New House Surgeon Training
The Medical Council is proposing big changes to house surgeon training, including:
- Compulsory community runs
- Standardised formal training
- Emphasis on general, community, broad-based and acute care medicine.
This could mean Urgent Care house surgeons, who would complete an Urgent Care training module. Council sent RNZCUC a
, and the executive has replied
. We have also polled Urgent Care facilities and have expressions of interest for around 100 house surgeon posts per annum.
RNZCUC's view is the change could be very positive for Urgent Care and General Practice.
Some of the potential benefits are listed in RNZCUC's reply.