|To help our newly arriving colleagues from Nepal, and to those trainees already in the UK, following members have kindly volunteered to provide advice and support to guide them through the speciality of their choice:
Support of Nepalese doctors taking PLAB examination
There are many doctors of Nepalese origin who are keen to take PLAB exam to start work here. They have indefinite leave to stay here. HexN ( Health Exchange Nepal) will support up to 4 candidates per year by paying £30 per week for 3 months and subsidising their accommodation for 3 months in discussion with Lancashire Teaching Hospital. This support will be available for PLAB 2 candidates only.(Read more…)
GMC LICENSING AND REVALIDATION
Over the next few years, the General Medical Council will be changing the way doctors within the UK are regulated
to practise medicine.
The first change will come in the autumn of 2009 when the GMC will introduce licences to practise. All doctors will be required by law to hold a licence if they wish to exercise the privileges currently reserved for registered medical practitioners (such as prescribing medication and signing death certificates).
After licensing, a new system called revalidation will begin that will require doctors to renew their licence to practise every five years.
The purpose of this new approach to medical regulation is to give patients a regular assurance that licensed doctors are up to date and fit to practise.
Our plans for implementing licensing and revalidation are well underway. The GMC has established a UK Programme Board to oversee the practical delivery of medical revalidation across all four countries of the UK in a way that is co-ordinated and consistent. To ensure our proposals are efficient, effective and fit for purpose, we are carrying out rigorous and extensive testing of the new arrangements across different practice settings and across different parts of the UK. We are also working very closely with the medical profession, the Royal Colleges, employers and patients.”
This section of our website looks at licensing and revalidation in more detail, and explains what these changes will mean for doctors, their employers and patients. They are not a comprehensive account of our proposals as some of our plans are still under development. However, these pages will be updated as more information becomes available.
We have recently launched a consultation on draft regulations and guidance covering the licence to practise. The draft regulations explain how we propose to grant, withdraw, restore and refuse licences to practise in the future. To take part in this consultation, please visit consultation website. The consultation will close on 21 April 2009.
“Ramji Gautam memorial award” for MD in Anaesthesiology
Under the active leadership of Dr Achyut Dhital ( NDA (UK) Chairman: Year 2000-2001), members contributed a sum of £4009.00 towards establishment of a fund for “Ramji Gautam Memorial Award”. This Fund was, then handed over to Institute of Medicine, Maharajgung, Kathmandu in 2002 and deposited in a fixed account. An interest from this fixed deposit has been set up for an award for the top most post graduate candidate in MD in Anaesthesiology.
Dr Bishwas Pradhan (Click) has been the first candidate to receive the award.
1. Study on Prevalence of Hypertension in Dhulikhel Municipality
NDA (UK), granted £432.00 (NRs 57,000) to Society of Healthy Heart at Dhulikhel Hospital for the above project .Supporting doctors’ suitable project is one of the three charity project Watford AGM passed in majority in July 2006.
STUDY PROPOSAL ABSTRACT
2. Study on “Dementia in Nepal”
This is a future pilot project proposed by Dr A K Jha (Consultant Psychiatrist).
For other educational activities please visit NDA Chapters link.
USEFUL DOCUMENTS FOR TRAINEES
The Tooke Report on MMC : Pdf file Power Point Presentation
MMC: Recruitment for Specialist Training 2007
“THE GOLD GUIDE 2007”- A GUIDE TO POSTGRADUTE SPECIALIST TRAINING IN THE UK
BMA/Medical education BMJ Learning
GMC/ Education Doctors Net Education
Centre of Medical education CV Writting 1 2
Journals: Medical Education European Resuscitation Council Guidelines
Medical Teacher Stress Management
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR NEW DOCTORS
NEW IMMIGRATION RULES FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES
UK WORK PERMIT REQUIRED FOR NON-EU DOCTORS
UK work permit required for international doctors
MMC (Overseas Doctors)
NHS Employers (Q&A)
NDA’s response to UK NARIC’s decision to compare Nepalese MBBS degree (More..)
Following website links are helpful to update yourself with the recent developments in medical career in the UK:
Modernising Medical Career (MMC)
Royal College of Physician’s survey on junior posts
The National Advice Centre for Postgraduate Medical Education (NACPME)
UK MMC Career Framework Proposal
MEDICAL ELECTIVES IN NEPAL
Visit following websites for up-to-date and best advice:
One should definitely visit this site before departure.
UK Foreign Office Travel Advice
Nepalese Embassy, London British Embassy, Kathmandu