MECS and GRM Update and date for next OSCE

To date there are in excess of 150 CLOs who have requested codes to take part in the WOPEC online training which is seriously impressive, reflecting a real desire to individually develop and naturally to enhance the status of the profession.The revised LOCSU pathway has been signed off. It is reassuring that CLOs are now part of the document which is most helpful as we attempt to attract new contracts and aim to achieve contract variations. On the 5th December the Regional Leads met with Barry Duncan to discuss priorities and activity in 2019. It will be no surprise that MECS is most definitely at the top of the agenda. Barry says, “I would urge everyone who has knowledge of local arrangements or had discussions with LOCs to feed the information in to me and the relevant Regional Lead so we can collectively make progress.”


Following on from successful training days on the 20th and 21st November, please find the link for a doodle poll to identify the most popular day for the next OSCE.

It will be the intention to have an evening session before the OSCE is held at the National Resource Centre.

Please note this is open to all those who have attended the May and November training days.

Next Training Day

For those who are currently working through the on-line modules, the next training day will be on Monday 20th May 2019 at the National Resource Centre. Obviously this is a bit of time away however it is important to plan ahead from our side and presents an opportunity for you to work towards a specific date. The cost of the day will be £150. In the early part of 2019 on-line booking will become available.


Currently the CET Department is considering how to best serve the needs of those who have embarked on the MECS and GRM programme, and this will be confirmed in the coming months.

If you have any queries please contact

Barry Duncan FBDO, Deputy Chief Executive,