1May

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to the learning activities of professionals involved to develop and enhance their capabilities formally and informally. It is an arrangement of methods, ideas and techniques that will help you manage your own learning capabilities to keep practicing in the real world. CPD includes development of your knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors across all area of your professional practice. CPD is a never ending process, it is needed for you in all phase of your medical career, from the beginning of your medical career to its end. CPD are the fundamentals to improve the standard and abilities of an individual and their profession. It includes different methods of learning such as attending conferences and events, training workshops, best practice techniques, e-learning programs, work experience or involvement in industry discussion groups and idea sharing which focus on improving individual professional development. You can take CPD as a portfolio documentation of your development as a professional. CPD is an ongoing process which helps you manage your own development by keeping record, reviewing and replicating on what you learn. According to the General Medical Council (GMC), the aim of CPD is to maintain and improve: the quality of care you provide to your patients and public the standards of the teams and the services in which you work. Why CPD is important? To update your skills and knowledge throughout your professional career. CPD helps you keep up your skills by maintaining the professional standards required for you. CPD has become the most required document for your annual appraisal in order to fulfil the requirement for your doctor and nurse revalidation. To understand the on-going developments in your field. Patient care is the most important, CPD ensures that the patients receive high quality treatment and care. CPD helps you in improving your career opportunities by helping you find your desired field of specialization. Recruitment synergy is a medical recruitment agency in the UK. We provide locum, temporary and permanent job for medical professionals in the UK. If you need any help with your registration with your  CPD and medical recruitment, feel free to contact us.  

28Apr

Revalidation of Doctor

Revalidation is the process where licensed doctors are required to demonstrate that they are up-to-date and fit to practice in their medical profession to the General Medical Council (GMC). Revalidation is based on continuous evaluation of your medical practice, based on the GMC’s core guidance for doctors, Good medical practice.  All licensed doctors must revalidate their license in every five years to keep practicing in the UK. You must meet all the professional requirements set by GMC and the specialist’s standard set by the medical Royal colleges and faculties to hold a license to keep practicing in the UK. The aim of revalidation is to increase the patient’s and public confidence that their doctors are regularly checked by their employer and the GMC. Revalidation helps to improve the quality of patient care and check whether the doctors are up-to-date and fit for medical practice. Annual Appraisal Annual appraisal is a compulsory document required to revalidate your license. You must need to participate in an annual appraisal which focuses and covers all of your medical practice. If you are practicing in more than one organization, your appraisal must cover all the practice places. Revalidation should be done in every five years but you will need to complete your appraisal each year within the five years. Supporting information For successful appraisal and revalidation, GMC will require your documented proof of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).  You will also require to collect supporting information to show you are following the professional values and principals set by GMC. Supporting information such as feedback from patients, your colleagues, review of complaints and compliments, quality improvement activity, significant events etc. are expected to be provided and discussed in the appraisal. Responsible officer Responsible officers are those who recommends you to GMC for revalidation of your license. Responsible officers helps you with your revalidation by providing support in CPD and clinical government systems. Recruitment synergy is a medical recruitment agency in the UK. We provide locum, temporary and permanent job for medical professionals in the UK. If you need any help with your revalidation and medical recruitment, feel free to contact us.  

25Apr

Registration Requirements for Overseas Nurses – NMC

Many nurses and midwives wants to work and live in the United Kingdom. Before working as a nurse or midwife in the UK, you must get registered to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Below are some of the registration requirements for nurses who are from outside the United Kingdom. Language requirement  English is the main language which is spoken and written in the UK. The applicant who are from outside the UK must take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam before starting the NMC application process. You must achieve a score of 7.0 out of 9 in each band of IELTS test i.e. listening, reading, writing and speaking. This is a compulsory requirement for overseas nurses who want to work in UK. Your IELTS test results will only be valid for two years. Practice Requirements You are required to have at least 12 months of full time or part time work practiced as a registered nurse or midwife in your home country for registration in NMC. If you are qualified for longer than 12 months then you must have also practiced for at least 450 hours in the previous three years. Work Practice include administrative, supervisory, teaching, research and managerial roles along with direct patient care. Any practice you perform will be accepted by NMC only if you are practicing as a registered nurse and midwife. Registration requirements When you apply for registration with NMC, you must hold a current license or registration approved by the licensing authority of your country from where you are qualified or have been practicing. You must provide all the details of practice taken as a registered nurse or midwife including registration certificates and verification documents. Education requirements You are required to have successful completion of 10 years of school education before your nursing studies. And you must have at least 3 years of nursing education. Overseas Nursing Program After your application meets the standard of NMC’s, you will be required to take the Overseas Nursing Programme (ONP) before your registration completes. The ONP includes the UK law, health and safety issues, record keeping, drugs administration and NMC code of conduct studies. Recruitment synergy is a medical recruitment agency in the UK. We provide locum, temporary and permanent job for medical professionals in the UK. If you need any help with your registration with NMC and medical recruitment, feel free to contact us.    

25Apr

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulator of nursing and midwives in the UK. Anybody who wants to work as a nurse and midwife in the UK, must be registered to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). NMC maintains a registration process which allowed nurses and midwives to be eligible to practice in the UK. Each year the NMC receives over 22,000 newly qualified nurses and midwives from education institutions. NMC sets standards of training, education, performances and conduct for nurses and midwives so that they could provide high quality health service throughout their careers. The nurses and midwives who have successfully completed their nursing and midwifery program can apply for the NMC registration. NMC has approved higher education institution to deliver the programme in all over the UK. When you first apply for the registration in NMC, you must have an experience of practicing nursing and midwifery for at least a year. Nurses and midwives must follow the code of conduct provided by NMC which states how they should work and behave. NMC has set the standard to ensure that nurses and midwives have right knowledge and qualities when they start to work. Once you registered with the NMC, then you can start practicing in National Health Service (NHS) and other private health care institution. You need to revalidate to NMC in every three years in order to make sure that you are staying up to date in your professional practice and fit for the job. The Registration of NMC consists of 3 parts. Nurses Midwives Specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN) The nurses part of the register is divided into four fields of practice. Learning disabilities nursing Children’s nursing Adult nursing Mental health nursing If you are from outside the UK, then to work as a nurse or midwife in UK you must need to meet the immigration condition. You also need to be registered in the country you are trained in and have at least 12 months of practice in nursing and midwifery. You must score 7.0 in each band of International English Language test (IELTS) as English language requirements. Recruitment synergy is a medical recruitment agency in the UK. We provide locum, temporary and permanent job for medical professionals in the UK. If you need any help with your medical recruitment, feel free to contact us.  

20Apr

Tips for Your Perfect Medical CV

Curriculum vitae (CV) is a document that express your education, professional history, job qualification, experience and the achievement you have made. CVs are valued and taken as vital component as it is a gateway to your qualifications and experiences. The most important thing to be considered while preparing your medical CV is that it must include all required qualifications and experiences posted by the hiring company. While preparing a CV, try making it relevant, clear and concise for your employer which will give you the highest chances of getting selected on your desired job. Here are some selected tips to be considered while preparing your medical CV. Consistency Always keep in mind that spacing, structure and the layout of your entire CV should be organized similar from start to end. Make sure you use the same font for your entire CV. The most preferred fonts used for CV are Times New Roman and Arial. Avoid solid blocks of text It is good to present your information like achievements and experiences in bullet points rather than making a paragraph. The aim of a good CV is to make your reader understand what you have achieved and decide whether you are suitable for the vacant post or not. Make your CV reader friendly Try to make your CV reader friendly as much as possible. The recruiters and employers should be able to understand your resume and point out important things about you. Also, include white spaces in between headings and paragraphs as needed. Keep your CV short and direct Your CV must be no longer then 2-3 pages. To make it short and direct just include the information that are relevant to the post you are going to apply. Always update your CV When you get new experiences and skills don’t forget to update it in your resume. We recommended that your CV should be updated in every three months. Do not fabricate your CV In CV you should only include the information that are true. Including lies in your CV can get you through trouble later.   Recruitment synergy is a medical recruitment agency in the UK. We provide locum, temporary and permanent job for medical professionals in the UK. If you need any help with your medical CV and medical recruitment, feel free to contact us.  

19Apr

5 Reasons Why Locum?

Locum tenens are doctors hired to fulfill temporary duties of another. Most doctors may have questions about choosing temporary job and being a locum tenens. Locum is suitable for those who had just started their career and looking for medical experience, doctors who want to work before joining for their next permanent job and for those who have doubt about choosing their specialize field , and for those also who want to help needy and earn some extra money after their retirement. In medical field, mostly doctors hear about Locum tenens but still don’t clearly understand whether it is good for them or not. Here are some reasons why locum. Earn More Locum are paid on hourly basis and your payment depends on your shift and your specialized area. As a locum you can help your family with extra income, pay your college debts and earn extra beside your permanent shift. Locum tenens who works on full time basis can earn more than doctors who works in permanent position. Schedule flexibility The main benefit of choosing locum job is schedule flexibility. You can consider your own parameters, decide when to work, where to work. As a locum you can have full control over your work schedule including time for your friends and family. Travel As a locum tenens you get chances to work on new places with new peoples which helps you learn more about different community. Traveling can helps you in making permanent move after evaluating community and its resources. Usually, most travelling expenses are covered by your recruitment company so, take the advantage and explore. A way to improve your skills If you are a “newbie” to the hospital industry then working as a locum will give you chances of getting involved with different hospital systems and different medical groups. This will help you increase your knowledge and your skills. Bridging new career paths Locum work can be a career bridge for doctors as they can get new medical experience on their chosen field. By working as a locum you can get chance to choose your own specialized area and make your permanent move. Recruitment synergy is a medical recruitment agency in the UK. We provide locum, temporary and permanent job for medical professionals in the UK. If you are searching for any locum jobs and medical recruitment, feel free to contact us.