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  1. Is there any need for so many training jobs in psychiatry? As the services have evolved lot of work which was done by SHO,s is being done by the other professionals for example CRHT and liasion teams. Still we continue to expand the training posts. I know for the fact that trainee dont have much to do when they are oncall. that is when they are oncall. for example in my deanery there are so many higher trainees that you are doing 1 in 24 oncalls. last years workforce planning document clearly mentioned that we do not need so many psychiatrists. theer will be hardly any consultant jobs in the near future ( the ratio will be probably in the region of 5 to 1). It is becoming very obvious that these so called training post are very attractive for consultants because they will have someone to share their workload. good for trusts because they can dictate terms and eventually there will be so many post CCT psychiatrists who can be exploited by the trusts. so why is nobody raising questions regarding this? the silence over this issue is very disturbing. BMA? Royal college? I Think this is a serious issue, unless doctors body protest against this the trend will continue and most trusts and consultants are happy to keep it that way.
  2. is it worth being a BMA member? it will cost me around 387 pounds per year just to be a meber and so far i never had any support from them. But now i need some help with regards to pay dispute. as trust feel that they have paid me too much and part from reducing my salary they want me to pay them the xtra money they think they have paid me. which could amount ot thousands of pounds. I am just wondering whether to take a gamble by joining BMA and aprt from 1000,s loose another 387 pounds or just do as med staff say. has anybody encountered a situation wheer you had to pay money back to trust for their own mistake.
  3. I moved into StR post from a staff grade and my pay got protected. I was also receiving 50% band suppliment as per the rota. Suddenly medical staffing say that its all wrong and they have been paying me too much. They are asking me to go back on normal StR Salary scale otherwise I will not be entitled to 50% band suppliment. If I insist on pay protection insted of banding they say they will consider the oncalls as extra sessions and pay according to staff grade contracts. I am not sure whether they can do it after 10 months into the post. and whether I should take up StR scale to keep and band suppliment or to insista on pay protection and get pay as extra sessions
  4. There is no way out of it, this year or next year it will come to that. the main reason being there are not enough ST1-3 to cover the ROTA,s
  5. I moved into StR post from a staff grade and my pay got protected. I was also receiving 50% band suppliment as per the rota. Suddenly medical staffing say that its all wrong and they have been paying me too much. They are asking me to go back on normal StR Salary scale otherwise I will not be entitled to 50% band suppliment. If I insist on pay protection insted of banding they say they will consider the oncalls as extra sessions and pay according to staff grade contracts. I am not sure whether they can do it after 10 months into the post. and whether I should take up StR scale to keep and band suppliment or to insista on pay protection and get pay as extra sessions
  6. ' Dumb arse ' why?? remember its not only about psychiatry, I agree with MCI, their concerns are justified. To get a MRCP you dont even have to work for more than 1 year. MRCS is a joke. majority of mrcs surgeons have never had chance to operate. so how can anybody justify in saying that they can work as consultant surgeons in india. they are not allowed to work as one even in this country which gave them the degree. the method should be one that of varification of your qualification and degree.
  7. recently we considered putting someone of clozapine then realised that he did not have a diagnosis of schizophrenia but schizoaffective then otherday we though we should put someone on mood stabiliser again he had a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder i wonder what people do to get around these so called guidelines
  8. slartiman, i hope you inspire me, sending off an application, (bandare betta hodare shaata). i returned to forum aftre a long time, i am afraid i am alredy cought in the universal lie, trying to break free, but its hard. its shocking how 2 years not being single can change your personality.
  9. yes we do so in mersey deanery, but its 1 in 14 so its not affecting out training you end up doing probaly 2 or 3 week of nights in 6 months during which you dont go to work ( is 9-5)
  10. Well i had chat with few of my collegues and consultants. my deputy chief exec is a doctor. he suggest there will be role for meical managers in nhs in the future. you have to be bit careful when you choose to do an MBA if you want a career in UK. when you go for an interview you might come across a s a threat to some people but some people will welcome you. but will it add to your usefulness as a doctor? may be and may be not because you usually get into a management post later in your career as a consultant until them the MBA degree is for your personal use. plus can you manage an MBA?? because you need to draw upon your experience during the course but how much experience you have? i was suggested to do a diploma insted which can be continued to complete an MBA later. i dont know much about india. there are quite a few university,s offer MBA distant lerning in UK open university is a good one
  11. yuvi should be in the team otherwise it will have a bad effect on his confidence. afterall he is the future of indian cricket. i am surprised why nobody thinks about dropping dhoni for dinesh karthik because we all know he is useless in pitches outside india. at the moment he too is batting like a tail ender. in fact i have more confidence in kumble and herbhajan than dhoni. again jaffer is in the similer mould of dhoni. typical subcontinetal batsman. but to succeed in australia you need lot more than that. unfortunately he does not have it. time to consider team composition based on the place where you play not just as a matter of routine.
  12. Learning dissabilities psychiatry
  13. http://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/modmedcareers/round%202%20applicants%20guide%20June%202007%20(2).doc this one states, u must have passed ur exams before february 2007
  14. i know the whole story mansik is right but whom can u blame the rule was silly anyway, but i feel for those guys sitting in staff grade jobs for more than one year after passing the exams and still waiting,
  15. but probably its something us or a foregn coach will evr understand its called 'politics' so even though i did not go to school with agarkar (if i had i wud have made sure he never enters the school team) he will stay, coz of someone called mr sharad powar. anyway, time to go home and watch 'Chak de India' at least there india will win.