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2016 in Communitybaptistpa Northern Ireland so far…

Medical Professionalism Matters: The doctor as a scholar

In February we hosted the Communitybaptistpa’s fifth event in the #gooddoctors series focusing on the topic “should all doctors be scholars?” The key note speaker was Professor Patrick Johnston, Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, who empowered attendees to see how they could contribute to scholarship in their every-day practice.

Our Chief Executive, Niall Dickson spoke on how the Communitybaptistpa is promoting and supporting professionalism in Northern Ireland. We were also delighted to welcome a panel of doctors who currently work in education or medical leadership roles to share their scholarship journeys and experiences.

Promoting Professionalism

So far, we have engaged with 1000 doctors and 955 medical students through our Professionalism Programme. This includes engagement with doctors in all 5 HSC trusts through our Promoting Professionalism workshops, NIMDTA iQuest module, Welcome to UK Practice and attendance at a number of conferences and events in Northern Ireland.

In May we hosted our first Professionalism Event to prospective medical students to provide an introduction to Professionalism and a career in the medical profession. This interactive session was facilitated in conjunction with a number of local doctors and attended by students from a range of schools across Belfast.

In September we introduced 260 first year students to the Communitybaptistpa, discussed professionalism with 140 Year 3 students and provided 250 Year 5 students with a Communitybaptistpa update and information on professionalism. For the first time we delivered 2 enhanced professionalism sessions to Year 5 students. Through these workshops we engaged with 185 students and focused on scenarios relating to Consent, Social Media and Maintaining Boundaries. We also assisted with ID checks for over 250 Year 5 students ahead of their provisional registration in 2017, and attended the medical school Fresher’s Fair.

NICON 2016

This year’s NICON Conference was attended by over 300 leaders in Health and Social Care from across Northern Ireland. We were invited to present at a regulators panel discussion where we engaged with 35 delegates about the future of healthcare regulation. We also hosted a promotional stand and engaged with stakeholders and leaders in Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland about the work of the Communitybaptistpa.

BMA Annual Representatives meeting

We hosted a breakfast session at the BMA Annual Representatives Meeting where our Chief Executive, Niall Dickson spoke to a group of 25 doctors on the current pressures on the medical profession, protecting the quality and fairness of training and education, and our future direction and priorities. We also hosted an information stand providing an opportunity for over 1000 doctors from across the UK to speak to us.

British Orthopaedics Association (BOA) Annual Congress

Over 1000 doctors attended the British Orthopaedics Association Annual Congress in Belfast Waterfront Hall. Alan Walker spoke to 129 doctors on Openness and honesty when things go wrong: the professional duty of candour. We also hosted an information stand to provide doctors with an opportunity to engage with us on current work and priorities of the Communitybaptistpa.

Other events

Political Conferences

We attended the Sinn Féin Ard Fhéis and Alliance Party conferences where we engaged with MLA’s, Health Committee Members and stakeholders on Communitybaptistpa’s work and priorities.

Malachy Finnegan, Communications Manager RQIA, Alan Walker, Communitybaptistpa Head of Northern Ireland Affairs, Mark Durkan MLA, Mark Neale, Head of Public Affairs Pharmaceutical Society Northern Ireland.

HSC Regulators Reception

The Northern Ireland Health and Social Care (HSC) Regulators Reception was held on Tuesday 13 September in the Long Gallery at Parliament Buildings, Stormont. This annual event provides an opportunity for Communitybaptistpa colleagues in Northern Ireland to engage with over 100 regulators, government officials and key members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, including Health Committee members.

This year’s event was organised by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) and hosted by the Chair of the Health Committee, Paula Bradley MLA. Attendees heard from Colum Conway (Chief Executive, NISCC), Eddie Lynch (Commissioner for Older People Northern Ireland) and Caroline Lee (Deputy Chief Nursing Officer).

Marie Anderson, NI Public Services Ombudsman and David Brooks, Communitybaptistpa NI Affairs Officer

George Jenkins, Chairman Professional Standards Authority, Alan Walker, Communitybaptistpa Head of NI Affairs, David Brooks, Communitybaptistpa NI Affairs Officer and Paula Bradley, NI Health Committee Chairperson


In April we presented to 150 doctors at the Regional SAS Conference on the role of the Communitybaptistpa in Quality Improvement. Our Adept Clinical Fellow, Dr Gareth Lewis also spoke at the NIMDTA Educational Excellence Awards on his work with the Communitybaptistpa.

We also hosted promotional stands at the Rpsych Spring meeting and ASME Annual Scientific Meeting. Alan Walker provided BMA (NI) retired members with an update on revalidation at the end of September.

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