Report on Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations

Date: 3 October 2018

I attended the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations (JCIE) meeting on the 8th of October 2018 as the BOTA representative. The following matters were discussed which I would like to bring to the attention of BOTA members.

Training in the Private Sector

The JCST have published guidance on Training in the Private Sector which can be accessed here.

Credentialing for Post-CCT Fellowships

The GMC, in an effort to ensure quality outside of training, are proposing a regulatory framework for credentialing which will include credentialing for Post-CCT Fellowships. This will predominantly affect training in areas that might not be a part of postgraduate training.

Practically, in T&O, this is likely to be in highly specialised niche subspecialties such as sarcoma surgery, tertiary paediatric orthopaedics, scoliosis, peripheral nerve and brachial plexus repair and infected revision arthroplasty. These credentialed fellowships are not expected to be mandatory.