The Medical Council are seeking feedback on their statement on the maintenance and retention of patient records. You are invited to review their letter and respond directly to them. Should you wish the College to collate responses and provide collective feedback, please email your comments to the GM (email@example.com).
• The training programme manual is now replaced by the “completing the training programme” pages on the website. The accreditation manual 2017 is no longer extant.
• Online urgent care course – module 1 has been updated. The other modules will not be edited until AFTER the 2019 UCPEX.
• CNA requirement – you should be submitting your first clinical notes audit within three months, and achieve a pass BEFORE attending UCPEX 2019.
• The checklist of skills to be assessed at the Skills Demonstration and Assessment Weekend (SDAW) will be released within the next 10 days to those who have booked to attend.
• The Education Committee have approved the decision that Core Skills List sign-off is a compulsory part of the training programme.
Markers have requested that registrars send electronic copies (eg pdf or word) of the full text of all references used in the submitted Medical Literature Project. This is because the markers do check references, and the time taken to source the full text of the reference can be significant.
As part of our strategy, and coincidentally at the same time that MCNZ wish to strengthen recertification, we are undertaking a review of our recertification requirements. Registrars should note that they too are required to complete this programme. The DPD has developed an in-depth survey, which members will have received in the last few days. This is your opportunity to let us know what you think about the current programme, and what you’d like to see in the future.
Attendance at the SDAW is optional but highly recommended. Those who attended last year said that it was well worth attending. The SDAW covers a range of clinical practical skills that are important to master. It is organised in similar format to the OSCE and as such lets you become familiar with the OSCE venue and format, giving you one less thing to be concerned about.
We’ve updated the ethnicity options on the website as a result of feedback and changing requirements on the College. We ask that you take the time to let us know which ethnicity/ies you identify with by completing your profile page on the website.
MCNZ are inviting feedback on their draft statement on cultural competence and the provision of culturally-safe care, and draft resource document; achieving best health outcomes for Māori. Please take time to review the documents and if you wish provide feedback. All information is available on the Council’s website.
A message from Dr Afraz Adam (DPD) The ‘Expression of Interest’ forms for presentation at our upcoming Boot Camp are rolling in. I have received several queries from our members requesting examples of topics they could present on. Without limiting your scope of imagination, the following are some great examples of Urgent Care topics which…
We are seeking applications for grants to support research in urgent care. The grants are available to all full members. The aim is to foster and support research or projects that support the achievement of the College’s strategic objectives or advance urgent care.
We have completed the transfer of the recertification manual, and the elements of the training programme manual that referred to recertification, to the website. Requirements are now embedded in a series of pages, starting with the introduction page ( https://rnzcuc.org.nz/recertification/ ). You can save each page as a pdf if you wish to retain a hard copy. Relevant forms and more detailed instructions are available through links on the pages.