Recent News

  • Short Guide to IMT3

    Thu, 30th September 2021

    Please click here to access the Short Guide to IMT3 written by Dr Tina Mehta 

  • Joint Statement on Temporary Derogations

    Mon, 20th September 2021

    Statement on continued derogations in medical education and training

    Working with statutory education bodies (SEBs), royal colleges and trainee representatives, the GMC have agreed that they will continue some of the changes (derogations) to training and progression for medical education and training.

    More detailed information is available on the website below:

    https://www.gmc-uk.org/education/standards-guidance-and-curricula/position-statements/statement-on-continued-derogations-in-medical-education-and-training

     

     

  • "Training recovery case studies: learning from the pandemic”

    Tue, 7th September 2021

    HEE have published a number of detailed case studies demonstrating how training recovery solutions have been implemented across regions and specialties. 

    If you have any queries or suggestions regarding training recovery solutions, please direct these to trainingrecovery@hee.nhs.uk.

    https://www.hee.nhs.uk/covid-19/training-recovery-case-studies

  • NACT Webinar Series - Free to NACT UK Members - Supporting Leaders in Medical Education

    Thu, 22nd July 2021

    Join our interactive Webinar from NACT UK - Supporting Leaders in Medical Education

    A bit of revolution is a good thing: Developing the Medical Registrar, what needs to change to implement the new curricula?

    Wednesday 22nd September 2021 - 18:30

    Hear from:

    Dr Phil Bright, Head of School Medicine, HEE WM and Clinical Advisor Internal Medicine Training, HEE

    Dr Anita Jones, HEENE IMT Training Programme Director and IMY3 Implementation Lead, HEENE Deputy Head of School Medicine. 

    Dr Jane Wallace, HEENE IMT Training Programme Director and IMT advisory comittee co-chair

    Format - 15 minute short presentation followed by 30-45 minutes Q&A (Zoom)

    Log in to the members area to book your place

     

     

     

  • Educator MSF - Information Request

    Thu, 15th July 2021

    Dear Colleague, 

    Do you currently provide your CSs and ESs with the opportunity to receive supervisor feedback from their trainees via an MSF?  This could be via MS Word, web based or other means.   

    We are exploring the feasibility of commissioning a national MSF tool for supervisors that could be utilised across HEE.  As a first step we would like to gather examples of what is currently being used across HEE.  We would be grateful if you could therefore send us what you currently use along with the following information: 

    1. Is your tool mandatory? 
    2. How long have you been using your tool?  
    3. What is the process for the trainee and supervisor? 
    4. Do you review and adapt your tool as necessary? 
    5. Do you and/or how do you evaluate your tool?  

     Please send all relevant information to nerys.cater@hee.nhs.uk  

    We will then keep you updated in due course of developments.  

  • BMJ Article - How can I manage Compassion Fatigue? Dr Shirley Remington

    Thu, 1st July 2021

    Dr Shirley Remington was asked on behalf of NACT UK to contribute to an item in the June 28th edition of the BMJ called: How can I manage compassion fatigue?

    It is free to view here:  https://www.bmj.com/content/373/bmj.n1495

     

  • RCP SAS Week: Free Webinar

    Wed, 23rd June 2021

    RCP SAS Week: Free Webinar

    The RCP plans to hold a week dedicated to SAS doctors. We would be grateful if you could use your networks to reach out to the SAS audience across all medical specialities.

    SAS Week will be from 12-16 July. We will be celebrating the contribution of physician SAS doctors and publishing interviews in our membership magazine Commentary. Our website and social media channels will highlight the work of SAS doctors in physician practice with daily focussed posts.

    In addition there will be a dedicated, virtual event on Thursday 15 JulyBuilding your career as an SAS doctor’ at 5:30pm. This event will focus on the latest national changes for SAS doctors, the work of the RCP SAS doctor network and how the RCP can be supportive in building a successful and enjoyable career. The event is free to attend.

    Please help us promote this event by advertising it across your networks. We are happy to provide a direct link to the RCP website content here.

  • NACT Webinar Series - Free to NACT UK Members

    Fri, 11th June 2021

    Surgical training is changing – are your surgical departments ready?

    Members Only watch our first interactive Webinar from NACT UK - Supporting Leaders in Medical Education

    Held on Thursday 1st July 2021

    Hear from:

    Miss Helen Cattermole , Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

    Mr Jonathan Lund, Chair of Joint Committee on Surgical Training 

    Are you ready ?

    1. What will your surgical departments need to do for the new curriculum in August 2021?
    2. Do your surgical departments need to work differently?
    3. How can you help them get ready?

    This webinar will help you understand the requirements to ensure your surgical departments are ready, and signpost you to further resources to help make the change.

    Format - 15 minute short presentation followed by 30-45 minutes Q&A (Zoom).

    Log in to the members area and click on the link to watch the Webinar.

  • AoMRC - Strengthening the Role of the SAS Tutor

    Wed, 26th May 2021

    The Academy has published Strengthening the role of SAS Tutor paper today. 

    The paper sets out some of the similarities and differences in the four nations and makes recommendations about how the roles can be strengthened to help the professional development of SAS doctors/dentists. The attached paper can be accessed at the following link:

    https://www.aomrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Strengthening-the-role-of-SAS-Tutor.pdf

  • GMC - Working together to address inequalities

    Tue, 18th May 2021

    For the attention of the Chair of the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans

    I’m writing to update you on the steps we’re taking, through our new corporate strategy, to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our own processes, and achieve positive outcomes for the diverse groups we work with and for. Our plans are grounded in the extensive research and independent reviews we’ve commissioned in recent years; and they’ll help build momentum on the initiatives that your organisation, and many others, are already leading to address persistent inequalities across healthcare. 

    You can read our press release and more information on our embargoed webpage. I’d be grateful if you didn’t share this more widely until 18 May.

    Holding ourselves to account

    Our Council have agreed that we should introduce new targets to hold ourselves accountable for change. We’ll focus on areas where we’ve seen sustained evidence of inequality over time, to:

    • eliminate disproportionate fitness to practise referrals from employers, in relation to ethnicity and primary medical qualification, by 2026
    • eliminate discrimination, disadvantage and unfairness in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training, by 2031

    We’ll show our progress in each of these areas every year, through our annual report and other publications, such as The state of medical education and practice in the UK.

    These are complex issues. But there is strong evidence that inclusive and supportive working and training environments have fairer outcomes and don’t experience sustained differentials in these areas. Setting targets is the right and fair thing to do for those who face these challenges throughout their careers. It’s also vital so we can retain the doctors we have in our health services, and to support high quality patient care.

    Working together to deliver change  

    These targets are ambitious and achieving them will require real commitment from us and from partner organisations across the UK. We hope we can count on your support, to continue our work together to deliver these important changes. And we’ll offer data, insight and practical tools to those who are working to tackle disproportionality and create supportive environments for all doctors, across all protected characteristics, grades and specialties.

    We’re also taking action to improve diversity in our own organisation, by increasing progression and representation of ethnic minority colleagues at all levels, and by addressing the gender and ethnicity pay gap.

    I hope you’ve found this update helpful but if you have any questions or would like to discuss opportunities for collaboration, please contact Claire Light, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (claire.light@gmc-uk.org).

    Thank you for all your ongoing efforts to support the profession and patient care at what continues to be a difficult time for so many.

    Kind regards,

    Charlie Massey

    Chief Executive and Registrar 
    General Medical Council
    350 Euston Road
    London NW1 3JN
    Email: chiefexecutive@gmc-uk.org