Modernising Medical Careers


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Modernising Medical Careers

An initiative launched in 2003 by the Learning and Policy Development Section of the UK Department of Health and spearheaded by the NHS to update the post-graduate training of junior doctors in the UK.

Tangible changes
Pre-registration house officers (PRHOs) became Foundation Year 1 (FY1); senior house officers (SHOs) became FY2s. Specialist Registrar (SpRs) posts were replaced by Specialist Training (ST1, ST2, ST3) posts, or so-called “run-through training”.
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She and others from the organisation Mums4medics Merseyside are today lobbying parliament in protest at the government's programme, Modernising Medical Careers.
The docs joined marches in London and Glasgow despite a last-minute Government pledge to review the Modernising Medical Careers scheme.
The row is over the Modernising Medical Careers scheme, which was introduced by the Department of Health as a fairer way of placing junior doctors in over-subscribed training roles.
Hundreds of doctors are expected to stage demonstrations in Glasgow and London about the computerised application process for the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) programme.
Modernising Medical Careers: The Response of the Four UK Health Ministers to the Consultation on Unfinished Business: Proposals for Reform of the Senior House Officer Grade.
More than 100 backed the motion on the Department of Health's Modernising Medical Careers reforms.
A joint statement by the BMA's junior doctors committee and the trainees committee of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges warns that the Government's forthcoming Modernising Medical Careers scheme could bring about a "drastic" cut in the quality of the UK's consultants.
Post- graduate medical education in the United Kingdom has seen numerous dramatic changes in the last decade, with the introduction of structured training programmes and changes in assessment of skills driven by Modernising Medical Careers. (1) Overall these new developments emphasise a competency based curriculum and assessments.
A spokeswoman for the Royal said the Government's criticised Modernising Medical Careers training programme has resulted in gaps in A&E cover.
The Independent Inquiry into Modernising Medical Careers, led by Professor Sir John Tooke, recommends that money to train the next generation of doctors should be ring-fenced and taken out of Department of Health control.
Responding to the Sir John Tookes interim report on the UK-wide Modernising Medical Careers reforms, the BMA said a sub-consultant grade was not necessary.
The move, set to affect doctors across the Midlands, is part of the Government's Modernising Medical Careers scheme.