Set up in response to a recommendation from the Tooke review, MEE will advise Ministers and the Department of Health on workforce planning and education and training for medical staff, healthcare scientists, pharmacists and dentists.
The new body is supported by professionals and has been developed as a result of extensive consultation with stakeholders. MEE will oversee the continued development of training programmes. Modular training and modular credentialing, for example, will open up the possibilities for flexibility. Modular credentialing – formal accreditation at defined points – will make it easier for people to move in and out of training, move between programmes and gain a wide range of experience.
At its first meeting, members considered the governance arrangements and the work it expects to prioritise given its broad remit and its relationship with the supporting programmes such as Modernising Medical Careers and Modernising Scientific careers. Further information is available on the MMC website.