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A Word from the Council Registrar

Dear Colleagues,

I salute you all. UMDPC is highly grateful to all professionals who are providing quality health care to the citizens of Uganda. A lot of thanks go to those in hard to reach and hard to stay areas. I take this opportunity to update you on what is in the Council at the moment. UMDPC has been communicating to you in all forms so that you are familiar with what is at the Council. This has been mainly in circulars, CPD articles and general information on your emails. We kindly request you to update your emails with us so that you receive the updates from Council.

UMDPC has been promoting a proactive approach in managing professional matters as evidenced by previous regional ethical sensitizations that were conducted last year. UMDPC wants to improve its image from an authoritarian government body to a pro-professional entity. So your feedback is highly invaluable as to enables us to improve.

Of recent UMDPC has started an inspectorate which will enable it to be more visible in field. The inspectorate areas will be Central, Kampala, Eastern, North East, Western, North East, Northern and West Nile regions. We promise to engage seasoned practitioners with knowledge and integrity. These will work with our District supervisory authorities. Please offer them cooperation. A new tool for support supervision/inspection for the private sector has been made with their input and will be used.

In addition several agencies have been accredited by UMDPC to offer CPD. We ask all those with capacity to offer CPD at the District and Regions to apply. We promise to offer the APLs for next year online so that practitioners are saved from long distances. I finally ask all practitioners to be vigilant at their sites of supervision so as to ensure delivery of quality services which is the responsibility we have taken an oath to execute. It can also assist you to put potential litigation at bay.

Dr Katumba Ssentongo/Registrar

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