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
TOTY 2015 – Niall Eames (Northern Ireland)
Question 1: Excellent Orthopaedic trainers often go out of their way to ensure their trainees have a variety of learning opportunities during their job. How does this consultant go above and beyond what is expected from an Orthopaedic trainer?
TPDOTY 2015 – Mike Reed (Northern)
TPD since 2011 and formally a SpR in the region “Speedy” is quite simply a force of nature. His overriding drive to improve training is evident in every aspect of our deanery. From education, to innovation and academia, the commitment to improve our program goes above and beyond his regular 4am emails.
The design of every training program must begin with learning objectives. Co-authoring both the 2010 and 2013 StR curriculum he pioneered the introduction of e-logbook, UKITE, OCAP and PBA’s. National Lead for UKITE and e-logbook, he also Chairs the BOA Education Committee, himself being fundamental in evolving explicit outcomes for training, setting the bench-mark for good training in the UK. An extremely inspirational trainer in his own wright, he genuinely wants trainees to be good operators and decision makers. Compelling them to get the best without pressurizing, he remains approachable and fair even if trainees don’t achieve his super-human standards.
BMA Response to the Shape of Training review
In a world where the needs of patients are changing, we must regularly review the way that we train doctors. And, where necessary, we must make changes to existing structures. The Shape of Training report makes a valuable contribution to the debate about the future of postgraduate medical training and we support many of its recommendations. However, we do have concerns about how some of the more fundamental changes proposed by the report will work in practice – especially those which would effectively shorten the length of training and redefine the meaning of certification. Our concerns are detailed in this paper together with our views on the report’s more minor recommendations, many of which we support.
Statement on Shape of Training
1. The Shape of Training report correctly identifies the huge challenges faced by the NHS in delivering
Welcome to the 2014 edition of JOINT. The aim of the journal is to keep trainees up to date with the work of the committee but also to raise awareness of current topics that are relevant to all orthopaedic surgeons in training. I would like to thank all those who contributed so many interesting articles to the journal. It was fascinating to read Richard Rawlins article on the history of BOTA and to see that the struggle to maintain quality of orthopaedic training continues much the same today as it did 30 years ago. One of the biggest training issues over the last year has been the ‘Shape of Training Review’ and there is a very good article on this in the education and training chapter. This chapter also introduces Wikipaedics and the British Orthopaedic Network Environment, two websites that will only add to the improvement of training in the years to come. For those of you thinking of expanding your horizons there is food for thought in the review section with articles on the Ro
Position Statement: SHape of Training (SHoT) report by Prof Greenaway
The Shape of Training (ShOT) report is an independent review by Professor David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham and Professor of Economics. It sets out a number of recommendations regarding the provision and configuration of postgraduate medical and surgical training for the next 3 decades, with the aim of “securing the future of excellent patient care”. The review has had input from all the major stakeholders including the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Academy of Royal Colleges and the Academy of Trainees Doctors Group (ATDG). BOTA has identified key recommendations that it supports and also those that it rejects. Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery as a specialty, has always trained surgeons to be capable and competent at providing a general clinical service as well as having subspecialty interests. The FRCS (Tr & Orth) examination and award of a CCT in trauma and orthopaedics supports the notion that a fully trained consultant is competent i