New programme to lead way in recruitment of doctors

New programme to lead way in recruitment of medical professionals A new graduate medical programme will focus on meeting the future requirements of the NHS in Scotland, the Scottish Government has said. Referred to as ScotGEM, the programme will accommodate around 50 trainees annually, pending approval from the General Medical Council, and will be provided by Dundee and St Andrews Universities, and the University of the Highlands ands Islands which have been announced following a bidding process. The four-year programme will start in 2018 to reinforce doctor numbers across the nation, especially in remote locations. Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Robison stated: “Scotland’s first graduate entry program in medicine was among a number of efforts revealed by the First Minister earlier in 2012 and it forms part of our commitment to create a mo.
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North Middlesex health center A&E deals with closure on security grounds An A&E unit has been threatened with closure on safety grounds for the very first time in the NHS’s history, amidst worries that its 500 clients a day are at what the medical regulatory authority calls “severe risk” of suffering harm. The General Medical Council, which controls doctors, and Health Education England, the NHS’s staffing agency, have both released the extraordinary cautions to North Middlesex health center over what one local MP referred to as “a catalogue of failings” in its emergency department. Unpublished internal confidential NHS documents seen by the Guardian expose extensive alarm in the NHS locally and nationally that a few of the hospital’s A&E medical professionals do not have the fundamental skills to do their jobs, and that young, inexperienced doctors have been asked to perform jobs they wer …
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Niall Dickson of the General Medical Council raised issues about “requirements of training and support” for student doctors. He added: “Without appropriate support and supervision there is a serious threat that their clients are being threatened. “Ultimately we will not permit postgraduate training to continue in this department if the appropriate action is not taken.” Documents leaked today declare that emergency physicians at North Middlesex Health center in north London absence “standard skills”. It states junior staff have repeatedly been “left in charge” of the A&E department, leaving patients at “likely threat”. A concerned local MP said the system in Edmonton, which uses 26 doctors, has been pestered by a “brochure of failings”. The under-fire health center has been given until completion of June to “resolv …
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