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Promoting professionalism in Wales 2016

Facilitating reflection and change

We have continued our work with our partner organisations in 2016 to develop the professionalism programme across Wales. We have delivered a series of extended half-day professionalism workshops with Betsi Cadwaladr and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards, most recently with higher trainees at Morriston Hospital in August 2016. Topics covered included Good medical practise, Consent, End of life care and Raising concerns.

100% of attendees of the extended professionalism workshops told us that the session had facilitated them to reflect upon their practice. Encouragingly, 81% of attendees told us that they would change their practice in some way as a result of their attendance.

Welcome to UK Practice

Our Welcome to UK Practice programme helps doctors new to practice, or new to the country, to understand the ethical issues that will affect them and their patients on a day to day basis. We know that some Welsh Health Boards employ a higher than average percentage of doctors from overseas; it is therefore important that we support this vital component of the Welsh medical workforce.

We have held four half-day learning sessions in Wales so far in 2016; two at our offices in Cardiff and others in conjunction with Health Boards. 90% of attendees said they would change their practice as a result of information gained during the session

Engaging with medical students

From January – July 2016 we had 206 interactions with medical students in Year 1, 3, and 5 at Cardiff University and Swansea University, introducing them to the GMC and exploring professionalism. With the launch of our new education guidance Promoting Excellence, we led a workshop for intercalating BSc Medical Education students, helping them to increase their awareness of the standards and how they help to improve education and training.

In September to November this year we will meet the new intake of medical students and further our programme of engagement with Year 5 students as they attend their pre-registration ID checks.