Report on BMA Speciality Update 07/10/15
Mr James Shelton firstname.lastname@example.org @bota_bma
I have just finished a meeting at BMA house regarding an update on the proposed contract negotiations lead by Johann Malawana chair of the JDC fresh from his speech at the Conservative party conference.
His private meeting with Secretary of State Mr Jeremy Hunt bore no fruit unfortunately with Mr Hunt continuing to insist on implementation of the contract and ALL DDRB proposals
with negotiation on the finer points after full capitulation.
The BMA will not re-enter negotiations until the following criteria are met:
1. Recognition of antisoc
Response from the Surgical Royal Colleges on Current Contract Proposals
Thank you for your sending BOTA’s statement on the Junior Doctors Contract discussions.
Our Colleges recognise that surgical trainees are already providing high quality care that covers the seven days of the week and 52 weeks of the year. Any contract must recognise this as well as support education and training, service provision and recruitment across all surgical specialties. Any contract must also reflect the key principles outlined by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Charter for Doctors in Training.
Our shared priority is the safety of patients. We must ensure that we can continue to make improvements to working practices that reflect the wellbeing and diverse needs of doctors in training. We also recognise that trainees face additional pressures such as a greater level of debt following undergraduate education.
Open letter to Secretary of State for Health: Trainees warn imposition of contract threatens future of UK healthcare
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_tabs][vc_tab title="Media Release" tab_id="40acd629-4d68-10"][vc_column_text]Members of the trainee committees that sit on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Doctors Group (ATDG) have written an open letter to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, to express their concerns with proposals to impose a new employment contract on all doctors in training in England in 2016.
The signatories to the letter represent the vast majority of Royal Medical Colleges across the UK and their associated faculties, and they represent the voice for training and standards for doctors in training in the UK.
The group states that the imposition of the contract presents an immediate risk to the provision of healthcare throughout the UK, and an ongoing threat to healthcare for generations to come.
The letter informs the Secretary of State that the failure to provide safeguards in terms of hours and working conditions will detrimenta
Position Statement: A statement on the decision to impose Junior Doctors’ Contract reform
"...Junior doctors already work 7 days a week to provide acute care to the UK population, and have never been able to opt out of weekend working. They do this despite record levels of low morale within the NHS. Many junior doctors have chosen to leave the profession or change careers due to the intense workload, poor work/life balance, and changes to the NHS."
A statement on the decision to impose Junior Doctors’ Contract reform (.pdf)
Press Release (.pdf)
Announcing OrthoEvidence Access for BOTA Members
On behalf of BOTA and OrthoEvidence, we are happy to announce that we have acquired unlimited access to OrthoEvidence (OE) for all BOTA members.
OE's database has over 3,100 high impact evidence summaries from more than 360 journals of the highest-quality research published in orthopaedics. The summaries help users get to the information they need within seconds, and critically appraise the quality of the research with their risk of bias and reporting appraisal scores. Evidence-based decisions can be made with confidence using the ACE Reports on OE as all content is based around Level 1 trials which are likely to impact practice.
Upon sign-up, you can customize your experience based on your area of interest, and you will begin receiving updates on all of the best evidence to your email. Whether you are sitting the FRCS examination and need the highest quality evidence regarding common Orthopaedic conditions presented in a succinct manner, or a trainee wishi
BOTA/ASiT Statement on credentialing in postgraduate surgical practice
The General Medical Council (GMC) has outlined its plans for credentialing in postgraduate medical practice across the United Kingdom.
BOTA and ASiT have significant concerns that credentialing may result in doctors with only partial training in a specialty and that those doctors may be ill-equipped to cope with complex cases or complications that unexpectedly arise.
Please read our joint statement here
Position Statement: The Worsening Crisis of Medical Recruitment and Retention in the NHS
This statement highlights concerning trends regarding the ongoing crisis in the NHS regarding medical recruitment and retention of doctors. It also sheds some light on the impact of recent
political news stories pertaining to key documents including the recent DDRB review, the future of 7-day NHS services, and the comments made by Mr Jeremy Hunt, incumbent Health Secretary.
Download Here: BOTA Position Statement (The Worsening Crisis of Medical Recruitment and Retention in the NHS)
BOTA Educational Congress 2016 – Dates Announced
The 2016 BOTA Educational Congress will take place on 16-19th June at Hinckley Island, Leicestershire.
The biggest event in the BOTA Calendar, it is always a great success and this year we hope more so than ever.
Make sure to get your leave booked as soon as you can.
Further details will follow in the coming months...
Mersey Regional JDC Meeting – 11/08/15
Presentation from Dr Andrew Collier (National JDC Co-‐Chair) regarding the current
contractual amendments proposed by the Doctors and Dentists Review Board (DDRB). Full
details at : Junior and consultant contract negotiations
A lengthy discussion regarding the perceived ineffectiveness of the BMA Communications
department to crack the mainstream media. Importance of ‘humanising’ doctors after all
are we not entitled to a family and private life as well?
Major message: the BMAJDC are powerless WITHOUT its membership support. If we want
to effect change all of us need to email the BMAJDC for them to take forward that all junior
doctors reject the proposed contract negotiation.
The BMAJDC have subsequently voted not to re-‐enter negotiations as this would have
involved accepting the proposals but negotiating their i
ISCP Management and ISCP Data
The Vice President of BOTA (Simon Fleming) attended this meeting and discussed the hot topics of the new ISCP v10 and WBAs.
It is hoped this will launch in late 2nd summer of 2015, however, BOTA was reassured that if it wasn’t fully functional and ready for launch it would be held back. There is a clear desire to launch a relatively bug free and polished product. Once we know more – we will spread the word.
At the moment there is a suggestion that to record evidence of teaching or audit within the portfolio, it will want an assessment, such as an Observation of Teaching (OOT). I suggested this wasn’t fit for purpose as, for example, if one teaches a large group of med students, there might not be someone present to fill the assessment. It was therefore suggested that that sort of thing can be recorded in the “Other