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Trainees Specialty Advisory Board Update on Progress and Function. Conor Marron Chairman, RCSEd Trainees Specialty Advisory Board. Aims. Update on TSAB Membership & Links with other SABs Sample Agenda and Discussions Review of Function and Role Concerns of TSAB Role

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trainees specialty advisory board update on progress and function

Trainees Specialty Advisory BoardUpdate on Progress and Function

Conor Marron

Chairman, RCSEd Trainees Specialty Advisory Board

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Aims
  • Update on TSAB Membership & Links with other SABs
  • Sample Agenda and Discussions
  • Review of Function and Role
  • Concerns of TSAB Role
  • Suggestions for Development
  • Issues for consideration
tsab membership
TSAB Membership
  • Mr C Marron (2010)
  • Dr S Adams (2008)
  • Mr R Anderson (2008)
  • Miss A Bain (2008)
  • Ms C Bates (2008)
  • Miss W Craig (2008)
  • Mr K R Ghani (2008)
  • Mr E Harrison (2008)
  • Ms J Richards (2009)
  • Mr R Skipworth (2009)
  • Mr G D Stewart (2008)
  • Mr J Sultan (2009)
  • Mr R V Venkateswaran (2008)
  • Mr P Walmsley (2008)
  • Mr J D Orr (President RCSEd)
  • Mr D A Tolley (Treasurer, RCSEd)
  • Mr C McKiernan (ex officio SAB in A&E)
  • Mr D West (ex officio SAB in Cardiothoracic)
  • Mr Richard Adamson (ex officio SAB in Otolaryngology)
  • Mr Rory Rickard (ex officio SAB in Plastic)
  • Mr J Morrison (ex officio SAB in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Mr D McGill (ex officio SAB in Plastic Surgery)
  • Mr P Driscoll (ex officio SAB in General Surgery)
  • Mr
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TSAB Membership

  • Mr C Marron (2010)
  • Dr S Adams (2008)
  • Mr R Anderson (2008)
  • Miss A Bain (2008)
  • Ms C Bates (2008)
  • Miss W Craig (2008)
  • Mr K R Ghani (2008)
  • Mr E Harrison (2008)
  • Ms J Richards (2009)
  • Mr R Skipworth (2009)
  • Mr G D Stewart (2008)
  • Mr J Sultan (2009)
  • Mr R V Venkateswaran (2008)
  • Mr P Walmsley (2008)
  • Mr J D Orr (President RCSEd)
  • Mr D A Tolley (Treasurer, RCSEd)
  • Mr C McKiernan (ex officio SAB in A&E)
  • Mr D West (ex officio SAB in Cardiothoracic)
  • Mr Richard Adamson (ex officio SAB in Otolaryngology)
  • Mr Rory Rickard (ex officio SAB in Plastic)
  • Mr J Morrison (ex officio SAB in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Mr D McGill (ex officio SAB in Plastic Surgery)
  • Mr P Driscoll (ex officio SAB in General Surgery)
links with other sabs
Links with other SABs
  • Ex-Officio Appointments
  • Uptake variable
  • Attendance generally poor (few exceptions)
  • Add to membership
sample agenda april 08
Sample Agenda – April ’08
  • Minutes of Meeting held on 24 August 2007
  • Future Role of TSAB
    • Update on review of structure of SABs:Letter from Vice Presidents
    • Membership of TSAB
    • Role of the Academy Trainees Group: Draft Document on the ATG
    • Current TSAB Constitution
    • Discussion Document
    • RCSEd Sports Society
  • Structure of Core Surgical Training
  • Review of Medical Workforce in Scotland
  • MRCS – Update and Developments
  • MMC & Tooke Response
  • EWTD(Verbal Report)
  • ESSQ Update
review of role
Review of Role
  • ‘Navel Gazing’
  • Not Representative of Trainees – Not elected
  • No mechanism of canvassing Opinion
  • No mechanism of informing outwardly
  • No ability to act independently
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Review of Role
  • The Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will expect the Trainees SAB to inform Council about relevant education, training and examination considerations, to take a proactive role preparing discussion documents for Council and liase with the editors of the College Journal and Surgeons News.
  • Education
    • To generate suggestions for colloquia and symposia this may include making use of the College videoconferencing facilities.
    • To suggest speakers for Eponymous and other guest lecturers. To advise on the use of major endowment and research funds for educational purposes.
    • To assist in the preparation of educational material for the College website and other publications.
  • External Affairs
    • To initiate and participate in discussions on matters relating to training in Scotland and the United Kingdom, including the preparation of proactive discussion papers and advising Council.
    • To advise on documents submitted to Council that are directly relevant to the training grades.
    • To advise and assist in the development of quality assurance and professional standards in hospital inspection procedures.
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Review of Role
  • Collegiate MRCS Holders June 2007:
    • Scotland 354
    • England 2556
    • Northern Ireland 142
    • Wales 160
    • Rest of World 1368
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Review of Role

Representation on:

  • Collegiate Committees – Exams & Standards
  • Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Group
  • Scottish Surgical Transition Board
  • Representatives to/from ASiT, BOTA and BMA
  • Links with RCPSGlas
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Review of Role
  • Need to be more Proactive
  • Need to encourage more specialty and regional cooperation and collegiate involvement
  • Need to improve trainee involvement in Collegiate activities (breed a culture of collegiality)
  • Need to suggest mechanisms of improving trainee engagement to Council
  • Perhaps focus should not be medico-political?
academy trainee doctor group
Academy Trainee Doctor Group
  • Reviewing role and stating its function - ‘Who we are’ paper
  • Most other Collegiate trainee groups have same concerns
  • Meetings 4 times per year – London
  • Disparate and poorly attended
  • Concern over the role & power of this group
concerns of tsab role
Concerns of TSAB Role
  • Not sure of our role/position within the College
  • Fluid membership and variable uptake & linkage with other SABs
  • Ability to engage collegiate trainee membership
  • Trainee related events occur in the college with limited/no involvement of the TSAB (Eg symposium in December)
suggestions for development
Suggestions for Development
  • Ability to e-mail trainee members through Collegiate Support
  • Election of TSAB representatives by collegiate members?
  • RCSEd Sports Society and associated Symposia
    • Audiovisual and webcasting support
    • Use of College facilities
  • Improved involvement of TSAB members in Collegiate events/teaching/courses/symposia
  • Regional trainee meetings with support from College Officers
sports society
Sports Society
  • Originated out of Annual Intercollegiate Rugby
  • Need to generate funds to sustain teams
  • Valuable linkage with Medical School and for members
  • Expansion of role
  • Industry sponsored symposia to be available to members
issues for consideration
Issues for consideration
  • Intercollegiate MRCS
    • Structure of new examination
    • Implications for times of assessment
    • Overview for TSAB and general distribution to Trainees
  • EWTD
    • Implications for Training with full implementation in 2009
    • Strategies to achieve compliance
  • Post-CCT Fellowships
    • Existence
    • English only-NTN holders
    • Diplomas
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Issues for consideration
  • ‘Sub-Consultant’ Grades
      • Acknowledge that the numbers are very difficult
      • Yet to see value in creation of another grade
      • Post-CCT Progression needs defined
      • How is service to be delivered?
      • Public debate on Service delivery and by whom
      • Possible need to re-define consultant careers
      • Progression is integral to any renegotiation of grades
      • Address issue of imbalance in numbers
        • Contraction of training numbers
        • Medical School Output
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Membership attendance variable but opportunity to rationalise and change
  • Role is somewhat uncertain and caught between various groups and roles
  • Need for more proactivity
  • Support sought from Council for this role