Leaders aspire to more synergy between professional councils

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As the Seychelles Medical and Dental Council ponders its move to new offices outside of the compound of the Ministry of Health, the leaders of the Seychelles Medical and Dental Council, the Seychelles Nurses and Midwives Council and the Council of the other Health Professionals have expressed the desire to work in closer partnership in 2017.

They aspire to unify their small entities under one bigger, better umbrella organization, as has been done in Australia and South Africa.

“For this to happen, the laws that constitute the three councils have to change,” said Dr Bernard Valentin, Chairman of Seychelles Medical and Dental Council. “But even before the law changes, we can do a lot more together,” he added.

At the fortnightly collaborative person-centered care (PCC) meeting last week, the Chairman of the Health Professionals Council, Patricia Rene and the Registrar of the Seychelles Nurses and Midwives Council, Winnifred Agricole, expressed similar views.

During 2016, the Councils worked together to organize and promote continuous professional development and careers in health. The ongoing collaboration on PCC is a direct result of this deepening synergy.

“Such purposeful collaboration will intensify in 2017,” said Mrs Patricia Rene.

 

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