Table 1

 Training objectives in emergency medicine related to recommendations for good medical practice issued by the General Medical Council

Emergency medicine training objectiveGood medical practice
Demonstrate clinical skills and confidence in decisionGood clinical care: Providing a good standard of practice and care
making in the context of emergency medicine Adequate assessment of the patient’s conditions, based on the history
Demonstrate an understanding of the safe disposition of and symptoms and an appropriate examination
patients from emergency medicine Providing or arranging investigations or treatment where necessary
Perform a number of basic emergency medicine practical Taking suitable and prompt action when necessary
procedures Competent when making diagnoses and when giving or arranging treatment
Demonstrate the appropriate involvement of senior staff Recognition of and working within the limits of your professional competence
in the department Willing to consult colleagues
Demonstrate clinical knowledge appropriate to the stage Maintaining good medical practice
of training You must keep your knowledge and skills up to date throughout your working life
Demonstrate good practice regarding note-keeping Good clinical care
Interact appropriately with police officers and the legal Keeping clear, accurate, legible and contemporaneous patient records
system which report the relevant clinical findings, the decisions made,
Demonstrate the ability to present cases appropriately to the information given to patients, and any drugs or other treatment prescribed
colleagues Keeping colleagues well informed when sharing the care of patients
Demonstrate good communication with patients Good communication
and relatives Good communication between patients and doctors is essential to
Relating to nursing and other staff in the department effective care and relationships of trust
Understand how to deal with the difficult or violent patients Working with colleagues
Avoid complaints Respect the skills and contributions of your colleagues
Participate in departmental audit Maintain professional relationships with patients
 Communicate effectively with colleagues within and outside the team
 Make sure that your patients and colleagues understand your professional status
 and specialty
 Participate in regular reviews and audit of the standards and performance of the team,
 taking steps to remedy any deficiencies
 Be willing to deal openly and supportively with problems in the performance,
 conduct, or health of team members
Demonstrate presentation skills at tutorials Teaching and training
Attend SHO teaching sessions You should be willing to contribute to the education of students or colleagues
 If you have responsibilities for teaching you must develop the skills,
 attitudes, and practices of a competent teacher