Trainees and Members’ Committee
The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians’ Training Board has today announced the revised training fees which will come into effect on 1 August 2013. These new fees will apply to new trainees as well as those currently in training who pay via Collegiate Membership.
The annual fee with effect from 1st August 2013 via Collegiate Membership will be:
The one-off single payment fees will be:
The Shape of Training review is expected to fundamentally change the structure of medical training in the UK. Key points highlighted in the T&MC response include –
Read the full RCPE Trainees & Members’ Committee response
The RCPE has also submitted a further response
Access full RCPE response
The Department of Health has today published its response to the Doctors and Dentists’ Review Board report on distinction awards and the NHS Employers’ report on Junior Doctor Contracts.
Key recommendations accepted by the Department of Health include –
Consultant Contracts and Distinction Awards
Junior Doctor Contract
The Junior Doctor contract will be renegotiated nationally to provide –
The Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management, of which the RCPE is a founding member, is seeking to recruit trainees on to its Trainee Steering Group.
JRCPTB is establishing a new group to improve the influence of trainees, trainers and local administrators on the ePortfolio.
This review has been set up to understand and plan for the future of postgraduate medical education and training. It is an independent review, jointly sponsored by:
Direction and themes
Professor David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham University, was appointed in March this year to lead the review. In the first instance he brought together an Expert Advisory Group (EAG), to help determine the content and direction for this work. This group comprises medical training, patient and employers experts as well as expertise from outside the health sector. With their help, Professor Greenaway has identified the following key themes for discussion:
Evidence for the review will be gathered from a mix of stakeholders. Their views will be gathered via a combination of written and oral submissions, research evidence, site visits, surveys, discussion groups and events.
A call for ideas and evidence is now live and will continue until 8 February 2013. The Review Team has planned five seminars for those involved with medical education, which will take place in all four countries, between now and January. Site visits in locations across the UK have already begun with the first of these in Northern Ireland in October.
Find out more about the review at the independent Shape of Training website at: http://www.shapeoftraining.co.uk/
After much deliberation, the MRCP(UK) management board has agreed to restrain the next annual increase in fees for the MRCP(UK) Diploma examinations to a level that is in line with inflation and to freeze the fees for the Specialty Certificate Examinations (SCEs).
Medical students and Foundation Doctors may be interested to learn that MRCP(UK) has produced some useful guidance on when candidates should make their first attempts at each part of the MRCP(UK) examination. This is particularly important now that successful completion of MRCP(UK) is a mandatory requirement for entry into ST3 in the UK. The guidance also summarises pass rates based upon different times of sitting the exam.
The fourth annual survey of holders of the certificate of completion of training (CCT, the final qualification for specialist training allowing junior doctors to apply for consultant posts) has been completed by the Royal College of Physicians of London. The survey, which covers the medical specialties in England, shows a hostile job market for consultants. Worrying findings include:
In its response to the CfWI consultation on ‘Shaping the Medical Workforce: Starting the Debate on the Future Consultant Workforce’ , the RCPE Trainees & Members’ Committee, which represents over 3000 medical trainees throughout Scotland and the UK, highlighted that -
In particular, the RCPE Trainees & Members’ Committee believes –
The College has been working, both in conjunction with other Colleges through the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties of the UK and individually, to secure amendments to the Bill in relation to education and training. Fellows and Members may be interested in the latest update from the Academy regarding clarification of the Colleges’ concerns.
Recent weeks have seen extensive lobbying and criticism of the Bill from the Profession. Fellows and Members across the UK rightly continue to express their anxieties. Doctors are extremely concerned about the quality of care that can be offered by an NHS in England undergoing huge upheaval at a time of challenging cost constraints; in particular the continuing emphasis on competition, the potential for disintegration of care and the arrangements for public health and training are a real worry. Our Council discussed this again last week and believe there would be little gained at this stage by calling for the full withdrawal of the Bill; the energies of the College should be directed at the issues that continue to cause us real concern. Stability is crucial and the very functioning of the NHS in England is being compromised as current structures and teams are dismantled. I do not underestimate the strength of feeling, but we must focus our efforts where patients and trainees are at greatest risk. Amendments tabled yesterday, along with explanatory notes, have now been published and we will scrutinise these closely as the Bill proceeds through the House of Lords.
Dr Neil Dewhurst
The GMC’s National Training Survey 2011 has just been published. While some improvements appear to have been made with regard to trainees’ experiences, several points of concern have been highlighted –
Dr Kerri Baker, Chair, RCPE Trainees & Members’ Committee, said,
“The RCPE highlighted concerns about a number of these areas earlier this year in our Charter for Medical Training and, in particular the need for protected training time to ensure that trainees are adequately trained by the end of their training and that patient safety is not compromised. The results of this survey show that there are still significant operational problems within the NHS arising from the implementation of the EWTR and in an insufficient number of doctors to staff rotas safely. We will continue to advocate for protected training time on trainees’ and patients’ behalf.”
The Academy Trainee Doctors' group, with whom the RCPE Trainees & Members' Committee works closely, is seeking to recruit Trainees to undertake a number of co-opted roles covering the areas of Education, Specialty Training, and Leadership, Management and Representation.
Following a review, the General Medical Council (GMC) has decided that a minimum time requirement for Less Than Full Time training should be re-established and that, with immediate effect, trainees will be required to undertake no less than 50% of full time training.
For the small number of trainees who experience exceptional difficulties, it has been agreed that postgraduate deans should have flexibility to reduce the time requirement further. The absolute minimum would be 20% of full-time training, with an expectation that trainees should not undertake a placement at this level for more than 12 months.
Please note that major changes have been made to the 2009 CMT curriculum including that passing MRCP Part 1 by the end of CT1 is desirable. The changes have been made by the JRCPTB following a period of implementation and feedback from the medical community in order to reflect the current needs of trainers, trainees and the service.
The changes to the curriculum are -
These changes in more detail and further information on the 2009 curriculum can be viewed on the JRCPTB website.
The Academy Trainee Doctors' Group (ATDG) has produced a position statement on the principles to guide postgraduate medical education. This statement builds on and reinforces the recently published RCPE Charter for Medical Training.
The European School of Internal Medicine (ESIM) offers Specialist Registrars and ST3s or above a unique opportunity to meet their peers from around Europe and beyond. Applications should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 18 July at the latest.
Members may be interested to learn that the GMC has recently published the outcome of its consultation on National Professional Examinations.
The main findings were –
Dr Kerri Baker, Chair, RCPE, Trainees & Members’ Committee, said,
“We are pleased that the GMC has proposed to extend the current flexibility of accepting examination passes for CMT. This will be welcomed by Trainees who have taken, or are about to take, examinations out of programme. However, we are disappointed that a more permanent decision has been deferred and thus urge the GMC to give greater certainty to Trainees in order to inform future examination planning by reaching an early decision re the position beyond 2013. We will also engage closely with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to seek to ensure that Medical Trainees undertaking MRCP(UK) will not be disadvantaged by the GMC’s desire to achieve future uniformity in approaches to professional examinations between Colleges.”
Fellows and Members may be interested in this document which provides guidance on the time in job plans that should be available for education and clinical supervision.
The RCPE has today published its manifesto for the Scottish Parliamentary elections and in an unprecedented step has issued a warning that Scotland is in danger of creating a generation of inadequately trained doctors and, in turn, potentially compromising patient safety unless urgent action is taken by the incoming Scottish Government.
To rectify this situation that RCPE and our Trainees & Members’ Committee has called for protected training time for Trainees and Trainers to be introduced.
This has attracted extensive national media interest in Scotland surrounding this important issue. (links to sample articles below).
Communications with the JRCPTB continue to improve significantly and all expectations from our meeting last year have now been met. We are very pleased to have the opportunity at each JRCPTB meeting to raise specific issues highlighted by trainees. We are also pleased to announce the development of two documents produced by the JRCPTB to guide trainees on workplace-based assessments (WPBA) and the work of the JRCPTB (the latter to be published shortly). A full review of WPBA is currently underway with strong trainee representation.
Implementation of the 2010 specialty curricula
Implementation of the new 2010 specialty curricula has gone smoothly. Currently trainees up to ST5 on the 2007 version of their specialty curriculum have the opportunity to choose to move onto the new 2010 curriculum.
Discussions are ongoing as to whether trainees on pre 2003 and 2003 specialty curricula may also be given this opportunity.
ePortfolio: performance issues
A report has now been produced on the performance issues of the ePortfolio and guidance on how to prevent problems in 2011. We would, however, encourage trainees to continue to report any problems directly to the JRCPTB at ePortfolioteam@jrcptb.org.uk This allows common issues to be raised directly with NHS Education Scotland (the provider of the ePortfolio).
Refunds for overpaid JRCPTB fees
We would like to remind and advise trainees who think they may have overpaid JRCPTB fees that they have until 1st June 2011 to apply for a refund.
SAS representation on JRCPTB
JRCPTB has agreed with our suggestion that there should be SAS representation at JRCPTB meetings. If any NCCG/SAS trainee is interested in adopting this valuable role please contact email@example.com
Acquisition of MRCP(UK) by CMT trainees
The JRCPTB are working hard with the MRCP(UK) Examinations Board to help identify ways to support acquisition of MRCP(UK) for core medical trainees. This includes proposals to improve the delay to release of exams results and lengthening the diet of each part of the examination to increase time available to sit the exam.
18 February 2011
JRCPTB has announced that the fees for CMT and Specialty Training will rise by 3.1% from 1 April 2011 in line with inflation.
14 February 2011
The application window for CMT closed on 20 December 2010, with 2,475 applications received. Of candidates found to be eligible, 99.8% were invited to interview, with 92.0% invited to interview at their first-choice deanery preference. Interviews are taking place from 25 January - 18 February 2011.
Feedback received on the application stage of the process has been extremely positive so far, with satisfaction rates of over 90% across different aspects of the process.
Since the previous update, the specialty of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (CPT) has elected to join the 2011 coordinated recruitment process. This now takes the number of specialties participating up to 12.
Applications for 2011 posts will be accepted from 4-23 March 2011, via the online application system. This website will be relaunched within the coming weeks with an improved structure to allow improved navigation.
8 February 2011
Following discussion regarding timing of examinations, the GMC stated that "By the end of October 2010, the GMC will issue guidance on recognition of examinations for doctors who may enter a CCT programme after 31 October 2011". Unfortunately guidance is still unclear and, through the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, we continue to urge the GMC to make a prompt decision and communicate this to trainees to allow trainees to plan for their immediate and long-term careers.
8 February 2011
Trainees who are on one of the Collegiate Membership schemes should only make two payments at core and five payments at specialty training level. All trainees who believe they have paid more than this should complete the refund request form on the JRCPTB website and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org before 1st June 2011. After this deadline any applications for a refund must be received within three months of the date of payment.
5 November 2010
The Collins Review of Foundation Training has been published. The main recommendations are that the length of the Foundation Programme should remain unchanged at two years, but this should be reviewed in 2015 when the impact of the General Medical Council (GMC) recommendations in Tomorrow’s Doctors will be clearer, and that action should be taken to strengthen supervision for Trainees, many of whom have had to act beyond their level of competency.
Commenting on the Collins Review, Dr Neil Dewhurst, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE), said,
“We welcome the findings of this review which we believe has made a number of important recommendations aimed at strengthening the quality of early medical training of doctors. In particular, we support the recommendations that the system for selection into training should be standardised, that supervision for Trainees should be strengthened and Trainers supported in providing such supervision.
“Perhaps most significantly, this Review has recognised the need to define the balance between service and educational needs. It is essential that, in addition to delivering patient care, Trainees receive protected time with which to complete their Training. Failure to do so could lead to a generation of inadequately trained doctors and, in turn, compromise patient safety. Such tensions between service and training requirements are likely to heighten as the impact of the European Working Time Regulations is fully realised and it is vital that this matter is adequately addressed.”
30 July 2010
We are continuing to work hard with the JRCPTB to improve communications with Trainees. This follows on from the breakdown in communication surrounding the JRCPTB fees rise. We want to ensure similar issues do not happen in the future and, after a recent meeting with the JRCPTB, we have agreed the following action points with the JRCPTB.
We can also confirm that pre 2007 SpRs will not pay for £18 per year for the ePortfolio. The JRCPTB and Colleges are striving to update their records to reflect this as quickly as possible. 2007 to 2009 StRs will pay for the ePortfolio, but if at CCT they can show no use of the ePortfolio this fee will be fully refunded. Other important Trainee issues discussed at this meeting included the quality assurance of the ePortfolio, implementation of the 2010 specialty curricula and methods to support Foundation Year 2 doctors in all deaneries to commence MRCP. At present we feel positive and optimistic that we can continue to improve our lines of communication with the JRCPTB. We welcome input from trainees on individual and specific issues.
Dr Kerri Baker
The Gold Guide 2010
16 July 2010
The Gold Guide 2010 (“A Reference Guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK “) has just been published. This provides guidance to Postgraduate Deans on the arrangements for specialty training in the UK.
The new edition is a consolidation of earlier versions of the Gold Guide and applies to all trainees taking up appointments in specialty training which commence on or after August 2007. This edition replaces the first, second and third editions of the Gold Guide with immediate effect.
Taking exams out of programme: update
12 July 2010
Following discussion between the Colleges and the GMC, the GMC has decided that doctors who are already in specialty training or who enter by 31 October 2011 will be able to have any valid passes in previously approved national professional examinations counted towards a CCT, even if they were obtained outside approved training. By the end of October 2010, the GMC will issue guidance on recognition of examinations for doctors who may enter a CCT programme after 31 October 2011.
Dr Kerri Baker, Chair, RCPE Trainees & Members’ Committee, said,
“We have consistently advocated that attainment of MRCP(UK) is a valid demonstrator of competency, regardless of the timing of sitting, and believe that common sense has prevailed on this issue. Whilst this is very reassuring news for the large numbers of Trainees who would have been disadvantaged by the earlier ruling, we will have to work to ensure that those entering training after October 2011 are also not disadvantaged”
RCPE update on examinations taken outwith approved training programmes
18 June 2010
A meeting took place on 17 June 2010 between the GMC and the Colleges to discuss the potential implications of the recent GMC interpretation of the Medical Act regarding the contribution of exams taken out of programme (OOP) to attainment of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). Attendees included Mr John Black, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Prof Dinesh Bhugra, Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Vice Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) and Dr Neil Dewhurst, President of the RCPE and Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) Assessment Committee.
Following this meeting, the GMC has issued a statement to Trainees.
Responding to this statement, Dr Neil Dewhurst, President, RCPE, said,
“We had a constructive meeting with the GMC during which we advised them that on the basis of a series of snapshot surveys conducted by the Colleges, over 40% of Trainees may have taken one or more parts of their examinations out of programme and could potentially be adversely affected by the GMC’s earlier interpretation of the Medical Act. I am encouraged that the GMC has now published their latest legal opinion which clearly states -
“In summary… examinations and assessments taken outside an approved training course programme may lawfully be considered towards the award of a CCT. The critical requirement is that the GMC is satisfied that a CCT applicant has demonstrated the necessary competence by passing an approved examination.”
“Further discussion will be required between the GMC and the Colleges over the summer in an attempt to resolve this situation and the College will work constructively towards ensuring that Trainees who have taken exams out of programme are not adversely affected and discriminated against”.
The RCPE Trainees & Members’ Committee conducted a snapshot survey of its Members in advance of yesterday’s meeting in order to quantify how many Trainees may be affected. Based upon this snapshot, 42% of RCPE Trainees had taken one or more parts of the MRCP(UK) OOP. The main reasons for sitting exams OOP included:
Access the GMC Statement, 18 June 2010
JRCPTB Statement on Training Fees
14 June 2010
The JRCPTB has issued a statement in response to Trainees' concerns about the increase in training fees.
Responding to this statement, Dr Kerri Baker, Chair, RCPE Trainees & Members' Committee, said,
"We have made repeated representation of our Trainees' concerns to JRCPTB since the increase in fees was first announced. In the main, we were concerned by the lack of consultation on the unprecedented level of increase and that Trainees who have never had access to the ePortfolio should not be financially disadvantaged through the blanket application of an ePortfolio usage charge to all Trainees. We welcome the commitment that the Trainees' Committees of the Royal Colleges of Physicians will, in future, be consulted on both JRCPTB and MRCP(UK) fees increases and that SpRs will now be exempted from paying for their non-use of the ePortfolio. Senior StRs also using paper-based portfolios (i.e. no ePortfolio access) should contact the JRCPTB to request the same financial concession"
GMC ruling on examinations taken outside approved postgraduate training: update
8 June 2010
Kerri Baker, Chair of the Trainees and Members' Committee said:
'The issue of the recent GMC statement regarding timing of examinations remains high on the agenda of the Trainees and Members' Committee. We are collecting data to support our belief that large numbers of trainees will be discriminated against unless this ruling is changed, with our survey issued last week returning a large number of responses from concerned individuals. Any trainees yet to complete the survey can access it here.
'The Trainees & Members' Committee will continue to lobby for a change in this law to allow individuals who complete an approved training programme to enter the Specialist Register via CCT regardless of whether their postgraduate exams were completed in or outwith a recognised training programme.
'The Colleges and the BMA are meeting with the GMC to discuss this issue and we hope to be in a position to update trainees shortly after - updates will be posted on this website and our Twitter page.'
Delay in Implementation of JRCPTB Fees Increase
1 June 2010
JRCPTB has advised that the increase in training fees will not be implemented until 11 June 2010, due to IT problems. This will allow Trainees additional time to complete their enrolment.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: STATEMENT & ADVICE ON JRCPTB FEES INCREASE
7 May 2010
Following the announcement of an increase in JRCPTB training fees, the RCPE Trainees & Members' Committee and the President of the RCPE have made the following statements.
Examinations taken outside approved postgraduate training: update
Trainees and Members may be interested to read the latest statement from the GMC regarding the above.
Dr Kerri Baker, Chair of the RCPE Trainees and Members' Committee, said,
"The Trainees & Members' Committee will continue to lobby for a change in this law to allow individuals who complete an approved training programme to enter the Specialist Register via CCT regardless of whether their postgraduate exams were completed in or outwith programme".
JRCPTB Training Fees to Rise
The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians’ Training Board (JRCPTB) has reluctantly announced an increase in trainee registration fees.
The bulk of this increase relates to an annual per capita fee for the use of the ePortfolio, which the provider, NHS Education Scotland, is unable to continue to provide free of charge to trainees. The remainder of the increase, the first since 2007, reflects the impact of financial pressures on the training budget including a reduction in Department of Health support for JRCPTB.
The new fees for those wishing to pay a single payment for their specialist training will be as follows:
Core medical training (CMT): £306
Trainees wishing to stagger payment of their fees, allied to Collegiate Membership of one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, will pay £153 annually.
The new fees will come into force on 1st June 2010.
The JRCPTB will be focussing it’s CMT and Specialist Advisory Committees’ work on those areas which critically affect the future careers of those in training in the medical specialties.
Added 26 April 2010
Contribution of MRCP(UK) to CCT
Trainees may be aware that the GMC has recently published a note on its website stating that any examinations taken while not in an approved training post cannot contribute to the requirements needed to obtain a CCT and that Trainees doing so will need to apply for a CESR.
The RCPE Trainees & Members’ Committee is deeply concerned by this statement and is working with the Academy Trainee Doctors’ Group (ATDG) to address this issue. The ATDG has now produced a statement on this issue and discussions between the Academy and GMC are ongoing.
Dr Kerri Baker, Chair of the RCPE Trainees & Members' Committee, said,
"We have been working closely with the ATDG in seeking to resolve this issue. We support the ATDG statement in full and are continuing to work to ensure that Trainees who have undertaken the MRCP(UK) examination out of programme, and in good faith, are not disadvantaged. We hope that common sense will prevail and we will update Trainees and Members as further information emerges”
Added 14 April 2010
Merger of PMETB with the GMC - 1 April 2010
From 1 April 2010 the General Medical Council (GMC) will be the single organisation responsible for the regulation of medical education and training in the UK. This follows a recommendation from Professor Sir John Tooke’s inquiry into ‘Modernising Medical Careers’ to deliver a more seamless and consistent approach to the regulation of medical education and training at all stages of a doctor’s career. However, there will be no substantive changes to:
Added 19 March 2010
The Implications of EWTD for Trainees
The EWTD Reference Group have published "A guide to the implications of the European Working Time Directive for doctors in training" which aims to provide clarity around frequently asked questions posed by junior doctors in relation to EWTD and to signpost the best sources of information.
Added 7 December 2009
Scottish Medical Training Website
For information on Specialty and Foundation Training, the Gold Guide to postgraduate specialty training in the UK, the 2010 Complaints and Appeals process, Relocation policies, and general career management, please see the SMT website at www.scotmt.scot.nhs.uk.
Added 1 December 2009
England & Wales: Recruitment into CMT Training 2010
The Royal College of Physicians of London will again be co-ordinating the process of national recruitment to CMT in England & Wales for 2010 on behalf of the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians' Training Board. The application form will be made 'live' from Friday 4th December 2009 at www.cmtrecruitment.org.uk. The deadline for applications is 12 midday on Friday 18th December 2009. An Applicants' Guide, which will guide applicants through the recruitment process from beginning to end, will also be available on the site
Added 18 November 2009
PMETB Survey on Doctors' Post-certification Progress
The PMETB has, today, published an interesting analysis by specialty of doctors' post-certification (including CCT and CESR) career outcomes.
Added 9 November 2009
Important information for those trainees starting Core Medical Training from August 2009
FULL MRCP(UK) A REQUIREMENT FOR CORE MEDICAL TRAINING ENTRANTS FROM AUGUST 2009
The PMETB has recently approved the curriculum for General (Internal) Medicine (to be known as General Internal Medicine 2009 (GIM 2009)). Included in this is the curriculum for Core Medical Training (CMT), and importantly, the knowledge assessment for CMT has been confirmed to be acquisition of the full MRCP(UK) Diploma (or a recognised overseas equivalent). The new curriculum has been published and is available here. Doctors entering CMT from August 2009 will not be able to have confirmation of their CMT competences and to exit successfully from the programme until they have the full MRCP(UK). They may need to have further training to achieve this (after negotiation with Programme Directors and their Postgraduate Dean).
Following on from this the, JRCPTB Board have accepted that from August 2011, possession of the full MRCP(UK) should become a mandatory requirement for ST3 entry into any of the medical (physicianly) specialties.
Junior doctors are strongly advised to plan their attempts for MRCP(UK) in such a way that they can ensure completion of the diploma before they complete their CMT years. Regulations for MRCP(UK), including entry requirements, can be found at www.mrcpuk.org.
If you have any questions about any part of the MRCP(UK) examination please contact the MRCP(UK) office via one of the following email addresses:
Added 20 October 2009
UK Research Integrity Office Code of Pratice
The Code has been produced to support researchers and research organisations in the promotion of good practice in research and the conduct of research of the highest quality.
The Code is applicable to all subject areas and draws upon existing good practice. It provides general principles and standards for good practice in research, applicable to both individual researchers and research organisations. The Code also includes a Recommended Checklist for Researchers: a one-page, non-technical checklist for the key points of good practice in research, based upon the more detailed standards provided by the Code
Added 13 October 2009
Latest PMETB publications
Report of the National Training Surveys 2008-2009 - combined analysis of this year’s training surveys, reflecting trainees’ and trainers’ perceptions of postgraduate medical education and training.
The State of PMET 2009 - a collection of articles from a range of PMET commentators on their perceptions of life in the sector this year.
Future Doctors - a statement on the future of postgraduate medical education and training - the culmination of PMETB's three year Future Doctors review
Added 05 October 2009
Merger of PMETB with GMC: Merger Guide for Doctors
Added 28 September 2009
Swine Flu: Critical Care Strategies (Scotland and UK)
Trainees may be interested to read the critical care strategies for managing the H1N1 flu virus published by the Scottish Government and Department of Health.
Added 14 September 2009
Common Competencies Framework for Doctors
Trainees may be interested to read the Common Competencies Framework for Doctors which is designed to be a reference document that outlines the basic and generic competencies required of a doctor without being specialty-specific. It has been devised by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ Specialty Training Committee, with input from the RCPE Collegiate Members’ Committee, as a repository of information that may inform the development of specialty training curricula and also reflects the medical profession’s attitudes and beliefs with regard to the absolute common skills that should be acquired and maintained by every doctor.
Added 31 August 2009
The ATDG Statement on credentialing is now available
The ATDG Statement on credentialing is now available and the RCPE Collegiate Members Committee were active in the drafting and contribution of this statement.
We hope it highlights the concerns of our collegiate members.
Added 17 August 2009
PMETB Principle in Relation to Trainees & Training During Times of National Emergency
The Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board (PMETB) has published the principle to be adhered to for Trainees whose periods of training may be interrupted if they are required to prioritise health service delivery ahead of training during times of national emergency (including pandemic flu).