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Right Arrow Trust hosts consultant exams
02 March 2007 at 15:18
Consultants Dr. John Horsley and Dr Khalid Binymin, a Royal College of Physicians Tutor, made history for the hospital Trust by hosting the prestigious PACES examination on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Examiners from all over the UK joined many Southport physicians to assess thirty national and international candidates who hoped to be the next generation of consultants.

The event, held on 22nd and 23rd February at the state of the art Treatment Centre at Ormskirk & District General Hospital, involved much planning by both physicians and administrative staff. Over 100 patients volunteered to participate in the event and both consultants extend their thanks for such willingness.

Dr. Khalid Binymin FRCP said “We are doing our level best to raise standards within our own trainees because we believe the quality of care reflects our ability to offer renewed opportunities and challenges in training. It’s a time for us all to learn and work together regardless of geographical boundaries. Of course it is only made possible by the hard work of our admin staff and the volunteer patients.”

Notes to Editors

The PACES examination is part of the process doctors have to go through if they want to become a Member of the Royal College of Physicians. The purpose of the exams is to enable the candidates to demonstrate, in a clinical setting, the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes. They test the ability to:
• Demonstrate the clinical skills of history taking
• Examine a patient appropriately to detect the presence or absence of physical signs
• Interpret physical signs
• Make appropriate diagnoses
• Develop and discuss emergency, immediate and long-term management plans
• Communicate clinical information to colleagues, patients and their relatives
• Appreciate the ethical issues that relate to day-to-day clinical practice


Picture shows, Dr Horsley (far left) and Dr Binymin (3rd left) with staff from the Treatment Centre and the Royal College of Physicians examinations team.

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714
E-mail: matthew.king@southportandormskirk.nhs.uk