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  1. The FP Reference Guide Stuart Carney & Carrie Moore UKFPO

  2. The Reference Guide • The review process • Key changes • August 2009 revisions • August 2010 – 2nd Edition • Discussion • Implementation • Communications

  3. The Reference Guide • Like the “Gold Guide” • Provides guidance on culture, structures and systems required to deliver the FP Curriculum. • 1st edition 2005 • 1st revision 2007 • 2nd revision 2009 • 2nd edition 2010

  4. Objectives • Common UK-wide Operational Framework • Requirements to enable FP curriculum delivery • Supports quality management • Aligned to Gold Guide where appropriate

  5. Timeline

  6. The Review Process The Four UK Health Departments Proposal Regulators Stakeholder Discussion and Review Legal UK FP Board E&D

  7. 2009 - Changes • No provision to hold places for those who fail finals • Foundation Schools can only prospectively approve the second year of a two-year programme for acquisition of competences outside of the UK • Requirement to complete PMETB / COPMeD survey

  8. 2010 - LATs and LAS’ • F1 vacancies • Less than or equal to 12 months • Post-registration doctors • LAS posts • F2 vacancies • 12 month posts must be appointed with deanery/foundation school and enable completion of FACD • <12 month = LAS posts

  9. 2010 - Supervision • Educational/Clinical supervisors • Must be registered and licensed medical practitioners • Adequate time in job-plans and appraised • Academic supervisor • Must liaise with educational supervisor • Adequate time in job-plan and appraised

  10. 2010 - Transfer of Information • Aims to highlight doctors who may require additional support • Information for FSDs and FTPDs • Future developments expected

  11. 2010 - Inter-School Transfers • Uses same criteria as special circumstances: • Carer responsibilities • Medical condition or disability requiring local follow-up • Typically restricted to August transfers

  12. 2010 - Inappropriate tasks • Prescription and transcription of cytotoxic or immunosuppressive drugs • Must be specifically trained and assessed • Appropriate supervision • Consent • F1 and F2 requirements aligned to GMC guidance • Must understand the proposed intervention, risks, and prepared to answer questions

  13. 2010 - Review of Progress • Annual review for all foundation doctors • Should convene a panel comprising two members to consider outcome • Doctors in difficulty • Panel chaired by FTPD with an educational supervisor and a lay person • Advise FSD about outcome and further action

  14. Discussion • How will you implement the changes? • Timing • Resources • What additional communication support should the UKFPO provide?