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PCS Information / Helpdesk
at the Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture & Surgical Symposium 2012

RCSI Professional Competence Scheme (PCS) will have an information desk at the upcoming Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture & Surgical Symposium 2012 to be held in Galway on Friday 7th September 2012. 


RCSI Professional Competence Scheme will have an information desk at the upcoming Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture & Surgical Symposium 2012 to be held in Galway on Friday 7th September 2012.

 

Members of RCSI staff will be available to answer your queries in relation to the Professional Competence Scheme.

 

For more information or to register for the Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture & Surgical Symposium 2012, please visit: www.freyer.ie or

contact Ms Grace Clarke at grace.clarke@nuigalway.ie or 091-524390

 
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PCS Verification Process
The Postgraduate Training Bodies under the arrangement with the Medical Council will undertake an annual verification of activities recorded by a doctor with the professional competence scheme.

The Postgraduate Training Bodies under the arrangement with the Medical Council will undertake an annual verification of activities recorded by a doctor with the professional competence scheme.  It is intended that all Postgraduate Training Bodies will run this verification process in the Autumn.

 

What does this actually mean?    RCSI will select doctors enrolled on the Professional Competence Scheme in a stratified random method (3 - 5%) to participate in the verification process.   If selected for this verification, doctors will be advised by email that a Verification Audit will take place and they will be required to produce / upload evidence of activities attended (if not already uploaded to their profile).   Doctors will be given a certain timeframe to review their profile and upload any additional activities or proof of attendance.

 

Following this allocated timeframe, if the verification process satisfactorily addresses the issue i.e. the credits claimed in their personal portfolio are substantiated then the doctor receives full credit for the Professional Competence Scheme.

 

Doctors will be informed of any discrepancies identified and will be given the opportunity to address or clarify the issues identified. Claimed credits without appropriate verification evidence will be removed from the Portfolio and an amended certificate issued.

 

It is expected that for the majority of doctors the verification audit will be a routine exercise and no further action will be required.  You can reduce the likelihood that you will be suject to a verification procedure by ensuring that you have uploaded the required credits and the associated documentation.

We will be circulating more information on this at a later date.

 
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Reminder – Renew your PCS Enrolment for 2012 - 2013
For those of you who have still to renew your enrolment, please note we have reduced this years fee for PCS only to €250.

Many of you will have renewed your enrolment for 2012 – 2013.   For those of you who have still to renew your enrolment, please note we have reduced this years fee for PCS only to €250.

 

You must pay this fee to be enrolled in the scheme, to enter credits for the current year 2012-2013 and to be able to produce a certificate when required.

 

Re-enrol by paying your fee online using your credit card click https://pcs.rcsi.ie

 

Fellows and members of RCSI who wish to pay their Fellowship/Membership fee at the same time are entitled to a €150 discount on the PCS fee, when paying the PCS fee and Fellows and Members fee together on the dedicated Fellowship & Membership Portal (FAMP) https://famp.rcsi.ie

 

 
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Professional Development Programme

At the request of the Health Service Executive, RCSI have developed a Professional Development Programme (PDP) to facilitate NCHDs in Surgery and Emergency Medicine who are not engaged in specialist training to maintain their professional competence requirements.


At the request of the Health Service Executive, RCSI have developed a Professional Development Programme (PDP) to facilitate NCHDs in Surgery and Emergency Medicine who are not engaged in specialist training to maintain their professional competence requirements.

 

The RCSI Professional Development Programme will enable NCHD’s enrolled in the programme to achieve a minimum of 20 External Credits per annum. These credits can be used to help meet the requirements outlined by the Irish Medical Council regarding the maintenance of Professional Competence.

 

The Professional Development Programme Curriculum 

 The PDP programme has three major components:

  • 1. Knowledge (Online/Classroom Learning Activities, ,and  Scientific Conferences/Meetings)
  • 2. Technical Skills
  • 3. Personal Skills/Human Factors

To enrol:  Please click on the link below

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ProfessionalDevelopmentProgrammeEnrolmentForm

 

 Eligibility Criteria 

  • must be enrolled in the relevant Professional Competence Scheme applicable to their specialty and area of practice as required by law
  • must hold a current NCHD Contract
  • must work within the Public Health Service
  • must not be enrolled in an intern training programme under the auspices of an Intern Training Network or a  specialist training programme under the auspices of the one of the Irish postgraduate training bodies;   and
  • must be registered on the General Division or Supervised Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners maintained by the Medical Council

Contact

If you need further assistance/guidance, please contact

Department of Surgical Affairs

Tel: 353 (0) 1 402 2166/2524  email:  michellehill@rcsi.ie  web:  Professional Development Programme

Cappagh Trust Weekend & Cappagh Prize
31st August  & 1st September 2012
Date of Event: Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st  September 2012
Venue:

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Finglas, D11

RCSI External CPD Credits Awarded

6 CPD credits (two days)
Contact for further information:

email:  ursula.gormally@cappagh.ie 

Ph:  01 834 0230

Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture & Surgical Symposium 2012
7th & 8th September 2012
Date of Event: Friday 7th & Saturday 8th September 2012
Venue:

Engineering Building, NUI Galway

RCSI External CPD Credits Awarded

10.5 CPD credits (two days)
Contact for further information:

www.freyer.ie/

email:  grace.clarke@nuigalway.ie

Ph:  353 91 524390

Irish Society of Urology Conference
21st & 22nd September 2012
Date of Event: 21st and 22nd September 2012
Venue:

Culloden Estate & Spa, Holywood, Belfast

RCSI External CPD Credits Awarded

9 CPD credits (two days)
Contact for further information:www.rcsi.ie/isu2012 / 01 402 2238 / isu@rcsi.ie

 

IAEM Annual Scientific Meeting 2012
19th & 20th October 2012
Date of Event: 19th & 20th October 2012
Venue:

Carton House, Kildare

RCSI External CPD Credits Awarded

5.5 CPD credits
Contact for further information:

email: Stanley.koe@amnch.ie  

website:  IAEM

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