New criteria to assess doctors’ efficiency

ABU DHABI — Federal health authority will adopt new criteria in assessing the efficiency of medical cadres, according to a senior official.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 4 Jul 2007, 9:27 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:58 AM

“The Ministry of Health (MoH) is currently reconsidering standards used to evaluate medical cadres, under a new policy that aims to secure a competence level for doctors,” said Dr Ali bin Shukur, Under-Secretary of the MoH.

He said the new assessment criteria will largely depend on transparency and will take into consideration the accredited hours of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme, scientific research conducted by doctors and their participation in medical symposia and seminars.

The under-secretary mentioned that the medical, technical and administrative cadres who fully availed of the CME programme adopted by the MoH have so far reached 190.

The MoH has of late set new conditions for assesing efficacy of medical professionals, including dentists, under which doctors have to pass interviews conducted by the MoH and obtain accredited hours on CME from recognised health institutions in the country.

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