PMETB policy supports accreditation for all trainers

A process for the accreditation of specialist trainers is noted as key for address in a draft policy statement from the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB).

It is one of the commitments in its Future Doctors Draft Policy Statement, which is the result of a two-and-a-half year review.

It says that there should be a model of accreditation of all doctors in postgraduate GP and specialist training.

The statement, published online for comment this week, lists recommendations from one of the expert working groups which informed the Future Doctors Review. This report from the Educating Tomorrow's Doctors group, stated that doctors performing the roles of educational supervisors should be accredited and, that over time, accreditation could be extended to other training roles. The report went on to say that  accreditation should be the responsibility of the local education providers..

The draft policy statement calls for training resources to be protected and used for the purpose for which they were intended.

The closing date for responses to be made online or sent to Mark Dexter, the PMETB's head of policy, at is 28 August.


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