“1+X” training program for family doctors to be launched
- Category: Health News
- Published: Wednesday, 07 August 2013 08:42
In future, family doctors in Ningbo will master many skills while specializing in one, They will be able to provide the overall health care services for residents both as family doctors and health managers, psychological counselors, nutritionists or recovery therapists.
This is the goal of the “1+X” training program for family doctors. According to the “announcement on strengthening the on-the-job training for general practitioners”, by 2015, over 75% of the general practitioners in the community hospitals will have received the training to improve their health management capacity. The trainees will include all the general practitioners, and even public health doctors and the general nurses. When they complete the required courses, the trainees will attend the professional skill assessment, and the qualified ones will receive certificates.
According to statistics, Ningbo has launched the grass-roots health personnel quality promotion project in 2006, and the grass-roots health personnel construction planning in 2011. The financial departments at all levels allocated special funds for the training projects, and the municipal financial departments have been spending over three million yuan each year. By the end of June this year, the program has trained 292 rural community doctors, 4515 provincial general practitioners, and 3472 provincial community nurses. Since 2011, 120 backbone general practice teachers, 65 backbone comprehensive grass-roots public health doctors, 180 public health personnel and over 900 medical technicians (for examination, electrocardiogram, radiology and ultrasound). In 2012, Ningbo issued the “implementation planning for further education and training for grass-roots health and technical staff”, involving over 10,500 grass-roots health and technical personnel. So far, the training work in Ningbo ranks high in the whole province, with an average of 5.85 general practitioner and 4.2 community nurses per million urban and rural residents.