What do general practitioners think of the new professional competence scheme?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233621
Title:
What do general practitioners think of the new professional competence scheme?
Authors:
Daly, E; Brennan, D; Dowling, S; Plant, G
Affiliation:
South Eastern GP Training Scheme, Waterford Regional Hospital, Dunmore Rd, Waterford.
Citation:
What do general practitioners think of the new professional competence scheme? 2012, 105 (4):114-5 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233621
PubMed ID:
22708225
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=What%20do%20General%20Practitioners%20think%20of%20the%20new%20Professional%20Competence%20Scheme%3F
Abstract:
The Irish Medical Practitioners Act 2007 places a statutory obligation on all registered Medical Practitioners to maintain their professional competence by participating in a recognised Professional Competence Scheme. A questionnaire survey was conducted among 48 GPs attending educational meetings to see if doctors had concerns about the Professional Competence Scheme and to ask if they felt they had the necessary time, skills and knowledge to carry out an audit. Twenty-eight GPs (58%) had concerns regarding their participation in the Professional Competence Scheme; 75% were concerned about the time required, and 67% felt they needed further education about the scheme. Although 73% of doctors reported that they understand how to undertake a clinical audit and 50% reported they have carried out an audit in practice, 60% have never had any teaching on audit and 85% would like teaching in this area. Only 48% of the group surveyed felt that audit was practical in their current practice. Doctors have some concerns about the new Professional Competence Scheme, including the audit component. In particular, they report a requirement for more teaching in this area, and are concerned about the time involved.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDaly, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPlant, Gen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-13T10:18:03Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-13T10:18:03Z-
dc.date.issued2012-04-
dc.identifier.citationWhat do general practitioners think of the new professional competence scheme? 2012, 105 (4):114-5 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22708225-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/233621-
dc.description.abstractThe Irish Medical Practitioners Act 2007 places a statutory obligation on all registered Medical Practitioners to maintain their professional competence by participating in a recognised Professional Competence Scheme. A questionnaire survey was conducted among 48 GPs attending educational meetings to see if doctors had concerns about the Professional Competence Scheme and to ask if they felt they had the necessary time, skills and knowledge to carry out an audit. Twenty-eight GPs (58%) had concerns regarding their participation in the Professional Competence Scheme; 75% were concerned about the time required, and 67% felt they needed further education about the scheme. Although 73% of doctors reported that they understand how to undertake a clinical audit and 50% reported they have carried out an audit in practice, 60% have never had any teaching on audit and 85% would like teaching in this area. Only 48% of the group surveyed felt that audit was practical in their current practice. Doctors have some concerns about the new Professional Competence Scheme, including the audit component. In particular, they report a requirement for more teaching in this area, and are concerned about the time involved.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=What%20do%20General%20Practitioners%20think%20of%20the%20new%20Professional%20Competence%20Scheme%3Fen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.titleWhat do general practitioners think of the new professional competence scheme?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSouth Eastern GP Training Scheme, Waterford Regional Hospital, Dunmore Rd, Waterford.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
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