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Docs all for keeping up to date

Sanka Price

Docs all for keeping up to date

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Doctors fully support a Government regulation requiring them to continually upgrade their professional education, to remain registered.
In a statement, the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP), the doctors’ union, said the initiative was one they were pushing to have introduced formally for years.
“BAMP is well aware of the need for doctors to keep current and we have a twice yearly CME [continuing medical education] conference in conjunction with the UWI [University of the West Indies] for over 30 years. What this new regulation does is to make it mandatory for all doctors to have continuing medical education – again something that BAMP fully supports,” said the statement signed by president Dr Carlos Chase.
BAMP said it hoped the secretariat at the Medical Council, which has seen some improvement, would be suitably staffed and resourced to facilitate the additional workload inherent with the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) initiative.
Read the full story in today’s WEEKEND NATION.