Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Living and Working As A GP In Shetland

Shetland is one of the hubs in our rural Track Program.  This short video has been created by the Shetland GPs including Catherine Brown, one of our trainee bloggers who has just comlpeted her training and taken up a substantive post in Lerwick.  Also featured is Dylan Murphy the educational supervisor for GP Training in Shetland.

Interested?  Then have a look at Catherine's blog on life as a trainee in Shetland and give some serious thought to joining the Scottish Rural Track Program!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Scotland Tops Home Nations Life Study

A European study has suggested that Scotland has the best quality of life among the home nations.

The findings - based on data from 37 regions of the UK - considered factors such as health, safety, access to education and personal rights.

Scotland came top of the UK index - scoring 74 out of a possible 100. Wales came bottom with 72 points.

The study which features 50 separate indicators, was compiled as part of the EU Regional Social Progress Index.

The initiative is a new EU project spearheaded by the European Commission and the Social Progress Imperative, a Brussels-based think tank.

Regions' overall scores and scores for the different aspects of social progress data were graded on a scale of 1 - 100.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Psychiatry Component of Grampian GP Training Receives Recognition

The psychiatry component of the Grampian GP Specialty Training scheme has received recognition of its consistently positive feedback in the annual GMC trainee survey.  We take the results of this survey very seriously, it is an important opportunity for our trainees to let us know how we are doing so it's great to receive this very positive message from our trainees.

"Richard Coleman
Director of Medical Education
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
AB25 3ZN

Dear Dr Coleman,

Recognition of important, positive feedback from doctors in training about the quality of training and the training environment in Psychiatry posts in Royal Cornhill Hospital, NHS Grampian.

Following the Scotland Deanery GP, Public Health & Occupational Medicine Quality Review Panel that was held on 17 August 2016, I write on behalf of the GP PH OM Quality Management Group to congratulate you and the trainers associated with GP training in Psychiatry in Royal Cornhill Hospital, on the very positive feedback that trainees have provided on their experience of training.

The feedback that we have been particularly impressed with relates to:

NTS - Quadruple green in consecutive yearly data.
NTS – 4 or more green flags in a single year and absence of red flags.

We appreciate your leadership of training for your Health Board, but also recognise the valuable contribution made by your trainers, and we are delighted to be able share our awareness of the positive feedback that we have received about the training you provide.

Yours sincerely

 Professor Moya Kelly
Lead Dean – Director

GP PH OM Quality Management Group"