Recent News

  • Gender Pay Gap - Message from Professor Sheona MacLeod

    Tue, 27th November 2018

    Dear All

    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.

     

    Best wishes

    Sheona

    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

  • Winter Meeting 2018

    Fri, 23rd November 2018

    Thank you to all who attended the NACT UK Winter Meeting last week. We have had fantastic feedback:

    'Outstanding conference'

    '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.

  • Call for Papers at the 17th Multi-Specialty Meeting

    Thu, 25th October 2018

    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.

  • CorBLIME 2019

    Wed, 17th October 2018

    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 office@nact.org.uk to confirm that we have still places left.

  • October Newsletter

    Tue, 16th October 2018

    The October 'Clinical Tutor' is now available online

    http://www.nact.org.uk/members-area/news/clinical-tutor---newsletter.html

    Hard copies will be posted this week and should be with members next week.

  • Call for Trainee speakers at the 17th Multi-Specialty Meeting

    Tue, 16th October 2018

    As you are aware the 17th Multi-Specialty Meeting is taking place on 15th & 16th January 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Carburton Street, London.

    We are looking for examples of good practice or personal trainee experiencesIt would be good to find some trainees who have struggled, hear their story and what helped them.  This would be under the Session: Trainee Wellbeing from 1620-1730 on Day 1 15th January. Each Trainee will have a 10 minute slot with Q&A's from the floor at the end of the whole session.

    We would like a 50 word summary from you.

    Then if you are selected,  you would need to book for that day at a reduced fee of £90.00 (a registration form will be attached to your acceptance email) and we hope that you will be supported by your trust.

    The deadline for your summary is Friday 16th November 2018.

    We look forward to hearing something from you/a colleague/a trainee via the office@nact.org.uk.


    Draft Programme

    Registration Form

  • MorBLIME 2019

    Mon, 15th October 2018

    We have been made aware that the criteria for MorBLIME is not very clear. We have tweaked the wording to hope this helps makes the criteria clear. We apologise for any confusion caused.

    MorBLIME is a course that builds on the Core Leadership Skills covered in the successful CorBLIME course and is aimed at Leaders in Medical Education who have been in post AND a NACT UK Member for a MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS without first taking CorBLIME (If CorBLIME has been attended you may attend MorBLIME after TWO years).

    This meeting will commence with an evening workshop followed by a working dinner, and the following day will be intensive updating the fast changes in PGME.

    Our next MorBLIME is running on Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at the Hallmark Hotel The Welcome, Stratford Upon Avon.

    Registration Form

  • Winter Meeting 2018

    Mon, 15th October 2018

    We only have a handful of places left at the Winter Meeting on Friday 23rd November taking place at the RCP, London.

    The one day conference is open to all involved in PGME at any level with a discount for NACT UK Members. The theme this year is “the Role of Education in Improving trainee working lives”.

    The programme has been finalised and confirmed - latest programme

    The cost of attendance is £170.00 for NACT UK Members and £250.00 for non-Members. 

    If you are wanting to attend please send your registration form to office@nact.org.uk along with prompt payment to confirm your place.

  • Travelling Fellowship 2019

    Fri, 24th August 2018

    Please do not forget that you can apply for the NACT UK Fellowship to North Carolina.

    Introduction

    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.

     

    Time

    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.

     

    North Carolina

    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.

     

    Application

    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 28 September 2018
    • The interviews are held in London from 3.30pm on Thursday 18 October 2018 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.
    Application Form

    More information...
  • CALL FOR PAPERS - Foundation Sharing Good Practice Event

    Thu, 23rd August 2018
    CALL FOR PAPERS: Please send abstract submissions for the Foundation Sharing Good Practice Event on Friday 8 March 2019 at the London Marriott, Marble Arch to office@nact.org.uk.

    If you have any questions or queries please feel free to contact the office.

    The abstract should not be more than 200 words in length (excluding references). Any references quoted in the abstract should be listed at the end, using the Harvard reference style.
    Please use the following headings:
    • Background (context setting including why the innovation/development was introduced)
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Key messages

    Deadline for abstracts is 5 pm Friday 30th November 2018

    Please note: as it is a Sharing event authors must register for the meeting (8th March 2019) as delegates.