious company with our fellow nominees. I think this win is a testament to all the hard work our Governance Department, headed by Emma Cuddihy, has put into our Governance Implementation Programme over the past three years,” said Dr Terry McWade, CEO, RCPI.

RCPI President Prof Mary Horgan said during her first term of office this had been one of her key priorities, and as Chair of the Governance Oversight Group she knew how much hard work went into the Programme and its delivery.

“Particular thanks must go to Emma Cuddihy, Programme Manager for the Governance Implementation Programme, and to Prof Donal Reddan, Dr Diarmuid O’Shea, Dr Anna Clarke and Prof Anthony O’Regan who chaired and led the working groups which helped to deliver each of the specific projects within this programme. Each of them should be very proud of this project and the award it has received.”

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