The British Medical Association has refused to demand the training of family physicians in the United Kingdom less than other specialties, contrary to what the Portuguese Minister of Higher Education Manuel Heater said.
In a report published on its website, in response to Manuel Heater, the British Medical Association (BMA) considers family medicine to be the best in the UK and dismisses family physicians as less qualified than physicians in other specialties.
Samira Anane, head of education, training and work at BMA’s Family Medicine Group, said: “It would be completely wrong to describe training in family medicine in the UK as less than other medical specialties. Considers.
In the United Kingdom, family medicine doctors are recognized as specialists in general medicine and as experts in public practice, the official stressed.
For training, they must complete the same university course as other branches of medicine, and then complete two years of basic practical training (GMC) and at least three years of specialized practical training (GMC), approval and GMC certification at a specialized college, according to a program approved by the General Medical Council.
Samira Anane further states that these procedures are “to ensure that physicians going to the UK from abroad, or those who exhibit equivalent knowledge, skills and experience, meet these high standards”.
The reaction comes in an interview with Minister Manuel Heater in Dihirio de Notius on Thursday, who believes that by 2023, the country will have three new medical schools in Avero, Vila Real and Evora, emphasizing that training does not have to be the same as other specialties.
Manuel Heater pointed out that training in the United Kingdom in general and in family medicine is less complicated and faster than colleagues in other specialties.
The Medical Forum, which unites the various institutions of this professional class, considered it “utterly unacceptable and disrespectful for the Minister to discredit the training and quality of physicians specializing in general and family medicine.” Pillars of the National Health Service demanding a “public apology” from the Minister of Higher Education.
Lusa contacted Minister Manuel Heaters’ press office for further clarification, but no response was forthcoming.
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