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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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On the 31st of March 2016 the Department of Health/NHS Employers released the full terms and conditions of the August 2016 junior doctors contract due for imposition from August 2016.   The announcement of these terms and conditions has lead...
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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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The government is currently in the process of unilaterally imposing a contract on the junior doctors of England.  The Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish government have decided it is not in the public interest to do the same.  The Review...
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Over the last few months we have all become more active on social media. I have spent much of the last 7 months getting frustrated at things that are said and written about junior doctors. I know many of you...
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As many of you will be aware BOTA ran a consultation with the regional linkmen to get a view on escalation of industrial action which was presented to the JDC on Thursday the 25th of February at the multi-specialty working...
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BOTA President Mustafa Rashid contacted the Joint Surgical Colleges in January regarding trainee fees and obtianed the following reply from Professor David Galloway on the matter.   Trainee Fees [Letter from Prof. David Galloway]   In summary we are informed...
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