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Certification of UK doctors would improve quality of care
Certification of UK doctors would help to improve quality of care, say researchers in this week's BMJ. England's chief medical officer recently recommended certification of doctors to strengthen professional regulation. Specialist certification is a well established process in the United States that allows doctors to demonstrate achievements and competencies beyond the minimum acceptable standards required for licensing purposes. Certified status must be renewed every six to 10 years.
Aug 25, 2006, 19:45
Work permit rule hits Indian doctors in Britain
Panic has set in among thousands of doctors from the Indian subcontinent after new rules that came into effect made work permits mandatory for non-European Union doctors to work in the National Health Service (NHS).
Apr 5, 2006, 13:33
Low numbers of state school students enter medical school
The extra funding English medical schools will receive from top-up fees should be used to widen access to the profession, the BMA said on Thursday 22 September, 2005 as new figures show that the proportion of medical students from state schools is far lower than the national average.
Sep 24, 2005, 20:27
Women doctors and their careers: what now?
Despite a record number of female medical students, medicine remains a white male dominated profession – but its days as such are numbered, says a paper in this week’s BMJ.
Sep 10, 2005, 00:10
Foundation Trust Network reaches historic agreement with Royal Colleges
The Foundation Trust Network, which represents all 32 NHS foundation trusts, has signed a concordat with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to enable the two organisations to work together on the appointment of consultant medical staff.
Sep 8, 2005, 01:12
Royal College of General Practitioners announces GP certification unit
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has announced it is setting up a new certification unit to process applications for a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) from GP trainees. The unit will go live on the 1st of October 2005. The certification unit will be part of the RCGP’s Postgraduate Training Committee (PTC).
Sep 2, 2005, 02:13
New Junior Doctor Training Curriculum Launched
A groundbreaking change in postgraduate medical training begins today with the publication of a new curriculum for junior doctors, part of the Modernising Medical Careers programme.
Apr 5, 2005, 13:40
JCHMT assessment tools are now available
Assessment of the performance of doctors has become an important issue as a result of high profile cases and the redesign of medical training. Following the launch of the new competency based curricula, the Joint Committee on Higher Medical Training of the three Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK developed three methods of measuring the clinical skills and personal behaviours of SpRs across 30 specialties and sub-specialties.
Mar 24, 2005, 17:55
EEA Doctors to face Pre-Registration Identity Checks in UK
From 1 April 2005 the General Medical Council will be introducing pre-registration identity checks for all doctors who are EEA or Swiss nationals and for doctors who are exercising an EC right.
Mar 18, 2005, 16:24
Surgical Training in UK seriously compromised by EWTD
The findings of a survey of trainee surgeons carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSEng), in collaboration with sister surgical Royal Colleges, the Association of Surgeons in Training (AsiT) and the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association (BOTA) to find out the effect the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) has had on their training, their care of patients and the quality of their own lives reveals that the introduction of the European Working Time Directive has seriously compromised surgical training. The implementation of shorter hours has meant that training time in the operating theatre and contact with surgeon trainers have both diminished significantly.
Feb 25, 2005, 17:15
Shortfall predicted in number of surgeons in UK
The NHS Plan, launched in July 2000, promised 7500 more consultants in England by 2004; an additional 1000 specialist registrars by 2004; and an increase of 1000 medical students across the UK by 2002. So far, the only target that has been met is the expansion of medical students. Whilst additional training posts have been offered, not all can be taken up due to lack of central resources and service pressures in hospitals. The Royal College of Surgeons insists that new training opportunities are able to deliver training of the required standard.
Feb 20, 2005, 23:03
Overseas doctors are finding it difficult to get jobs in UK
In the terms of short term prospects, PLAB is currently easy and cheaper to pass but jobs are difficult. In my personal opinion feel passing PLAB in itself opens up a lot of vistas. Indians are a funny lot in this country. Once on the other side of the fence they try and prevent people coming into UK by misinformation.
Feb 20, 2005, 20:29
Overseas junior doctors warned to expect unemployment in the UK
So many junior overseas doctors are struggling to get jobs in the United Kingdom that they are now being warned to be prepared for long periods of unemployment, writes Peter Trewby, of the Royal College of Physicians in this week's BMJ Career Focus.
Feb 11, 2005, 19:20
New GMC guidance for Pre Registration House Officer (PRHO) training
New doctors are being issued with revised and updated guidance on what they need to learn during their first year as a registered doctor. The GMC’s Education Committee has carried out the most detailed review of Pre Registration House Officer (PRHO) training since it started. We have consulted widely for two years, and a completely revised version of The New Doctor is one result of that consultation.
Feb 7, 2005, 21:03
RCGP conference on GP appraisal
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) will hold a conference tomorrow (23/11) to clarify the position of appraisal, revalidation and clinical governance in GPs’ professional development.
Nov 22, 2004, 22:15