A message from the GMC:
Join us on 3 April at 155 Bishopsgate London as we welcome doctors, educators, NHS leaders and international experts to our annual conference for a day of debate and discussion around the theme, Supporting a profession under pressure.Why attend?
Our annual conference offers you the chance to meet with healthcare experts and GMC leaders to discuss key issues and developments affecting the medical profession and to influence our work.
Chaired by Channel 4's Health and Social Care Correspondent Victoria Macdonald, the event features a packed programme that includes workshops on supporting medical leaders to keep patients safe, health and disability in medical education, tackling unprofessional behaviours, what to do when you have concerns about patient safety, and more.
You'll also have an exclusive chance to hear from our new Chair, Dame Clare Marx.
General Medical Council
Applications are now OPEN for the NACT North Carolina Travelling Fellowship 2020.
Those who have been NACT UK Members for a minimum of 2 years and have regularly attended NACT UK meetings are eligible to apply for the annual NACT UK Fellowship to North Carolina, which is supported to the value of £3000. The aim of the Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for a member to experience another healthcare system and study some aspect of postgraduate or continuing medical education. It is expected that the Fellowship will change the way you view, understand or practice some aspect of your role in medical education.
The Fellowship is for 2-4 weeks and is usually taken late summer/early autumn. Most Fellows spend a month away and are encouraged to include some holiday within this time. Many have found this sabbatical stimulating, exciting and for many a life changing experience, with the break from routine duties invigorating.
The Fellow will gain a broad experience of medical education in North Carolina as well as sampling some legendary American hospitality and seeing many parts of this beautiful area of the United States. This is part of a reciprocal arrangement NACT UK has with AHEC at Chapel Hill in North Carolina and each year a Fellow from AHEC visits the UK. The Fellow will be hosted by AHEC colleagues across North Carolina and flown round the State in a light aircraft.
To apply for this Fellowship, members are asked to submit a proposal outlining what they would use the Fellowship for and how it would contribute to their professional and personal development in medical education.
- Applications should be submitted by email to the office by 30 September 2019
- The interviews are held in London from 3.15pm on Thursday 24 October 2019 and applicants must be available for this.
- Applicants must be current Members of NACT UK.
- On return Fellows are expected to write an article for Clinical Tutor and to present at the following Annual Spring Meeting.
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18th National Multi-Specialty Meeting: 14th & 15th January 2020, The Holiday Inn, Carburton Street, London.
Winter Meeting: 20th November 2020, RCP, London
CorBLIME has been in high demand already this year. We are fully booked for February, June and September.
We will let members know when we arrange a future date. Those on the waiting list who missed out on a place this year will be offered the new dates before we advertise.
To Academy Council, CEOs, Communication Leads and Academy Committee Members
I am pleased to send you a link to an Academy resource which signposts the different organisations which can provide support for doctors.
The Academy believes it is vital that all doctors and NHS professionals support one another by providing an environment that encourages and enables us to make choices that promote healthy lives and wellbeing. We need well doctors so that patients receive the best care and management possible. Colleges have a leadership role within the profession to help provide or direct doctors to the right sources of support.
If doctors are looking for support there are a range of organisations, services and websites which can offer help. The links on our new webpages signpost support available http://www.aomrc.org.uk/supportfordoctors/
I also attach a link to Carrie’s blog which explains the thinking behind this initiative. http://www.aomrc.org.uk/blog/carrie-macewen-blogpost-may-2018-2-2/
We recognise that the list of organisations and resources will not be comprehensive. We want to keep the information live and refreshed so if you think there are organisations which should be included please send the details including the appropriate web-link to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have produced this in response to requests from Colleges and we would therefore ask that
- all Academy members will ensure it has the widest possible circulation to your Fellows and members through your newsletter, email communications, websites etc.
- Individual Committee members do whatever they can to draw the resource to the attention of doctors.
With best wishes
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NACT UK has been working hard to develop a FUTURE CAREERS MEETING.
This is a first meeting dedicated to trainees looking to be involved in taking educational leadership roles in the future – making them aware of roles from the local DME through College roles and finally at HEE. The Focus will be on their roles now and in the future. There will be speakers to inspire who are role models with learning around a key area of current interest for all: sleep; together with a poster competition and the opportunity to present their educational work to a group of their peers. Places will be limited.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th June 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Manchester City Centre.
We are also asking for abstracts to be submitted so please see our call for papers.
Professor Dame Jane Dacre is leading a review to investigate the gender pay gap in medicine on behalf of the DHSC. The research is headed by Professor Carol Woodhams from Surrey Business School. The review team is collecting quantitative data from a wide range of sources, from doctors via in-depth interviews, and along with a large on-line survey of a randomised and anonymised sample of doctors on the GMC register. The links to the survey are being sent out this week and will expire four weeks after receipt of the survey link. If you or your colleagues are asked to complete the survey, please encourage them to take part in this important and valuable research.
The evidence gathered will go on to produce a series of implementable recommendations that help close the gender pay gap in medicine.
Professor Sheona MacLeod
Deputy Medical Director for Education Reform, Postgraduate Dean, and Chair COPMED Chair of Health Education England's Postgraduate Deans Honorary Professor University of Nottingham and University of Leicester
Thank you to all who attended the NACT UK Winter Meeting last week. We have had fantastic feedback:
'An excellent day – I would highly recommend to colleagues'
'I’m a regular attendee and always take something useful away'
'Excellent content and discussion'
'Excellent programme, able to take some of the key messages to my trust'
'Very thought provoking'
'As always, more then expected. Spurred on to take some action'
Our next Winter Meeting will be on Friday 20th November 2020.
We would like to remind you that you are invited to submit abstracts concerned with any innovations / developments in any area of postgraduate medical education or anything that has worked well and could be shared with others.
4-6 abstracts may be selected for verbal presentation on Tuesday afternoon 15th January 2019
Abstracts will be selected for poster presentation on 15th January 2019 when there will be an opportunity to present your poster verbally.
Please find the Call for Papers application form here. - Deadline 16th November.
The 2-day conference is for Heads of Schools, Training Programme Directors, Clinical Tutors and Directors of Medical Education in Acute, Mental Health and GP Trainers. Also very relevant for College Tutors. A mixture of strategic lectures from the nation's PGME leaders with panel discussions and small group workshops and sharing from colleagues on operational topics of current interest. Supported by AoMRC, GMC, COPMeD and COGPeD.
We are now fully booked for CorBLIME in June 2019.
If you are wanting to attend CorBLIME, we only have 1 date left: 25th and 26th September 2019. However, this is also filling up very quickly and only have a handful of places left! So please contact the office on 01908 272898 or at email@example.com to confirm that we have still places left.