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Today I attended the BMA Multi-Specialty Working Group meeting chaired my Dr. Johann Malawana chair of the BMAJDC for a update on the contract agreement between the BMA and government parties.   After this meeting I am cautiously optimistic this...
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The Vice President of BOTA (Simon Fleming) attended this meeting and the hot topics were as follows   Bootcamps (Enhanced Induction/Educational Experiences); These are coming and some regions are already running exemplary bootcamps. In this meeting Mr Richard Bamford, Mr...
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The PPC met this month with a number of high profile points for discussion.  The first was the Beford Care Commissioning Group and their contract with Circle.  There is a concern that this contract takes simples primary joints and first...
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I was granted a meeting with Prof. Liz Hughes, Director and Dean of Education and Quality at HEE (London and SE) to discuss the reasons behind the decision to have zero NTN posts in London in 2016. In this meeting,...
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I attended the annual BOA/SAC/TPD forum this year and was involved in the programme. The meeting was organised by the BOA Ed Board with the SAC Chair (David Large) and myself (as BOTA President) helping on the day. It was...
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This was my last BOA Council meeting as BOTA President and it continued to feel as if this committee was the most supportive of junior doctors of all the committees I attend. After usual business of approving last meetings minutes,...
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Standing in for the flamboyant Danny Ryan I attended the latest BOA Education Committee meeting at the College. Things kicked off with a bang from Richard Bamford, general surgery registrar in Severn Deanery. He presented a compelling argument for surgical...
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The Vice President of BOTA (Simon Fleming) attended this meeting and the hot topics were as follows   Improving Quality of Education HEE have a working group on imrpvoing the quality of education and the top three issues were •...
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Professor Oscar Traynor, Director of the National Surgical Training Centre, RCSI delivered a fascinating presentation recently on ‘The Pathway to Competence in Operative Surgery’in which he discussed how training has been improved in Ireland. Ireland are leading the way when...
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It was confirmed that the new CST curriculum will not be implemented this August, but will instead be deferred until August 2017. The new ‘modular’ curriculum is beginning to take shape and has generally been accepted by all parties. This...
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