Chair: Dr Debasish Banerjee
The Education & Training committee’s aims are:
- Review of educational meetings for UKKA approval and inclusion in eNews.
- Review criteria for CPD with Royal Colleges
- Review of educational material for training and CPD for UKKA approval
- Review of content and evaluations of UKKA Advanced Nephrology course
- Develop annual CPD sessions for annual UKKA meeting
- Identification of educational gaps in courses currently available
- Training issues – curriculum, assessment
- Ensure that education is available – courses, e-learning etc are appropriate for current and changing nephrology workforce
- Ensure that renal education and training are available for non-clinical renal scientists
- Review renal teaching to undergraduate medical students
Dr Debasish Banerjee is a consultant nephrologist and Professor of Clinical Practice in Renal Medicine at St George's University Hospitals NHS in London.
His main remit as committee chair is to work with the executive to ensure all aspects of education and training relating to nephrology in the UK are current and relevant and to represent the views of the renal community at various forums where education and training policy is developed.
In particular, the role involves:
- Recruitment and manpower planning in the specialty
- Curriculum development (making training fit for purpose)
- Optimizing curriculum delivery including advising members on approved courses and other training material
- Exit examinations and other measures of quality
- Softer factors e.g quality of working lives that influence the effectiveness of training
- Liaising with and listening to all relevant parties to ensure diverse voices are heard and heeded in order to optimise training