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Doctors Organisations Weblinks

Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) - The association seeks to improve the quality of medical education by bringing together individuals and organisations with interests and responsibilities in medical and healthcare education.  

Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) - A worldwide organisation with members in 90 countries on five continents. Members include educators, researchers, administrators, curriculum developers, assessors and students in medicine and the healthcare professions. 

Association of Surgeons in Training (ASIT) - Representing the views of Trainees on Modernising Medical Careers, enhancing surgical education and training and delivering high quality courses.

British Medical Association (BMA) - The doctors’ professional organisation established to look after the professional and personal needs of our members. The BMA represents doctors in all branches of medicine all over the UK.

Committee of General Practice Education Directors (COGPED) - COGPED (Committee of General Practice Education Directors) offers a forum for Postgraduate GP Directors to meet and share good practice.

Conferences of Postgraduate Medical Education Deans of the UK - COPMeD provides a forum in which Postgraduate Deans meet to discuss current issues, share best practice and agree a consistent and equitable approach to medical training in all deaneries across the UK .

Council of Heads of Medical Schools - Representing the interests and ambitions of UK Medical Schools as they relate to the generation of national health, wealth and knowledge through biomedical research and the profession of medicine. 

Foundation Programme - How to apply to the Foundation Programme, what to expect during training, how assessments work, the Foundation Learning Portfolio, and resources available career decisions.

Foundation Assessment Programme (Healthcare by Assessment and Training) - Developing, evaluating, and quality assuring assessment methods in line with the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board ( PMETB ) standards.

General Medical Council (GMC) - Registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK . Our purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.

Intercollegiate Board - Intercollegiate Board and the joint committee on intercollegiate examinations.

Joint Committee on Higher Surgical Training (JCHST) - An advisory body to the four surgical Royal Colleges of the UK and Ireland, the Specialist Surgical Associations in Great Britain and Ireland, for all matters in relation to surgical training.

Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) - The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board ( JRCPTB ) replaces the JCHMT and JCBMT (formally GPT & IMSPEC). The JRCPTB includes Core Medical Training ( CMT ), Specialty Training, Acute Care Common Stem ( ACCS) and FTSTA s.

MEDLINE plus Health Information - Providing health information.

Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) - Making radical changes to postgraduate medical education with the aim of bringing more structure into the career path for doctors and better training towards the very best care for patients.

MMC Inquiry | MMC Scotland | MMC Wales

National Association of Clinical Tutors (NACT) - Exists to support, inform and develop Clinical Tutors, Directors of Medical Education, and all those with a leadership role in generic postgraduate medical education.

National Association of Medical Personnel Specialties - Promoting expertise in the field of Medical Personnel / Medical Staffing; formulating and disseminating good practice in Medical Personnel; providing advice and support locally through members' regional networks; running training sessions and producing publications of good practice; providing Medical Personnel with a recognised national voice in the NHS .

National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) - Promotes patient safety by providing confidential advice and support to the NHS in situations where the performance of doctors and dentists is giving cause for concern.

National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity - Managing the Research Capacity Development ( RCD ) Programme.

National Medical Careers Fair - The largest organiser of medical recruitment fairs across the UK.

ROSE - An NHS led website to support refugee and overseas qualified health professionals who are settled in the UK return to work in the health sector.

Skills for Health - Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council ( SSC ) for the UK health sector,helping the whole sector develop solutions that deliver a skilled and flexible UK workforce in order to improve health and healthcare.

The National Advice Centre for Postgraduate Medical Education (NACPME) - Provides information for international medical graduates and answers any FAQ s.

The Shape of Training Review - This website gives details of the current Shape of Training Review which is looking at future workforce needs and the development of training curricula.

Postgraduate Medical Deaneries


Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges - Promotes, supports and facilitates the work of the Medical Royal Colleges and their Faculties for the benefit of patients and healthcare professionals.

Academy of Medical Sciences - Promoting advances in medical science and campaigns to ensure these are translated into healthcare benefits for society.

College of Emergency Medicine - Established to advance education and research in Emergency Medicine.

Faculty of Occupational Medicine - Develops and maintains high standards of training, competence and professional integrity in occupational medicine.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (of Royal College of Physicians of the UK) - Advances the science and practice of pharmaceutical medicine by working to develop and maintain competence, ethics and integrity and the highest professional standards in the specialty for the benefit of the public.

Faculty of Public Health Medicine - The standard setting body for specialists in public health. Working to improve the public's health through our three key areas of activity: education and standards, professional affairs, advocacy and policy.

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - Grants diplomas, certificates, fellowships and equivalent recognition of specialist knowledge and skills in sexual and reproductive health care.

Royal College of Anaesthetists - The professional body responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia throughout the UK , and to ensure the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia.

Royal College of General Practitioners - The academic organisation in the UK for general practitioners. Its aim is to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the ‘voice’ of general practitioners on education, training and standards issues.

Royal College of Nursing - The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - Dedicated to the encouragement of the study and the advancement of the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Royal College of Ophthalmologists - The guardian of excellence in the practice of ophthalmology. Championing quality in the care delivered to patients, through the setting of professional standards and through education and training.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health -Has a major role in postgraduate medical education and professional standards: setting syllabuses for postgraduate training in paediatrics, overseeing the training, running examinations, organising courses and conferences, issuing guidance and conducting research.

Royal College of Pathologists - Aims to advance the science and practice of pathology, furthering public education and promoting research in pathology and to disseminate the results.

Royal College of Physicians in Ediburgh - Developing and overseeing an ongoing programme of medical examinations, education and training for qualified doctors who wish to undertake postgraduate education and training in order to pursue a career in specialist (internal) medicine.

Royal College of Physicians of London - A registered charity that aims to ensure high quality care for patients by promoting the highest standards of medical practice.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow - Promoting best levels of health and high standards of healthcare for people throughout the World by offering continuing professional development to our Fellows.

Royal College of Psychiatrists - The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Promoting mental health in a variety of ways.  

Royal College of Radiologists - Aims to advance the science and practice of radiology and oncology, further public education and promote study and research through setting professional standards of practice.

Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh - Dedicated to the maintenance and promotion of the highest standards of surgical practice, through its keen interest in education, training and rigorous examination and through its liaison with external medical bodies.

Royal College of Surgeons of England - Committed to enabling surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care. 

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - The RCSI has schools of Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing and healthcare management. In addition to Undergraduate education RCSI delivers postgraduate training and education through its Faculties of Radiology, Dentistry, Sports and Exercise Medicine and the school of Postgraduate Studies.

Royal Society of Medicine - An independent, apolitical organisation, founded over 200 years ago. One of the largest providers of continuing medical education in the UK.

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