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.

Are you thinking about a career in Surgery? Saturday 21st November 2020 9am - 4pm

We are core trainees from the South West and we have organised a core surgical interview training course.

We have organised a free core surgical interview training course that is being held on Microsoft teams on Saturday, 21/11/2020 from 09:00-16:00. If you are interested, please drop us an email on cstprepcourse@gmail.com. Please find attached flyer with details regarding the course. 


Wellbeing in the face of COVID-19 by WARD - Well And Resilient Doctors

A half day conference to promote self-care and techniques to optimise wellbeing in the face of unprecedented COVID times within the NHS - Monday 30th November 2020

About this Event

Conference doors open at 08:30 for registration and hellos

9am Welcome: What is WARD? Dr Sofia Cuevas-Asturias WARD Conference organiser & ST6 Paediatrics

Stream One: WARD Wellbeing & Positive Psychology

09:15-10:15 Wellbeing by Kirstin Dykes WARD Representative & ST5 Paediatrics

10:15 Poster viewing & Tea

10:30-11:30 Positive Psychology and Life Coaching by Phoebe Simmons Psychologist

11:30-12:30 Mindful Yoga by Katy Fox Yoga Therapist


Stream Two: Grounding to Optimise Performance

09:15-10:15 Why Yoga & Mediation? by Nicky Agenbag, Physiotherapist & Yoga Therapist

10:15 Poster viewing & Tea

10:30 -11:30 Sleep by Aless Glover Williams WARD Representative ST7 Neonatal Grid

11:30-12:30 Digital burn out & Self care by Romayne Gadelrab, Psychiatrist & Collaborater with Hyphen Labs


Stream Three: Self-care

09:15 Self-Care by Sumayya Alidina Psychologist BSc MSc

10:15 Poster viewing & Tea

10:30-11:30 Nidra Restore: The radical & transformative practice of deep rest technique by Dr Bryony Hughes Yoga Therapist

11:30-12:30 Burnout & Moral Injury by Laura Crosby ST5 Paediatrics trainee and WARD Representative


12:30 Talk by Dr Lucy Warner CEO of NHS Practitioner Health

12:45-13:15 Thank you, how to join WARD & Questions by Layth Tameem, Founder of WARD, ST7 Anaesthetics

Sharing opportunity

If you would like to showcase your wellbeing initiatives, resilience ideas or anything else please send your posters/oral presentation ideas to email by the 22nd November 2020:




Interested In Education? Survey on Teaching Experience and Opportunities

Message sent on behalf of Prof Mark Kearney, Dean of Medicine at the University of Leeds

Dear Colleagues,

Do you teach students or junior doctors?

If so we would love to hear about your experiences and whether or not you would be interested in further training or experience in Medical Education.

This short survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete and we would be very grateful to hear from you to help us understand how involved Junior Doctors are in teaching and how much more (or less!) you’d like to be.

All responses are completely anonymous.

Please click on the link below:


Thanks very much in advance for your time!

With very best wishes,

Andy Walker

Dr Andrew MN Walker BMedSci (Hons) MBChB MRCP (London) FHEA PhD

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology

Deputy AGL for Student Education and TEF

Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular And Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
LIGHT Building Room 6.35

University of Leeds
Clarendon Way

Email: a.m.n.walker@leeds.ac.uk

Twitter: @andrewmnwalker

Web link: https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/staff/853/dr-andrew-mn-walker

Are You Thinking About A Career in Anaesthetics/ACCS Anaesthetics? Saturday 26th September 2020 & Saturday 12th December 2020 10:00am-


Dear Sir/Madam,

We are two Anaesthetic doctors who have run national interview skills courses for the past five years for any junior doctors interested in applying for Core Training in Anaesthetics or ACCS Anaesthetics.  Our next course will be held on Saturday September 26th 2020. 

The coronavirus pandemic has led to significant changes in recruitment for core training in anaesthetics / ACCS, including the introduction of online interviews for the first time via Microsoft Teams.  We are reflecting this by holding our lecture course as an interactive online webinar for the first time.  This has the added advantage of junior doctors being able to attend from the comfort of their own homes/hospitals rather than needing to travel across the UK.  Our September course will focus on anaesthetics as a career choice, getting the application for Core Training correct, and helping junior doctors construct a competitive portfolio / self-assessment score ready for the national anaesthetic recruitment application in November 2020.  We will hold a further interview skills course in December for those junior doctors successful in being invited to interview in January.

The course on September 26th will most likely be of relevance to current foundation doctors, but may also be of interest to senior trainees or fellows who are thinking of a change of career path.  We contacted you in July regarding this course, and thank you very much for passing on the information.  However, following the course becoming booked out, we have expanded our capacity to allow more junior doctors to attend, and were hoping you could kindly let your new intake of junior doctors (many of whom will have rotated in from August onwards) that there are extra places now available for next week's webinar.  

If you feel that the course would be of interest to junior / foundation doctors in your region, we would be grateful if you could forward the attached information (pdf) regarding the course to them.  Also feel free to print out the pdf (at the bottom of the page) and post it to a junior doctor notice board if you so wish.  

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

Best regards and many thanks,

Dr Josie Cashman, ST7 anaesthetics/ICU, St. George's Hospital, London

Dr Matt Clayton, ST7 anaesthetics, Royal Brompton Hospital, London

Are You Thinking About A Career in Psychiatry? Friday 13th November 2020 9:15am-12:45pm

Health Education England Yorkshire and Humber Bridging the Gap  Psychiatry

Virtual event via MS teams

Talks will include:

  • Why choose Psychiatry as a career and how to apply for Core Training
  • Mindfulness and resilience
  • Academic psychiatry
  • An opportunity to meet consultants and trainees from different Psychiatric specialities
  • Bitesize Psychiatry sessions-Opportunities to develop understanding around sub-specialities:
    •     Liaison Psychiatry
    •    Forensic Psychiatry
    •     Old Age Psychiatry
    •     Addictions Psychiatry
    •     Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Please ensure you book your place now via: medicaleducationlypft@nhs.net and you can find the flyer at the bottom of this page.