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1 ACC AGM Chairs Report Kim Smith ACC Spring Conference 2008 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics

2 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics Modernising Scientist Careers (MSC) Leads –Professor Sue Hill Chief Scientific Officer, Dept of Health –Professor Shelley Heard MSC lead & Director of Training, RCPath Drivers –Fit for the future – flexible and responsive –New NHS (Darzi report) –New roles –Affordable & sustainable

3 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics Modernising Scientist Careers Common training structure for all Healthcare scientist (HCS) professions –Life –Physics & Engineering –Physiological measurement Career pathway from trainee to consultant –Linked to workforce planning

4 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics Support workers – career pathway 1-4 Opportunity to study for degree Entry to training posts (degree level) Three year training – general rotation in life sciences plus specialist training First Registration Fast track higher specialist trainee – funded & fixed 5 year term End point = full MRCPath (Workforce planning) Slow track posts Higher registration & MRCPath Consultant

5 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics MSC – key issues Healthcare scientists Single training structure Life sciences Lab rotation component of training HST – outcome full MRCPath Posts - Workforce planned Champions appointed Pilot sites Start 2012

6 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics Support workers Entry to training posts (degree level) Three year training First Registration Fast track higher specialist trainee Slow track posts Higher registration & MRCPath Consultant Associate Practitioner role Consultation & feedback to DH MSC team ACC & CMGS Genetics training (Scientist & technologist) Specialist training MRCPath syllabus E-learning NOS RCPath - Job role

7 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics Feedback Council & ETC involvement ACC & CMGS – Genetics British Society of Human Genetics Joint Committee Medical Genetics –BSHG, RCPath & RCP ACS Consultation document – May - HoDs

8 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics what else is happening………………..

9 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics Registration - ACS Clinical Scientist –Fixed dates (15/5, 28/8 & 17/11) –Fee to increase Technologist –DH slowed process due to MSC

10 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics ACC Research Project Grants Support R & D activities Total £30,000 over three years Awards between £5,000 - £10,000 All grades of registered staff eligible Applications – peer review panel Second round – deadline July

11 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics Updates & Consultations UKGTN – array CGH audit House of Lords Science & Technology committee – Call for evidence: Genomic Medicine DH Health Care and Associated Professions (No 2 order 2008) Ministry of Justice - Use & sharing of personal information in the public and private sectors

12 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics National Assessor Scheme External assessor for staff appointments RCPath endorsed continuing use of Whitley Council scheme One National assessor for Band 7, 8a & 8b Two national assessors for Band 8c, 8d & 9

13 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme Down syndrome screening & ultrasound screening merged Anticipate NICE antenatal recommendations and FASP guidelines – Spring –75% detection with 3% false positive rate –Increase in risk cut off for invasive test FASP Standards different to ACC Best Practice

14 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics ACC Council Elected members Chairs of Committees Representatives of affiliated groups (AGTC) Trustees President Education & Training ETC Professional Standards PSC Membership Liaison MLC

15 Association for Clinical Cytogenetics Council Kim Smith Teresa Davies John Wolstenholme Rob Morgan Gordon Lowther Peter Howard Ros Hastings Sandra Birdsall Amanda Dixon-McIver Simon McCullough Suzanne McPhee Mandeep Bahra Steven Mountford Phillipa May Karen Thompson Ann Reilly Lorraine Gaunt (PSC) Beverley Royston (AGTC) Rod Howell (Trustee) Val Davison (Trustee) John Crolla (Trustee) Maj Hulten (President) ETC Gordon Lowther Eileen Roberts Heather Ward Gavin Cuthbert Paul Campbell David Delmege Steve Morris Sian Morgan Simon McCullough Kim Smith PSC Lorraine Gaunt Jonathan Waters MSC Mandeep Bahra Suzanne McPhee Steven Mountford Simon McCullough Phillipa May


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