The purpose of this meeting will be to agree some mechanisms and processes for developing a national program, and a discussion of how to achieve it. This will include: how to agree checklists, and a demonstration of the Delphi process, development of learning material and faculty, as well as video production and other issues.
At the first meeting, in Larbert in September, there was widespread agreement that a National Mastery Learning Program of simulation based teaching of practical procedures was a good idea. It was acknowleged that the process would not be easy (and some of the difficulties were discussed), but if it is possible to do it for life support, it must be possible to do it for practical procedures.
Since then the proposal for a national program was put to the Directors of Medical Education and there was agreement it was a good idea. It will be discussed at the NES education meeting in May. There is also a plan to have a have a Mastery Learning Specialist Interest Group (SIG) on the Scottish Clinical Skills Network (SCSN), and ideally this would feed into local Mastery Learning Groups.