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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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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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