Newsletter - PCS Update November 2022 https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/ en-us 30 Nov 2022 12:14:53 GMT 30 Nov 2022 12:14:53 GMT https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/rss.xml Newsweaver pcs@rcsi.ie () support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true CPD Support Scheme - mid-year entry https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/1l5cgysi4kx?lang=en?rss=true CPD Support Scheme mid-year entry point enrolment will open on Monday 12th December 2022. NCHDs currently enrolled on the 2022/23 CPD Support Scheme do not need to enrol again. 23 Nov 2022 12:00:00 GMT da27b397ff9bbf8381ea9d9df77c5bf0 Feature Story <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">CPD Support Scheme mid-year entry point enrolment will open on <strong>Monday 12<sup>th</sup> December 2022.   </strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">NCHDs currently enrolled on the 2022/23 CPD Support Scheme do not need to enrol again.</span></p> <p>CPD Support Scheme mid-year entry point enrolment will open on Monday 12<sup>th</sup> December 2022.  Applications can be submitted <a href="https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/10rvcp3ryw5/external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>HERE</strong></a> when enrolment opens on 12th December 2022.  </p> <p> </p> <p>We would kindly ask that you share this information and flyer with any new Non-Consultant Health Doctors who are yet to enrol on our 2022/23 CPD Support Scheme.</p> <p> </p> <p>NCHDs currently enrolled on the 2022/23 CPD Support Scheme<strong> do not </strong>need to enrol again.</p> <p> </p> <p>For more information, read our brand-new FAQs section <a href="https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/97pyb0137u4/external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>HERE</strong></a></p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: #e03e2d; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"><a style="color: #e03e2d;" href="https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/y7xee8dzbzs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme: Mid-Year Entry Point Enrolment - Flyer</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"> </p> <p>Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us at <a href="mailto:cpdss@rcsi.ie">cpdss@rcsi.ie</a></p> <p> </p> http://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/v3files/shard1/47755/b1/35f71e5559c33230affa1e.jpg Reminder: Upload your CPD Activity https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/f3nkcqdsqbf?lang=en?rss=true In order to comply with the requirements of the Professional Competence Scheme for the year 1st May 2022 - 30th April 2023 as mandated by the Medical Council, doctors are expected to undertake and record the following activity: 30 Nov 2022 12:00:00 GMT 6cea2395aa65533fc573c2f2b6441e53 News with survey <p>In order to comply with the requirements of the Professional Competence Scheme for the year 1st May 2022 - 30th April 2023 as mandated by the Medical Council, doctors are expected to <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">undertake and record the following activity:</span></p> <p>In order to comply with the requirements of the Professional Competence Scheme for the year 1st May 2022 - 30th April 2023 as mandated by the Medical Council, doctors are expected to <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">undertake and record the following activity:</span></p> <p> </p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;" type="disc"> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">25 CPD credits (in any category: External, Internal, Personal Learning, Research or Teaching); and</span></li> <li style="line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">One Clinical / Practice Audit</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">RCSI continue to encourage you to take a broader approach, where it is possible to do so, to ensure you participate in at least 20 hours of external activities, 20 hours of hospital based events and record your personal learning.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">We wish to highlight that the PCS portal has <strong>not </strong>been updated / changed to reflect the above PCS interim requirements and therefore when you record the minimum requirement (25 cpd credits) and complete one clinical / practice Audit for this PCS year, your portfolio will indicate that you are ‘<em>not on target’</em>. However, please note that by <strong>recording 25 CPD credits and one clinical /practice Audit you are ON TARGET with interim requirements for this PCS year.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: #ffffff;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">If you require further advice on the operation of the Professional Competence Scheme or support in meeting the requirements, please contact us at (pcs@rcsi.ie) or consult our website. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: #ffffff;"> </p> Medical Council.png http://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/v3files/shard1/47755/c9/cccf8ce7a645454ce74746.png Your Clinical /Practice Audit Requirement 2022 - 2023 https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/19ibfpqx9my?lang=en?rss=true You are required to complete one clinical/practice audit in respect of your own practice during the PCS year 1st May 2022 – 30th April 2023. 24 May 2021 12:00:00 IST 577adc181d942b612a75e6ed65de44f5 News with survey <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 107%; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">You are required to complete one clinical/practice audit in respect of your own practice during the PCS year 1<sup>st</sup> May 2022 – 30<sup>th</sup> April 2023.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">You are required to complete one clinical/practice audit in respect of your own practice during the PCS year 1<sup>st</sup> May 2022 – 30<sup>th</sup> April 2023. Essentially this clinical/practice audit is a systematic review and evaluation of your current practice with reference to research-based standards to improve patient care. An audit is a continuous process aiming to improve patient’s care and practice excellence.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">The recommended time for audit activity is 12 hours per year. This includes preparation time, data collection. Depending on circumstance (e.g. Hospital practice, independent practice, community, practice) this maybe be easily achievable through systems already in place or may require bespoke projects designed and implemented by the doctor.  <strong><a href="https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/rq1l661wxth" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>RCSI PCS Clinical Audit User Guide  </strong></a></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"> </span></p> http://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/v3files/shard1/47755/3b/1b81cbd9ce890df538ea45.jpg Reminder – Renew your Professional Competence Scheme Enrolment for 2022 - 2023 https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/trwe55f8h6o?lang=en?rss=true Many of you have renewed your enrolment for 2022 – 2023. For those of you who have still to renew your enrolment please note that if you are on the Medical Council Register - Supervised, General, or Specialist Register you are required to be enrolled in a Professional Competence Scheme and it is really important that you re-enrol [ https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/v00dbdtsqd8/external ] [ https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/v00dbdtsqd8/external ]. 29 Nov 2022 12:00:00 GMT ab9083bf4e5ab3592d2c51e99cfa3b49 News <p><span class="TextRun SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 18px; font-family: Arial, Arial_EmbeddedFont, Arial_MSFontService, sans-serif;" xml:lang="EN-IE" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text;">Many of you have renewed your enrolment for 2022 – 2023.  For those of you who have still to renew your enrolment please note that </span></span>if you <strong>are </strong>on the Medical Council Register - Supervised, General, or Specialist Register <strong>you are required to be enrolled</strong> in a Professional Competence Scheme and it is really important that you <a href="https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/v00dbdtsqd8/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>re-enrol</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; 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padding: 0px; user-select: text;">Many of you have renewed your enrolment for 2022 – 2023.  For those of you who have still to renew your enrolment please note that </span></span>if you are on the Medical Council Register - Supervised, General, or Specialist Register you are required to be enrolled in a Professional Competence Scheme and it is really important that you<strong> <a href="https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/v00dbdtsqd8/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>re-enrol</strong></a>.</strong></span></span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; overflow-wrap: break-word; white-space: pre-wrap; vertical-align: baseline; font-kerning: none; color: #000000; text-align: justify;"> </p> <p class="Paragraph SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; overflow-wrap: break-word; white-space: pre-wrap; vertical-align: baseline; font-kerning: none; color: #000000; text-align: justify;"><span class="TextRun SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 18px; font-family: Arial, Arial_EmbeddedFont, Arial_MSFontService, sans-serif; font-weight: bold;" xml:lang="EN-IE" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text;">Re-enrol</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 18px; font-family: Arial, Arial_EmbeddedFont, Arial_MSFontService, sans-serif;" xml:lang="EN-IE" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text;"> by paying your fee online using your credit card click </span></span><a class="Hyperlink SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; cursor: text; text-decoration-line: none; color: inherit;" href="https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/jrqkjd3l05g/external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; color: #0000ff; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration-line: underline; line-height: 18px; font-family: Arial, Arial_EmbeddedFont, Arial_MSFontService, sans-serif;" xml:lang="EN-IE" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text;" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">https://pcs.rcsi.ie</span></span></a><span class="TextRun SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 18px; font-family: Arial, Arial_EmbeddedFont, Arial_MSFontService, sans-serif;" xml:lang="EN-IE" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text;"> </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 18px; font-family: Arial, Arial_EmbeddedFont, Arial_MSFontService, sans-serif; color: #000000;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":2,"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":0,"335559740":100}"> </span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; direction: ltr; color: #000000; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: #ffffff;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; overflow-wrap: break-word; white-space: pre-wrap; vertical-align: baseline; font-kerning: none; color: #000000; text-align: left;"> </p> <p class="Paragraph SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; overflow-wrap: break-word; white-space: pre-wrap; vertical-align: baseline; font-kerning: none; color: #000000; text-align: left;"><strong>If you are no longer registered with the Medical Council,</strong> you should inform us that you have withdrawn from the register and we will no longer issue you with reminders.</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; direction: ltr; color: #000000; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: #ffffff;"> <p><strong>If you are now enrolled in a formal (Medical Council accredited) Training Programme</strong>, you are not required to enrol in PCS. You should notify us of your status and we will no longer issue you with reminders. </p> <p><strong>If you have changed specialty</strong> and are enrolling in a PCS scheme operated by a different Training body, you should notify us of your status and we will no longer issue you with reminders.</p> <p class="Paragraph SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; overflow-wrap: break-word; white-space: pre-wrap; vertical-align: baseline; font-kerning: none; color: #000000; text-align: left;"><span class="TextRun SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 18px; font-family: Arial, Arial_EmbeddedFont, Arial_MSFontService, sans-serif;" xml:lang="EN-IE" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text;">If you have forgotten or do not know your login details please Email: </span></span><a class="Hyperlink SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; cursor: text; text-decoration-line: none; color: inherit;" href="mailto:pcs@rcsi.ie" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; color: #0000ff; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration-line: underline; line-height: 18px; font-family: Arial, Arial_EmbeddedFont, Arial_MSFontService, sans-serif;" xml:lang="EN-IE" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text;" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">pcs@rcsi.ie</span></span></a><span class="LineBreakBlob BlobObject DragDrop SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 18px; font-family: WordVisiCarriageReturn_MSFontService, Arial, Arial_EmbeddedFont, Arial_MSFontService, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><br class="SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; white-space: pre;" /></span><span class="EOP SCXW124841618 BCX0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 18px; font-family: Arial, Arial_EmbeddedFont, Arial_MSFontService, sans-serif; color: #000000;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":2,"335559739":0,"335559740":100}"> </span></p> </div> http://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/v3files/shard1/47755/3b/1b81cbd9ce890df538ea45.jpg Extended Absence From Work https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/imhjet9ojzd?lang=en?rss=true The Medical Council recognise that periods of certified leave (maternity leave / sick leave) longer than three months may result in a doctor not being able to meet their obligations in relation to professional competence over that period. 17 Nov 2022 12:00:00 GMT 398e360bca923a0590192d6ea3e3b926 News <p>The Medical Council recognise that periods of certified leave (maternity leave / sick leave) longer than three months may result in a doctor not being able to meet their obligations in relation to professional competence over that period.</p> <p> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 1.5pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;">The Medical Council recognise that periods of certified leave (maternity leave / sick leave) longer than three months may result in a doctor not being able to meet their obligations in relation to professional competence over that period.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 1.5pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 107%; font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;">If you are (or have been) absent from practice for three months or more during the professional competence year due to maternity or sick leave (which runs from 1st May 2022 -30th April 2023), you should inform RCSI PCS department.  Please complete the Form available <a href="https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/cctrp7nbc4k/external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>here</strong></a></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 107%; font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;">We will record the absence on your PCS portfolio and an annotation will appear against the relevant year on your Statement of Participation. Where possible, you should try and maintain some engagement in maintenance of professional competence during your absence from practice. You may be required by the Medical Council to produce documentation supporting your absence from practice if you are selected for a Maintenance of Professional Competence Audit. </span></p> http://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/v3files/shard1/47755/c5/8110f9c6e5a87b42b980ef.png Calendar Of Events https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/1xxnn0ei026?lang=en?rss=true For details on Events approved for CPD credits, please click on Calendar of Events [ https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/8tz92ioqzub/external ] [ https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/8tz92ioqzub/external ] 25 May 2021 12:00:00 IST f92741dfc7648c37cbbb32190f40e46e Upcoming Events <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">For details on Events approved for CPD credits, please click on <strong><a href="https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/8tz92ioqzub/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Calendar of Events</strong></a></strong></span></p> http://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/v3files/shard1/47755/96/df57c1e54bcb66d02ddfc0.jpg Archive of Newsletters_Communications https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/gypnxvyki99?lang=en?rss=true You can access the archive of email communications that we have sent in the past to our enrolees HERE [ https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/1ramuukmpb3/external ] [ https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/1ramuukmpb3/external ] 23 Nov 2022 12:00:00 GMT 84dfa8471354d36eeade350a9f19aa2a Upcoming Events <p><span style="color: #3f3f3f; font-family: AvenirLTStd-Book, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15.4px; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">You can access the archive of email communications that we have sent in the past to our enrolees <a href="https://rcsisurgicalaffairs.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/1ramuukmpb3/external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>HERE</strong></a></span></p>