Posts filed under: Meetings

The Vice President of BOTA (Simon Fleming) attended this meeting and the hot topics were as follows   Enhanced Visual Representation A new demo was shown of the possibility of using a new way to demonstrate how a trainee is...
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Today I have attended the BMA’s consultant contract road show in Liverpool for an update from the BMA on the consultant contract negotiations.   The negotiations have centred around three major points:- Safeguards Pay arrangements Unsocial hours arrangements   Safeguards...
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March saw the return of TSC, with potential curriculum changes high on the agenda, particularly the addition of Necrotizing Fasciitis as a new Critical CBD and a mandatory CEX for Trauma Calls (which should be achievable at ATLS). A new...
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Whilst the junior doctor contact imposition continues to grab headlines the progression of the shape of training report into a clinical manifestation continues with mixed feelings across different specialties.   Both myself and the ASIT president Rhiannon Harris have voiced...
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  As you are no doubt aware the Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt announced to parliament that he will be unilaterally imposing the new contract on doctors as of August 2016. It was an option few believed would be taken...
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The last 24 hours have seen a rapidly evolving situation regarding the new junior doctor contracts. On the 9th of February Sir David Dalton lead negotiator for NHSE and DH sent a final offer to the BMA. This offered only...
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Emphasis was made regarding the overwhelming support to our English colleagues during the recent doctor industrial action south of the border. Concerns were raised by the training committee regarding the proposal of full withdrawal of service and the impact on...
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The Patient Liason Group of the BOA was set up in 2004 to involve patient representatives and advocates in BOA policy. They meet three times a year. BOTA have been asked to provide trainee representation for trainees on this committee....
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I have now had an opportunity to scrutinise the letter from Sir David Dalton to the Health Secretary Mr Jeremy Hunt detailing the gains and sticking points from the ACAS negotiations. They are summarised below:- Safety: As doctors we feel...
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Many of you will be aware that the talks between the BMA, ACAS and the department of health lead by the newly appointed Sir David Dalton have broken down again. Whilst Johann has assured me that good progress has been...
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