Tuesday, 8 January 2008

It's all about MEE

Well the new glossy Tooke Report is out, have a read of it here.

Their 2 new recommendations seem to be :

1) Recommendation 46, be aware of the European Working Time Directive and look for a more flexible way to manage this.

2) Recommendation 47. Lose the roles of the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board and have a new body (Medical Education England, MEE) that, "interface between policy development and implementation" and "coordinate coherent advice to Government" amongst others. See pages 64, 65 for the details.

I've spent time reading through this (and I'm slightly bitter that I've wasted time that is now gone and I'll never get back again, ever) but have yet to understand the implications or benefits to junior doctor training of having MEE. Can someone clever explain it to me?


the little medic said...

I read the contents page and got bored, looks like a load of stuff that will never be implemented anyways.

Besides he wants to scrap/separate F2 which I disagree with.

Milk & Two Sugars said...

Ooo, but it gave someone 6 to 12 months valuable employment at .6 of their workload!

Over here, the powers that be have come up with a wonderfully logical new surgery program. The logic is as follows:
1. Medical graduates no longer know their anatomy in sufficient detail to pass basic surgical exams.
2. Basic surgical trainees who fail the exams don't qualify as early as they could.
3. There is a doctor shortage.
4. So let's just scrap the exam all together! Problem solved!

Beaurocracy wasn't actually so meddling back in the day, was it?