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Our 'International Programme' wins national award

International Award

Our Trust's 'CMFT International Programme' was awarded the first prize for 'Improving Services Through Training and Development' during the recently concluded Lean Healthcare Academy Conference and Awards 2014. Lean Healthcare Academy Awards are national level awards and our Trust's entry competed with entries from Health Education North West and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to win the award. The Trust was represented by Dr Anna Kelsey, Mr Tony Armstrong, Dr Sujesh Bansal and Dr Steve Benington during the award ceremony held in Leeds on 6th February 2014 (photographed). The team thanked Prof. Simon Carley and Mrs Karen Stuart who were not able to attend the evening.

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has introduced an 'enhanced' induction for new international doctors and support system (peer buddies and supervisors) to ensure appropriate training and support before international doctors start work in the UK and provide direct patient care. This bespoke online training programme for new international doctors provides information and knowledge on social, ethical, legal, professional and patient safety aspects of patient care and UK clinical practice. This programme was introduced in August 2012 and in the last 18 months, 42 international doctors have completed the programme with an increasing number registering and completing the online induction. 95% of doctors have found the training useful in enhancing the patient care they provide.

CMFT International Programme has been shared with national bodies like GMC, AoMRC, REACHE and Royal Colleges; and have been appreciated by them. Many national organisations are keen to provide our 'enhanced' induction programme to their sponsored new international doctors.

If you need any further information about CMFT International Programme, please contact Dr Sujesh Bansal (sujesh.bansal@cmft.nhs.uk), Trust International Tutor.