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.

Wellbeing Week  Monday 1st March 2021 - Friday 5th March 2021

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh realise the importance of all your hard work during the pandemic and to help with morale we are running a wellbeing week from 1 – 5 March.  There are daily webinars that you can join.

You can find more details:

RCSEd Wellbeing Week | RCSEd




 Kind regards

RCS Edinburgh Trainees committee 

Psychiatry Clinical Simulation

Who? These sessions are for all foundation trainees.

What? We are running clinical simulation sessions in Psychiatry for foundation doctors over Microsoft Teams. These 1 hour sessions will be based around realistic and clinically relevant scenarios. There are three different scenarios to choose from.

Why? We hope these sessions will help you feel more confident managing common psychiatric presentations within your day to day jobs. The focus of the session is not on communication skills but instead is designed to be more practical – how to manage difficult situations on the wards when there is little senior help around. All the scenarios have been designed to help develop your Core Foundation Curriculum competencies.

To book: Please email zoe.noon@nhs.net to book your place; stating which session you would like to be booked onto. Maximum of 10 places per session.

  • 01 March 2021, 09:30 - 10:30 (psychosis scenario)
  • 01 March 2021, 11:30 – 12:30 (psychosis scenario)
  • 09 March 2021, 09:30 – 10:30 (psychosis scenario)
  • 09 March 2021, 11:30 – 12:30 (psychosis scenario)
  • 11 March 2021, 13:30 – 14:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 11 March 2021, 15:30 – 16:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 12 March 2021, 13:30 – 14:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 12 March 2021,15:30 – 16:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 12 March 2021, 13:30 – 14:30 (psychosis scenario)
  • 12 March 2021, 15:30 – 16:30 (psychosis scenario)
  • 18 March 2021, 13:30 – 14:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 18 March 2021,  15:30 – 16:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 19 March 2021, 09:30 – 10:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 19 March 2021, 11:30 – 12:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 19 March 2021, 13:30 – 14:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 19 March 2021,  15:30 – 16:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 19 March 2021, 13:30 – 14:30 (psychosis scenario)
  • 19 March 2021,  15:30 – 16:30 (psychosis scenario)
  • 08 April 2021, 09:30 – 10:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 08 April 2021,  11:30 – 12:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 13 April 2021, 09:30 – 10:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 13 April 2021,  11:30 – 12:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 16 April 2021, 09:30 – 10:30 (psychosis scenario)
  • 16 April 2021, 11:30 – 12:30 (psychosis scenario)
  • 16 April 2021, 13:30 – 14:30 (self-harm scenario)
  • 16 April 2021, 15:30 – 16:30 (self-harm scenario)

General Surgery On-Call Survival Course for Junior Doctors - Saturday 27th February 2021 

The General Surgery On-Call Survival Course for Junior Doctors has received excellent feedback in previous years and we are excited for the the fourth edition of this course to be held virtually on this occasion. 

Who? This course is aimed at junior doctors who want to improve their understanding and ability to manage commonly encountered surgical presentations.Appropriate for those with an interest in pursuing a career in surgery as well as those with upcoming surgical jobs, regardless of career goals.

What? A one day focused course aimed at improving theoretical knowledge and surviving a general surgery on-call shift.Teaching will consist of a series of short lectures focusing on presentations commonly encountered by junior doctors with an emphasis on the areas they most often find challenging.

Why? The course aims to improve theoretical knowledge to allow junior doctors to more confidently and appropriately manage pre and post-operative surgical patients which can be a very daunting task, particularly on the many occasions they find their registrar and consultant in theatre!

Course fee: £10 and includes a course certificate

Please see timetable attached in the Documents section below. 

To book your place visit aseduc.org


Interview Course for UK junior doctors interested in applying for Core Training in Anaesthetics or ACCS Anaesthetics Webinar - Saturday 6th March 2021 

We are two Anaesthetic doctors who have run interview skills courses for the past six years for UK junior doctors interested in applying for Core Training in Anaesthetics or ACCS Anaesthetics. 

Our next course will be held on Saturday March 6th 2021 via an interactive online webinar, allowing easy and safe attendance from anywhere in the UK.  The course will  focus on the specific techniques and preparation required to allow a candidate to give the best possible account of themselves in their upcoming interview with the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) later that month.

We have had great feedback over the years, and love to hear back from junior doctors when they go on to successfully gain a core training post and launch their subsequent careers in Anaesthesia or Intensive Care.

The course on March 6th will most likely be of relevance to current foundation doctors (particularly FY2s and FY3s), but may also be of interest to more senior trainees or fellows who are thinking of a change of career path.

If you feel that the course would be of interest to your junior / foundation doctors, we would be grateful if you could forward the attached information to them. 

A place on the course can be booked, and further details found at http://www.anaestheticsinterviews.com/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at anaestheticsinterviews@gmail.com

Best regards and many thanks,

Dr Josie Cashman, ST7 Anaesthetics/ICU, St. George's Hospital, London
Dr Matt Clayton, ST7 Anaesthetics, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London


National Patient Safety Poster Competition 2021 including: Quality Improvement (QI), Education and Innovation projects - Call for Abstracts 

National Patient Safety Poster Competition 2021 including: Quality Improvement (QI), Education and Innovation projects - (Not mandatory)

Deadline 9th April 2021 - online entry form here: http://www.bristolpatientsafety.com/poster-competition.html

The pandemic has necessitated new approaches to the provision of medical care in unprecedented circumstances. We invite you to share QI projects and projects that encompass learning during this time

We have up to 100 poster places at our online conference. Successful entries receive:
• An invitation to give a live poster presentation* at the online Bristol Patient Safety Conference on 16th June 2021
• A discounted delegate rate of £159. Co-authors will also qualify for the discounted rate.
• A national poster competition oral presentation certificate with names of presenter(s) and authors; attendance certificate, 4 hours of CPD
• There will be a first and second prize for each poster group of 10 posters
* 2-minute oral presentation followed by Q&A 
Who should apply?: junior doctors, nurses, midwives, consultants, AHPs, GPs, medical students and those working in care settings among others 

Bristol Patient Safety online Conference - 16th June 2021
This is an independent conference now in our eighth year. 
Conference programme to be announced shortly includes national speakers and workshops run by QI and Patient Safety experts.
In 2020 we successfully ran our first virtual conference. This year we have decided to run virtually for the second time, ensuring continuity, increasing access and expanding the number of poster places. 
2020 online conference feedback - We asked delegates: 'If it was repeated would you recommend the conference to anyone else?’ 100% of respondents said YES.  " Really enjoyed the day. My first virtual conference. Well done the organisers." FY2 Junior Doctor. “Conference ran very smoothly online, was easy to navigate and participate in. ” Clinical Teaching Fellow. “ Much easier being done virtual. Less expenses, more flexibility in terms of time. More comfortable.” FY2 Doctor 

PDF Below.

Katherine Dougherty, Organiser, Bristol Patient Safety Conference
07954 691855

FY Vascular Surgery Taster Days at Leeds General Infirmary

What we offer

  • A 2-day to 5-day package experiencing the depth and breadth of a career in vascular surgery
  • A meaningful and educational introduction to the speciality
  • Opportunity to be involved in a department project if desired
  • An introductory briefing, including mapping out the training pathway for vascular surgery
  • The opportunity to discuss with trainees and consultants their own wide range of experiences as “life as a vascular surgeon”
  • Experience in the resuscitative surgery component of the Major Trauma Centre

If you would like more information, please see the flyer in the Documents section below.