ACTION POINTS FOR THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
PROFESSOR LIAM DONALDSON
|| Amendment to
the European Specialist Medical Qualifications
Order 1995 to allow locum consultants on to
a Specialist Register, and fair recognition
of locum work which has been denied discriminately
by the STA and Colleges.
||Recall and reassessment
of all mediated entry applications.
for locums to enable integration and completion
posts for doctors currently in locum consultant
and other locum posts.
Postgraduate medical education should be
the responsibility of new bodies, NOT the
Royal Colleges who are institutional racists
clauses in the ESMQO 1995 be removed and locum
consultants doing the same work as substantive
consultants be given the same and equal recognition.
||In view of evidence
of deliberate failing in the exit examination
as provided to the CMO (Dr Vowle's letter)
this exam be abolished in mediated entry.
||LDA be recognised
as trade union and the DOHINHS negotiate with
us now that the BMA has been proved to be
institutionally racist in Raj Chaudhary's
be devised in PG assessment and by the GMC
to prevent discrimination.
be granted private practice rights. It is
ludicrous that a locum can do a tonsillectomy
on a patient in the NHS but not the same on
the same patient in private.
GMC should be stripped of all disciplinary
functions. These should be carried out by
a Medical Tribunal chaired by a High Court
||Tighten the regulation
of locum agencies.
and testimonials and reports should be open
||The LDA should
be included in all decision-making in areas
affecting hospital locum doctors.
have lost out on pay increases. We need to
negotiate this with you.
||There is no increment
scale for locum consultants. They earn the
same fixed salary for as much as 20 years.
This lowers superannuation as well.