Back Appropriate release of medical colleagues for the purposes for carrying out work for the wider health system

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A recent joint publication by NHS England and endorsed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the GMC seeks to encourage NHS organisations to continue to look favourably on requests from doctors seeking support to undertake national or regional work for the wider benefit of the public and of health services across England and the devolved administrations.

The statement suggests that “national or regional activity by clinical staff should also be regarded as an investment in the improvement of patient care and a reflection of high standards; the COVID-19 pandemic was a reminder of the value delivered by time allocated in job plans to supporting professional activities (SPA) through research, training and strategic management that delivered new approaches to clinical care and medical training in record time.