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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Inconsistency regarding doctors' titles, unleashed by the Modernising Medical Careers (2008) initiative, has resulted in patients considering trainees as medical students (5), not recognising 'Foundation Year 1 Trainees' as qualified doctors and being unable to rank doctors below consultant level (3).
We have three senior vacancies which have been filled, but in line with the Government's Modernising Medical Careers training programme - which provides a structured career plan for doctors - new members of staff will not be starting until the beginning of August.
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.
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.
The Government's much-criticised Modernising Medical Careers training programme has also resulted in gaps in A&E cover, according to the hospital.
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.
The shambolic affairs relating to the junior doctor job application schemes - Medical Training Application Service and Modernising Medical Careers - have placed additional weight on the shoulders of dedicated young doctors working on the frontline, uncertain what future they have in a career they passionately studied for.