25 Jul Pre Course Reading List
Pre-course reading list
One way to motivate yourself to prepare properly is to book a firm date for our interview course so that you have a target date before which you will have to be prepared.
So this would be a good time to go to our website and book a place https://successatmedicalinterviews.co.uk/Index.aspx
Have a go at the links suggested on this page. Don’t be too stressed by the long list. You probably know most of the stuff anyway. Use to orient yourself rather than knowing it line and verse.
1. Department of Health http://www.dh.gov.uk
Relevant topics include
a) NHS constitution- http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/NHSConstitution
b) High quality care for all- http://www.ournhs.nhs.uk
c) High quality care for all- Our journey so far http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_101670
d) Foundation trusts http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/Secondarycare/NHSfoundationtrust/index.htm
e) NHS operating framework for 2010 to 2011 http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_110107
Standards guidance for doctors
on that website read about the topics given below:
• Good Medical Practice
• Consent guidance
• Confidentiality guidance
• 0-18 years: Guidance for all doctors
• Management for doctors
• Withholding and withdrawing life-prolonging treatment
• Supplementary guidance
Medical Education publications
• Tomorrow’s Doctors
• The New Doctor
• Medical students – professional behaviour and fitness to practise
• Gateways to the professions – advising medical schools: encouraging disabled students
Licensing and Revalidation: http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/licensing/practice.asp
GMC Today: http://www.gmc-uk.org/publications/5550.asp – for recent developments and useful read prior to the interview.
3. College websites
Read about your college’s views are on
c) Continuing Professional Development
d) European Working Time Regulation
4. Website of your potential employer.
5. European Working Time Directive – published by the EWTD reference group. http://www.mmc.nhs.uk/pdf/A%20guide%20to%20the%20implications%20of%20EWTD.pdf
6. Medical Specialty Training – http://www.mmc.nhs.uk/default.aspx
• Modernising Medical Careers
• NHS Medical Education England
• Foundation Training
• Tooke Report- http://www.mmcinquiry.org.uk/draft.htm
• Recruitment information relevant to your specialty.
7. NPSA http://www.npsa.nhs.uk/
Relevant topics include
a) National reporting and learning service
b) National Clinical Assessment Service
8. NICE http://www.nice.org.uk/
Read speciality relevant topics.
9. Care Quality Commission http://www.cqc.org.uk/
Read about the work of the commission with relevance to your specialty.
10. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges: http://www.aomrc.org.uk read about the academy stance on SPA and the specialty standards framework with respect to revalidation
1. www.kingsfund.org.uk read about innovative projects relevant to your specialty and is a useful link to current topics of interest in the NHS.
2. http://www.drfosterhealth.co.uk consumer guide to health services; read about your potential employer.
3. NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement – http://www.institute.nhs.uk-read about the Institute’s work in your region and involving your speciality
5. PMETB –merger with GMC- http://www.pmetb.org.uk/index.php?id=merger
This is by no means an exhaustive list but will start you on the right path to find more information and ultimately help broaden your knowledge base in preparation for your interview.
Good luck and happy reading!
SUCCESS AT MEDICAL INTERACTIONS TEAM
PS: By the way have you booked your date yet?