Fair Training Pathways for All: Understanding Experiences of Progression (Final Report)

This project was part of a programme of research commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC) to explore why UK doctors from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups, and doctors whose Primary Medical Qualification (PMQ) is from a medical school outside of the UK have, on average, poorer outcomes in assessments and recruitment compared to white doctors and UK medical school graduates.

Doctors in Difficulty - Getting it Right

This event was held on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at the Mercure Norton Grange Hotel. The objectives of this event were to enable delegates to fully understand the contribution that HR and OH make to managing trainees with problems, gain more confidence in managing difficult conversations with trainees and fully understand the nature of doctors in difficulty during training and have a structured approach to managing them.

Education Development (Autumn 2016 Issue)

Welcome to the third issue of Education Development, a newsletter update of workstreams, activities and events of the Education Development team at Health Education England’s North West Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education department.

This edition says a fond farewell to Professor Jacky Hayden who led the department for 20 years, and hello to the new Dean, Dr Jane Mamelok, who many of you will know from her various roles throughout her years here and most recently as Deputy Dean Primary Medical Care and Public Health.

Advanced Communication Skills - Reading List

Below is our list of the most important books in the literature of the consultation. However it is a very personal list and you will not need to have read a single word of any of these to gain value form the course.

Trainer Standards Update Autumn 2016

Following the GMC’s July 2016 deadline for the recognition and approval of trainers, here is the Autumn 2016 Trainer Standards Update. This includes information regarding gaining and retaining recognition moving forward.

North West Annual PGMD Educator Conference 2016

On Thursday 8th September 2016 the North West Annual Postgraduate Medical and Dental Educator Conference took place at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool.  The theme of the conference was Professionalism & Excellence in Medical Education.   Resources from the day include the brochure and presentations from the speakers and workshops.  

Evidence Framework for Educators and Appraisers

Both the GMC and the AoME have described generic evidence that can be presented to demonstrate on-going development and standards as a trainer.  HEE (NW) has also produced further guidance which details slightly more specific ideas for the types of evidence you may collect.