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Award-winning online training programme for international doctors launches across UK

An award-winning online training programme for doctors across the globe has gone live.

The Induction for International Doctors programme is a web-based educational resource led by Dr Sujesh Bansal  from our Postgraduate Medical Education Department, in partnership with HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).

It introduces internationally qualified doctors, who are new to UK clinical practice, to national ethical, social, legal and professional aspects. The programme has a number of interactive e-learning sessions produced by CMFT, along with a number of sessions taken from other e-LfH programmes which supplement the focus of the programme.

It has been estimated that the programme will save our organisation approximately £21,000 a year compared to delivering face to face training.

Sessions include case-based scenarios and are intentionally generic in content, thereby making them useful for doctors of any specialty and grade. It is expected that this e-learning programme will act as a driver for new international doctors to commence a focussed discussion with their educational supervisors, to develop professional development plans and to undertake additional training as per their specialty/local needs.

Dr Bansal explained "There was a UK-wide need for an international induction programme for a long time and CMFT was regularly contacted by many national organisations with request to access our online programme.

"With this national collaborative initiative with e-LFH, this programme is now available to about 7000 international doctors every year all over the UK. I feel we have done our duty to 'spread the good practice' as a centre of excellence in education and training."

For further information, please contact sujesh.bansal@cmft.nhs.uk