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Nothing general about General Practice

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Health Education England along with partners NHS England, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Medical Association have launched the ‘There’s nothing general about general practice’ campaign to encourage foundation doctors to consider a career as a GP.

Take a look at their excellent FB page here:

 

 

What’s On for Trainers…Winter 2016

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CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST COURSES FOR SUPERVISORS AND TRAINERS:

 

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2017 CMFT Trainee Conference

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Monday 23rd January 2017
08:45 – 17:00
Postgraduate & Undergraduate Centres, Central Site

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* Keynote Presentation from Dr Jane Mamelok, Postgraduate Dean, HENW *

To book a place on this exciting FREE Conference for CMFT Trainees please email:

Lesley.Taylor@cmft.nhs.uk

Improve your skills in a variety of Generic Competencies such as:
Careers Planning
Team Building & Leadership Skills
Human Factors
Identifying and Eliminating Unconscious Bias
Duty of Candour
Designing a Teaching Session
Conflict Resolution
Preparing a Business Case

 

Welcome from Dr Mark Forrest

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Hello

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Director of Medical Education for CMFT. For those who don’t know me, I’m Mark Forrest and I have been a Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care here since 1998 and have been extensively involved in Training and Education most of that time. I have been an Educational Supervisor, College Tutor, Associate Foundation Programme Director and Associate Director of Education in that time and have experienced successes and challenges in all those roles.

I think that training and education at CMFT has come a long way in recent years. There is no doubt, however, that significant challenges and areas for improvement still remain. Within PGME we will be working hard to overcome those challenges using the tools we have, and the quality improvement  framework devised by my predecessor Professor Simon Carley and the management team..

There are also, and we too easily overlook this, some excellent examples of the very best of educational practice within the confines of this trust. I want to spread that good practice as far and wide as possible within CMFT and beyond. I hope to do this using this blog and other social media platforms, but also with Quality Improvement forums where I would like to give those who have demonstrated excellent practice a platform to share their expertise and educate us all.

On top of this there are external influences that we must be cogniscent of. There is plenty of evidence that morale amongst trainees is low and falling. The BMA announced three more periods of industrial action over the coming months and even the government’s negotiator has pointed out the need for a coherent strategy to improve junior doctor morale. Service reconfiguration with Healthier Together and DevoManc will bring changes to our trainee establishment that are currently difficult to foresee. The same can be said of “Shape of Training” possibly a little further down the line.

How can we assess whether we are moving in the right direction? What measure might be considered as success? No red flags in the GMC survey? This might be difficult to achieve in what can be a capricious tool. Certainly to have more green flags than red, that would certainly be a start. To have every specialty scoring above average, for say overall satisfaction when compared to other hospitals in the UK. I would like to think that ought to be an aspiration for one of the premier teaching and research trusts in the country.

I look forward to working with you towards some of these goals.

Induction for International Doctors: CMFT leads a national program with e-lfh

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After lots of perseverance and hard work; I am pleased to inform that Induction for International Doctors is now a nation-wide programme and available on e-lfh website (www.e-LFH.org.uk) and is available to all employers to use for their new non-UK qualified doctors; employed or sponsored by them. e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies. All the national high-impact e-Learning is now hosted on it; including RCoA, RCEM etc; so this programme is now available for all new Non-UK qualified doctors (about 7000/year) in the UK.

Please see link  http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/induction-for-international-doctors/

‘Spread the NEWS’.

Best wishes,

Sujesh

Dr. Sujesh Bansal

Consultant Anaesthetist and Hon. Sr. Lecturer

Anaesthetic Department

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dickinson trust scholarship applications open (but only one week left)

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THE DICKINSON TRUST SCHOLARSHIP FUND applications are now open and will close on the 25th September 2015. This is the last call for applications!!!

More on the trust here and info below.

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Information and Guidance

The Dickinson Trust Scholarship is administered by the Central Manchester and Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Department of Postgraduate Medical Education on behalf of the Dickinson Trust, a charity that funds this scheme. Where study leave funding is not available, bursaries can be applied for:

  • To fund travel at the start and end of the placement only, and living expenses of up to £400 a month for those wishing to spend time at another centre or organisation for educational purposes, either at home or abroad, for periods of up to a year.
  • Consideration will also be given to fund learning opportunities where no other financial support is available. Accommodation and subsistence expenses will be funded for 2 days only up to a maximum of £100 a day.

The scheme is open to:

  • All CMFT employees. (For consultants, please see below.)
  • Newly appointed CMFT consultants within 2 years from taking up their first substantive consultant post and who might benefit from short periods of study elsewhere.
  • Graduates who have received their clinical training as students at one of the Teaching Hospitals of the University of Manchester (CMFT, South Manchester, Salford or Preston). This includes healthcare graduates outside medicine and nursing.
  • Those who hold a post-graduate training post at any level up to and including registrar, in one of the University of Manchester Teaching Hospitals.

Previous awards have successfully supported the following attachments and courses:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Specialty Registrar in Paediatrics

  • Visit to Istanbul Faculty of Medicine to gain experience of the complications of Behcet’s syndrome and to use the experience to promote the regional Behcet’s service.

Consultant Rheumatologist

  • Research/clinical training fellowship at the University of Toronto Head & Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program.

Specialist Registrar

 

 

THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT EVENTS FOR WHICH FUNDING IS BEING APPLIED FOR MUST TAKE PLACE AFTER THE NEXT MEETING OF THE DICKINSON TRUSTEES ON MONDAY 19 OCTOBER 2015. RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

For further details and for application forms, please contact:

Belinda Nethercott, Deputy Medical Education Manager,

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:

belinda.nethercott@cmft.nhs.uk or tel: 0161 276 8712

Combined new GMC standards for UG and PG education

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Please click on the link below to download the latest on promoting excellence in medical education from the GMC. These new standards will come into effect from January 2016 and will replace Tomorrow’s Doctors (2009) and The Trainee Doctor (2011).

Please note that these are now unified standards for undergraduate and postgraduate education. I think this is a good idea as there are clear similarities between UG and PG education and where one is working well it tends to be working well for the other.

Patient safety is prioritised throughout the document, with five themes to deliver this.

  1. Learning environment and culture
  2. Educational governance and leadership
  3. Supporting learners
  4. Supporting educators
  5. Developing and implementing curricula and assessments

If you are involved in UG or PG education then this is a must read before the standards come into force next year.

As ever, please get in touch with any questions.

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