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Westminster Health Forum
The next Westminster Health Forum seminar is due to take place on 25 February 2014 and is entitled "Clinical Senates and Networks, and the next steps for specialised commissioning" - see the website for details http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=683.
EMTA Executive Council
EMTA has vacant committee posts and we are looking for expressions of interest. Our specialty is undergoing huge change at the moment, in order to adapt to pressure from work-force shortages and increased attendances. It is essential that our trainee voices are heard at negotiations on every level.
Vacant posts include Vice Chairperson, Secretary & Treasurer, Professional Standards Committee Trainee Rep, Communications Officer, Conference & Training Day Rep and ACCS Rep.
Ballot forms will then be issued if there is more than one candidate nominated. This nomination and election process will be conducted electronically only. Closing date for applications is 20th November.
With the exception of the ACCS representative's nominees must be a ST3+ or equivalent trainee in Emergency Medicine who is a member of the College of Emergency Medicine. Nominees must provide their name, current post, current place of work, email address, and a statement of not more than 300 words outlining their personal objectives by email. All reps would serve for a minimum of 24 months.
Candidates must be nominated by two other ST3+ trainees in Emergency Medicine, who are also members of the College of Emergency Medicine, who must provide their name, current position, current place of work, and email address.
The EMTA Executive meets quarterly. The meetings usually take place at the College of Emergency Medicine HQ at 7 - 9 Bream's Buildings, London EC4A 1DT.
If you would like to be nominated or know someone who wishes to stand a nomination form is available by emailing the College. (firstname.lastname@example.org) The form is also available to download from the 'documents' section above.
Katie Archer, EMTA President
Emergency Medicine & Prehospital Care Posts
These Middle Grade/Clinical Fellow posts in North Wales are entering their third year and are now open for application. Six- or twelve-month posts are available, starting February or August. See the attached flyer in the 'documents' section above, visit the website at www.mountainmedicine.co.uk or contact the lead consultants Linda Dykes & Rob Perry via their secretary Eleri.Parry2@wales.nhs.uk, 01248 384384 x4003.
Westminster Health Forum "Delivering the 7-day NHS and the future for out of hours, urgent and emergency care"
Seminar taking place 19 November 2013, London. See www.westminsterhealthforum.co.uk for further details
EMTA Newsletter Spring 2013
This is now available in the 'documents' section above. Please distribute to your colleagues locally and display in your coffee rooms.
Simulation and Medical Education
The College lead for simulation is keen to get a group together who have an interest in simulation/medical education, please e-mail email@example.com for more information, including details of your current experience, qualifications and details of any OOPE activity.
Some important changes have been made to the MCEM and FCEM examination regulations recently: specifically:
- MCEM Part A can now be sat from FY1 onwards
- There is no longer any need to submit an 'intention-to-sit' form for MCEM part B and C
- Candidates are strongly advised to sit MCEM parts B and C early in the CT2 year where possible
- MCEM Part C sittings will now take place three times a year rather than twice
- The intention-to-sit form is still required for FCEM and don't forget that you need to submit an application form as well
- From Spring 2013, trainees scoring very highly or very poorly on the CTR will no longer be required to undergo a viva
- The critical appraisal paper can now be sat from ST4 onwards and trainees are recommended to sit this separately from the rest of FCEM where possible
MCEM Part A Revision Facebook Page
One of the London HSTs has set up a Facebook page to help those revising for Part A: see https://www.facebook.com/MCEMRevision
The USA 'Emergency Medicine Residents' Association' (EMRA) are working on a documentary about the history of EM as a specialty - see the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqsMPurGNlU&feature=youtu.be.
Essential reading for all trainees...
There have been several important documents from the College regarding strategies for facing the current overcrowding pressures and workforce crisis. Some of these are included in the 'documents' section above, for others see the main College website.