Information Bulletin – 23/01/2019
This is your weekly information bulletin for the Severn Foundation School. The content of these bulletins will be local and national courses and information relevant to foundation trainees which will vary from week to week. If you would like to contribute to the bulletin please contact SEVFoundation.SW@hee.nhs.uk.
F2 Regional Teaching
All F2 trainees must do a minimum of 4 Regional Teaching Days, 2 of which have to be both Clinical Skills and Human Factors. To find out what other Regional Teaching courses are available to you, please click here to access our MaxCourse Regional Teaching Booking System.
We encourage you to book onto this exciting, new course; Foundation Teaching Skills - Train the Trainers #CPRinSchools. This training day will provide participants with basic level knowledge and skills in designing and delivering short skills acquisition training sessions. It will give you the ability to provide short skill based teaching sessions to colleagues and other healthcare professionals, it also provides an understanding of how to deliver CPR training so that Foundation level postgraduate medical trainees can deliver training sessions on this technique to non healthcare participants.
This course will count towards one of your four compulsory regional teaching days.
Bristol Patient Safety Conference 2019
National Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Poster Competition is open now - Deadline for entries 10th March 2019
Judges will be looking for examples of innovation, joint working and proven outcomes. If your entry is shortlisted you will be invited to present your poster at the conference on 15th May 2019 and will qualify for a discounted delegate rate of £159. Having shown a poster elsewhere is not a barrier to entry.
2019 Programme to be announced shortly.Confirmed speakers include:
Dr John Dean, Clinical Director for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Royal College of Physicians
Dr Jenny Vaughan, Consultant Neurologist, NW London Hospitals NHS Trust
Louise Hall, Programme Manager QI Evaluation, SWAHSN
Ann Remmers, Clinical Director Maternity, WEAHSN
Peter Gray, Service Improvement Lead, RCHT
HEE e-LfH Foundation e-learning programme
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:
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.
F1-2 transition survey
If you are a current F2, please find below the link to a survey which has been developed by trainees within Severn, and which aims to find out the views of current trainees about the transition from F1-2. The purpose of this survey is to find out if/where there are gaps in support, and how trainees can be better supported during this transition.
The survey is confidential, and your response is very important as it will help shape the additional resources which can be put in place to help foundation doctors; so please answer honestly. There is also an option to leave your email address at the end - this would solely be used to contact you if you are happy to participate in a focus group about this topic.
Thank you for your response, and your help in supporting foundation doctors.
The 2019 Wales & South West Discover GP conference
Cardiff, Wales • 9 March 2019 09:45 AM - 05:15 PM
It will showcase the exciting, dynamic and rewarding career that is general practice. Join the University of Cardiff GP Society in exploring the wonderful diversity associated with the profession, learn more about becoming a GP and discuss the career with a variety of high profile GPs.
Students & FYs can expect a varied programme of workshops and talks with plenty of opportunity to hear from, meet and network with GP trainees and qualified GPs including GPs with special interest.
Keynote speakers include Professor Kamila Hawthorne with workshops spanning a range of topics from lifestyle medicine to health inequalities alongside interactive sessions. Find out more in the agenda and speaker tabs above.
This day-long conference will be hosted by the University of Cardiff GP Society, welcoming foundation doctors and medical students from the region – including Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Plymouth and Swansea universities. Lunch and refreshments will be provided as well as FREE transport included for students and FYs travelling from Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Swansea.
Please click here to book onto the conference.
MRCS part A exam; Exeter
Working together with the Royal College and School of Surgery, we are pleased to inform you that we will have the MRCS part A at our hospital here in Exeter for the very first time from April 2019. The closing date for registration for April diet is 8th Feb 2019. The link to register for the exam can be found here.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any query.
Mr Eng Kwee Ong
Consultant Urologist, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust & Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust
Training Programme Director for Peninsula Core Surgical Training
MRCS (PART A) NOW IN EXETER
UKFPO Weekly Bulletin
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