RECOGNITION OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES UNDER THE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS ACT 2007 QUESTIONNAIRE AND GUIDANCE FOR ASPIRANT SPECIALTIES

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "RECOGNITION OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES UNDER THE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS ACT 2007 QUESTIONNAIRE AND GUIDANCE FOR ASPIRANT SPECIALTIES"

Transcription

1 RECOGNITION OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES UNDER THE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS ACT 2007 QUESTIONNAIRE AND GUIDANCE FOR ASPIRANT SPECIALTIES NAME, POSITION, AND CONTACT DETAILS OF PERSON COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRE TITLE OF PROPOSED SPECIALTY

2 INTRODUCTION The Medical Council s primary statutory responsibility, under the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (MPA 2007), is to protect the interests of the public. As part of this role, it sets standards for undergraduate and postgraduate education and training and monitors compliance with those standards. Its remit includes responsibility for determining, with the consent of the Minister for Health, the medical specialties that it recognises under the MPA 1. It should be noted that the medical specialties recognised shall include such medical specialties as may be designated as applying to the State in any directive adopted by the Council of the European Communities relating to specialist medicine. 2 The following questionnaire should only be completed by an aspirant speciality once the Medical Council has asked the aspirant speciality to do so as part of a process of determination under the Act. To facilitate aspirant specialties in deciding whether to apply for formal recognition and to inform them of the methodology which will be used to evaluate any application, a document entitled Recognition of Medical Specialties under the Medical Practitioners Act 2007: Guidance for Aspirant Specialties has been included as an appendix. The completed questionnaire can be returned by post to: Specialties Medical Council (Education & Training) Kingram House, Kingram Place, Dublin 2 Alternatively, it can be sent by to If you have any queries about the application process, please contact the Education and Training Section of the Medical Council at Please note we cannot advise about the current status of applications. A M Keane Head of Education and Training 1 Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (MPA 2007) Section 89 (1) 2 MPA 2007, Section 89 (5)

3 EVIDENCE REQUIRED FOR RECOGNITION OF SPECIALTY An application for the recognition of a medical specialty will be assessed against the indicators set out in I-IV below. The completed questionnaire should be a maximum of 20 pages long. Please address each subsection individually. The term assessor(s) means any person or group of people, whether Council members or otherwise, mandated by Council to evaluate an application. I: That the proposed specialty is a well-defined, distinct and legitimate area of medical practice with a sustainable base in the medical profession Please describe (using examples) how the proposed specialty: I (a) is sufficiently distinct from other specialties, based on substantiated and major new concepts in medical science and health care delivery such that it is not feasible to include it within the current specialty structure; I (b) represents a new well-defined and widely accepted field of medical practice (e.g. as demonstrated by a comprehensive and developing body of international research and scholarly literature to support evidence-based clinical practice; significant representation within academic medicine; number of meetings held annually; the existence of a national and / or international society with a principal interest in the proposed specialty; formal recognition as a medical specialty (or other relevant category) in comparable countries; I (c) has a demonstrable and sustainable base in the medical profession (e.g. as demonstrated by a sufficient number of practitioners with the capacity to meet existing clinical need, who possess the knowledge and skills to practise in the specialty, and who practice predominantly in the specialty); I (d) can sustain activities such as vocational training and assessment and continuing professional development. Please note: Information regarding current numbers practicing; the rate of increase over the past decade; and projections of the future need for specialist-level skills and knowledge in this area of medicine is required.

4 II: That specialisation in this area of medicine is demonstrably contributing to substantial improvements in the quality and safety of healthcare Please describe (using examples): II (a) Whether the proposed specialty has improved the quality of healthcare in Ireland (by increased effectiveness of health care as defined by improved health outcomes; increased appropriateness of health care as defined by providing care relevant to patients needs and based on established standards; increased safety of care and / or significant reduction of harm experienced as a result of receiving healthcare); II (b) That specialisation is not and will not adversely affecting the quality of healthcare in Ireland by promoting the unnecessary fragmentation of medical knowledge and skills and / or medical care, including that it should be broadly available nationally; the unnecessary deskilling of other medical practitioners (e.g. GPs and other primary health care providers); inequitable access to health care as defined by socioeconomic status, geography or culture; II (c) That where the specialist medical services are already provided or could be provided by practitioners in a recognised specialty or a combination of recognised specialty groupings, provision of these services by this new specialty enhances the quality and/or efficiency of healthcare.

5 III: That specialisation in this area of medicine is demonstrably contributing to substantial improvements in the standards of medical practice Please describe whether / how: III (a) There is a professional body that is responsible for setting the requirements and standards for training, assessment and certification in the specialty; that is capable of defining, promoting, maintaining and improving standards of medical practice to ensure high quality health care, and capable of engaging stakeholders, including health consumers, in setting standards; that has guidelines and procedures for determining who will be Fellows/Members of the body; that has appropriate processes for determining the standard of education, training and experience of medical practitioners trained in the discipline overseas; III (b) The specific body of knowledge and skills is sufficiently complex or extensive to require a comprehensive and distinct training programme; III (c) There is or will be a programme of education, training and assessment that will enable practitioners to: undertake unsupervised, comprehensive, safe and high quality medical practice in the relevant specialty, including in the general roles and competencies that apply to all professional medical practice; demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills and professional attributes through exposure to a broad range of clinical experience and training in the relevant specialty; contribute to providing high standards of medical education; provide leadership in the complex health care environment, working collaboratively with patients and their families and a range of health professionals and administrators; demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the issues associated with the delivery of safe, high quality and cost-effective health care within the Irish health system. III (d) There is or will be a programme of continuing professional development that assists participants to maintain and develop knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for meeting the changing needs of patients and the health care delivery system, and for responding to scientific developments in medicine

6 III (e) The professional body can demonstrate experience in all or some of the following: health policy development health promotion and advocacy research activity and facilitation the development and dissemination of the discipline s evidence base the education of other medical and health professionals engagement with health consumers.

7 IV: That recognition of the specialty would be a wise use of resources Please demonstrate: IV (a) That recognition of the proposed specialty is of significance to health as defined by a significant burden of disease, incidence, prevalence or impact on the community which is relevant to the proposed specialty; IV (b) That this significance is coupled with a demonstrated capacity of members of the proposed specialty to influence it; IV (c) That there is significant professional and consumer support for the recognition of the medical specialty; IV (d) That the resource implications for health care providers and consumers are justified on the basis of benefit to the community inherent in the recognition of the specialty.

8 APPENDIX 1 RECOGNITION OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES UNDER THE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS ACT 2007 GUIDANCE FOR ASPIRANT SPECIALTIES

9 PROCESS FOR RECOGNITION OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES A. Summary of process The process for recognition for medical specialties is a two-stage process and has been developed on the grounds of effective use of resources, both of the Medical Council and of the applicant. In determining whether an application should be successful, and whether an aspirant specialty should be recognised or otherwise, the Medical Council places a high value on the views of the Health Service Executive (HSE), as it does on the views of all relevant stakeholders. Council is committed to ensuring that decisions made under Section 89(1) of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (MPA) take account of as broad a range of inputs as possible. 1. Stage One (detailed in Part B) of the recognition process is an initial evaluation of an application for recognition as a specialty. This evaluation will be undertaken by the Professional Development Committee (incorporating Education and Training) of the Medical Council (PDC) or other equivalent committee of Council. 2. The PDC will then make its recommendation to the Medical Council. 3. The Medical Council will make its decision on whether the application should proceed to Stage Two, or otherwise. 4. If Council s decision is that the application should proceed to Stage Two (detailed in Part C), the applicant will be notified and the full accreditation process will then be undertaken; the schedule for this full accreditation will be drawn up by the Medical Council. If Council s decision is that the application should not proceed to Stage Two, the applicant will be notified and given an opportunity to request a review of the decision via a Medical Council internal review mechanism. Applicants will be asked to specify the grounds on which an unsuccessful application should be reassessed. 5. Following completion of Stage Two, the PDC will then make its recommendation to the Medical Council. 6. The Medical Council will make its decision to recognise, or otherwise, the aspirant specialty. 7. The Council will seek Ministerial consent to its decision before recognition is finally determined, as per the requirements of Section 89(1) of the MPA

10 8. The applicant speciality will be notified of the outcome of the process and provided with a report. 9. In the event of an adverse decision, a review of the decision can be requested by the applicant specialty via a Medical Council internal review mechanism. As above, applicants will be asked to specify the grounds on which a reassessment should be considered. A flow chart of the process is appended. More details about some aspects of the process are provided below. B. Details of Stage One The purpose of Stage One is to give the applicant the opportunity to establish a case for full assessment. The extent to which the applicant specialty meets the required threshold for full assessment will be determined on the basis of a self-evaluation - a questionnaire completed by the applicant - and an evaluation by the PDC and Council. Council will make this assessment after reviewing the responses to indicators (I-IV) as per the questionnaire. An application is unlikely to be successful in reaching Stage Two if it: a) Is in an area of practice limited to a specific geographic area or narrow demographic group; b) Is in an area of practice limited to the treatment of a single disease, or based on a limited number of techniques; c) Is in an area of practice based on a single modality of treatment; d) Is already recognised (fully or partly) under a different name. An application cannot proceed to Stage Two if it: e) Is presented without evidence of support from a Postgraduate Training Body. For this reason, a formal letter from a Training Body in support of the application should be provided with the application. f) Is presented without confirmation from the HSE that there has been engagement with the HSE by the applicant, and that the HSE is broadly supportive of the application being assessed in further detail by the Medical Council.

11 An area of practice not directly involved in clinical care will have to provide evidence that specialisation is providing substantial benefits to the health status of the broader community if it is to proceed to Stage Two. Based on its assessment of the preliminary application, the PDC will make one of the following recommendations to Council: a) That an initial case for recognition has been made and that the applicant body be invited to submit a full application for specialty recognition; or b) That an initial case has not been made, but that the applicant body be invited to submit additional information for further consideration at a future date; or c) That an initial case has not been made and that the preliminary application should be rejected. The Medical Council will determine a), b) or c). The applicant will subsequently be informed of the outcome and may be given advice on re-submission. C. Details of Stage Two If the Medical Council decide that an initial case for recognition has been demonstrated, applicants will proceed to Stage Two. This is the full recognition process which will be undertaken under the aegis of the PDC. The indicators that will be used to assess the application in Stage Two are the same indicators as are used for Stage One. However, Stage Two will be a more in-depth assessment in which more supporting evidence may be sought from the aspirant specialty and in which the views of external assessors will be sought. At its discretion, the PDC will use assessors from inside and outside the State who have the necessary knowledge to provide feedback on the aspirant specialty. The nature of the additional supporting evidence required for Stage Two will be discussed with each applicant specialty, and may vary depending on the depth of information already submitted by the applicant. The application will be placed on the Council s website so that interested parties can contribute their views, and these will also be taken into consideration. At the PDC s discretion, there may be a meeting(s) between the applicant and the assessors / PDC members, and / or assessors / PDC members may choose to visit training site(s).

12 The Medical Council may seek additional information from the applicant in relation to the proposed training pathway for practitioners wishing to pursue specialist training in the proposed discipline. Additional engagement with the applicant, the HSE and the proposing training body may be necessary to clarify intentions and support in this area. After evaluation of the application, the PDC will recommend and Council will approve one of the following: a) That Council recognise the specialty; or b) That Council defer recognition until all necessary clarifications have been received; or c) That Council refuse recognition. If the decision is (a), the Medical Council will then seek Ministerial consent. The applicant will subsequently be informed of the outcome and if necessary may be given advice on resubmission. In the event of an adverse decision, a review of the decision can be requested by the applicant specialty via a Medical Council internal review mechanism. D. Fees The Medical Council will charge a fee to cover the costs of the necessary administration associated with the recognition process. This fee will be in two parts; an initial fee will be charged in advance for Stage One and a further fee will be charged if the aspirant specialty proceeds to Stage Two. Please refer to the Medical Council s current schedule of fees for further information; the current schedule of fees is available on the Medical Council s website or on request from the Education and Training Section at E. Queries If you have any queries about the process, please contact the Education and Training Section of the Medical Council at Please note we cannot advise about the content or current status of applications. Approved by the Medical Council 9 th September 2010 and Revised by the Education, Training and Professional Development Committee 23 rd October 2013

13 Flow Chart for Recognition of Medical Specialties under the MPA Declaration of Intent The aspirant specialty formally request recognition. 2. Stage One Self-Evaluation The aspirant specialty completes and returns self evaluation documentation within an agreed timescale. 3. Stage One- Medical Council Evaluation PDC assesses if the aspirant specialty has an initial case for recognition. 6. Stage Two- Self-Evaluation The aspirant specialty provides any requested additional evidence to support its case for recognition. 5. End of Stage One The aspirant specialty proceeds or does not proceed to Stage Two. 4. Medical Council s Decision The Medical Council determines whether the aspirant specialty s application proceeds to Stage Two. 7. Medical Council Evaluation The PDC and external assessors evaluate the application, conducting meetings / site visits as necessary. 8. Medical Council Decision The Medical Council makes its decision on recognition or otherwise. 9. After the Decision Consent of the Minister sought and the aspirant specialty informed of outcome and any follow-up action.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Response to CoAG s National Registration and Accreditation Scheme: proposed arrangements 19 December 2008 1. INTRODUCTION The Royal Australian College

More information

Procedures for Assessment and Accreditation of Medical Schools by the Australian Medical Council 2011

Procedures for Assessment and Accreditation of Medical Schools by the Australian Medical Council 2011 Australian Medical Council Limited Procedures for Assessment and Accreditation of Medical Schools by the Australian Medical Council 2011 Medical School Accreditation Committee These procedures were approved

More information

Education programme standards for the registered nurse scope of practice

Education programme standards for the registered nurse scope of practice Education programme standards for the registered nurse scope of practice July 2010 2 Introduction Under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 ( the Act ) the Nursing Council of New Zealand

More information

APPENDIX 13.1 WORLD FEDERATION OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

APPENDIX 13.1 WORLD FEDERATION OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS APPENDIX 13.1 WORLD FEDERATION OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS APPENDIX 13.1 FORMS PART OF THE APPENDICES FOR THE 28 TH COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES CM2008: Appendix

More information

Submission on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme Partially Regulated Occupations

Submission on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme Partially Regulated Occupations Submission on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme Partially Regulated Occupations The Australian Medical Council Limited (AMC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Practitioner

More information

Application for the Regulation of the Clinical Technologist Profession by the Health Professions Council

Application for the Regulation of the Clinical Technologist Profession by the Health Professions Council Application for the Regulation of the Clinical Technologist Profession by the Health Professions Council The Voluntary Register of Clinical Technologists Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine

More information

Public consultation paper

Public consultation paper Public consultation paper September 2013 Proposed expanded endorsement for scheduled medicines Draft Registration standard for endorsement of registered nurses and/or registered midwives to supply and

More information

Good Scientific Practice

Good Scientific Practice Section 1: The purpose of this document There are three key components to the Healthcare Science workforce in the UK: 1. Healthcare Science Associates and Assistants who perform a diverse range of task

More information

Accreditation of Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Midwife Practitioners

Accreditation of Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Midwife Practitioners NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY Accreditation of Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Midwife Practitioners 2nd Edition NOVEMBER 2008 A Celebration of Life

More information

Advance with CIMA. Applying for CIMA Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes

Advance with CIMA. Applying for CIMA Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes Advance with CIMA Applying for CIMA Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes Education Directorate February 2014 Contents Contents... 2 Introduction... 3 1.0 Core Principles of Accreditation... 3 1.1

More information

Chiropractic Boards response 15 December 2008

Chiropractic Boards response 15 December 2008 NATIONAL REGISTRATION AND ACCREDITATION SCHEME FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS Chiropractic Boards response 15 December 2008 CONSULTATION PAPER Proposed arrangements for accreditation Issued by the Practitioner

More information

Policy Paper: Accessible allied health primary care services for all Australians

Policy Paper: Accessible allied health primary care services for all Australians Policy Paper: Accessible allied health primary care services for all Australians March 2013 Contents Contents... 2 AHPA s call to action... 3 Position Statement... 4 Background... 6 Healthier Australians

More information

Comparison table showing 2015 accreditation standards for specialist medical programs and professional development programs against the 2010 standards

Comparison table showing 2015 accreditation standards for specialist medical programs and professional development programs against the 2010 standards Comparison table showing 2015 accreditation standards for specialist medical programs and professional development programs against the 2010 standards Medical Programs and Professional Development Programs

More information

National Clinical Effectiveness Committee. Prioritisation and Quality Assurance Processes for National Clinical Audit. June 2015

National Clinical Effectiveness Committee. Prioritisation and Quality Assurance Processes for National Clinical Audit. June 2015 National Clinical Effectiveness Committee Prioritisation and Quality Assurance Processes for National Clinical Audit June 2015 0 P age Table of Contents Glossary of Terms... 2 Purpose of this prioritisation

More information

Education programme standards for the registered nurse scope of practice Approved by the Council: June 2005

Education programme standards for the registered nurse scope of practice Approved by the Council: June 2005 Education programme standards for the registered nurse scope of practice Approved by the Council: June 2005 1 Introduction The Nursing Council of New Zealand ( the Council ) governs the practice of nurses,

More information

REVIEW OF AUSTRALIA S RESEARCH TRAINING SYSTEM

REVIEW OF AUSTRALIA S RESEARCH TRAINING SYSTEM REVIEW OF AUSTRALIA S RESEARCH TRAINING SYSTEM Response to the Consultation Questions August 2015 Research Australia Page 1 About Research Australia Research Australia is an alliance of 160 members and

More information

APPLICATION GUIDE AND APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS AN AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE EFFECTIVE FROM 1 JANUARY 2013

APPLICATION GUIDE AND APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS AN AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE EFFECTIVE FROM 1 JANUARY 2013 APPLICATION GUIDE APPLICATION FOR A REGISTERED HIGHER EDUCATION PROVIDER TO CHANGE PROVIDER CATEGORY TO: AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, OR AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY, OR AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY OF SPECIALISATION

More information

STATUTE OF THE POLISH ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE

STATUTE OF THE POLISH ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE Annex to Resolution No. 1/2015 of the Polish Accreditation Committee of 23 February 2015 STATUTE OF THE POLISH ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE 1. 1. The Polish Accreditation Committee, hereafter referred to as

More information

Accreditation under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 1 (the National Law)

Accreditation under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 1 (the National Law) Accreditation under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 1 (the National Law) This paper which has been developed by accreditation authorities, national boards and the Australian Health

More information

Associate Engineer. Regulations for the title of Associate Engineer

Associate Engineer. Regulations for the title of Associate Engineer Associate Engineer Regulations for the title of Associate Engineer FOREWORD Engineers Ireland is the operating title of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland. Engineers Ireland, founded in 1835, represents

More information

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND CUMANN SÍCEOLAITHE ÉIREANN GUIDELINES FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF POSTGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY DATE: 31 ST OF JANUARY 2009 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS

More information

Information Governance and Management Standards for the Health Identifiers Operator in Ireland

Information Governance and Management Standards for the Health Identifiers Operator in Ireland Information Governance and Management Standards for the Health Identifiers Operator in Ireland 30 July 2015 About the The (the Authority or HIQA) is the independent Authority established to drive high

More information

Paper E-180314-? Appendix 1 Annex A

Paper E-180314-? Appendix 1 Annex A Comparison between the GCC s Degree Recognition Criteria (May 2010) and the Councils on Chiropractic Education International - International Chiropractic Accreditation Standards (2009) Introduction The

More information

National Standards for the Protection and Welfare of Children

National Standards for the Protection and Welfare of Children National Standards for the Protection and Welfare of Children For Health Service Executive Children and Family Services July 2012 About the Health Information and Quality Authority The (HIQA) is the independent

More information

Consultation. Review of the scopes of practice for registration in the profession of medical radiation technology

Consultation. Review of the scopes of practice for registration in the profession of medical radiation technology Consultation Review of the scopes of practice for registration in the profession of medical radiation technology CONTENTS Page Consultation Information... 3 Context of the Consultation... 4-7 Legislative

More information

Health and Safety Professionals Alliance (HaSPA) Proposal for Program Accreditation for Generalist OHS Professionals 1

Health and Safety Professionals Alliance (HaSPA) Proposal for Program Accreditation for Generalist OHS Professionals 1 Health and Safety Professionals Alliance (HaSPA) Proposal for Program Accreditation for Generalist OHS Professionals 1 CONTENTS 1 Overview... 2 1.1 Useful definitions... 2 1.2 Why accreditation is needed...

More information

QUALITY ASSURANCE COUNCIL AUDIT MANUAL SECOND AUDIT CYCLE

QUALITY ASSURANCE COUNCIL AUDIT MANUAL SECOND AUDIT CYCLE QUALITY ASSURANCE COUNCIL AUDIT MANUAL SECOND AUDIT CYCLE Table of Contents Executive Summary 1 1. Introduction 3 2. Aims of audit 10 3. Scope of the second round of QAC audits 12 4. Process for the second

More information

(Resolutions, recommendations and opinions) RECOMMENDATIONS COUNCIL

(Resolutions, recommendations and opinions) RECOMMENDATIONS COUNCIL 3.7.2009 Official Journal of the European Union C 151/1 I (Resolutions, recommendations and opinions) RECOMMENDATIONS COUNCIL COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION of 9 June 2009 on patient safety, including the prevention

More information

Report on District Nurse Education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland 2012/13

Report on District Nurse Education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland 2012/13 Report on District Nurse Education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland 2012/13 Introduction The QNI has become concerned at recent reports of a fall in the number of District Nurses currently in training

More information

JOB DESCRIPTION. Contract Management and Business Intelligence

JOB DESCRIPTION. Contract Management and Business Intelligence JOB DESCRIPTION DIRECTORATE: DEPARTMENT: JOB TITLE: Contract Management and Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Business Insight Manager BAND: 7 BASE: REPORTS TO: Various Business Intelligence

More information

Supporting information for appraisal and revalidation: guidance for General Practitioners

Supporting information for appraisal and revalidation: guidance for General Practitioners Supporting information for appraisal and revalidation: guidance for General Practitioners Based on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties Core for all doctors 2 Supporting information for

More information

Guidelines of the Swiss University Conference for Academic Accreditation in Switzerland

Guidelines of the Swiss University Conference for Academic Accreditation in Switzerland Guidelines of the Swiss University Conference for Academic Accreditation in Switzerland (Accreditation Guidelines) 414.205.3 of 28 June 2007 (of 1 st September 2007) The Swiss University Conference (SUK/CUS),

More information

National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare

National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare June 2012 About the Health Information and Quality Authority The (HIQA) is the independent Authority established to drive continuous improvement in Ireland

More information

Local Health Network Procedure

Local Health Network Procedure Local Health Network Procedure Adelaide Local Health Networks CREDENTIALING AND DEFINING SCOPE OF CLINICAL PRACTICE- ALLIED HEALTH Effective Date 1 July 2011 Approval Authority Chief Executive Officer

More information

Strategic Plan 2013-2017

Strategic Plan 2013-2017 Strategic Plan 2013-2017 2 P age Presidents Welcome It is my great pleasure to present the European Federation of Periodontology s strategy for 2013-2017. This is the European Federation of Periodontology

More information

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Academic Year 2011/12 Undergraduate Dentistry Year 1and beyond: 2011/2012 An Introduction to Dentistry at Queen s The undergraduate course in Dentistry

More information

NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR THE ACCREDITATION OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY PROGRAMS LEADING TO REGISTRATION AND ENDORSEMENT IN AUSTRALIA

NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR THE ACCREDITATION OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY PROGRAMS LEADING TO REGISTRATION AND ENDORSEMENT IN AUSTRALIA NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR THE ACCREDITATION OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY PROGRAMS LEADING TO REGISTRATION AND ENDORSEMENT IN AUSTRALIA NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR THE ACCREDITATION OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY PROGRAMS

More information

Standards of Proficiency and Practice Placement Criteria

Standards of Proficiency and Practice Placement Criteria Social Workers Registration Board Standards of Proficiency and Practice Placement Criteria Bord Clárchúcháin na noibrithe Sóisialta Social Workers Registration Board Issued: January 2014 Contents Page

More information

Coalition of National Nursing Organisations' National Nurse Credentialling Framework

Coalition of National Nursing Organisations' National Nurse Credentialling Framework Coalition of National Nursing Organisations' National Nurse Credentialling Framework July 2011 Table of contents CoNNO Definition of Terms 3 Consumer/Consumer Representative 3 Continuing Professional

More information

Future Research Leaders call 2015/16 Guidance notes for non-academic reviewers

Future Research Leaders call 2015/16 Guidance notes for non-academic reviewers Future Research Leaders call 2015/16 Guidance notes for non-academic reviewers Introduction... 1 Aims and objectives... 1 Procedure... 3 Peer Review form on Je-S... 3 The decision-making process... 3 Assessment

More information

Professional Competence. Guidelines for Doctors

Professional Competence. Guidelines for Doctors Professional Competence Guidelines for Doctors Professional competence at a glance What doctors need to know Contact the postgraduate training body most relevant to your day-to-day practice and enrol in

More information

Accreditation of Specialist Medical Education and Training and Professional Development Programs: Standards and Procedures

Accreditation of Specialist Medical Education and Training and Professional Development Programs: Standards and Procedures Accreditation of Specialist Medical Education and Training and Professional Development Programs: Standards and Procedures Australian Medical Council Limited PO Box 4810 KINGSTON ACT 2604 AUSTRALIA 25

More information

Preface STANDARDS FOR NURSING EDUCATION. POST-REGISTRATION: Advanced/Specialist Diploma, Degree and Master Degree (Nursing)

Preface STANDARDS FOR NURSING EDUCATION. POST-REGISTRATION: Advanced/Specialist Diploma, Degree and Master Degree (Nursing) Preface The Nurses and Midwives Act (Chapter 209) [May 2000] empowers Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) to make regulations for matters relating to the accreditation of educational programmes in nursing and

More information

Guidance on Providing Learning and Development (L & D) Services and Cabinet Office (CO) Controls

Guidance on Providing Learning and Development (L & D) Services and Cabinet Office (CO) Controls Annex 11.1 Guidance on Providing Learning and Development (L & D) Services and Cabinet Office (CO) Controls 1. Readership All L & D leads (Departments, Agencies, and NDPBs) All Finance leads All L & D

More information

APPLICATION TO TRANSFER FROM THE SUPERVISED DIVISION

APPLICATION TO TRANSFER FROM THE SUPERVISED DIVISION SUPTRANSFER REGISTRATION NUMBER: Kingram House, Kingram Place, Dublin 2. Telephone: +353-1-4983100 Facsimile: +353-1-4983102 Email: registration@mcirl.ie Website: www.medicalcouncil.ie APPLICATION TO TRANSFER

More information

Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Guidelines for Nominees and Nominators

Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Guidelines for Nominees and Nominators Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Guidelines for Nominees and Nominators Guidelines for Nominees and Nominators 3 Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Guidelines

More information

Framework for the Establishment of Clinical Nurse/Midwife Specialist Posts Intermediate Pathway

Framework for the Establishment of Clinical Nurse/Midwife Specialist Posts Intermediate Pathway NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY Framework for the Establishment of Clinical Nurse/Midwife Specialist Posts Intermediate Pathway 3rd Edition APRIL 2007 A Celebration

More information

for Safer Better Healthcare Draft National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare September 2010 Consultation Document September 2010

for Safer Better Healthcare Draft National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare September 2010 Consultation Document September 2010 Draft National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare Consultation Draft Document National Standards September 2010 for Safer Better Healthcare Consultation Document September 2010 About the Health Information

More information

Post Graduate Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine / MSc in Ayurvedic Medicine

Post Graduate Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine / MSc in Ayurvedic Medicine Programme Specification and Curriculum Map Post Graduate Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine / MSc in Ayurvedic Medicine 1. Programme Title PGDip/MSc in Ayurvedic Medicine 2. Awarding Institution Middlesex University

More information

Framework for the Establishment of Clinical Nurse/Midwife Specialist Posts

Framework for the Establishment of Clinical Nurse/Midwife Specialist Posts NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY Framework for the Establishment of Clinical Nurse/Midwife Specialist Posts 4th Edition NOVEMBER 2008 A Celebration of Life By

More information

Standards of proficiency. Operating department practitioners

Standards of proficiency. Operating department practitioners Standards of proficiency Operating department practitioners Contents Foreword 1 Introduction 3 Standards of proficiency 7 Foreword We are pleased to present the Health and Care Professions Council s standards

More information

Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner

Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner Consultation report February 2016 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia G.P.O. Box 9958 Melbourne VIC 3001 www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

More information

Nursing Agencies. Minimum Standards

Nursing Agencies. Minimum Standards Nursing Agencies Minimum Standards 1 Contents Page Introduction 3 Values underpinning the standards 6 SECTION 1 - MINIMUM STANDARDS Management of the nursing agency 1. Management and control of operations

More information

National Occupational Standards. Compliance

National Occupational Standards. Compliance National Occupational Standards Compliance NOTES ABOUT NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS What are National Occupational Standards, and why should you use them? National Occupational Standards (NOS) are statements

More information

National Professional Development Framework for Cancer Nursing in New Zealand

National Professional Development Framework for Cancer Nursing in New Zealand National Professional Development Framework for Cancer Nursing in New Zealand Adapted from: National Cancer Education Project (EdCan). 2008. National Education Framework: Cancer nursing A national professional

More information

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Supporting Information for Appraisal and Revalidation: Guidance for Obstetrics and Gynaecology and / or Sexual

More information

Guidelines on endorsement as a nurse practitioner

Guidelines on endorsement as a nurse practitioner Guidelines on endorsement as a nurse practitioner 7160 Introduction The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) for health professionals in Australia commenced on 1 July 2010

More information

Requirements and Standards for Nurse Education Programmes for Authority to Prescribe Ionising Radiation (XRay) First Edition

Requirements and Standards for Nurse Education Programmes for Authority to Prescribe Ionising Radiation (XRay) First Edition Requirements and Standards for Nurse Education Programmes for Authority to Prescribe Ionising Radiation (XRay) First Edition February 2008 Contents Preface 3 Introduction 5 Section 1: Extracts from the

More information

Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing and Midwifery Information, Registration and Frequently Asked Questions

Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing and Midwifery Information, Registration and Frequently Asked Questions Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing and Midwifery Information, Registration and Frequently Asked Questions For Graduate Staff Nurses and Graduate Staff Midwives July 2014 Introduction The Office of Nursing

More information

Continuing Professional Development for Public Health Doctors

Continuing Professional Development for Public Health Doctors Continuing Professional Development for Public Health Doctors Guidance on Validation and Documentation of Credits Prepared by the Faculty of Public Health Medicine February 2014 Introduction Since May

More information

Contact address: Global Food Safety Initiative Foundation c/o The Consumer Goods Forum 22/24 rue du Gouverneur Général Eboué 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux

Contact address: Global Food Safety Initiative Foundation c/o The Consumer Goods Forum 22/24 rue du Gouverneur Général Eboué 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux Version 6.3 Contact address: Global Food Safety Initiative Foundation c/o The Consumer Goods Forum 22/24 rue du Gouverneur Général Eboué 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux France Secretariat email: gfsinfo@theconsumergoodsforum.com

More information

AN BILLE UM CHOSAINT NA BEATHA LE LINN TOIRCHIS, 2013 PROTECTION OF LIFE DURING PREGNANCY BILL 2013 EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

AN BILLE UM CHOSAINT NA BEATHA LE LINN TOIRCHIS, 2013 PROTECTION OF LIFE DURING PREGNANCY BILL 2013 EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM AN BILLE UM CHOSAINT NA BEATHA LE LINN TOIRCHIS, 2013 PROTECTION OF LIFE DURING PREGNANCY BILL 2013 EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Background A referendum was held in 1983, resulting in the adoption of a provision

More information

Part 3 Medical Officer (MO) Work Level Standards

Part 3 Medical Officer (MO) Work Level Standards Part 3 Medical Officer (MO) Work Level Standards MEDICAL OFFICER-CLASSES 1 6 GROUP STANDARD The work of positions in this group involves the application of professional medical knowledge and experience

More information

Quality Assurance of Medical Appraisers

Quality Assurance of Medical Appraisers Quality Assurance of Medical Appraisers Recruitment, training, support and review of medical appraisers in England www.revalidationsupport.nhs.uk Contents 1. Introduction 3 2. Purpose and overview 4 3.

More information

AQF COUNCIL. Review of Graduate and Vocational Graduate Certificates and Diplomas in the Australian Qualifications Framework

AQF COUNCIL. Review of Graduate and Vocational Graduate Certificates and Diplomas in the Australian Qualifications Framework AQF COUNCIL Review of Graduate and Vocational Graduate Certificates and Diplomas in the Australian Qualifications Framework November 2011 1. INTRODUCTION The AQF Council is undertaking a review of the

More information

National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment. Standards for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education Programs

National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment. Standards for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education Programs National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment Standards for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education Programs November 2009 Standards for Quality Assurance and Accreditation

More information

Submission: National Registration and Accreditation for Psychology

Submission: National Registration and Accreditation for Psychology Submission: National Registration and Accreditation for Psychology Contact Details: Dr Jillian Horton Clinical Psychologist President of the Institute of private practicing Clinical Psychologists Mail

More information

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TRAVEL MEDICINE GENERAL PRACTICE

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TRAVEL MEDICINE GENERAL PRACTICE POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TRAVEL MEDICINE GENERAL PRACTICE PROSPECTUS 2013 1 INTRODUCTION Welcome to interdisciplinary postgraduate education for primary health care professionals.

More information

About the consultation

About the consultation Hearing Aid Council and Health Professions Council consultation on standards of proficiency and the threshold level of qualification for entry to the Hearing Aid Audiologists/Dispensers part of the Register.

More information

Award STANDARDS - Nursing and midwifery

Award STANDARDS - Nursing and midwifery Award STANDARDS - Nursing and midwifery www.qqi.ie July 2014/HS10 QQI Foreword The Qualifications (Education & Training) Act 1999 required the Higher Education and Training Awards Council to determine

More information

Legal Practice Course (LPC) Policy on Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Legal Practice Course (LPC) Policy on Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) The City Law School (CLS) Legal Practice Course (LPC) Policy on Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) Context Pursuant to the decision of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) of May 2012 to permit

More information

STAGE 1 COMPETENCY STANDARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

STAGE 1 COMPETENCY STANDARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER STAGE 1 STANDARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER ROLE DESCRIPTION - THE MATURE, PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER The following characterises the senior practice role that the mature, Professional Engineer may be expected

More information

Good Practice Guidelines for Appraisal

Good Practice Guidelines for Appraisal Good Practice Guidelines for Appraisal Dr Laurence Mynors Wallis Dr David Fearnley February 2010 1 Contents Page Introduction 3 Link between appraisal and revalidation 4 Preparation for the appraisal meeting

More information

Establishing a Regulatory Framework for Credentialing

Establishing a Regulatory Framework for Credentialing 18 March 2013 Strategy and Policy Board 5 For decision Establishing a Regulatory Framework for Credentialing Issue 1. In 2012 Council agreed that the GMC should develop a regulatory framework for introducing

More information

AQF COUNCIL. Review of Graduate and Vocational Graduate Certificates and Diplomas in the Australian Qualifications Framework.

AQF COUNCIL. Review of Graduate and Vocational Graduate Certificates and Diplomas in the Australian Qualifications Framework. AQF COUNCI Review of and Vocational s and s in the Australian ns Framework November 2011 1. INTRODUCTION The AQF Council is undertaking a review of the AQF and Vocational s and s qualificatio. In its advice

More information

Standard 1. Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisations. Safety and Quality Improvement Guide

Standard 1. Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisations. Safety and Quality Improvement Guide Standard 1 Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisations Safety and Quality Improvement Guide 1 1 1October 1 2012 ISBN: Print: 978-1-921983-27-6 Electronic: 978-1-921983-28-3 Suggested

More information

Standards of proficiency. Dietitians

Standards of proficiency. Dietitians Standards of proficiency Dietitians Contents Foreword 1 Introduction 3 Standards of proficiency 7 Foreword We are pleased to present the Health and Care Professions Council s standards of proficiency for

More information

EMCI Consortium. Quality Assurance Standards

EMCI Consortium. Quality Assurance Standards April 1, 2015 EMCI Consortium Quality Assurance Standards 1. DEFINITION OF EMCI The European Masters in Conference Interpreting is a Masters-type university programme which was launched as a pilot project

More information

Digital Industries Apprenticeship: Assessment Plan. Infrastructure Technician. March 2016

Digital Industries Apprenticeship: Assessment Plan. Infrastructure Technician. March 2016 Digital Industries Apprenticeship: Assessment Plan Infrastructure Technician March 2016 1 2 Digital Industries Apprenticeships: Infrastructure Technician Assessment Plan 1. General Introduction and Overview

More information

Standards of proficiency. Arts therapists

Standards of proficiency. Arts therapists Standards of proficiency Arts therapists Contents Foreword 1 Introduction 3 Standards of proficiency 7 Foreword We are pleased to present the Health and Care Professions Council s standards of proficiency

More information

Therapy. Guidelines for Good Practice in Practice Education I.A.S.L.T.

Therapy. Guidelines for Good Practice in Practice Education I.A.S.L.T. Therapy Project Office Guidelines for Good Practice in Practice Education 2008 I.A.S.L.T. Guidelines for Good Practice in Practice Education Therapy Project Offices 3 Contents 4 Therapy Project Office

More information

Response to Public Health England Centres consultation

Response to Public Health England Centres consultation Response to Public Health England Centres consultation The British Dental Association (BDA) is the professional association and trade union for dentists practising in the UK. BDA members are engaged in

More information

Australian Medical Council Limited. Standards for Assessment and Accreditation of Primary Medical Programs by the Australian Medical Council 2012

Australian Medical Council Limited. Standards for Assessment and Accreditation of Primary Medical Programs by the Australian Medical Council 2012 Australian Medical Council Limited Standards for Assessment and Accreditation of Primary Medical Programs by the Australian Medical Council 2012 Medical School Accreditation Committee December 2012 December

More information

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON. POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION MRes Clinical research. Final award Intermediate awards available N/A.

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON. POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION MRes Clinical research. Final award Intermediate awards available N/A. UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION MRes Clinical research Final award Intermediate awards available MRes PGCert. Mode of delivery Details of professional body accreditation

More information

Competencies for registered nurses

Competencies for registered nurses 1 Competencies for registered nurses Te whakarite i nga mahi tapuhi kia tiakina ai te haumaru a-iwi Regulating nursing practice to protect public safety December 2007 2007 2 Competencies for registered

More information

The New Zealand Qualifications Framework NEW ZEALAND QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY

The New Zealand Qualifications Framework NEW ZEALAND QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY The New Zealand Qualifications Framework NEW ZEALAND QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY Contents Section 1. The New Zealand Qualifications Framework 2 Purpose of the NZQF 2 Principles underpinning New Zealand qualifications

More information

introducing The Bologna Qualifications Framework

introducing The Bologna Qualifications Framework introducing The Bologna Qualifications Framework introduction The Bologna Process was initiated in 1999. It now involves 45 countries. In 2003, Ministers with responsibility for higher education gathered

More information

APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIALIST ASSESSMENT

APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIALIST ASSESSMENT APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIALIST ASSESSMENT Australian Medical Council The purpose of the Australian Medical Council is to ensure that standards of education, training and assessment

More information

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN ARCHITECTURE

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN ARCHITECTURE University of Cambridge: Programme Specifications Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this programme specification. Programme specifications are produced and then reviewed

More information

STAGE 1 COMPETENCY STANDARD FOR ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE

STAGE 1 COMPETENCY STANDARD FOR ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE STAGE 1 STANDARD FOR ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE ROLE DESCRIPTION THE MATURE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE The following characterises the senior practice role that the mature, Engineering Associate may be expected

More information

Workforce for quality care at the end of life

Workforce for quality care at the end of life Workforce for quality care at the end of life Position statement Palliative Care Australia is the national peak body established by the collective membership of eight state and territory palliative care

More information

Standards of proficiency. Occupational therapists

Standards of proficiency. Occupational therapists Standards of proficiency Occupational therapists Contents Foreword 1 Introduction 3 Standards of proficiency 7 Foreword We are pleased to present the Health and Care Professions Council s standards of

More information

Guidelines of the Swiss University Conference for Academic Accreditation in Switzerland

Guidelines of the Swiss University Conference for Academic Accreditation in Switzerland Schweizerische Universitätskonferenz Conférence universitaire suisse Conferenza universitaria svizzera Guidelines of the Swiss University Conference for Academic Accreditation in Switzerland (Accreditation

More information

Australian ssociation

Australian ssociation Australian ssociation Practice Standards for Social Workers: Achieving Outcomes of Social Workers Australian Association of Social Workers September 2003 Contents Page Introduction... 3 Format of the Standards...

More information

ACADEMIC POLICY FRAMEWORK

ACADEMIC POLICY FRAMEWORK ACADEMIC POLICY FRAMEWORK Principles, Procedures and Guidance for the Development & Review of Academic Policies [V.1] Page 2 of 11 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. FRAMEWORK OVERVIEW... 3 2. PRINCIPLES... 4 3. PROCESS...

More information

Framework for the Establishment of Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Midwife Practitioner Posts

Framework for the Establishment of Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Midwife Practitioner Posts NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY Framework for the Establishment of Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Midwife Practitioner Posts 4th Edition JANUARY 2008

More information

AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERING COMPETENCY STANDARDS STAGE 2 -

AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERING COMPETENCY STANDARDS STAGE 2 - AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERING COMPETENCY STANDARDS STAGE 2 - THE EXPERIENCED The Stage 2 Competency Standards are the profession's expression of the knowledge and skill base, engineering application abilities,

More information

NSW INSTITUTE OF TEACHERS

NSW INSTITUTE OF TEACHERS NSW INSTITUTE OF TEACHERS THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES AND POSTGRADUATE STUDIES POLICY SUPPORTING THE MAINTENANCE OF ACCREDITATION AT PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE 1 Contents 1. Purpose..3 2. Legislation... 3 3.

More information

APA Physiotherapist Title Program

APA Physiotherapist Title Program APA Physiotherapist Title Program Information Booklet This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without permission from

More information

Master of Nursing. The Chinese University of Hong Kong The Nethersole School of Nursing

Master of Nursing. The Chinese University of Hong Kong The Nethersole School of Nursing The Chinese University of Hong Kong A clinically based programme The Chinese University of Hong Kong Esther Lee Building Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/med/nur DIVISION OF NURSING Staff

More information