Bulletins, Courses and Information for your attention

 

On this page you will find information about upcoming courses and general information that will be of use for you to know. If there are any courses that you are interested in applying to please either read in the body of the course advertisement or select the flyer/programme at the bottom of the page to find out more information on how to apply.

 

Foundation Doctors!

Are you interested in geriatric medicine? Geriatrics for Juniors in taking place in Manchester on 23 November 2019. It is a full day of excellent sessions with lots of practical tips which will help in your day to day work on the wards looking after older people. In addition there is also the opportunity to submit an abstract to our poster competition and to get some helpful careers advice from our current geriatric registrars. And all for £55!  Please see the poster below for more details and we hope to see you all there! 

 

14/08/2019 Update - UKFPO Bulletin:

The UKFPO Bulletin has been published onto our website and can be found via the link below, as well as in our ‘news’ section:

http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/2019-08/UKFPO%20Bulletin%2014.8..19.pdf

 

Events

GASOC Annual Conference - Global Medical Technology

14th September 2019

Dear all,

You are invited to our GASOC Global Medtech conference on 14th September 2019 at 10:00-17:00 at The Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD.

The conference aims to unite doctors and other health professionals in the fields of surgery, anaesthesia and obstetrics with a shared passion for global surgery/global health.  We wish to highlight that medical technology is an essential component to improve healthcare needs in the low and middle-income countries. Now is a particularly auspicious time for such an event with the recent launch of ‘Future of Surgery Commission’ by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  We are especially keen to increase awareness of this amongst students and trainees as we believe this is an area with great potential for meaningful involvement of juniors.  

The Global Anaesthesia, Surgical and Obstetric Collaboration (GASOC) is the UK based trainee-led group made up of surgical, anaesthetic and obstetric junior doctors. We are passionate about learning and sharing medical knowledge and experience to improve surgical outcomes in low and middle-income countries. GASOC was founded following the launch of the Lancet Commission 2015 with the overriding aim of meeting the goals set out in the Commission’s 2030 Global Surgery report. We have support from and collaborate with Professor Chris Lavy, Lord Ian McColl and Sir Nigel Crisp.

The day will be split into two, with didactic sessions followed by a panel discussion and then a ‘hackathon’ where a global surgery ‘problem’ will be posed, and delegates will work in groups to come up with potential technological ‘solutions’.  We hope to support the most promising of these in further development after the conference.  

We have a solid line up of speakers which include Professor David Jayne (Director - NIHR Global Health Research Group - Surgical Technologies, University of Leeds), Professor Jenny Dankelman (Professor of Biomechanical Engineering, Delft University), Ms Adriana Berumen (Medical Device Lead, WHO, Geneva). The conference will be attended by students and trainees from healthcare and engineering background from the UK and the developing counties who hold a keen interest in improving healthcare in the low and middle-income countries with the help of low cost, affordable, frugal technology. 

The event is approved by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 5 CPD points. 

Abstract submissions are open and the deadline is 19th August - midnight. 

For more information and tickets, please visit our website and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions: https://www.gasocuk.co.uk/annual-conference-2019

Mr. Noel Aruparayil

GASOC Conference Organiser
NIHR Clinical Research Fellow
Global Surgery Research Group - Surgical Technologies
PhD student - School of Medicine
University of Leeds

Please see flyer at the bottom of the page.

Renal Taster Weekend

28th and 29th September 2019

North Bristol NHS trust and the Renal Association are running the 3rd National Renal Association Taster weekend on September 28th and 29th. This course aims to inspire the next generation of nephrologists and is a great opportunity to learn more about the specialty and application process. 

Please see the poster at the bottom of the page. 

Any queries please contact Dr Menon at Anjali.Menon@nbt.nhs.uk 

 

A Career in Anaesthesia

9th October 2019

Royal College of Anaesthetists, London

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is holding an informal session for Foundation Year Trainees who are considering a career in anaesthesia, focussing on the general aspects of the specialty.

Anaesthetists form the largest single hospital medical specialty and their skills are used in all aspects of patient care. Whilst the perioperative anaesthetic care of the surgical patient is the core of specialty work (and this includes all types of surgery from simple body surface surgery in adults to the most complex surgery in patients of all ages, including the premature newborn) many anaesthetists have a much wider scope of practice.

The career day will provide an insight into life as a trainee and consultant anaesthetist.

For further information, or to book a place visit www.rcoa.ac.uk/events

 

53rd Medical Emergencies Course for Trainee Doctors

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 2019

The UCH Education Centre, 1st Floor West, 250 Euston Road, London NW1 2PG

Please email alex@hartleytaylor.co.uk if you would like to be notified once further details and registrations open for the October course.

 

Updates

18/07/2019 - Global Health Fellowship Programme Recruitment

Health Education England, Global Engagement is offering some Speciality Trainees an unparalleled opportunity to expand their professional and personal horizons and make a real difference in rural South Africa and Uganda. For GP, this is part of a four year Global Health Fellowship Training Programme and will lead to a "Completion of Global Health Training Certificate".

This programme is available with GP Speciality Training in all English and Welsh Deaneries and for ACCS, Paediatrics and General Medical Speciality Training in many Deaneries. It is supported by Health Education England Global Engagement and Africa Health Placements. It includes a 12 month paid out of programme rural Medical Officer post  (OOPE) in South Africa (equivalent to £35K in ZAR) or in Uganda (with a local salary) AHP charge Global Health Fellows a fee for their services.

Joining the Global Health Fellowship Team will advance your career. The generalist nature of medical services required in South African  and Ugandan rural hospitals allows Global Health Fellows to develop proficiency in a wide range of medical disciplines including Clinical Skills, Leadership, Decision Making and Resilience and return to the UK armed with a confidence that comes from working in a resource poor setting.

You will be offered the opportunity to apply for a Global Health Fellowship after you have secured your GP, ACCS, Paediatric or CMT placement in the location of your choice. No formal interview will be required but you will be asked to meet with your local Global Health Lead. Some GHF posts, depending on location, may be competitive. Successful appointments will be decided using national ranking.

Please see the attached flyer below for more information.

 

16/07/19 Update - Foundation e-learning programme

July 2019

The Foundation e-learning programme has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The e-LfH sessions in Foundation e-Learning Programme –

Professional capability: 11 Obtains history, performs clinical examination, formulates differential diagnosis and management plan; begins with a case study to illustrate the issues and demonstrate the skills required in taking a patient’s medication history and prescribing on admission to hospital. It covers history taking and examination in difficult circumstances. You will then look at outpatient consultation, the management of febrile illnesses and working in a multidisciplinary team to organise a patient’s safe discharge.

The e-LfH sessions in Foundation e-Learning Programme –

Professional capability: 12 Requests relevant investigations and acts upon results; you discover when it is appropriate (or not) to do an investigation and what you need to consider before ordering investigations. The interpretation and practical application of investigation results is also explored.

Sessions:

  • Medication History Taking and Prescribing on Admission
  • Psychiatric Assessment and Mental State Examination
  • Delirium (Acute Confusional States): Recognition and Causes
  • Delirium (Acute Confusional States): Diagnosis and Management
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Mental Health Act
  • Holding an Outpatient Consultation
  • Hospital Acquired Fever: What to do
  • Hospital Acquired Fever: What to do Next
  • Infection Control: Diarrhoea in an Inpatient
  • Infection Control: Air and Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Ward Laboratory Interface
  • Ward and Imaging Interface
  • Multi-Disciplinary Discharge Planning
  • Selection of Investigations
  • Interpretation of Investigations: Practical Application

To access the e-learning on the e-LfH Hub use your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

 

09/07/19 Update - Doctors in Training Induction Programme:

Doctors in Training Induction Programme: update

Last year Health Education England (HEE) developed and launched a free, national online induction programme for doctors in training. It incorporates key relevant clinical topics which support doctors in training with the additional competences needed as part of their induction to provide high quality patient care.

The content is available as three ‘patient journey’ scenarios and each come with an assessment to confirm competence acquisition. Completing this content in advance allows Trust induction days to focus on welcome, orientation and key local learning; saving time and enhancing the experience. The competencies gained through this online induction package can be ‘passported’ for up to three years as the doctors in training move between Trusts.

The scenarios included in the programme cover the following topics:

Scenario one – Blood Transfusion and Consent

Scenario two – Safe Prescribing and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Scenario three – Mental Capacity Act and Death Certification.

Each scenario also covers the learning outcomes for Risk Management and Record Keeping, where relevant within the patient scenarios.

Between June and December 2018, we conducted an evaluation of the programme via an online questionnaire. In response to the feedback received, we will be undertaking a review of the assessment questions and plan to update them to improve the experience for learners. The updated assessment sections will be available from July 2019.

We have created an infographic to demonstrate the usage of the Doctors in Training Induction Programme.  The data breaks down usage by region, device, grade and month.  We are encouraged by the usage of the programme, but would like to see even more doctors in training accessing the resource and would be grateful if you would share details about the programme throughout your network.

For more information on this programme, that is free for doctors in training to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/doctors-in-training-induction/.

Please see flyer below.

 

30/05/19 Update - Well-being Resources:

There is a wide range of resources to support trainees locally, regionally and nationally. These have been collated into the Well-being Resources produced by the Foundation School which has recently been updated.

These can be accessed on the Foundation School website on the Sources of Trainee Support page under the documents section. 

 

21/05/19 Update - Regional Training Days:

The regional training days information has been updated to include a series of additional resources to support the Regional Training Days. 

These can be accessed on the Foundation School website on the Regional Training Days page under the documents section. 

 

04/04/2019 Update - Articles for Foundation Trainees:

The Foundation e-learning programme has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

 

01/03/19 Update - e-LfH sessions:

The e-LfH sessions in the Foundation e-learning programme - Capability: 4 Keeps practice up to date through learning and teaching; these e-learning sessions introduce you to the different types of supervised learning events in the Foundation Programme and how you can get the most from them. You will also find out how important feedback, reflection and action planning is to your learning and development. A group of three sessions aim to describe the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to undertake a teaching role. 

Sessions:

  • Supervised Learning Events in the Foundation Programme: An Introduction
  • Principles of Assessment
  • Making the Best Use of Multi-Source Feedback: A Trainee Guide
  • Getting the Most from Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)
  • Getting the Most from a Case Based Discussion (CBD) 
  • Getting the Most from a Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX)
  • Getting the Most Out of Supervised Learning Events: Feedback and Reflection
  • Getting the Most Out of Supervised Learning Events: Reflection After Feedback
  • How do Adults Learn?
  • Teaching - Delivering a Formal Teaching Session
  • Teaching - Clinical Practice: Bedside or Opportunistic Moment
  • Obtaining Feedback for Personal Development 

You can sign in to the e-learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

 

01/03/19 Update - Messly (How to pick your foundation programme rotations):

We know that picking your foundation programme rotations is daunting.

Messly is a free online tool to help you better choose your foundation programme rotations. You can read reviews from other doctors who’ve worked those rotations before and see ratings from the GMC survey.

You can view and compare rotations by speciality or by the hospital in each Foundation School. (only hospitals with GMC scores for their specialty are viewable)

At Messly, we support doctors and their careers. By providing you with the information you need, when you need it, we help you make the best decisions when it comes to training and work.

Join our community of 16,000 doctors to connect with your colleagues, access information on everything from training programmes to rotas, reviews & contact information.

 

06/02/2019 Update - UKFPO Bulletin:

The UKFPO Bulletin has been published onto our website and can be found in the news section via the link below:

http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/content/news   

 

15/01/2019 Update - e-LfH sessions:

e-Learning for Healthcare Foundation e-Learning Programme: Professional Capability: 1 Acts professionally and Professional Capability: 2 Delivers patient centred care and maintains trust

 

Developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and approved by UKFPO – Foundation is a free e-learning programme for Foundation doctors.  

 

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

 

The e-learning sessions in these Professional Capabilities explore the relationship between doctors and their patients and how to deliver effective patient centered care.

 

‘Handling Complaints’ provides essential information about common factors leading to complaints, how to minimise these, the procedures involved and what your responsibilities are as a foundation doctor.

 

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) protects the right of vulnerable people and this group of sessions cover topics such as assessing capacity, consent, patient autonomy and safeguarding. You will also consider the multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach to healthcare in the hospital and patient support after discharge.

 

Sessions include: 

  • Handling Complaints
  • Mental Capacity
  • Mental Capacity Assessment
  • Use of Restraint
  • Capacity and Difficult Consent
  • Patient Autonomy and Related Ethics
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Confidentiality and Privacy
  • Keeping the Patient at the Centre of Care
  • Seeing the Whole Picture
  • Family Dynamics Affecting Discharge.

You can sign in to the e-Learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

 

10/12/2018 Update - Core Anaesthetics Training Interview Course:

Applying for Core Anaesthetics Training? Feel like you need more preparation for the interview and want to know how to boost your application, even if you think it's too late?

Introducing the 'Core Anaesthetics Training Interview Course', endorsed by the RCoA. This popular evening course is run by top-ranked trainees and is just the preparation and immediate feedback that you need, but in a low-pressure environment. It includes a mock-interview cycle, specific do's and don'ts for the day and how to gain last-minute points.

To book your place or for more information please email amour.patel@doctors.org.uk

 

05/12/2018 Update - e-LfH sessions:

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare sessions in Foundation e-Learning Project: Professional Capability: 20 Contributes to quality improvement

 

Developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and approved by UKFPO – Foundation is a free e-learning programme for Foundation doctors.  

 

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

 

The e-learning sessions in Professional Capability: 20 “Contributes to quality improvement”, look at audit and evidence based practice. It outlines the study designs used in medical practice. You are provided with a guide to developing a structured research strategy which will help you find journal articles relevant to your clinical questions. How to evaluate a journal article is discussed using a linked example paper from the British Journal of Anaesthesia.

 

Sessions:

  • Audit
  • Evidence Based Medicine in Clinical Practice
  • Common Study Designs in Clinical Research
  • Explaining Evidence/Guidelines/Protocols to Patients
  • Guidelines in Clinical Practice
  • Searching the Literature and Locating Papers
  • How to Review a Paper

Sign in to the e-learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

 

15/11/2018 Update - Less Than Full Time Yorkshire and Humber Foundation School Update:

We are going to trial the Hull office dealing with all future Foundation LTFT applications. Currently, West trainees contact LTFT West / East – LTFT East and South – LTFT South. The Foundation team feel that we are not getting the information in a timely manner and trusts don’t always get the information in time either.

From the 1st of December, if you have any trainees that want to apply for LTFT in East, West or South (for Foundation only, not speciality trainees) can they please send their application to the generic LTFT East YH inbox LTFTEast.YH@hee.nhs.uk .

We are in the process of getting the current / in progress information from the West and South offices and will update the website accordingly.

Paperwork and guidance for LTFT is here: https://www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk/learner_support/policies/less_than_full_time

Please note that YHFS do not normally accommodate swapping placements. We do appreciate there may be some exceptional circumstances, but this is not the norm, even if there is a gap or the trainee has found another trainee willing to swap.

If a trainee is looking for an inter/intra foundation school transfer we use the IFST paperwork if they want to transfer within Yorkshire and Humber (moving from one region to another within Yorkshire and Humber), or if they want to transfer to another Foundation School. Paperwork is here on the UKFPO website: http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/content/resource-bank

Please complete the relevant paperwork and send to foundation.yh@hee.nhs.uk .

You can discuss the possibility of a change of placement through the IFST process with their administrators / supervisors / TPDs but YHFS must be informed and the FSD / Deputies make the final decision.

If it is for a swap within YHFS we will check to see if there is a relevant gap or whether the post needs to be funded supernumerary. If it is for a move to another foundation school, we will communicate with them.

If you have any queries or comments please email the YH foundation inbox foundation.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

Update 31/10/2018 - Simulation-based Education Framework Released:

Health Education England (HEE) has released a national framework for the delivery of simulation-based education (SBE) across England. 

SBE is an educational tool, or technique that has a long history of use in healthcare, as well as other industries. Its popularity continues to grow, because it offers an experience that is as close to reality as possible for learners to increase their knowledge, team working abilities and confidence, without any risk of harm to patients. In this way, it can serve to improve both patient safety and patient and learner experience. 

HEE recognised that a cohesive approach was necessary to harness the benefits of SBE for learners, encouraging equity of access across the professions and reflecting the way healthcare is delivered. 

Working with leading healthcare experts in SBE, HEE has developed a framework that, through its supporting guidance and advice, will provide this cohesive approach for first class SBE that is nationally guided, but locally led and delivered. 

The framework will support sharing and collaboration, whilst at the same time encouraging innovation, ultimately producing a strategic approach that will uphold the HEE strategic vision. 

HEE is keen that the framework is shared widely throughout health and social care. Likewise, the central team would like to encourage engagement and feedback, so that the framework becomes a living tool that is shaped by the needs of patients and learners alike.

Dr Mehengerise Cooper, Lead for Simulation, London School of Paediatrics said: “It’s wonderful that all this work is being done and the framework is being produced.  I have been working in simulation training for paediatric trainees since 2005 and have seen so much change over this time. Important areas of focus are:

As seen with our London School of Paediatrics on the Sim Faculty Development Programme, development of a sustained faculty that utilises their experience in TEL, as well as in education and de-briefing, which will prove beneficial to simulation

Accreditation and sustained and supported quality assurance of individuals, which will be key to the success of the framework.”

The SBE framework is accompanied by a suite of films that provide a background to its development. These films also offer greater insight into the many benefits of simulation-based education, in all its diverse forms, along with examples of how it works in practice. 

To provide feedback and for more information about the simulation-based education framework please email tel@hee.nhs.uk.

 

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