Intern Orientation Seminar 2012
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital held its annual Intern Orientation on 13 January, with 29 house officers being congratulated and engaged in a half-day activity introducing several aspects of good medical practice.
The programme included topics such as “How to say sorry”, “Proper prescribing methods” and “Discharge planning”.
MPS, through its local consultant Dr Brian Charles, gave presentations on two topics, consent and confidentiality. The topics were introduced by a brief mention of the six key ‘C’s to good and safe medical practice:
- Case notes
- Clinical competence
- Careful prescribing.
During the presentation, there was much discussion, interspersed by periods of light-hearted humour and awarding of tokens from MPS to deserving doctors. Some time was spent with lively interaction when debate centred on Gillick competence, consent of children and minors, age of consent, disclosure and breach in confidentiality.
Statutory, legal and ethical reasons for disclosure with respect to breach of confidentiality were also heavily deliberated.
MPS would like to thank the QEH administration for this opportunity to seek to improve the quality of their service, and impact on some of its educational material to the upcoming interns.