London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 21, 2011 -- One of the country's leading providers of medical interviews and interview skills consultancy services, ISC Medical, has launched a wide range of new affordable in-house courses for 2011/2012.
In view of the impending cash crisis facing the NHS and the need to cut costs, many NHS and Foundation Trusts are reducing the amount of money available to trainees in 2012, some by substantial amounts.
"I remember the days when an NHS trainee would be allocated over £1000 per year as contribution towards external training costs", says Olivier Picard, Managing Director of ISC Medical. "Nowadays, many trainees are only granted a training budget of merely £400, with harsh conditions attached to that money."
Such reduction in training budget is now leading NHS directors of education to look at more cost effective solutions such as running courses in-house or trying to negotiate deals with external providers.
Olivier Picard continues: "We have worked hard with all our clients to ensure that we continue to provide quality training at the same level as we used to, but for a fraction of the cost.
"In many cases, this has meant finding inventive ways of delivering the same content in a shorter amount of space or with slightly more candidates per course, whilst still retaining the quality and personal touch that characterises our courses.
"As a result we have ensured the retention of some key contracts with a large number of NHS Trusts and have been able to launch courses on 'teach the teachers'; NHS issues; managing change; time management; impact and influence; assertiveness; coaching skills ("Coach the Coach"); performance coaching; team coaching; discipline and grievance; leadership and management development; understanding and maximising team dynamics; presentation skills; chairmanship and facilitation skills; negotiation skills; business plan writing and presenting; managing interpersonal relationships and resolving conflict; and marketing your services in the healthcare economy."
For more information about ISC Medical's medical courses, visit http://www.medical-interviews.co.uk/ or call 0845 226 9487 between 8:30am and 8:30pm.