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  • GMC to restart fitness-to-practise investigations this month

    Klavio 's comment 03 Jul 2020 1:11pm

    I would not miss useless GMC even if they all get CORONA and bite the grass, our safety has never been a priority for GMC, that we had to use non standard face mask exposed to risk of infection and the fact that GPs have died on COVID, they are simply not bothered,
    but ironically BLM for them,,,,, LOL

  • PPE: How to 3D print your own protective equipment - April

    Klavio 's comment 03 Apr 2020 12:10pm

    Do NHS provide 3D printers now, so we can print our own PPE?

  • Final year medical students to be registered by GMC from next week

    Klavio 's comment 03 Apr 2020 11:28am

    What about final year GP Registrars? should they be considered as cheap labour who have to Volunteer in Corona Hot spots, No final exam, no fast track CCT, just sitting on side line and working their A*** off get infected die or wait??
    Why should a medical student without any experience get exposed to this unpredictable condition?

  • GMC re-registers nearly 4,000 former GPs to join coronavirus battle

    Klavio 's comment 28 Mar 2020 4:15pm

    RCGP hold more than 3k trainees behind Exams CSA or AKT, many well trained and experienced doctors, instead of granting them CCT and let them alleviate the shortage bringing back retired GPs who either have not been working for a quite a long time or providing different services.
    I am puzzled if those British thinker ever use their Brain. Why don't they GP trainees get CCT and start to work? Oh I forgot GP trainees are cheap labour so better they stay as trainee they are working anyway like a GP.

  • NICE and BTS/SIGN to produce single set of asthma guidelines

    Klavio 's comment 24 Jul 2019 10:39pm

    NICE has been always an absolute CRAP, just once compare different countries with UK to see how miserable Brits do in the matter of guideline.

  • Time to scrap CSA exams

    Klavio 's comment 24 Jul 2019 6:06pm

    I for sure will give a crap to UK and will leave the country for good, once I pass this Crap exam.

  • How immigration is affecting GP recruitment

    Klavio 's comment 30 Mar 2019 9:03am

    Recruiting GPs from abroad yet creating and exam like CSA with over 70% IMG fail despite of their training in UK, how do I understand this Paradox? a trainee sat five times for CSA failed sadly by one point and the general feedback sounds...... examiner didn't feel bla bla bla bla..... didn't feel so this CSA goes by what one person is feeling about a trainee who is trained in UK but has different accent or skin color. But GP refugees start to to work as GP straight forward in a program in somewhere in UK, did they have a better training? How RCGP would explain this? It's a shame that candidates experience discrimination and injustice in RCGP exams, spend over £10K for exams and fail by one point based on what one feels about a candidate. I wish I would be a refugee or had MRCGP international which is way easier to pass than CSA in UK and yet get recruited here in UK.

  • New refugee recruitment scheme sees 14 GPs taken on in one region

    Klavio 's comment 23 Feb 2019 3:02pm

    What will be the outcome of this scheme? hiring foreign trained GPs in NHS ? there so many UK trained GPs staying behind the funny CSA exam and fail, many of them highly trained doctors in their country yet failing ridiculous CSA, Is RCGP blind ? can't see the problem or there is money issue and these trainees should cover with their exam fees their deficit?

  • RCGP fails to stop BME trainees falling behind in exam results

    Klavio 's comment 14 May 2018 3:00pm

    I took CSA in April/18. I should say I thought I passed but I was shocked when I saw marking and score. I was graduated 1995 since then practicing medicine as GP in my country, Australia and UK. The exam made of DG CM and IS, all IMG and BME I know have failed and all of us had a score of 18-20 in IS domain, how come? for £1700.00 no individual feedback what did I do wrong? it just says The examiner felt the Candidate ..... The examiner didn't feel? what is she or he supposed to feel if this is a standard non bias exam then the feeling of examiner shouldn't play a role, how do I know the examiner is not a racist? I have a very bad experience this regard in UK and surely I am not the only one, CSA is an unfare exam and many simply fail because examiner doesn't like the accent of candidate or the way candidate look. It is a SHAME.