Clinical Education

RCGP revalidation pilots: England & Wales

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Clinical Education, Educ for Hlth Professions, General Practice | Tags: , |

RCGP revalidation pilots: England & Wales

“Revalidation for UK doctors is due to be introduced in April 2010. This report is the result of a feasibility study in relation to collecting supporting information required for strengthened medical appraisal and a GP revalidation ePortfolio. Recommendations are made towards further training and support to allow GPs, GP appraisers and responsible officers to engage effectively in the revalidation process.”
NHS Revalidation Support Team – publications 
Revalidation processes for sessional GPs: a feasibility study to pilot current proposals 

This study set out to explore the potential problems that locum, salaried and remote GPs might encounter with the proposed supporting information required for appraisal as part of the revalidation process. The study makes recommendations towards cultural changes in order to provide the necessary support for sessional GPs in completing their revalidation.
NHS Revalidation Support Team – publications

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Planning e-learning for medical education – June 2010

Posted on July 2, 2010. Filed under: Clinical Education, Educ for Hlth Professions, Medicine | Tags: |

Planning e-learning for medical education – June 2010 – The British Journal of Healthcare Computing and Information Management

“A relatively new strategy within clinical education, e-learning is becoming an increasingly utilised way of teaching new clinical techniques. However, the marriage of education and technology can be difficult to get right. Dr Nicholas Blackwell of the University of Leicester Medical School gives advice for those in the medical profession who are considering using e-learning as a teaching tool.

Both education and technology have experienced a period of major change over the past two decades, with the latter becoming an increasingly important tool in teaching and learning. To be effective, clinicians need to stay abreast of new initiatives, techniques and treatments within their profession, whilst the text books and printed materials that learners use can sometimes be out of date by the time they are published.

E-learning is one way that the speed of change currently taking place in clinical technology can be incorporated into education, so it is logical that many medical educators regard online learning as the way forward. However, e-learning is more than posting material on the web — if it is to be used effectively as a teaching resource, the materials used need to be devised by people with the appropriate skills and experience — which means the marriage of technology and clinical knowledge. So, if you have the responsibility for devising an online learning project, where do you start?”

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Unmet Needs: Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Patient Care – National Patient Safety Foundation [US] – 10 March 2010

Posted on March 18, 2010. Filed under: Clinical Education, Educ for Hlth Professions, Health Professions, Medicine, Patient Safety | Tags: , |

Unmet Needs: Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Patient Care – National Patient Safety Foundation [US] – 10 March 2010

“Ten years after the Institute of Medicine’s landmark 1999 report To Err Is Human, the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation has released a white paper finding that US medical schools are not doing an adequate job of facilitating student understanding of basic knowledge and the development of skills required for the provision of safe patient care.

Unmet Needs: Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Patient Care is the culmination of three LLI Roundtable discussions and makes key recommendations for reforming medical education in order to improve patient safety. The paper is the first in a planned series of such reports on issues that the Lucian Leape Institute has identified as top priorities in ongoing efforts to improve patient safety.”

Download the full report (pdf) here

More on the Lucian Leape Institute

Read the media release here

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Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice – WHO – 2010

Posted on March 9, 2010. Filed under: Clinical Education, Educ for Hlth Professions, Health Professions | Tags: |

Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice
Number of pages: 64
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HRH/HPN/10.3

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“At a time when the world is facing a shortage of health workers, policymakers are looking for innovative strategies that can help them develop policy and programmes to bolster the global health workforce.

The Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice highlights the current status of interprofessional collaboration around the world, identifies the mechanisms that shape successful collaborative teamwork and outlines a series of action items that policy-makers can apply within their local health system.

The goal of the Framework is to provide strategies and ideas that will help health policy-makers implement the elements of interprofessional education and collaborative practice that will be most beneficial in their own jurisdiction.”

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Clinical Training Agency Purchase Intentions 2009/10 – NZ – December 2009

Posted on December 30, 2009. Filed under: Clinical Education, Educ for Hlth Professions | Tags: , |

Clinical Training Agency Purchase Intentions 2009/10 – NZ – December 2009

“Summary of publication

This document summarises the purchasing and projects of the Clinical Training Agency (CTA) during 2008/09, details the anticipated purchases for 2009/10 and signals projects that the CTA will look to complete in the future. In the main the CTA purchases post-entry clinical training for doctors, nurses and midwives to the value of approximately $120 million per year.

The past year has seen the successful completion of the following projects:

Nursing Entry to Practice Expansion training programme – all District Health Boards (DHBs) now have their programmes approved by the Nursing Council
implementation of the new funding model for Māori health training – all DHBs now have access to Māori training funds
funding of five general practice training pilots in DHBs
new funding for rural hospital medicine places
new funding for postgraduate midwifery training in complex care
revision of surgeon training specification, revised costing and completed supply and demand estimates.

In 2009 key projects include:

specifying and funding intensive care medical vocational training
revising the physician training specification and costing
specifying and funding five Accident and Medical Practitioner Association training positions
finalising the specification and costings for rural health medicine training
commencing the evaluation of the five general practice pilots
reviewing the specifications for general practice education programmes, including the associated bursary payments
specifying and funding the Mammography Postgraduate Certificate
reviewing postgraduate nursing training funding
reviewing the Nursing Entry to Practice programme
finalising the specification for complex care and other midwifery training
finalising the Midwifery First Year of Practice specification
incorporating HWIP estimates into CTA purchasing plans.”

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Redesigning Continuing Education in the Health Professions – US Institute of Medicine consensus report – 4 December 2009

Posted on December 29, 2009. Filed under: Clinical Education, Educ for Hlth Professions | Tags: , , |

US Institute of Medicine consensus report 4 December 2009
Redesigning Continuing Education in the Health Professions

“A workforce of knowledgeable health professionals is critical to the discovery and application of health care practices to prevent disease and promote wellbeing. Yet today’s professional health workforce is not consistently prepared to provide high quality health care and assure patient safety. One contributing factor to this problem is the absence of a comprehensive and well-integrated system of continuing education in the health professions.

At the request of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, the IOM convened a committee to consider the establishment of a national interprofessional continuing education institute dedicated to the improvement of continuing education for the health care workforce. The committee’s report, Redesigning Continuing Education in the Health Professions, examines continuing education for all health professionals, explores development of a national continuing education institute, and offers guidance on the establishment and operation of an institute to develop a coordinated continuing professional development system.”

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A review of how the training of the New Zealand health workforce is planned and funded – August 2009

Posted on August 6, 2009. Filed under: Allied Health, Clinical Education, Educ for Hlth Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Workforce |

A review of how the training of the New Zealand health workforce is planned and funded: a proposal for a reconfiguration of the Clinical Training Agency
Ministerial Task Group on Postgraduate Training and Education
Date of publication (online): August 2009

Executive summary

“New Zealand has significant problems in recruiting, training and retaining adequate numbers of appropriate health and disability services workers. This is most likely to worsen.

The planning and funding of the training of the New Zealand health and disability services workforce is iterative, ad hoc and poorly coordinated.

A single agency, which has a whole of health and disability services workforce and a whole of educational continuum responsibility, is needed if New Zealand is to have an affordable and fit-for-purpose health and disability services workforce.

It is recommended that the Clinical Training Agency be substantially reconfigured so that the Agency can plan and either fund or direct the funding of the training of the New Zealand health and disability services workforce.

Disclaimer

This report was prepared for the Minister of Health. The views of the author do not necessarily represent the views or policy of the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The Ministry makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, use or reliance on the contents of this report.”

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Health and Disability Workforce Reports – NZ Ministry of Health – August 2009

Posted on August 6, 2009. Filed under: Allied Health, Clinical Education, Educ for Hlth Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Workforce |

Health and Disability Workforce Reports – NZ Ministry of Health – August 2009

“The following five reports on the health and disability workforce all broadly agree on the need to:

* enable greater leadership for improvements in national and regional co-ordination to reduce the current duplication in workforce activities across the health and disability sector
* strengthen health and disability workforce planning that is aligned to service delivery
* balance long-term responses to workforce supply issues with the pragmatic tactics used by district health boards to meet their unique short-term workforce needs.

The Medical Training Board, the SMO Commission and the RMO Commission were asked to focus on the medical workforce, although the Medical Training Board report does make provision for the inclusion of other professions within its proposed structure. The Nursing Committee was asked to evaluate the merits of a nursing education and training board. The CTA Review group was asked to look at the wider health and disability workforce.

All five reports recommend a separate national entity to respond to the complexities of health and disability workforce training issues. The RMO Commission report also recommends the establishment of a separate single employer for RMOs.”

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Foundations of Excellence: Building Infrastructure for Medical Education and Training: Report of the Medical Training Board – NZ Ministry of Health – August 2009

Posted on August 6, 2009. Filed under: Clinical Education, Educ for Hlth Professions, Medicine, Workforce |

Foundations of Excellence: Building Infrastructure for Medical Education and Training: Report of the Medical Training Board – NZ Ministry of Health – August 2009

Date of publication (online): August 2009

Summary of publication

“In September 2008 the Medical Training Board (MTB) released a series of documents on the medical workforce and on the need to achieve integration and coordination in medical education and training. This report takes into account the feedback received on these documents and progresses the work to the next level. It focuses on what change is needed and how it could occur, and proposes a framework for the structure and governance of an integrated medical training system that builds on current arrangements.

In consultation, there was considerable support from the sector for an integrated education and training framework. The need for a smooth medical training continuum was recognised, especially covering the period between graduating from medical school and entering vocational training. As a result, although this report focuses primarily on the prevocational period, it also addresses ways to improve the coordination of education and training across the whole continuum.

The MTB makes the following recommendation:

* that a new body is established with the capacity to coordinate medical education and training across the entire continuum of learning and govern the transition from the current system. The new body would be called Medical Education and Training New Zealand (METNZ) and would replace the MTB.”

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New training and education programme introduced for the scientific workforce in genetics – UK – 30 July 2009

Posted on July 31, 2009. Filed under: Clinical Education, Educ for Hlth Professions, Genomics, Workforce |

New training and education programme introduced for the scientific workforce in genetics
30 July 2009 11:03
UK Department of Health   (National)

“A new education programme has been developed to provide enhanced training in genetic technologies and clinical applications for healthcare scientists working in laboratory genetics, Health Minister Ann Keen announced today.

This pilot is part of the UK Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) programme which is transforming education, training and career pathways for the healthcare science workforce.

The pilot funded by the Department of Health is investing over £4.5 million to address the training needs of the healthcare science workforce in genetics.

The new pilot will:

* Respond to future workforce needs, which has increased significantly in the last ten years as scientific discoveries have created new opportunities to diagnose and predict disease;
* Inform the roll out of the MSC programme for other healthcare science training programmes which will begin in 2010 with full implementation in 2012;
* Establish a national School of Genetics in the West Midlands; and
* Modernise the genetics curricula to respond to breakthrough scientific advances and their applications for patients and the public.”

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A National Professional Development Framework for Cancer Nursing in New Zealand – July 2009

Posted on July 31, 2009. Filed under: Clinical Education, Educ for Hlth Professions, Nursing, Oncology |

A National Professional Development Framework for Cancer Nursing in New Zealand
Date of publication (online): July 2009

Summary of publication

“The National Professional Development Framework for Cancer Nursing In New Zealand was developed by the Palliative Care and Cancer Nurses Education Group (PCNEG) as part of the implementation of the New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy and Action Plan2005-2010.

The publication provides a framework for registered nurses’ professional development and describes nursing competencies that outline the practice expectations of nurses working in cancer control. The content is set out in two parts:

* Part one describes the purpose, aim and objectives of the Framework, the scope and context for cancer nursing in New Zealand, a model for nursing in cancer control and professional development for cancer nurses.
* Part two sets out the core cancer nursing competencies in cancer control and the speciality nursing competencies in cancer care.”

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NHS Medical Education England (MEE) website

Posted on July 17, 2009. Filed under: Clinical Education, Educ for Hlth Professions, Medicine, Pharmacy, Workforce |

NHS Medical Education England (MEE), the body that provides independent expert advice on training, education and workforce planning for pharmacists, dentists, doctors and healthcare scientists, now has a website available. The new site provides information about MEE’s governance, structure and core functions as well as its membership, role and an indication of the areas of work it is likely to be involved in.

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Prepared to care: challenging the dementia skills gap – UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia – June 2009

Posted on June 19, 2009. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Clinical Education, Educ for Hlth Professions |

Prepared to care: challenging the dementia skills gap – UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia – June 2009

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia have examined the readiness of the social care workforce to deliver personalised care to people with dementia.  They found a large variation in the dementia skills of the social care workforce. This report sets out the scale of the challenge in training the caring professions in dementia, and how it may be met.

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SBAR Training Scenarios and Competency Assessment – (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation)

Posted on April 8, 2009. Filed under: Clinical Education, Health Systems Improvement | Tags: , |

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) – US

Information from the Bronson Healthcare Group, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

These SBAR training scenarios, which reflect a range of clinical conditions and patient circumstances, are used in conjunction with other SBAR training materials to assess front-line staff competency in using the SBAR technique for communication.

Assessing the competency of front-line staff to use the SBAR technique is an important step in ensuring standardized communications in critical situations. Front-line staff are provided with one or more of the scenarios and asked to respond to the scenario with SBAR-based communication. The SBAR communications are assessed against the expected response and trained staff receive feedback of successful completion or suggested rehearsal resources and asked to repeat the exercise until competency is demonstrated.

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