BDA Scotland secures access to job planning tool for dental consultants and specialists
BDA Scotland has been liaising with the British Medical Association (BMA) over their job planning tool ('Dr Diary') for NHS consultants, specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors and medical academics. The tool helps to address job planning challenges and was developed exclusively for the use of BMA members. However, the BMA has now confirmed that as from 23 April 2019, BDA members can now access the 'Dr Diary' service by applying for temporary guest access on the BMA website www.bma.org.uk
The process will take a minimum of a couple of days to be completed and then an email will be sent to the member to confirm access to Dr Diary.
The job planning app can be downloaded to your phone or tablet to enable you to track your work on the go. By entering work activity details from a personalised list, the tool allows you to build a picture over time. A report can be downloaded via a desktop tool to check against your job plan and ensure it reflects the hours worked. Entries are completely confidential.
The Reflective Practitioner: Guidance for doctors & medical students
The guide was developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the UK Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans, the General Medical Council and the Medical Schools Council. It supports medical students, doctors in training and doctors engaging in revalidation on how to reflect as part of their practice.
SHDRG meeting: April 2019
SHDRG met by teleconference on 18 April. Members discussed: aspects of the Oral Health Improvement Plan relating to secondary care; pay awards for HDS dentists; mediated entry to specialist lists, and whether a robust process (analogous to that in place for the medical profession) should be established for dentists; the current GDC consultation on specialist training; latest data on HDS consultant vacancies; oral cancer issues; and a planned UK-wide survey of hospital dentists to assess their morale and motivation. These issues related to various discussions at the recent meeting of the BDA Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services.
The group will meet again in the autumn.