This course is designed for any International graduated
Medics who first started to work in UK in the last 12 months.
Welcome to UK
practice (WtUKP) is a free half-day workshop offered to doctors who gained
their primary medical qualification overseas and are working in the UK. It aims
to help newly registered doctors to better understand the ethical and
professional standards expected of them when working in the UK.
Over a 12 month period, Newcastle University undertook an
independent evaluation of WtUKP. A sample of more than 400 doctors were
surveyed before and after attending WtUKP. The Key finding are:
•Immediately after attending WtUKP, doctors reported
significantly improved awareness and understanding of key ethical issues and
how to apply our guidance to deliver safe care. Attendees also sharpened their
patient communication skills and gained a clearer idea of their own learning
•After three months, researchers spoke again to participants
and saw that many improvements were still in place. Almost two-thirds of those
surveyed said they had changed their practise as a result of the training.
The course was offered to all IMG when they first registered
with GMC. The uptake was low due to difficulties in gaining study leave. GMC
has now come to our Hospital to deliver the course to increase the uptake
knowing the benefit of the course on clinical practice. Please try to book half
day study leave for the 16th January and come to join us, lunch will be provided and sweets!