London, United Kingdom (29th March, 2012) – One of the country’s leading providers of medical interviews and interview skills consultancy services, ISC Medical, comments on the Health and Social Care Bill, which received Royal Assent on the 27th of March 2012.
After much negotiation, the Health and Social Care Bill has now been passed into law, despite strong opposition from a number of doctors. The Bill formally introduces a range of new reforms, including increased competition with the health service – though this is meant to be on the basis of quality rather than price, the right for external providers to enter the marketplace, and a transfer of commissioning powers to GPs.
The reforms attracted controversy and conflicting opinions from within the profession, ranging from outright refusal (e.g. by the British Medical Association and the Royal College of GPs, though the latter later re-entered the negotiation table) to the more constructive approach adopted by the Royal College of Surgeons.
Olivier Picard, MD of ISC Medical, commented: “The long-term impact of the Bill is unknown and much of the controversy that it attracted can only be based on speculation. However, one thing is clear: many doctors and healthcare professionals are worried about the fact that they have little understanding of what the Bill means for them exactly.
“We invite any Registrars, SpRs, SAS doctors, Consultants, GPs, Senior Nurses and NHS Managers interested in exploring the Bill further to attend our NHS issues course, where you can learn in more depth about the impact that current reforms are likely to have on the different players and stakeholders that form the NHS.”
For more information about ISC Medical’s medical courses, visit http://www.medical-interviews.co.uk/ or call 0845 226 9487 between 8:30am and 8:30pm.
About ISC Medical:
ISC Medical is one of the UK’s longest-established companies specialising in medical interview courses, medical CV writing, and medical personal development courses, including teach the teacher courses, for all grades medical school entry, FY, CT/ST, GPST, consultants, and GP posts. They provide a personal service and insist on running all courses in smaller groups, enabling their trainers to accommodate for the individual needs of each client.
Interview Skills Consulting Ltd,
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Tel: 0845 226 9487