Posted by: Witch Doctor | July 2, 2007

PMTEB and the Lie Spinners (2)

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THE CONSULTATION. WHAT CONSULTATION?

Here is the consultation document referred to in yesterdays post.

CONSULTATION ANALYSIS REPORT – GOOD DOCTORS, SAFER PATIENTS

Here is the very last consultation statement on the very last page of the consultation document.

Unless you are in the habit, like The Witch Doctor, of reading documents backwards, or patiently read them from cover to cover before you toss them aside, you likely won’t have found this.

12. Ensuring co-ordination of all stages of medical education in a single body

“There was significant opposition to the recommendation in Good doctors, safer patients to pass the responsibility for setting the undergraduate medical curriculum, and for inspecting and approving medical schools, from the GMC to the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB). The recommendation to pass responsibility for the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) to PMETB was also opposed.

Respondents often argued that PMETB was a new and unproven organisation, whereas, the GMC’s review teams were well regarded by universities. Many respondents proposed instead to strengthen formal linkages between GMC and PMETB, or abolish PMETB and place all medical education within the remit of the GMC or a new body.

“We support the principle of seamless regulation and planning of undergraduate and postgraduate education and believe there are benefits in having a single regulatory body that oversees all medical education. PMETB has yet to prove itself with postgraduate education and we are unsure of the capability of PMETB to take on this function in the foreseeable future. Given the clear links between education, training and regulatory standards it seems logical for an independent and reformed GMC, through its statutory Education Committee, to retain responsibility for medical undergraduate education.
(Academy of Medical Royal Colleges)

A breakdown of responses from organisations is given below.

Regulatory bodies
“Oppose move to PMETB. GMC PLAB board responded that it is also important that PLAB remain closely linked to the registration process in the GMC.”

NHS
Oppose move to PMETB.

Medical Royal Colleges
Oppose move to PMETB.

Patient and consumer organisations
Not commented.

Independent expert groups
Not widely commented on, but generally oppose move to PMETB.

Independent healthcare providers
Generally oppose move to PMETB, but not commented widely.

Government bodies and organisations
Oppose move to PMETB. Support the principle of having one body managing education, but concern that PMETB lacks the ability.

Education
Oppose move to PMETB.

Professional bodies and trade unions
Oppose move to PMETB.

CONSULTATION ANALYSIS REPORT – GOOD DOCTORS, SAFER PATIENTS

NO-ONE, BUT NO-ONE, AGREED THAT PMETB SHOULD CO-ORDINATE ALL STAGES OF MEDICAL EDUCATION.

Read again the reply to the petition.

So much for the response of the previous Prime Minister and his civil servants to over 11,000 consitituents – mainly members of the medical profession.

These are the Lie Spinners of this great UK democracy at of ours!

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