All members of National Committee sit on one of the four National Sub-Committees. The Sub-Committees meet for an hour before each National Committee meeting.
The Professional Development Group is jointly chaired by the Research Officer and the Education Officer. Other members are the Publications Officer, the NICE Officer, the Journal Editor and sub-Editor and the Treasurer.
This process revealed that much of the Research and Education committee work overlaps, and can be better described as professional development.
The committee therefore decided to change the title to the Professional Development Group (PDG) to remove the impression that research and education are separate entities and further to acknowledge the critical need for them to be interwoven.
The PDG committee with continue to be co-chaired by the APCP Education and Research officers.