APPS UK COVID Special Newsletter has now been released. You can access it via the following link:
Our very best wishes for a peaceful 2021.
Team APPS UK
A SCIENTIFIC & SYSTAMATIC APPROACH TO COVID-19 SMART LOCKDOWN:
Author: Mr Tahir Mahmood from Norway
APPS UK & Europe team has produced this comprehensive policy paper with regards to COVID-19 smart lockdown.
It includes knowledge based decision making support system with balance score card & dynamic process model.
Please download the paper from this link:
APPS UK GENERAL PRACTICE SYMPOSIUM: MAXIMISE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING INTO THE GP TRAINING SCHEME
DATE: Sunday 8 November
TIME: 4 p.m. GMT, 9 p.m. PST
In this symposium our Speaker will guide you about the assessments that you have to go through to enter into GP Speciality Training Scheme.
■ Dr Gavin Williams – Training Programme Director Heart of Yorkshire Scheme, Yorkshire and Humber Deanery
■ Dr Ansar Hayat – GP Trainer Bradford
Please register for this symposium via this link:
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APPS UK JOBS SYMPOSIUM:
DATE: Sunday 1 November
TIME: 4 p.m. GMT, 9 p.m. PST
In this symposium our panellists will discuss how to find your first job in the UK and guide you on the following:
》WRITING A CV
▪︎ Dr Nadeem Tehami
Consultant Hepatologist & HPB Physician
▪︎ Dr Sohail Abbas
Deputy Clinical Chair and Strategic Clinical Director of Bradford CCG / Chair of the West Yorkshire Health Inequalities Network
▪︎ Barrister Amjad Malik
Expert Immigration & Visa Advisor
Please register for this symposium at this link:
APPS UK FEDERAL HEALTH MINISTER SYMPOSIUM: PAKISTAN VISION 2030
DATE: Sunday 25 October 2020
TIME: 3 P.M. GMT, 8 P.M. PST
In this symposium our speakers and panellists will discuss strategies to deliver universal health coverage in Pakistan by 2030 and how APPS UK can contribute towards this agenda.
■ Dr Faisal Sultan, Federal Health Minister of Pakistan
■ Dr Fraz Mir
■ Mr Nadeem Khwaja
■ Dr Masood Ahmed
■Mr Azhar Iqbal
■ Dr Abdur Rehman Shahid
■ Mr Tahir Mehmood
■ Dr Affan Qaiser
■ Dr Atif Shafique
Please see profiles below:
▪︎ Dr Fraz Mir, Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine based in Cambridge. He graduated from University of London and Is Head of School of Medicine at Health Education East of England. He has been Associate International Director of Royal College of Physicians of England and has recently been appointed as Chair of BNF Joint Formulary Committee.
▪︎ Mr Nadeem Khwaja, Consultant Plastic Surgeon. He graduated from University of Manchester and is now Associate Head of School of Surgery for Health Education England Northwest Region looking after >700 surgical trainees and Regional Surgical Advisor Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
▪︎ Dr Masood Ahmed is a GP and Chief Medical Officer for NHS Black Country & West Birmingham CCGs. He graduated from Imperial College London and has a head for strategy, a passion for innovation and a commitment to value-based healthcare. Being a digitally focussed healthcare leader with over 20 years’ experience in the NHS, international healthcare and commercial sector, his recent leadership positions include Global Medical Director – Dell Healthcare & Life Sciences, Chief Digital Officer – Health Innovation Network, and Senior Advisor – DigitalHealth, London.
▪︎ Dr Abdur Rehman Shahid, Emergency Medicine Specialist based in Frankfurt, Germany. He works at BG Emergency & Trauma Center Ludwigshafen / Rheine University of Heidelberg. He is also a Heli Doctor and is trained to fly Air Ambulance. His work was recently recognised by the Pakistan Government and he received the Foreign Minister’s Honours Award.
▪︎ Mr Tahir Mahmood is a European Scientist based in Norway. He is known for knowledge based methods to handle complex problems with dynamic process models as exclusive expertise. As a researcher Tahir has been attached to the national projects in Norway and European Union, working as a consultant, developer and project director.
Please register for this symposium via:
MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME IN THE UK FOR DOCTORS:
The programme, that will run for 2-3 years, starts towards the second half of 2021 and the interviews (face to face or Zoom) will take place in the spring as per pandemic restrictions.
Hospital placements are scattered all over England and almost all specialities are catered for. You will be paid a full time salary which ranges between £38,693 – £49,036 + extra remuneration as per on call duties.
The programme consists of 3 main elements:
> Research Module
> Clinical Module
The academic & clinical modules are taught by the university on Saturdays (2 sessions per month). Some teaching may take place during the week outside normal working hours. The university course fee for the programme leading to a Masters degree is £35,000. This is for the entire programme of 2-3 years and can be paid in instalments.
You will come to the UK on a Tier 2 visa which is extendable after 3 years provided you secure another job in the NHS after this programme.
If offered a place on this course you will be sponsored for General Medical Council registration provided you meet all of the GMC criteria:
1. Primary medical qualification recognised by GMC
2. Passed English exam (IELTS / OET) to meet the GMC requirements for PLAB exemption
3. Have obtained a postgraduate medical qualification in your chosen speciality
4. You have never attempted and failed any part of PLAB exam (in which case you are not allowed to apply for PLAB exemption through any route).
5. You must be engaged in clinical practice for at least 3 out of last 5 years.
6. It is a GMC requirement that international medical graduates (IMGs) applying for Full GMC registration via sponsorship route remain in clinical practice for the proceeding 12 months.
There will be an intense competition for this highly attractive scheme and doctors are expected to apply from all over the word.
To enhance your chances of success APPS UK will assist Pakistani doctors in writing an excellent CV and conduct free interview preparation courses.
Please send your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can review before forwarding to the Programme Directors.
If you should have any further queries please contact Dr Abdul Hafeez on: +44 7702099167