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Posted June 27th 2018 (22 days ago)

Bursary and PGCE Funding 2018/2019

 

The application window for Bursary and PGCE Funding is now open.

Posted June 19th 2018 (30 days ago)

Bursary and PGCE Funding 2018/2019

Guidance and application forms for the 2018/2019 Bursary and PGCE Funding will be available from Wednesday 27th June 2018.

Posted June 12th 2018 (1 month ago)

Educational Conference 28 September 2018

South West Peninsula and Severn Postgraduate Medical Education programmes, on behalf of Health Education England, South West, will be holding their annual educational conference on 28th September 2018 at Taunton Racecourse. This year, given it is the 70th Birthday of the NHS, the conference will consider the journey of postgraduate medical education, where it is today and speculate on what it may look like in future.

There will also be a variety of workshops which will provide an opportunity to discuss topical issues, gain a greater understanding of PGME related subjects and support educator development. This year it is our intention that one of the workshops be trainee delivered.

The conference aims to be an enjoyable and valuable interactive experience for all those involved in clinical postgraduate medical education. It will be of particular interest to Associate Deans, GP Associate Directors, Regional Advisers, Heads of School, Training Programme Directors, Directors of Medical Education, Clinical Tutors, Foundation Leads and College Tutors, as well as Clinical and Educational Supervisors.

All the speakers have an interest and considerable experience on the areas they will be presenting and there will be an opportunity for interactive discussion and networking throughout the day.

CPD recognition with the Royal College of Physicians will be applied for.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There will be no charge to those involved in educational roles in the footprint of Health Education England working across the South West. A programme will be available on this website shortly, but in the meantime registration for the Conference can be found on the link below.

Application Form

 

Posted May 23rd 2018 (2 months ago)

ARCP animation and guide - now Live!

The ARCP animation and guide is now live and can be viewed on the Specialty Training website.   

Lydia Taylor
Communications Programme Manager
Health Education England

Posted April 17th 2018 (3 months ago)

HEE South - Good Practice Event

Wednesday 16th May 2018

 

The purpose of this multi-professional event is to promote and share good practice of quality learning environments across the South region supporting the HEE Quality Framework to identify and disseminate good practice via networks and events, establishing regional links and networks.

 

Objectives of good practice event:

1. Promote the HEE Quality Framework
2. Raise awareness of the HEE QF standards
3. Promote the sharing of Good Practice
4. Promote multi-professional working
5. Promote collaborative working across the South Region

 

For more information OR to book a place - click here

Posted March 9th 2018 (4 months ago)

Peninsula office is moving 12 March 2018

Please note that Health Education England’s Peninsula office will be moving out of Raleigh Building to a new location.

With effect from Monday 12 March 2018 our new address will be:

Health Education England
Plumer House
Tailyour Road
Plymouth, PL6 5DH

Our telephone numbers will also change following the move, so please note the updated email signatures of individual contacts.

There is no central switchboard number – all calls will be direct dial.

We apologise in advance if there is any temporary break in communications between the 9 March and 14 March 2018, however in case of an urgent query  please ring 01454 252 688.

For all other queries please send an email to the person with whom you wish to talk and they will contact you as soon as possible.

Posted March 8th 2018 (4 months ago)

GMC National Training Survey

The 2018 GMC National Training Survey runs from the 20th March – 2nd May. This is a national survey where trainees have the opportunity to feedback on their current training experience. This is a very important part of our quality processes and we greatly value the feedback from trainees. The survey can be accessed through the GMC website, and all trainees currently in a placement will be contacted with their own survey link.

Please contact the Quality Team if you have any questions about the survey.

 

Posted March 2nd 2018 (5 months ago)

Due to inclement weather conditions and for the safety of our staff, we have elected to close our office until Monday, 5th March 2018.

Posted February 27th 2018 (5 months ago)

Trauma Care Conference

Worried how you would manage a paediatric mass casualty incidents?

* Worried about the signs of post-traumatic stress in you or a colleague?

* Want to know more about non-accidental injury and trauma?

Well, we have the conference for you! David Hanna and I are chairing the paediatric major trauma session at the upcoming TraumaCare 2018 conference in April. We have put together a fascinating lineup of talks covering a wide range of topics relating to paediatric major trauma.

The Traumacare 2018 conference is taking place between 15th-18th April 2018 and the paediatric major trauma programme is on Tuesday 17th April. The venue is Yarnfield Park Conference Centre, Stone,Staffordshire, ST15 0NL. 09:00-17:00. Tickets are available on the Traumacare website.

Highlights:

* Consultants from Manchester Children’s ED explain what their team have learnt from managing paediatric mass trauma and how they completely adapted their trauma imaging guidelines

* EMRTS, the “Welsh Flying Medics” discuss the challenges of paediatric primary retrieval.

* Dr Ffion Davies from Leicester Children’s Hospital, delves into the challenging area of non-accidental injury and major trauma in children.

* Dr Giles Haythornthwaite presents a fascinating case of traumatic aortic transection and how it was managed at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

* Dr Rachel Sunley talks about TRiM, a new scheme of peer support to teams managing major paediatric trauma. We also have paediatric major trauma imaging workshop. It’s going to be great so book your tickets now.

 

Hope to see you there,

 

David Hanna and Duncan Courtney

 

 

Posted February 27th 2018 (5 months ago)

Staying safe - a trainee-led review into fatigue within psychiatry

*Help the RCPsych Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC) make a difference by completing this survey*

 

Current demands within the NHS can be both physically and mentally exhausting. We know that moderate sleep deprivation can lead to impairments in cognitive and motor performance equivalent to legally defined levels of alcohol intoxication. We also appreciate that in psychiatry, where trainees regularly drive whilst on-call during unsociable hours, this is a significant concern.

Staying safe – a trainee-led review into fatigue in psychiatry is led by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC) and we need your help by completing this survey to build the evidence to make improvements in our training and the working conditions in your local area.

We don’t want psychiatric trainees to suffer the same fate as our anaesthetic colleagues where 57% of trainees have reported having had an accident or a near-miss driving home after a night shift. We also don’t want the same concerns about the availability of breaks and rest facilities. We want to understand and improve working conditions within psychiatry and we need your help to do this.

 

The survey is designed to capture information that impacts on your level of fatigue and which affects your wellbeing whilst on-call.

 

We will publish our findings in the summer and we’d be very grateful if you could complete our survey before 5pm Monday 12 March.

Help make a difference by completing this survey.

 

Best Wishes,

 

The Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee

Posted February 21st 2018 (5 months ago)

Reflective Practice

Please see the Joint Statement from COPMED and AoMRC on Reflective Practice.

Posted February 20th 2018 (5 months ago)

Core Surgical Training ecancer education

Information regarding a set of e-learning modules that have been designed with ecancer, specifically for CT's in Surgery, covering the syllabus and to prepare you for ST posts and MRCS exams.

Support your core surgical training with this comprehensive new e-learning course which will give you a primary understanding of surgical oncology.  

http://eepurl.com/cP4z25

Posted February 20th 2018 (5 months ago)

BIARGS Annual Scientific Meeting

The British and Irish Association of Robotic Gynaecologists (BIARGS) annual scientific meeting is being held in Guildford on 18-20th April 2018.

 www.biargs.org.uk/conference/guildford2018/welcome.htm

Posted January 25th 2018 (6 months ago)

Congratulations NFDPD 2018 Prize Winners

National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day 2018

Following another highly successful year, we are delighted to confirm the Prize Winning and Highly Commended Oral and Poster presenters from the event held on Friday 12th January at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Bristol.

Oral Presentations

Winner

"Is the DRSABCD approach an effective approach to teaching Basic Life Support to school children age 12-14?"
(M. Soltan, E. Briggs, L. Raworth - West Mindlands, North)

Highly Commended

"Assessing Pain in Patients with Dementia & Delirium Over the Age of 65 Years : The Abbey Pain Scale"
(P. Lillie, J. Sharp, Dr Westcott, Dr Kyle - Severn Foundation School)

Poster Presentations

Quality Improvement Section 1 Posters

Winner

"Developing an inpatient post-falls pro-forma to improve assessment and documentation by Junior Doctors"
(O. Scott, E. Padfield, C. Kostov, F. Wu, C. Costache, B. Hutchinson - Wessex Foundation School)

Highly Commended

"Delayed Gastro Emptying: Improving the timeliness of Patient Discharge on the Gastroenterology Wards"
(M. Stewart, V. Knott - South Yorkshire Foundation School)

Quality Improvement Section 2 Posters

Winner

"Outliers – The Forgotten Patients; The story of a second-rate patient experience"
(O. Hughes, G. Gowda, C. O'Beirne - Trent Foundation School)

Highly Commended

"Improving the monitoring of bowel habit in patients on Clozapine in the 2gether NHS trust"
(V. Aggarwal, H. Delacave, G. Undrill - Severn Foundation School)

Quality Improvement Section 3 Posters

Winner

"Rationalising anti-emetic dispensation in gastroenterology"
(K. Pohl, J. Pyle, J. Watson, A. Magides - Peninsula Foundation School)

Highly Commended

"The Limits of Being an F1: Standardising on call and prescribing practise amongst pre-registration doctors"
(A. Stubbs - Severn Foundation School)

Case Report Section 1 Posters

Winner

"Full Resolution of Subacute Acetabular Osteomyelitis in an 11-year-old Patient Following Nonsurgical Management"
(B. Kerr, G. Finlayson, L. Thompson, J. McConway - Northern Ireland Foundation School)

Highly Commended

"Wasp sting induced STEMI with complete coronary artery occlusion: a case of Kounis syndrome"
(B. Cross, T. Choudhury, M. Hindle, G. Galasko - North West Foundation School)

Case Report Section 2 Posters

Winner

"Recurrent acute pancreatitis secondary to alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency"
(Z. Awan, A. Turner - Heart of England Foundation Trust)

Highly Commended

"Iatrogenic Cushing syndrome and secondary adrenal insufficiency related to single-dose corticosteroid administration with concurrent Ritonavir treatment for HIV"
(R. Simson - Severn Foundation School)

Education Posters

Winner

"A near peer-led blood products training course for new doctors"
(O. Udo - North West Foundation School)

Highly Commended

"Making Sense of Psychopathology: The importance of undergraduate teaching on the function and phenomenology of behavioural symptoms"
(T. Dalton, H. Jackson - Severn Foundation School)

Research/Original Work

Winner

"An audit cycle analysing contaminated blood cultures; implementing interventions to reduce rates and potential dangerous consequences."
(S. Lee, J. Miles, K. Mukherji - Wales Foundation School)

Highly Commended

"C-Reactive Protein in Primary Care; An attempt to reduce antibiotic prescription. Did it work?"
(A. Burahee - West Midlands Foundation School)

Thank you

We would also like to thank all our judges, speakers, and Dr Mike Masding for hosting.

Posted January 12th 2018 (6 months ago)

ST3 in Anaesthesia Recruitment Open Evening

The Severn School of Anaesthesia are holding an open evening for 2018 recruitment to ST3 level posts.

This event will take place on Tuesday 6th February 2018 at Severn PGME HQ, Deanery House, Vantage Office Park, Hambrook, Bristol.

If you are interested in applying to Severn for the August 2018 cohort, or for some time in the future, you are welcome to attend.

Please arrive from 5.00pm for a prompt start at 5.30pm.  

If you would like to attend this event, please register via the events tab.

 

Posted November 22nd 2017 (8 months ago)

Innovation Funding Scheme 2017

Applications for the 2017/2018 Innovation Funding Scheme are now CLOSED.

 

Application forms and guidance will be available here during this period

 

 

 

Posted October 4th 2017 (10 months ago)

MMI Assessors needed!

Each year the University of Bristol run a series of MMIs (Multiple Mini Interviews), interviewing 80 candidates per day - with two sessions of 20 in the morning and two session of 20 in the afternoon. There are two parallel streams being interviewed synchronously, with 10 stations in each stream, at 6 minutes per station (5 minutes for the task/question and 1 minute change over). There is one interviewer at each station asking a question or acting out a scenario and each has a score sheet and guidance on scoring. MMIs are the final stage of the admissions process and offers are made based on candidate's performance at MMIs. 

 

We are looking for colleagues from across the NHS to act as assessors at the MMIs, I am afraid that there is no payment as such for your time, but we, and the GMC, recognise the important role that medical student selection plays in shaping the future health service so, all asessors will receive a certificate of contribution, evidence which may be useful in appraisal, revalidation and job planning.

 

I am happy to be able to confirm that this cycle's Medical MMIs will again be held in the Anson Room, Richmond Building, Queens Road (Student's Union) on the following dates -  

 

Tues 21st, Weds 22nd, Thurs 23rd  November

 

Tues 5th, Weds 6th, Thurs 7th December 

 

Tues 13th, Weds 14th, Thurs 15th February 

 

Tues 20th, Weds 21st, Thurs 22nd February  

 

Tues 13th, Weds 14th, Thurs 15th March 

  

There are refreshments and a briefing upon arrival and a lunch voucher is provided for the Balloon Bar on the ground floor.

 

I am looking for assessors that are available for either a half day (full morning - 09:00-12:20  or full afternoon - 12:20-15:40) or the whole day - 09:00-15:40. 

 

If you would like to take part in this please email jo.bennett@bristol.ac.uk

 

Published on behalf of Jo Bennett, University of Bristol

Posted August 23rd 2017 (11 months ago)

Severn School of Paediatrics Annual Dinner and Awards

Paediatric trainees and Consultants, 14th September at Bristol Zoo

For more information please contact School manager Karen Fishenden

Posted August 22nd 2017 (11 months ago)

A Quick Guide to Severn School of Surgery Core Training Courses

A quick guide to the mandatory courses your TPD and Mr. Shabbir want you to take over your 2 years of Core Training.

 

Core Surgery-In-General Trainees

Anatomy/Physiology--Complete all modules in your CT1 year. http://surgery.severndeanery.nhs.uk/about-us/surgical-specialties/core-training/anatomy-and-physiology/

Human Factors--Complete this course by the end of your 2 years of core training. http://surgery.severndeanery.nhs.uk/about-us/surgical-specialties/core-training/human-factors-training/

Core Knowledge Training Days--Complete all modules by the end of your 2 years of core training. http://surgery.severndeanery.nhs.uk/about-us/surgical-specialties/core-training/core-knowledge-training-days/ 

Surgery-In-General CT1 & CT2 Clinical Skills Training (Gloucester)--Complete this course by the end of your 2 years of core training. http://surgery.severndeanery.nhs.uk/about-us/surgical-specialties/core-training/clinical-skills-training/

Surgery-In-General CT1 & CT2 Clinical Skills Training (Taunton)--Complete this course by the end of your 2 years of core training. http://surgery.severndeanery.nhs.uk/about-us/surgical-specialties/core-training/clinical-skills-training/

Professionalism & Leadership--Open to all core trainees but mandatory in your CT2 year. http://surgery.severndeanery.nhs.uk/about-us/surgical-specialties/core-training/professionalism-and-leadership/

 

Core T&O Trainees

Anatomy/Physiology--Complete all modules in your CT1 year. http://surgery.severndeanery.nhs.uk/about-us/surgical-specialties/core-training/anatomy-and-physiology/

Human Factors--Complete this course by the end of your 2 years of core training. http://surgery.severndeanery.nhs.uk/about-us/surgical-specialties/core-training/human-factors-training/

Core Knowledge Training Days--Complete all modules by the end of your 2 years of core training. http://surgery.severndeanery.nhs.uk/about-us/surgical-specialties/core-training/core-knowledge-training-days/

Core T&O Clinical Skills Training Days--Complete all modules by the end of your 2 years of core training. http://surgery.severndeanery.nhs.uk/about-us/surgical-specialties/core-training/clinical-skills-training/

Professionalism & Leadership--Open to all core trainees but mandatory in your CT2 year. http://surgery.severndeanery.nhs.uk/about-us/surgical-specialties/core-training/professionalism-and-leadership/

 

A list of current courses (more coming soon!) can be found on the Events section of the School of Surgery website using the following link http://surgery.severndeanery.nhs.uk/events. If you have any questions, please email Chad Elliott at chad.elliott@hee.nhs.uk 

Posted August 4th 2017 (12 months ago)

Educational Conference 22 November 2017

Date for your Diaries

South West Peninsula and Severn Postgraduate Medical Education programmes, on behalf of Health Education England - South West, will be holding their annual educational conference on 22nd November 2017 at Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton. This year the meeting will be specifically focussed on trainee support and will cover a number of areas relevant to this topic with presentations from national and local keynote speakers

There will also be a number of workshops during the day along the same theme.

The conference aims to be an enjoyable and valuable interactive experience for all those involved in clinical postgraduate medical education. It will be of particular interest to Associate Deans, GP Associate Directors, Regional Advisers, Heads of School, Training Programme Directors, Directors of Medical Education, Clinical Tutors, Foundation Leads and College Tutors, as well as Clinical and Educational Supervisors.

All the speakers have an interest and considerable experience on the areas of support they will be presenting and there will be an opportunity for interactive discussion throughout the day.

CPD recognition with the Royal College of Physicians will be applied for.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There will be no charge to those involved in educational roles in the footprint of Health Education England working across the South West. A programme will be available on this website shortly, but in the meantime registration for the Conference can be found on the link below.

Please note, the conference is now fully booked, but any new registrations will be placed on a waiting list and you will be contacted as soon as any cancellations come in.

Application form

 

Posted August 3rd 2017 (12 months ago)

Photos from the Severn School of Surgery CT1 Induction Boot Camp Now on Twitter

The Severn School of Surgery's CT1 Induction Boot Camp has begun and trainees are sharing their photos and experiences on Twitter https://twitter.com/SevSoSurgery.

This innovative three-day boot camp is now in its third year and provides incoming CT1s with an invaluable overview of their training programme including the many core training courses offered, ISCP navigation, ARCP expectations and simulation training, along with the opportunity to meet their Head of School, Training Programme Directors, as well other surgical trainees and consultants.

 

 

(C. Elliott)

Posted July 31st 2017 (12 months ago)

Severn School of Surgery ST3+ T&O Programme is #1 in the UK for Overall Satisfaction

The Severn School of Surgery's ST3+ Trauma and Orthopaedics Training Programme is #1 in the UK for Overall Satisfaction according to the recent GMC Survey. Many congratulations to TPD Simon Thomas and all the clinical and educational supervisors for this tremendous result.

 

 

(C. Elliott)

Posted July 27th 2017 (12 months ago)

Severn School of Surgery CT Programme is #1 in the UK for Overall Satisfaction

The Severn School of Surgery's Core Surgical Training Programme is #1 in the UK for Overall Satisfaction according to the recent GMC Survey. Many congratulations to TPDs James Coulston and Jon Mutimer, the College Tutors, and all the CT clinical and educational supervisors for this tremendous result.

 

 

(C. Elliott)

Posted July 17th 2017 (1 year ago)

Bursary and PGCE Funding 2017/2018

Applications for the 2017/2018 Bursary and PGCE funding are now CLOSED.

Posted July 5th 2017 (1 year ago)

Fellowship Opportunities

Oxford Biodesign Fellowship, University of Oxford

Fellowship Start Date: Sep 2017

Application Deadline: 14th July 2017

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

The Oxford Biodesign Fellowship is a 9 month, full-time and salaried medical innovation fellowship, with a goal to identify unmet clinical needs and invent innovative solutions with commercial potential. Biodesign originates from Stanford with a strong track record of spin-outs in its 15 years.

The fellowship is recruiting clinicians with demonstrated entrepreneurial passion and intent. Clinicians will form a multi-skilled team with other applicants from technical backgrounds (engineering, computer science, commercial). Fellows will receive dedicated training and mentorship from leading experts in biomedical innovation and have access to world-leading expertise from the University of Oxford. At the end of the programme, there will be numerous opportunities for further investment.

To apply: Email Prof. Maarten De Vos with a recent CV.

Visit Oxford Biodesign for more information, or email with any questions.

Posted July 5th 2017 (1 year ago)

CAC Opportunities in the South West

HEE working across the South West is keen to encourage applicants from healthcare and non-medical backgrounds

Within the South West, we currently offer three types of awards;

  1. HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme Internships (up to £10k)
  2. HEE (South West) Transitional Internships (up to £10k)
  3. HEE (South West) Post-doctoral Award (up to £20K)

 

HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme Internships (up to £10k)

Application deadline – 6th September 2017, 9.00am

This year (2017/2018) we have received national funding to support a number of internships in the South West. These awards support individuals who are early in their clinical academic career and are thinking about doing postgraduate academic study at master’s level. The internships offer an introduction to aspects of clinical research through gaining research experience by observing/visiting/working in a clinical research environment and undertaking study in research in preparation for applying for a Master’s in Clinical Research.

Please view the information and application process.

 

HEE (South West) Transitional Internships (up to £10k)

Application deadline – 6th September 2017, 9.00am

In additional to the nationally funded internships described above, HEE (South West) also offers a number of transitional internships, subject to funding availability. These internships work in the same way to the HEE/NIHR Clinical Academic Training Programme Internships. However, they are not restricted to the pre post-graduate master level, therefore individuals can apply for this award at any transition point in their clinical academic career

Please view the information and application process.

 

HEE (South West) Post-Doctoral Award (up to £20K)

Application deadline – 6th September 2017, 9.00am

In the South West we are keen to support clinical academics at the post-doctoral level through a post-doctoral award. These awards can be completed on a full or part-time basis, as long as all costs remain within the maximum funding envelope of £20,000, per award.

These awards are as open to candidates the registered professions in the Eligible professions and registered bodies document below non-medical healthcare professions as described above. In addition candidates need to have the following;

  • A PhD or equivalent taught doctoral qualification
  • At least 3 year’s post-registration practice experience
  • Work in practice for at least 1 day per week for an organisation which provides NHS healthcare services within the South West
  • Employer (clinical) support to undertake the award
  • A named academic supervisor who will provide the academic and research support during the award.

Please view the information and application process.

 

Posted July 5th 2017 (1 year ago)

Quincentennial Lecturer Scheme for Trainee Physicians

In 2018 the RCP will be celebrating its 500 year anniversary. As well as celebrating the history of the College, the RCP is also looking to the future.

We are therefore pleased to announce that we will be appointing a Quincentennial Lecturer in each region to give a lecture at the regional Update in medicine 2018. Applications are now open to give the Quincentennial Lecture at the 'Update in medicine – South West' in 2018. The successful lecturers will receive a plaque from the RCP president recognising their achievement, and will be invited to the 2018 Harveian lecture and dinner.

If you are a medical trainee at CMT or ST3–7 level, you are invited to apply by submitting an abstract relating to the subject of your proposed lecture.

Your lecture should be based on your work in one of the following areas:

  • clinical research
  • successful quality improvement programme
  • achievements in medical education
  • chief registrar experience and achievements.

If you are a consultant physician please consider encouraging trainees to apply.

The lecture must be designed to be of educational value to a general medical audience and should include an evidence-based overview of the clinical topic.

For full details and to apply, please read and complete the attached abstract submission form. Please also see attached the assessment guidelines. More information is available on the Quincentennial Lecturer scheme for trainee physicians website.

Posted June 19th 2017 (1 year ago)

Bursary & PGCE Funding NOW OPEN to applicants

The Bursary & PGCE Funding for 2017/18 is now open. Please see Bursary Funding section for more information.

Posted April 27th 2017 (1 year ago)

We're currently in the pre-election period meaning our social channels will be slightly quieter than usual. If you have a query, you can still contact us on here though, or visit the contact us page on our website: www.hee.nhs.uk/about-us/contact-us

Posted March 16th 2017 (1 year ago)

Quality Improvement Fellow Posts 2017

Health Education England – working across the South West (HEE-SW) is delighted to announce a training secondment opportunity to work with our senior staff on quality improvement and this post also will fund a postgraduate qualification PgCert in Health Services Improvement with Exeter University.  The knowledge and skills acquired through this post will also provide leadership experience to a successful doctor in training.  It is anticipated that at the end of the tenure, the QI fellows will be equipped to promote and disseminate learning in QI, with aims of improving patient safety, experience and efficiency in NHS.

Five posts (drawn from core/ higher speciality and GP VTS training programmes) are available on a 12 month full time fixed term contract from August 2017 or LTFT with negotiation.   The start date will be dependent on successful negotiations with the employer, but an anticipated date would be around August 2017.  The trainee will then return to the training programme, assuming satisfactory ARCP progression.

Appointment is through a competitive process following an assigned job description.

Please contact tina.oxland@hee.nhs.uk for the Application Form.

The successful candidates, who will be working within the geographical area of Health Education England - working across the South West training programmes, will spend 2 days (0.4 WTE) (funded by HEE-SW) on QI, lead on a quality improvement project and gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Services Improvement with Exeter University. The remaining sessions (0.6 WTE) will be spent working in their existing clinical specialty and participating in the contractually agreed out-of-hours with their employer.

The knowledge and skills acquired through this post will provide leadership experience to a successful doctor in training. It is anticipated that at the end of the 12 months tenure, the QI fellows will be equipped to promote and disseminate learning in QI, with aims of improving patient safety, experience and efficiency in the NHS.

Further information can be obtained from Dr Wai Tse, Associate Dean (Tel: 01752-676134).

Posted March 13th 2017 (1 year ago)

Stepping up to Paediatric and adult allergy 2017

Friday 30 June 2017 - 9:00am -4:30pm

Xfi Building, Rennes Drive, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter

Keynote speakers:

Dr Adam Fox, Consultant Paediatric Allergist, Allergy London

Dr Mich Lajeunesse, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology, Southampton Children’s Hospital

Learn more about paediatric and adult allergy during our one day event, organised by Dr Siân Ludman from Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Lucy Leeman from the Peninsula Clinical Immunology and Allergy Service (Eden Unit) at Derriford Hospital. Update your knowledge, share your experiences and expertise in this cutting edge event which combines expert talks from regionally and nationally renowned allergy experts, highly interactive workshops, discussions, poster presentations and ample opportunities to network and forge new connections. By taking a pragmatic approach to common problems faced in community practice, the event will introduce you to a panel of local and national specialists in the field.

For a full programme for the day (including speakers, workshop themes and facilitators) visit www.exeter.ac.uk/medicine/cpd

For general enquiries; email UEMS_CPD@exeter.ac.uk or call 01392 722964

Topics will include:

  • Global importance of allergy
  • Eczema
  • Understanding immune system
  • Rhinitis

All delegates will have an opportunity to attend the following workshops:

  • Non allergic urticaria
  • Practical approach to drug allergy
  • Prevention of food allergy
  • Recognition of anaphylaxis and adrenaline
  • auto-injector prescription

CPD points applied through the Royal College of Physicians.

Cost:

Doctors £90

Doctors in training £70

Nurses and Allied Health Professionals £50

Students £30

Posted March 2nd 2017 (1 year ago)

Exciting Severn Opportunity with UHB

The United Hospitals Bristol in partnership with Health Education England (Severn Postgraduate Medical Education Office) is delighted to announce an opportunity to work with our senior staff on a variety of educational topics that will provide leadership experience to a successful doctor in training, whilst also continuing your training on the remaining days.

The successful candidate will hold a major leadership role in establishing and developing the mortality review process in UHB. This role would lead to the development of a mortality review group and the development of a system to efficiently review mortality.

The successful applicant will also be expected to complete a funded postgraduate Certificate in Education or management/leadership qualification.

Full details can be found on our Vacancies page.

Note: The successful applicant must be a trainee currently working, or about to undertake a rotational year of work, within UHB.

Posted March 1st 2017 (1 year ago)

Severn Core Surgical Trainees Runners-up in RCS "Are You Cut Out for It?" Competition

Many congratulations to Severn School of Surgery CT2s Joel Tay and Harry Dean who were runners-up in the Royal College of Surgeon's “Are you cut out for it?” Surgical Skills Competition in London last Saturday, 25th of February, 2017. Tay and Dean were coached by previous competition winners (and current Severn School of Surgery trainees) Oliver Brown and Andrei Tanase, This marks the second year in a row that representatives from the School have excelled at this event. 

 

 

(C. Elliott)

Posted November 29th 2016 (2 years ago)

Interview with Newly Appointed Core T&O TPD Jon Mutimer

Q: First of all, many congratulations on your appointment, Jon. Can you tell us a little bit about your background?

Thanks, Chad. I trained in Bristol as an undergraduate, completed my basic surgical training in Bath and higher surgical training in Bristol with time in Oxford, Sydney and Wellington, New Zealand along the way.

 

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a surgeon?

I had the idea whilst on attachment as a medical student having been inspired by the difference orthopaedics made to a huge variety of patients. I deliberately sought out orthopaedic posts in my early training to confirm that was what I wanted to do.

 

Q: What are your goals and priorities for your new role as Training Programme Director?

Training doesn’t stand still. It has evolved even in the last five years. Our programme needs to reflect that. Some of the best ideas come from you, the trainees. Whether that is in simulation, organising new courses or novel research, always keep an eye out to take responsibility for your training and make it even better. Non-technical skills in surgery is a huge area for improvement which, aligned with simulation, could radically alter how we learn to perform operations in future.

 

Q: When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind?

Living in Cheltenham you really can’t beat a day at the Horse Races or the rugby for that matter. I’ve always enjoyed climbing in the mountains in the UK or beyond but haven’t managed to get out as much as I would have liked in recent times. Two young children keep me out of mischief!

 

Q: What advice would you give to a surgical trainee who is trying to stand out in an extremely competitive programme?

What’s your unique selling point? Everyone else will have the same as you in terms of MRCS, logbooks and courses. Really try to set yourself apart – look for opportunities which will make you genuinely more interesting than the person next to you.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say to your trainees and colleagues?

This region has an excellent reputation for training and the colleagues you meet now may be colleagues later in your consultant career. Take time to enjoy working in a great area and squeeze every last drop of training out of your trainers!

 

 

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Mr. Jon Mutimer

 

 

 

(C. Elliott)

Posted November 29th 2016 (2 years ago)

Interview with Newly Appointed Paediatric Surgery TPD Mark Woodward

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TPD Mark Woodward (left) with Head of School Steve Eastaugh-Waring

 

 

Q: First of all, many congratulations on your appointment, Mark. Can you tell us a little bit about your background?

Thank you, Chad. I trained in Paediatric Surgery and Urology at the Children's Hospitals in Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham and Melbourne, Australia and passed the FRCS (Paediatric Surgery) in 2004. I then spent eighteen months doing a Paediatric Urology Fellowship, which concentrated on laparoscopic urological surgery. I was appointed as a Consultant at Bristol's Royal Hospital for Children in December 2005. In addition to my NHS work, I’m an assistant Editor for the Journal of Pediatric Urology, an examiner for the adult FRCS (Urology), and have a research programme with links to the academic department of Paediatric Nephrourology.

 

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a surgeon?

At medical school! I did a house job in Paediatric Surgery in Southampton, and then an SHO job at Great Ormond St, after which I was sure that Paediatric Surgery was the specialty for me.

 

Q: What are your goals and priorities for your new role as Training Programme Director?

We’re a small specialty, and so it’s possible to get to know our trainees really well. Of course I’d like to help them all achieve their potential and I think this will involve a degree of flexibility as the trainees get more senior. In addition to maximising their training opportunities within our specialty, I want to try to set up more close links to other specialties [e.g. Adult General Surgery and Urology]. I think it would potentially be beneficial to rotate our trainees through these departments, allowing them to gain additional surgical experience that will be relevant to their future careers as Consultant paediatric surgeons. 

 

Q: When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind?

My interests outside of work include running [I’ve completed 26 half-marathons, 3 marathons and one ultra-marathon to-date], cycling, triathlon, skiing and kite-surfing.

 

Q: What advice would you give to a surgical trainee who is trying to stand out in an extremely competitive programme?

This is a hard one. I’ve taken part in National Selection interviews, and this type of process always favours good communicators. Of course, audits, papers etc are vital but for me, surgical experience is key. Any junior trainee who has found a way of doing more operating than the average (and can point this out ) will stand out. 

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say to your trainees and colleagues?

For those trainees considering Paediatric Surgery: we’re in the business of solutions, not problems.

For those runners out there: pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. 

 

 

 

 

(C. Elliott)

 

 

 

Posted November 21st 2016 (2 years ago)

Management of Oral & Dental Disease for Non-Dental Professionals

A very successful symposium, attended by 63 GPs and GP trainees, entitled, ‘Management of Oral & Dental Disease for Non-Dental Professionals’ was held on Wednesday, 12th October at Future Inns Hotel in Bristol.  This was a joint initiative between the GP and Dental Schools and included lectures on diagnosis and management of toothache, oral health promotion and dental trauma in childhood, oral ulceration, ‘signposting’ patients to dental care, medical conditions that impact on dental care and periodontal disease and relationship to general health.  The feedback was extremely positive, with the almost all the delegates responding that a dental day for general medical practitioners should be run regularly.  We are hoping to run a similar event in 2017, in the South of the region, to include not only GPs but also community pharmacists and A&E staff.

Posted November 21st 2016 (2 years ago)

New report calls for action to improve the student experience of general practice in medical schools

A system-wide approach is needed to change the perception of the learning environment in medical schools to encourage more students to choose a career in general practice says a new report commissioned by Health Education England and the Medical Schools Council. Professor Val Wass OBE was commissioned to investigate how general practice is taught in medical schools and make recommendations to HEE and other key partners. Val was supported by a task force which included the British Medical Association, junior doctors, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Society for Academic Primary Care. The resulting report ‘By choice – not by chance’ looks at students’ experiences whilst at medical school and shines the spotlight on the need to tackle long held views about general practice which is often perceived as a less valued career.  Change is key to making sure we have the GP workforce required to meet service and patient demands for the future. You can read the report and its recommendations on Health Education England’s website.

Posted October 17th 2016 (2 years ago)

New Dermatology Society

A group of budding Dermatologists are setting up a Dermatology Society in Severn aimed at improving knowledge in this specialty. We are going to provide evening talks and practical sessions aimed at Foundation Year Doctors, Core Medical Trainees, GP Trainees and Paediatric Trainees.

Programme

Monday 28th November 2016 at 7pm, Education Centre BRI

DERMSOC introductory event.

‘Highlights’ by Dr Cameron Kennedy

Some cases and themes to demonstrate why he has enjoyed his career as a dermatologist

 

Tuesday 13th December 2016 at 7pm, Education Centre BRI

Interesting cases with minced pies!

An opportunity to discuss interesting cases  - open to all. Please submit a brief description of the case you’d like to present or discuss to: bristoldermsoc@gmail.com by Sunday 27th November 2016. A great opportunity for those looking to build their CV’s or discuss a complex case.

 

Thursday 18th January 2017 at  7pm

Education Centre BRI

Suturing even and introduction to skin surgery techniques

 

Saturday 18th March 2017 all day

OSCE practice for 4th year medical students at Dolphin House, BRI

 

Future events TBC.

 

Please email bristoldermsoc@gmail.com if you want to register your interest to attend and we can keep you updated with further information on the events.

Posted October 17th 2016 (2 years ago)

Genomic Champion

Genomic Champion Advert - application deadline is the 31st October

  • We are looking to fill up to ten 0.1 wte posts with the purpose of assisting the educational development and delivery of education across the GMC patch to ensure that the Genomic pathway becomes mainstreamed into medical practice.  Applications are invited from any professional, from any of the delivery organisations or primary care, with a passion for Genomic medicine and a desire to support colleagues through the clinical pathways.

Posted October 17th 2016 (2 years ago)

Agents for Change Conference

Agents for Change conference on Monday 31st October 2016 at Liverpool ACC.

  •  This conference has been organised by junior doctors, for junior doctors and medical students, since 2007.  This year, the theme is 'Training to Lead' and we have some exciting and interactive speakers lined up including Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Professor Jacky Hayden, Dr Jane Burns, Ms Vijaya Nath, and Dr Wouter Keijser.

 

  •  The event is a pre-day to the Leaders in Healthcare conference, a joint venture between the BMJ, NHS England, and the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

 

  •  The Agents for Change conference on its own costs only £49 -  just enter 'AFCONLY16' within the basket page under 'promotional code' and your basket will reduce to £49. Alternatively, Sign up to the conference for the FMLM trainee rate of £245 and get the Agents for Change pre-day free. Just use the discount code AFC2016.

Posted October 17th 2016 (2 years ago)

RCGP Mythbusters

The RCGP has produced a new resource designed to support post-CCT GPs: RCGP Mythbusters – Addressing common misunderstandings about appraisal and revalidation. We are grateful to the wide range of stakeholders who engaged with us extensively in the development of this document.

The Mythbusters is intended to be a living document which evolves and grows with the revalidation and appraisal needs of GPs, so we want to encourage feedback on anything we may have missed or areas that need further clarification. All feedback will be welcomed via revalidation@rcgp.org.uk

Posted September 20th 2016 (2 years ago)

AMPS Competencies Report

We (Julie Screaton (Director, London and the South East) and Professor Ged Byrne (Director of Education & Quality, Health Education England working across the North West)) are pleased to let you know that our survey of higher education institutions about embedding national antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship competences into curricula is now available to access on our website.

The antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences, produced jointly by the Government's expert advisory group for antimicrobial resistance and healthcare acquired infections (ARHAI), and Public Health England were published in 2013. Implementing these competences forms a key aspect of ‘Key area 3’ of the Government's five year strategy for tackling antimicrobial resistance - improving professional education, training and public engagement to improve clinical practice and promote wider understanding of the need for more sustainable use of antimicrobials. The antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences can provide clarity for regulators, education providers and professional bodies to inform standards, guidance and the development of training.

Undergraduate students have expressed interest in receiving more education about antimicrobials, especially about their multidisciplinary use. This survey asked higher education institutions about their awareness of the competencies, and how they had embedded them into their courses.

The results showed:

  • From the 45 universities that submitted information for a total of 100 health-related course 86% of universities confirmed they were aware of the national AMPS competencies.
  • Implementation of the five domains of the AMPS competencies showed that 91% of courses had embedded statements on infection prevention and control, 75% of courses for antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobials, 66.3% of courses for the prescribing of antimicrobials, 62% of courses for the prescribing of antimicrobials and 40% of courses for monitoring and learning.
  • Embedding of the AMPS competencies per professional group showed an average of 90% implementation for medicine, 82% for dentistry, 81% for pharmacy, 76% for independent non-medical prescribing courses, 52% for midwifery, 46% for nursing and 40.8% for allied health professionals.

We welcome the findings of this initial survey and hope best practices can be shared between higher health education institutions to enhance the adoption of these competencies. It has also highlighted the importance of non-medical prescribing courses adopting these competencies.

We would encourage you to:

  • implement the recommendations in this report on behalf of your organisations
  • raise awareness of these results within your organisations and networks
  • provide system leadership as individuals, groups and organisations in enhancing the adoption and implementation of the antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences within your academic and health networks and organisations, at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.

For further information please contact Mohamed Sadak (Clinical Lead and Programme Manager, Antimicrobial Resistance and Sepsis).

 

Posted September 19th 2016 (2 years ago)

MMI's and Training Days

MMI’s and Training days 

There is a training session on Monday 10th October 14:00-15:30, in the Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building.

The MMI's are being held on the following dates in the Anson Room, Student's Union. 

  • Tues 22nd, Weds 23rd, Thurs 24th  November
  • Tues 6th, Thurs 8th  December
  • Mon 23rd, Tues 24th, Weds 25th January
  • Tues 14th, Weds 15th, Thurs 16th March

 

 The full day runs from 09:00 - 15:50 - morning session 09:00-12:20, afternoon session 12:20-15:50. Lunch break from 12:10-12:40 (lunch and refreshments provided). 

Contact: jo.bennett@bristol.ac.uk

Posted September 19th 2016 (2 years ago)

Erasmus+ Exchange Programme

Discover European general practice through the Erasmus+ Exchange Programme -Available to UK AiTs and First5s within one year CCT

Through the European Commission’s Erasmus+ grant, the RCGP is offering 38 funded places for two-week placements in one of 10 partner EU countries. 

 What is offered

  • Undertake a two-week long placement observing general practice in one of 10 European countries between 1 September 2016 and 31 March 2018.
  • Countries offered Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey.

Funding

  • Funding will cover travel and individual support (towards accommodation, subsistence etc) capped at a rate per day depending on the destination country.

Expectations of successful applicants

  • You will be expected to complete an electronic induction prior to the placement.
  • You will be expected to complete the required pre-exchange paperwork and submit a 500 word report and feedback following their placement.
  • You should be able to host a visiting doctor from Europe for two weeks at your GP practice or a suitable alternative.
  • An opportunity to publish the experience of your exchange.
  • If you have knowledge of the visiting country’s language this is desirable but not essential.

Eligibility

  • RCGP AiT or FIRST5 within their first year – placements must be completed within 1 year of CCT.
  • UK national and not a national or previous national of country visiting.

How to apply

  • To apply please complete the application form including a an application statement under 500 words outlining the reason for applying, including your learning objectives and outcomes and your CV.
  • Applications should be sent by email to erasmusplus@rcgp.org.uk
  • Rolling deadline
  • Applications will be assessed upon eligibility and quality.

 

  • More information on Hippokrates exchanges
  • For further enquiries about the placement and the Hippokrates exchange programme please contact the Junior International Committee Erasmus+ exchange lead Dr Bernadeta Bridgwood at erasmusplus@rcgp.org.uk

Posted September 15th 2016 (2 years ago)

Child Health one day educational course for GPs and trainees

One day educational course for GPs and Trainees on Child Health for GPs

This will take Place on Friday 11th November in London.

Full details and booking options can be found on the website.

Posted September 13th 2016 (2 years ago)

43rd BPNA Annual Conference 2017

CA LL FOR ABSTRACTS - EXTENSION TO DEADLINE - SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2016

We are pleased to announce that we have now extended the deadline for the call for abstracts for our 43rd BPNA Annual Conference 2017.

The deadline for submission will now be Sunday 25 September 2016. You will have until midnight on this day to submit your abstract.Submit your abstract here.

Please follow the Guidelines and instructions when submitting your abstract.

Applicants will be notified of results by the end of October 2016.

 

Oral Presentations - 

Oral presentations will have 15 minutes each: 10 minutes for the presentation, with a further 5 minutes for discussion. Please note that presenters must be registered for the conference day of their presentation. Notifications will be made in November to allow for early bird conference registration.

 

Poster Presentations - 

Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference. This year there will be guided poster tours, one author must be present for questions. Details of timings will be made in November to allow for early bird conference registration.

 

If you have any queries, please email Katie Wilkinson.

Posted September 6th 2016 (2 years ago)

Sir Peter Tizard Research Bursary 2016-17

The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is pleased to announce that we are once again inviting applications for the Sir Peter Tizard Research Bursary 2016-17. The BPSU facilitates epidemiological research into rare childhood diseases and conditions. The Tizard Bursary offers a free spot on the BPSU reporting card and a stipend towards training needs. 

The bursary is open to paediatric trainees and newly qualified consultants wishing to undertake an epidemiological research study into a rare disease or condition that affects children and addresses a question of clinical or public health importance. The bursary may be of interest to you or some of your members. More details on the bursary can be found at www.rcpch.ac.uk/bpsu/bursary 

To be eligible for the bursary applicants must be: 

  • be RCPCH members
  • be paediatricians with NHS contracts (part time or full time) who are:

           a) Training grade doctor at any ST (specialty training level) or undertaking paediatric academic training,

         OR 

           b) Consultant grade with less than three years in post have not previously undertaken a BPSU study.

  A candidate may only submit one application per year.

 Two candidates may submit a joint application. The Scientific Committee will consider both applicants' criteria during the review process.

 The closing date for applications is Friday 4th November 2016.

 

Posted August 30th 2016 (2 years ago)

Geriatrics Conference

Geriatrics for Juniors 2016 - Saturday October 8th – Nottingham Conference Centre

Geriatrics for Juniors is a one-day conference, designed for Foundation Doctors, Core Medical and GP Trainees.

It aims to deliver relevant and useful clinical updates in all the main sub-specialties of Geriatric Medicine, in order to improve the standard of care for older patients.

  • A full day of relevant and interesting educational sessions related to Geriatric Medicine.
  • Practical and useful updates for your day-to-day practice on the hospital medical wards.
  • Sessions on career choices, CV building, applying to specialty, and the truth about life as a registrar.
  • A certificate of attendance for your e-portfolio.
  • There will also be a ‘World Cafe’ of informal discussions regarding career options, applying to specialty, and tips for improving your clinical practice within the various sub-specialty fields.
  • CotE Champions Poster Competition
  • We are hosting a poster competition for audits and quality improvement projects performed by junior doctors which have improved the care of elderly patients (aeme.org.uk/g4j16-posters). Winners will be invited to display their posters at this national conference and the very best will be crowned our 'CotE Champions'.

Please visit aeme.org.uk/g4j16 to register, places are limited so sign up soon!

Posted August 11th 2016 (2 years ago)

Professional & Generic Skills programme

Applications are welcomed for the 2016 intake of the Professional & Generic Skills programme for Doctors in Training (ST3 and above) and a small number of places for SAS Doctors.

Click here for further information and the application form.

Posted June 14th 2016 (2 years ago)

The FMLM is running a pair of Leadership Development days: GP Transitions: Leadership development day

The FMLM is running a pair of Leadership Development days in Birmingham on 5 July and London on 27 July. The days are for GPs transitioning into new leadership roles whether at board, locality or practice level.

This day is designed to support you in developing the necessary leadership skills, knowledge and behaviours to flourish in a range of clinical leadership roles, both within and outside of your practice in federations, CCGs and elsewhere.
CCGs or GP federations might want to support colleagues to attend to support CPs in new leadership roles within their organisations and enabling succession planning.
Have you recently taken on a new leadership role or are you supporting colleagues transitioning into new leadership roles?

 

Perhaps you want to explore a portfolio career involving clinical leadership?

Join us and Register now for only £245* in:
*FMLM membership discount are also available
Birmingham on 5 July or London on 27 July
The programme will cover:
• The transition to a new leadership role
• Fearless conversations
• Developing personal and team resilience
• Overcoming learned helplessness: Leading innovation and change
• Leadership in action: An inspirational personal career story from a GP focusing on the challenges of transitioning to a new leadership role
• How to get the job
• Coaching and mentoring (optional opportunity for speed coaching)
• Developing personal and team resilience

Faculty of Medical Leadership and Managements. 

FMLM team

Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

 

 

Posted June 14th 2016 (2 years ago)

Management of Oral & Dental Disease for the Non-Dental Professionals

From behalf of School of Primary Care: 

We have been working with our Dental colleagues in Health Education working across the South West to provide a course entitled Management of Oral & Dental Disease for the Non-Dental Professionals. This course has been set for the 12th of October 2016 from 09:00 – 17:00 at the Future Inns Hotel, Bristol. 

This course is free of charge for GP Trainees and Trainers however registration is essential. To find out more about this course and to register please click the following link

Before you are able to book onto the course you will need to register onto the system by clicking the new user link

Places are limited so please do register soon if you would like to attend.

 

Posted June 9th 2016 (2 years ago)

Education Leadership Fellow Opportunity - NOW CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

The Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education Office is delighted to offer, for the third consecutive year, a training secondment opportunity.  The successful doctor in training will have an opportunity to work with our senior staff on a variety of educational topics that will provide leadership experience. 

The opportunity is for 12 months, subject to agreement by the employing organisation.

The start date will be dependent on successful negotiations with the employer, but an anticipated date would be the end of September / beginning of October 2016, for the 12 month period.  The trainee will then return to the training programme, assuming satisfactory ARCP progression.

Terms of the Secondment

The trainee will work two days a week (0.4 WTE), while continuing to spend the remainder of their clinical time working with their current employer and participating in contractually agreed out of hours commitment. 

Applicants wishing to continue their less than full time contract arrangements will be considered, but would still be required to undertake 0.4 WTE for the Postgraduate Medical Education Office, reducing the clinical commitment accordingly.

The secondment would not be recognised for clinical training and as a consequence we will agree to an extension to the agreed training contract.

At the time of commencement of the seconded post the trainee must be fully registered with the GMC with a minimum of 12 months remaining on their training contract to be eligible.  The trainee must also be in (or commencing) an ST3 post or above.

They must be trainees currently working, or about to undertake a rotational year of work, within the South West Peninsula training footprint.

The secondment opportunity is not subject to an employment contract with the Postgraduate Medical Education Office; it will be regarded as an OOPE to the trainee’s training programme.

The successful applicant will have a secondment agreement with the Postgraduate Medical Education Office and continue to be employed by their Trust.

General Overview of the Secondment

The successful trainee will work closely with a member or members of the Postgraduate Medical Education Executive team.

They will be given the opportunity of attending management meetings, Annual Reviews of Competence Progression (ARCP’s), and quality management visits to the Trusts within the Postgraduate Medical Education Office geographical area of responsibility.        

The successful applicant will be encouraged to complete a postgraduate certificate in clinical education, either at the University of Exeter or the University of Plymouth, dependent on their preference and local availability and will be funded by the Postgraduate Medical Education Office.

They will be expected to undertake educational projects.  It is anticipated such work may lead to the opportunity of presenting at a local or national meeting and submission for publication. 

Person specification

 A GMC registered doctor working within the geographical responsibility of the South Postgraduate Medical Education Office training programmes (Devon and Cornwall, including higher specialist trainees in anaesthesia, ACCS anaesthesia, core anaesthesia, emergency medicine, haematology, ophthalmology, rheumatology and dermatology in Taunton).

Working days can be flexible, dependent on the clinical commitment, but the trainee is expected to be available to work in the Postgraduate Medical Education Office on those two days; appropriate IT facilities will be provided. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic trainee who is able to manage their own time effectively and who wishes to use this opportunity to develop their educational and leadership skills, so that they will be well placed in the future to take on senior roles, post CCT, which might include working as a Training Programme Director, College Tutor, Head of School or as an Associate Postgraduate Dean.

We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills, capable of team working, maintaining confidentiality and a desire to succeed with the various challenges that the role presents.

The culture of the Postgraduate Medical Education Office is one of support, openness and providing equal opportunity to everyone; those working for us are expected to show empathy and courtesy at all times.

Only trainees on a RITA C or ARCP outcome 1 will be considered. 

All trainees in ST3 core, higher specialty and GP VTS trainees are eligible to apply if they fulfil the above criteria.

Selection will be by a Postgraduate Medical Education Office interview process.

Posted May 16th 2016 (2 years ago)

Completion of GMC Survey

Dear Trainees

I have just heard that the Primary Care School has registered a 100% completion rate for the GMC trainee survey this year. And what’s more this also applies across the whole of Severn PGME - all 2078 trainees across the various specialities in Severn have completed the survey this year!

Thank you for the time and thought you have put into this task - the survey provides valuable information in allowing us to understand what problems you experience with your posts and helps us work with your supervisors to improve them.

 

Simon Newton, Head of School of Primary Care (Severn)

Posted May 9th 2016 (2 years ago)

Call for nominations for the GP Trainee Excellence Awards 2016


All Supervisors, Educators, Trainees and colleagues are warmly invited to nominate ST3/4 trainees for this year's Excellence Awards. Please do help to ensure that the full breadth of achievements within and alongside GP training are recognised.

Just complete the nomination form and send it to Pauline.harper@southwest.hee.nhs.uk by Friday 17th June 2016.

See the Awards pages on the website for full information, but the following awards are available this year:
• Academic/ Research Excellence Award (£200), supported by Avon LMC
• Clinical Excellence Award (£200), supported by Wesleyan
• Community Contribution Excellence Award (£200), supported by East Somerset Trainers' Group
• Green Practice Excellence Award (£200), supported by Dr Tim Ballard
• Leadership Excellence Award, supported by Frome Medical Practice
• Learning and Development [Education] Excellence Award, supported by the MDU
• Excellence Award for Medical Work outside GP Training, supported by BMA
• Excellence Award for Global Health, supported by Severn Faculty RCGP
• Excellence Award for Personal Achievement outside medicine, supported by Swindon Trainers' Group
Plus the GPST Programme (Patch) Awards (£100 each), sponsored by Brisdoc, and the Robin While Prize (£500) for the GP Trainee of the year.

Posted May 9th 2016 (2 years ago)

RCGP: Planned Trainee ePortfolio works

As part of a programme of works, there will be a 4 hour service outage to the Trainee ePortfolio during the weekend of the 28th and 29th of May.

This is to allow us undertake changes to the firewalls.

This work is scheduled to start at 12 midnight on Saturday 28th May until 4am on the 29th (i.e. a 4 hour window).

A support system will be in place to ensure that the TeP comes back up correctly following the outage.

Given the timings we hope this will cause minimal disruption. 

Posted April 25th 2016 (2 years ago)

Reminder to Trainees and Trainers about OOH work and EWTR

When organising OOH shifts trainees are reminded about the European Working Time Regulations and need to be compliant with these. The main features are:

• a maximum average of 48 hours working time each week, measured over a reference period of 26 weeks for doctors
• a minimum of 11 hours continuous rest in 24 hours
• a minimum of 24 hours continuous rest in 7 days (or 48 hrs in 14 days)
• a minimum of a 20 minute break in work periods of over 6 hours
• for night workers, an average of no more than 8 hours work in 24 over the reference period.

More details can be found on NHS Employers page

It is the responsibility of trainees to let their practices know if they need to adjust their daytime practice working hours to be compliant eg if finishing an OOH shift at 11pm should not start work the following day until 10am. However trainees still need to do their usual 40 hour working week so if starting late will need to make up the time elsewhere in the week or at a later date. Hours worked can be averaged over a several month time period. This can be done in a number of ways and how trainees and practices choose to do this will be up to individuals to organise. Trainees need to remember that practices usually need at least a months notice and ideally 6 weeks or more to re-organise surgeries as most will have surgeries open for booking at least a month in advance so re-organising surgeries at short notice is very time consuming. If it is not possible or trainees do not wish to organise a late start then an evening OOH shift could be finished at 10pm as an alternative. If trainees plan to work an overnight shift these should only be booked for a Friday or Saturday night unless the trainee has arranged to take the following day off and if working on a Friday night they should ensure an adequate break between daytime work and starting an overnight shift.

 

Posted April 5th 2016 (2 years ago)

Health Education England 5th Annual SAS Doctors Conference

The Health Education England (Severn & Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education) is holding its 5th Annual SAS Doctors’ Conference at Plymouth on 10-11 May 2016. Programme links below:

Peninsula deanery

Severn deanery

1. With 27 speakers/ facilitators delivering 12 Plenary and 24 parallel sessions/ workshops, we are confident the delegates will find it worth their time.

The two morning Plenary sessions on Wednesday 11 may 2016 are very relevant to all doctors so we have reserved 100 places for medical students, Foundation Year Doctors, GPs and Consultants to attend the following talks only:
a. Generation & Beyond, by Dr Jeremy Langton, Vice President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (on doctors expected to work beyond 65 years of age); at 09.45-10.15.
b. History and the future of Medical Education in the UK, by Prof Val Wass, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education, Faculty of Health at Keele University; at 10.15-10.45 with a QA session 10.45-11.15.

c. Registration will be free, on a first come first served basis.

 
d. To register, please send an emailwith your Name, Job Title, and Trust Name

Posted April 5th 2016 (2 years ago)

GP Careers Champions

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic GPs and senior GPSTs to be “GP Careers Champions” within the Severn Deanery. Thanks to the 100+ GPs who have already signed up - we are now looking to expand numbers as the project becomes more widely advertised.
The scheme is part of a national drive to boost GP recruitment and showcase what a fantastic career General Practice is.


Champions will:
• Be matched to a medical student or junior doctor who has expressed an interest in General Practice as a career and who would like to know more.
• Offer mentorship in a method convenient to both parties – this could be in the form of a taster day, or discussion via email, phone, skype or face-to-face.
Time commitment to the scheme can be flexible and be easily manageable around other work commitments.
As a Champion you will receive a certificate from the deanery acknowledging your participation and role in the scheme. The scheme fulfils the GMC good medical practice guidance on mentoring and provides an opportunity to take on an educational role.
If you are enthusiastic about your career, friendly, approachable and would like to get involved please complete the link below to register your interest.

If you would like further information or a copy of our FAQs, please contact here.

 

Posted March 24th 2016 (2 years ago)

2016 GMC National Training Survey

The GMC national training survey is now live and open between 22nd March and 4th May 2016.

It provides postgraduate trainee doctors with an opportunity to give their opinion on the quality of their training. We use this information to inform Trust 'contract' visits, quality panels, to update risks on our quality register and to share with all stakeholders to help improve the quality of all posts.

To log in to the survey, please go to the GMC website.   

Many thanks for your cooperation in this important quality process.

Posted March 22nd 2016 (2 years ago)

Outstanding Month for Severn School of Surgery Trainees and Consultants

March (and late February) has been a very good month for the Severn School of Surgery. Recent trainee and consultant accomplishments include:

  • Winning the Royal College of Surgeons' "Are you cut out for it?" competition
  • 15 abstracts accepted at the upcoming ASME conference
  • An HEE Star Award
  • Winning the presidency of the Association of Surgeons in Training

 

Many congratulations to Head of School Steve Eastaugh-Waring and to all the trainees and consultants involved. Additional information on these outstanding achievements can be found in the News section of the Severn School of Surgery website and on the School's Twitter account.

 

 

(C. Elliott)

 

 

 

 

Posted March 21st 2016 (2 years ago)

The MDU GP Trainee Excellence Awards and Graduation

Health Education England, Severn School of Primary Care & Severn Faculty RCGP

The MDU GP Trainee Excellence Awards and Graduation

Wednesday 20th July 2016, from 2.00pm

Bristol Pavilion (Gloucestershire Cricket Club)

You are warmly invited to attend this joint annual event, which forms an important date in the GP Trainee, Severn School of Primary Care and RCGP Severn Faculty calendar. We particularly look forward to hearing about the GP trainees’ many and varied activities, and celebrating the ST3/4s’ completion of training in Severn at this annual ‘Graduation’ ceremony. Our guest speaker this year is Dr Phil Hammond who is a well-known doctor, comedian and campaigner. His Michael Lennard Lecture promises to be entertaining and stimulating.

Do come and celebrate GP training in Severn, and book your place using https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PQQKWVS

The MDU GP Trainee Excellence Awards

We are delighted that the MDU continues to be our main sponsor. Full information about the Excellence Awards, GPST Programme Awards the Robin While Prize, including the nomination and selection process/criteria, is available on the Trainee pages of the http://primarycare.severndeanery.nhs.uk/training/trainees/awards/gp-trainee-excellence-awards-and-graduation-2016/

Posted March 14th 2016 (2 years ago)

The LEET programme NEW CLOSING DATE for applications

LEET Recruitment information available from here and how to apply.

New closing date - 27th April 2016 10am. 

Posted March 14th 2016 (2 years ago)

GP Masterclass in Effective Prescribing in General Practice

Wednesday 27th April 2016 with a panel of expert speakers

Topics include:

• Prescribing for depression and anxiety

• Prescribing for the elderly

• Effective antibiotic prescribing

• Effective cardiovascular prescribing

• CCG perspective on effective prescribing

• Evidence of good prescribing as part of appraisal

£130 (£90 for GP Registrars) for the whole day

A day of practical prescribing tips for GPs, with opportunities for discussion with GP and specialist colleagues. Accredited by the RCGP.

Organised by the Drug Safety Research Unit at University College, Oxford.

 

To book your place please click here

Posted March 14th 2016 (2 years ago)

TASME Conference

The 3rd Annual TASME Conference

Dedicated to innovation in medical education.

Sunday 24th April 2016 brings you the annual TASME Medical Education Conference, taking place in the heart of London, at Imperial's Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington.

Early Bird Registration (By April 1st)
& Abstract Submission (by March 13th) now OPEN

http://www.asme.org.uk/tasme/tasme-events/#registration-form

We accept audits, surveys, research & projects on any aspect of medical education and training.

Questions? Get in touch!

 

Posted March 4th 2016 (2 years ago)

GP Retainer Scheme

We are seeking to re-launch the Retainer Scheme for GPs in the Swindon CCG area and we are inviting applications from doctors who are interested in joining the scheme.

Applicants would be applying to work 2-4 sessions per week in a practice within the Swindon CCG area. We have identified practices across the Swindon area that have expressed an interest in hosting a doctor on the scheme.

Doctors will be employed by the practice and the salary will be negotiable with the employing practice.

The Retainer Scheme is designed for GPs who are registered on the Performers List and are able to work but have additional constraints on their availability and may need extra support in the workplace. This includes parents of young children, or children with illnesses or disabilities, doctors who themselves have illness or disability, or those who are carers for other family members. Also in this group are doctors whose co-parents travel or work abroad for a large proportion of time. Doctors on the Retainer Scheme are not allowed to do more than 6 sessions per week of medical work in total, and only a maximum of 4 of these can be in the host practice.

Application form available from jacqueline.pullin@southwest.hee.nhs.uk.

Please return to jacqueline.pullin@southwest.hee.nhs.uk by Friday, 25 March 2016.

Applicants should be available to start work within 3-6 months.

Posted March 1st 2016 (2 years ago)

2016 update of the RCGP Curriculum

The RCGP reviews the GP curriculum each year and makes changes where appropriate in response to user feedback and to ensure the content is kept up-to-date.

We are not planning any significant changes in 2016, but we have submitted a number of minor changes to GMC through their ‘administrative change process’. Changes which can been submitted through this process are limited to specific types, including corrections, clarifications, updating resources and changes resulting from national initiatives mandated by GMC.

The changes we submitted have been approved by GMC for immediate implementation. All trainees in GP specialty training programmes should now follow the 2016 version of the curriculum, which is available on the RCGP website (curriculum statements page, and the online curriculum) and through the Trainee ePortfolio.

Most of the changes are very minor, such as typograhical corrections, amendments in response to changes in curriculum terminology, amendments to improve understanding, and updating information about resources.

End-of-Life Care module

The GMC asked us to review the curriculum in the light of the review of the Liverpool Care Pathway by the Leadership Alliance on the Care of Dying People (LACDP). As a result of this review we have made some changes to the End-of-Life Care module.

These changes place increased emphasis on providing individualised care, focused on the needs and wishes of dying people and their families. They do not add any additional requirements to training or assessments, but clarify and re-emphasise certain aspects.

You can see these changes in the track-change version, which shows the main amendments to the module:

Module 3.09 End-of-Life Care (track change) [PDF].

Information about the changes, along with the revised version of the curriculum, have been posted on the RCGP website

Posted March 1st 2016 (2 years ago)

SWINDON NB HOT TOPICS COURSE

 Hot Topics GP Update Course

Tuesday 26th April 2016

NB Medical is delighted to be working with Swindon GP Education Trust to run a Hot Topics GP Update course on Tuesday 26th April 2016.

NOW AVAILABLE TO BOOK ONLINE THOUGH NB MEDICAL http://www.nbmedical.com/gp-course-access

You will need to input the suitable code (please see the below)

 

For 15 years NB Medical Education has been the market leader in running GP Update courses in the UK and Ireland, with over 10,000 GP’s attending our courses per year. We are passionate about primary care, and committed to helping busy primary care professionals practice evidence-based medicine in an easy, time efficient way.

Our teaching is focused on the patient, the problems they bring us and how best we can help them.

The "Hot Topics" course consists of a series of short ‘TED-style’ engaging presentations blending evidence and cases, followed by discussion which may have an impact on your practice. The course comes with a number of extra resources to give it incredible ‘added value’

  • A fully referenced book with recent summaries of the evidence for approximately 150 clinical Hot Topics commonly seen in primary care. Most of our delegates use this every day, like they use the BNF. All of the material is up to date and the material is completely 100% independent from any external influence.
  • 12 months access to the on-line electronic version of the book which is instantly searchable. All the original references and resources for GPs (e.g. links to on-line clinical calculators) and patients (e.g. patient information leaflets) are hyperlinked and just one click away.
  • NEW A CPD tracker with which you can track your CPD, including external CPD and your work with the book. At the end of the year with just one click it will collate all of this into a single pdf summary for your appraisal

Continuing Professional Development with NB Medical

Each delegate will be presented with a certificate of attendance awarding 6 CPD credits for attending the day. The

"Hot Topics" course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners. On accrediting the course the RCGP assessor commented that:-

The Hot Topics GP update course is an excellent course with outstanding feedback from participants. The course is clearly designed with busy GPs in mind. The KISS summaries and Guide are an innovative idea to reinforce the course content and learning materials. It is good to note an emphasis on leadership, teaching, audit and commissioning in addition to relevant clinical topics.’

Course details and venue

Date: Tuesday 26th April 2016

Venue: Swindon Town Football Club, County Ground, County Road, Swindon, SN1 2ED

Registration: 8:30am – 9:30am

Lecture: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Course fees:  

GP Full Day - SET Member £180

GP Trainee Full Day – SET Member £135

GP Full Day – Non SET Member £195

GP Trainee Full Day – Non SET Member £135

BESPOKE ACESS CODES:-

Non set members: SWDN-82797

Set Members: SWDM-82796

Posted March 1st 2016 (2 years ago)

University of Bristol GPSoc National Conference

 

Saturday 12th March 2016. 09:15 – 16:00. Wills Memorial Building, Bristol.

Tickets £7.50 to include a series of talks, workshops and a panel discussion from 14 inspiring speakers as well as mid-morning refreshments and lunch. Available to buy online

Poster abstract applications open until midnight on Sunday 28th February. Posters will be displayed over lunchtime and judged by several of our speakers along with the GPSoc Committee. Prize available for the winner and certificates for all participants. Submit your abstracts here

The Programme

09:15-09:30 = Registration in Coutt’s Lecture Theare

09:30-09:40 = Welcome (in Coutts Lecture Theatre)

09:40-11:00 = Portfolio Career Panel (Speakers involved sit on the stage and each talk in turn for approximately 15 minutes followed by Q&A)

Panel lists

- Dr Jess Buchan (Primary Care Teaching Fellow, Year 4 Primary Care unit lead & GP Partner in Long Ashton, Bristol.): Experiences of undergraduate teaching and working abroad for a year as a GP in New Zealand

- Dr Laura Jarvis (RAF GP): General practice in the Armed Forces

- Dr Elaine Lunts (CCG paediatric advisor and sexual health commissioning work. GP partner in Bristol):Developing a specialist interest -paediatrics and sexual healthin the context of primary care

- Dr Shaba Nabi (Pulse columnist, Bristol GP Partner, GP Trainer, GP Appraiser, CVD Clinical Lead for Bristol CCG, LMC committee representative and mum of 3): Medial journalism, GP training and appraising and involvement with the LMC and CCG

11:00– 11:20 = Dr Simon Watkins (Undergraduate GP teacher and GP partner at The Tolsey Surgery in Wiltshire): Comparison of salaried and partner GPs and experiences of rural general practice

11:20 – 11:50 = 1st workshop (3 workshops running simultaneously in 3 separate rooms)

- Dr Anna Harrison (Severn Deanery GPST4): The GP training programme and development of a student/trainee mentor scheme as part of GPST4 leadership year

- Zoe Bush (5th year UoB medical student): ‘From Medical Student to Doctor' – applying for Foundation jobs, elective planning & presenting a poster at a national conference.

- Professor Chris Salisbury (Chair of the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board, Head of Bristol Centre for Academic Primary Care, British Journal of General Practice editorial board & part-time Bristol GP): ‘The Future of General Practice’ - drawing on areas of research including new forms of consulting

11:50 – 12:15 = Break (refreshments provided) – Room 3.23.

12:15 – 12:45 = 2nd workshop (repeat of morning workshops. See speakers above. Delegates will choose 2/3 of the workshops to attend over the course of the morning).

12:45 – 13:05 = Dr James Seddon (GPST3): Development of a general practice intercalated BSc at Bristol (including Q&A and chance for more feedback during poster presentations over lunch. N.B Dr Seddon may be on paternity leave. If so, a colleague will stand in or GPSoc committee will give short talk on iBSc plans using information given by Dr Seddon)

13:05 – 14:00 = Lunch and student poster presentations - Room 3.23. Posters will be displayed in the refreshments & reception room for delegates to read. Pre-Clinical student reflective pieces and student extra-curricular material will also be displayed.

Dr Andrew Blythe (Director of Assessments and Feedback, UoB Faculty of Health Sciences)will be talking to students about the new Primary Care textbook ‘Essential Primary Care’ co-authored by himself and Dr Jess Buchan (one of our morning panellists) at a stall in the refreshments & reception room.

Afternoon Talks - Coutt’s lecture theatre

14:00 – 14:30 = Professor Sarah Purdy (Associate Dean of the University of Bristol Faculty of Health Sciences, leader of Bristol Health Partners Avoidable Admissions Health Integration Team, RCGP Fellow & Bristol GP): ‘How do we avoid hospital admissions?’ (including overview of own pathway into academic general practice/advice on how to get there)

14:30 – 14:50 = Dr Rhiannon Field (F1 and 2015 RCGP Severn Faculty Elective Bursary winner): Elective presentation and elective planning advice

14:50 – 15:05 = Angus Thorne (Medical Sciences BSc Student – attached to St Leonard’s Research Practice with Sir Denis Pereira Gray): ‘Continuity of Care’

Keynote Address – Coutt’s lecture theatre

15:05 – 15:45 = Sir Denis Pereira Gray (Previous Chairman of the Academy of Royal Colleges, previous RCGP President, Founder of the Exeter University Postgraduate general practice department, Professor, author and GP for 38 years at St Leonard's Research Practice in Exeter): ‘Why choose a career in general practice?’ Advice on working in academic general practice, experiences of clinical medicine and reflection on the current challenges facing general practice.

15:45 – 16:00 = GPSoc Committee: Poster presentation results and close.

Venue Information

Wills Memorial Building, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RJ

The event will take place on the 3rd floor. We will be using Coutt’s Lecture Theatre (3.31), lecture theatre 3.32 and seminar room 3.33 (all 3rd floor).

N.B all small talks held in Coutt’s Lecture Theatre (3.31). Workshops spread over 3.31, 3.32 and 3.33. Refreshments, lunch & poster displays will be held in room 3.23.

Posted February 16th 2016 (2 years ago)

GGPET 10th Edward Jenner Lecture & AGM

For the attention of APDs / Education Trust Core Group Members / TPDs colleagues. 

Dr Phil Hammond, a GP, journalist, broadcaster, campaigner and comedian, speaking on 'Dr Phil's NHS Revolution'

It will be held on Tuesday 8th March 2016 with hot supper from 18.30 for 19.30 start at the Hatherley Manor Hotel, Down Hatherley Lane, Gloucester, GL2 9QA http://www.hatherleymanor.com/location/.

There is parking available on site. Please join us for what promises to be an entertaining talk and all are welcome to stay for our AGM.

Please click the following link http://www.ggpet.org.uk/courses.php to book on line or e-mail Rachel.Gadsden@glos.nhs.uk or julie.nevin@glos.nhs.uk directly to book your place.

 

Posted February 3rd 2016 (2 years ago)

2016 Teaching workshop for GPs in training Teaching Year 3 medical students in General Practice You can choose from 3 dates and venues

This teaching opportunity and the workshop have approval and support from the Deanery

The Centre for Academic Primary Care is pleased to offer GPs in training an opportunity to develop their teaching skills. Our free half day workshop is intended for GP STs who would like to teach students in their GP practice for 4 sessions in the academic year 2016-17.

It will prepare you for teaching 3rd year medical students in your practice and provide you with hands on experience for some of the teaching competencies in the RCGP curriculum. Also, good revision for your CSA exam and something else to add to your CV?

This year you can choose from three workshop dates. Each workshop will cover the same topics
- Overview of Year 3 medical student teaching
- Planning a teaching session
- Top tips for good teaching
- Effective feedback giving

The workshops – choose one only
2nd June 1.30-5pm Deanery Hse, Vantage Park, Bristol
8th June 9.30-1.00pm Academy, Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil
14th June 9.30-1.00pm Downsview Hse, Great Western Hospital Swindon

The facilitators
Bristol – Barbara Laue, Swindon – Kate Digby, Yeovil – Andy Eaton and Laurence Huntley

To book, please email phc-teaching@bristol.ac.uk not Pauline Harper

In your email, please state the following
- That you would like to teach a group of students in your practice in 2016-17
- That you have your GP Trainer’s permission
- Name, address and contact details for your training practice and GP Trainer
- Which workshop you would like to attend

You need to let us know by 11th May 2016

For more information please email  phc-teaching@bristol.ac.uk

Posted February 3rd 2016 (2 years ago)

UWE Open Evening to showcase new Physician Associate Studies Programme.

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England are hosting an open evening to showcase our new Physician Associate Studies Programme. Physician Associates are a new healthcare professional who, while not a doctor, works to the medical model, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and/or general practice team under defined levels of supervision.  This new programme will be part of the Allied Health Professions Department and will incorporate a primary care focus. The open evening will involve numerous speakers, who will review this emerging professional group and the potential for this role in the Primary Care setting. The evening will also include demonstrations of the teaching facilitates here at UWE, including the simulation wards, Virtual Environment in Radiotherapy suite, X-ray room, Radiotherapy Planning suite and Paediatric Suite. The evening will be an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues in Primary Care across the region. 


The welcome reception will take place on Wednesday 24th February 2016 from 18:00-20:00 at our Glenside Campus.

RSVP to jessica.coggins@uwe.ac.uk by Wednesday 10th February. Please state any dietary or access requirements in your response.

 

Janice St. John-Matthews MSc, PgC(TLHE), FHEA, MInstLM
Project Lead: Physician Associate Studies Programme
CPD Lead: Allied Health Professions
Senior Lecturer: Diagnostic Imaging

Room 1K03, DAHP,
Faculty of Health & Applied Sciences
University of the West of England
Glenside Campus
Bristol BS16 1DD
Tel +44(0)117 3288843

Posted February 2nd 2016 (2 years ago)

Junior International Committee

JIC is a subcommittee of the RCGP International Programme Board (IPB), formed in 2009. It has 16 volunteer AiT and First5 doctors as its core committee and a network of interested doctors who are kept in touch via social media and meetings. The aim of the JIC is to facilitate international educational opportunities, foster international partnerships and promote a global approach to primary care.
The JIC is also the UK branch of the Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM). This is the WONCA Europe working group for new and future general practitioners. All UK based AiT and First5 GPs are automatically members of the VdGM and can access their activities.
There are many opportunities for young GPs to be involved with global health both in the UK and farther afield. Whether volunteering abroad or taking an 'Out of Programme Experience' (OOPE), coordinating international primary care research or completing a Hippokrates exchange with a practice abroad, the JIC is here to facilitate opportunity in the international community of family medicine.

 

The JIC core committee is made up of five working groups:

EXCHANGE
The exchange group co-ordinates observational clinical placements for outgoing UK junior doctors and incoming junior doctors from around the world. We arrange European two week Hippokrates and fully funded Erasmus exchanges, FM360 exchanges (beyond Europe exchanges) and global conference exchanges. This year a reciprocal ongoing exchange with Japanese junior doctors was organised for the third year running. The UK is the most popular place in Europe to undertake exchange and we have a huge network of regional co-ordinators and GP hosts who help to facilitate this programme.
exchangejic@gmail.com, leonardoexchange@gmail.com

 

RESEARCH
The Research group facilitates pan European research via the European research forum, helps to co-ordinate the VdGM junior researcher award and presents relevant international publications and research at domestic and international conferences. They are currently working on developing an audit and research toolkit for junior doctors undertaking out of programme experiences.
researchgroupjic@gmail.com

 

BEYOND EUROPE
The Beyond Europe group helps to develop new partnerships and sustain existing collaborations with our networks beyond Europe to support clinical, teaching and quality improvement work including Uganda and Japan. This group is also piloting a ‘twinning’ project which links a practice in the UK to a primary care hub in a lower/middle income country (London and Ghana) to develop long term information, knowledge and exchange collaboration.
beyondeuropejic@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
The Education and Training group aims to improve the recognition of time spent abroad as a valuable training experience and opportunity for reciprocal learning. They have been instrumental in creating the first ST4 global health post in the UK, implementing global health competencies in the UK curriculum and working towards institutional approval of study leave for exchanges.
educationandtrainingjic@gmail.com

 

IMAGE
The Image group co-ordinates the efforts of the JIC and promotes our work and affiliated opportunities. They lead JIC's contribution to the RCGP Annual Conference, the RCGP Global Health Conference and international Wonca conferences as well as maintaining the JIC website and communicating with our national and international networks through social media.
imagegroupjic@gmail.com

 

 

Contact:

We are a passionate group believing strongly in the importance of primary care, the ethics of global health and power of voluntary collective action. If you would like to get involved, or wish to find out more, do get in touch.

Website: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/rcgp-near-you/rcgp-international/junior-international-committee.aspx
Email: chairjic@rcgp.org.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/283366895074748/?bookmark_t=group
Twitter: jic@rcgpjic
Googlegroup: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/junior-rcgp-international-committee

 

Posted January 25th 2016 (2 years ago)

General practice 2016 photo challenge

Health Education England (HEE) is responsible for planning and supporting the development of the future workforce. We would like you to help us illustrate general practice - who works in the team, the patients that visit your surgery and the role in the community.

We are running a photo challenge open to anyone who works in primary care. We would like to create a book of photographs – an otherwise unseen snapshot of life in 2016 about your working life, capturing the realities, rewards and emotions of a typical day.

Please get involved with the challenge and for more information please visit the website

 

 

Posted January 25th 2016 (2 years ago)

Calling Trainees: Survey for GP trainees

We are a team of general practice and public health doctors who are conducting a study on perceptions around waterpipe tobacco smoking amongst general practitioners and general practice trainees in the United Kingdom (UK). Waterpipe tobacco smoking is also known as: shisha, hookah, narghile and hubble-bubble. This work is an initial scoping survey where in the future we would like to further expand on the topic with clinician interviews.

We would be very grateful if you would spare a few minutes to complete this short and anonymous questionnaire.

The questionnaire link can be viewed by clicking here

Thank you for your time

Posted January 18th 2016 (3 years ago)

Free Event: GP Appraisers and Trainers

Improving Cancer Outcomes using Significant Event Analysis & QI: Free Train-the-Trainer Learning Event.

GP Trainers are invited to this RCGP Macmillan Cancer Support event in Gloucestershire on 28th January 6.30-9.30pm, held in Gloucestershire CCG offices.

The free event will train appraisers, trainers and cancer leads in the effective use of Cancer SEAs to improve cancer outcomes (focusing on early diagnosis).

The focus will be on improving outcomes for Patients through: 

  • Free essential training and support on SEAs and Quality Improvement and to support your work locally. 
  • New Insight into Local Early Diagnosis barriers
  • Targeted Training and Quality Improvements. 

 

Each participant will receive a certificate for attending this RCGP event. 

For more information please contact  or visit the website 

 

Posted January 11th 2016 (3 years ago)

ES and CS Conferences organised for 2016

For the attention of all ESs and CSc 

Two ES and CS conferences have been organised to take place during 2016.

The conferences will both be held at Eastwood Park Conference Centre.
Address: Falfield, Wotton Under Edge GL12 8DA

Should you wish to attend, please click on the links below to register your attendance.

Spring 2016 Conference – 9th March 2016 FULLY BOOKED 
Autumn 2016 Conference – 2nd November 2016

 

Posted January 11th 2016 (3 years ago)

ST2+ GP trainees help required: Over The Wall camps for children with health challenges

More than two decades ago, Paul Newman had a vision: imagine if children living with serious illnesses had the chance to simply be children. To just have fun. So he started a camp where kids could, in his words, “raise a little hell.” Today, Paul’s legacy lives on in SeriousFun Children’s Network.

Over The Wall is part of this network; a UK charity who provides residential camps for children with serious illnesses, and their siblings in Scotland, the Midlands and Dorset. We give children one glorious week of experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe environment.

To do this, we rely on doctors (ST2 and above in Paediatrics, GP or A&E with paediatric experience) like you to give up a week of your time, skills and experience and join our 'Beach Patrol' (medical team). In return, we can give you a week of fun, friendship and achievement, memories that will stay with you forever and people who will inspire you.

Visit our website to find out more and apply

Posted January 11th 2016 (3 years ago)

Editor, RCGP InnovAiT Journal. Closing Date: 22 February 2016

The RCGP wishes to appoint a GP to the post of Executive Editor of InnovAiT, the RCGP's monthly journal for GPs in training. The Editor will lead the journal, undertake editorial responsibility for the content of each issue, manage the editorial development and critical success of the publication, oversee the work of the editorial board and ensure that the editorial integrity of the publication is maintained and consistent with College standards.

The ideal candidate will have clinical experience as a GP, previous editing and writing experience, be knowledgeable of developments in GP training, general practice and medical education for primary care, and have the capacity to lead a journal and work with different stakeholders.

This role will likely take up 2–3 days per week and will be remunerated accordingly. Candidates who are able to commit to this amount of time are encouraged to apply. Expressions of interest and applications (covering letter and CV) should be sent to: helen.farrelly@rcgp.org.uk by the closing date.

Posted January 5th 2016 (3 years ago)

King's Fund GP Trainee Survey

Background to project:

There are numerous reports of a crisis in general practice but there’s no national data to explain what’s actually going on: How many more consultations are being done each week? Have the patients got more complicated?

The truth is, there's really no way of knowing at the moment. Despite the seemingly vast amounts of data that individual GP practices collect, there hasn’t been a systematic national data collection that can tell us about the number of consultations, who undertakes them or the nature of those consultations since 2008.

At The King’s Fund we’re running a project that will collect up-to-date and detailed evidence about the changes in activity in general practice in the past five years. We’re doing a combination of quantitative and qualitative research, including large-scale data analysis, fieldwork in four practices around the country and surveys.

We’re particularly keen to hear the views of GP trainees. Not only are you the next generation of GPs, but your experience of working across a number of practices will give you lots of insight into the issues we’re looking at.

For more information please contact the lead researcher Beccy Baird, Fellow in Health Policy, The King’s Fund or visit the Related blog 

 GPs we need YOUR help

GP's we would appreciate if you could complete the survey by clicking here

 

Thanks all,

Researchers on behalf of The Kings Fund 

Posted January 5th 2016 (3 years ago)

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY: Applications are now invited for the National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow Scheme 2016/2017

The National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme provides doctors in training with the opportunity to spend one year working with senior leaders in national healthcare organisations including NHS England, Health Education England, Care Quality Commission and BUPA. The aim of the scheme is to help develop their skills in leadership, management, strategy, project management and health policy.

Please see below of someones experience: 

"I am a GP ST3 seconded from the end of my training and am three months into this valuable year. The way things are going in our NHS I really believe that GPs - of all the specialties - need all the exposure to leadership and management experience they can get. No matter what you end up doing after the year, you will take a huge amount from this immersive experience, and meet some extraordinary people. The scheme provides doctors in training with the unique opportunity to spend one year working with the most senior executives in leading national healthcare-affiliated organisations to develop their skills in:

- Leadership
- Management
- Strategy
- Project Management
- Health Policy

Fellows are immersed at the centre of organisations such as NHS England, Health Education England, CQC, Bupa and medical royal colleges. I am seconded to the CQC which has been fascinating, as you can imagine! I am doing collaborative work on a national scale such
as with The King's Fund and NICE, in addition to writing for journals,and doing interesting internal work. Posts are based in London and the North of England. The scheme is sponsored by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England's National Medical Director and managed by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM)."

Applications are open until 5pm on Wednesday 20th January 2016.

For more information please click here 

 

Posted December 21st 2015 (3 years ago)

New Hot Topics course for Trainees

CALLING ALL GP TRAINEES: SAVE THE DATE!

Details: 

  • 16th March 2016
  • Venue: London, TBC
  • A 1 day course designed especially for trainees and delivered by NB Medical Hot Topics. In addition to clinical Hot Topics for GPs the course will include Keep it Simple guidance on statistics, examination techniques and other topics relevant to GP Training.

Full details to follow.


For more information please contact 

 

Posted December 18th 2015 (3 years ago)

EVENT INVITATION: Professor Steve Peters - Optimising, Morale, Psychology, Wellbeing and Performance - 22nd January 2016

Professor Steve Peters will be talking about the work his organisation in West Cheshire are doing.

The event is free to NHS colleagues as we want to share the outcomes as part of our work as an NHS England Vanguard area.

They're targeting senior leaders, HR Directors and those involved in education and training.

The event will include an introductory talk from Professor Peters, workshops from his team of specialist mentors and a presentation from NHS West Cheshire on our results so far.

Aim is to help clinicians and managers to build morale and confidence, become more resilient and achieve better psychological well-being. Unless we focus on the well-being of our staff I don’t believe our vision of creating a better NHS is deliverable.

 

Details of the event:

Daresbury Park Hotel

Daresbury Park,

Warrington

WA44BB

Date: Friday 22nd January 2016

Time: 9:30-1pm

Cost: Free 

 

For more information and to book tickets please click here. 

Posted December 18th 2015 (3 years ago)

Opportunity to become a GP Careers Champion in Severn

Recruiting enthusiastic GPs

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic GPs and senior GPSTs to be “GP Careers Champions” within the South West Deanery.

The scheme is part of a national drive to boost GP recruitment and showcase what a fantastic career General Practice is.

Champions will:
• Be matched to a medical student or junior doctor who has expressed an interest in General Practice as a career and who would like to know more.
• Offer mentorship in a method convenient to both parties – this could be in the form of a taster day, or discussion via email, phone, skype or face-to-face.

Time commitment to the scheme can be flexible and be easily manageable around other work commitments.

As a Champion you will receive a certificate from the deanery acknowledging your participation and role in the scheme. The scheme fulfils the GMC good medical practice guidance on mentoring and provides an opportunity to take on an educational role.

If you are enthusiastic about your career, friendly, approachable and would like to get involved please complete the survey to register your interest.

 

If you would like further information or a copy of our FAQs, please contact  or click here.

Posted December 18th 2015 (3 years ago)

National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme 2016/17: applications open

The National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme provides doctors in training with the opportunity to spend one year working with senior leaders in national healthcare organisations including NHS England, Health Education England, Care Quality Commission and BUPA. The aim of the scheme is to help develop their skills in leadership, management, strategy, project management and health policy. The scheme is sponsored by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, and managed by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM). The deadline for applications is Wednesday 20 January 2016.

Posted December 14th 2015 (3 years ago)

National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow Scheme 2016/17

Applications are now invited for the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme 2016/17. Now in its fifth year, the scheme provides junior doctors with a unique opportunity to gain experience and insight into healthcare leadership, policy and strategy by working with senior healthcare leaders in national organisations such as NHS England, Health Education England, General Medical Council, BUPA and medical royal colleges.

Fellows spend one year involved in, and often independently leading, projects under the guidance of host organisations’ senior leadership teams. As well as the knowledge gained from their particular project, fellows gain skills in project management, collaboration, effective communication, presentation and team management. Fellows are seconded from their current trusts or employer for one year. Appointments are made in February 2016 with posts commencing from 1 September 2016.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 20 January 2016 . Please do not hesitate to contact the scheme coordinator Donna Hickford or call 020 3075 1471 for further information.

More Information

Full details on the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management site.

What is it?

The scheme provides doctors in training with the unique opportunity to spend one year working with the most senior executives in leading national healthcare-affiliated organisations to develop their skills in:

  • leadership
  • management
  • strategy
  • project management
  • health policy

Fellows are immersed at the centre of organisations such as NHS England, Health Education England, General Medical Council, BUPA and medical royal colleges. The scheme is sponsored by Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s National Medical Director, and managed by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

Am I eligible?

The scheme is open to doctors in training who have full GMC registration and have completed both years of foundation training by the start of the fellowship (commencing annually from 1 September). Doctors from all specialties are welcome.

General Practice ST3 trainees with CCT before or around 1 September of the year they are applying are eligible to apply, in recognition of the shorter training programme. 

How do I apply?

Candidates submit an application online and, if shortlisted, will attend a panel interview.

How does this work with my training?

Successful candidates take up the fellowship role as an out-of-programme experience.

They are seconded from their employing trust to the host organisations and will retain their existing trust terms and conditions, pension arrangements etc.

 

Posted December 7th 2015 (3 years ago)

RCGP Bright Ideas

The Clinical Innovation and Research Centre at RCGP has recently launched the Bright Ideas Portal, where we can highlight examples of innovative work that is going on in GP practices. We want this work to be recognised, celebrated and shared, in the hope that GPs will both be inspired to take up practices which have been successful elsewhere and encouraged to come up with their own innovations.

Each month three Bright Ideas will be highlighted on our web page and also promoted in our Clinical News bulletin, which goes out monthly to RCGP members. In addition to this a Bright Idea will feature in our new member magazine, GP Frontline, to promote the innovation to our members and to hopefully inspire more GPs out there. The Bright Idea which was featured in the most recent edition of GP Frontline, Shared medical appointments, has already led to reports of increasing interest both from RCGP members and 13 CCGs.

We are asking that GPs or other members of the practice team send us a short piece of writing (up to 1000 words) setting out the practice’s experiences in adopting your Bright Idea and the benefits and learning that were the result. Images and links to webpages and journal articles which provide more background information are also encouraged. We also ask that you promote this as much as possible to your networks in order to raise awareness of the innovations on the page.

If you have any examples of innovations or queries regarding the programme then please email.

 

Posted December 3rd 2015 (3 years ago)

Ebola survivorship and advice for clinicians

Please see the attached letter from the Chief Medical Officer, NHS England, regarding what is currently known around Ebola survivorship, and what measures clinicians should take.

 

Posted November 30th 2015 (3 years ago)

Opportunity to become a PLAB Part 2 Panel member

Do you know someone who might be interested?

GMC currently recruiting PLAB Part 1 and Part 2 panel members.
The PLAB test, which is in two parts, is the main route by which international medical graduates demonstrate they have the necessary skills and knowledge to practise medicine in the UK. There is a panel responsible for each part.

If you are interested, or know of someone who may be interested in becoming a PLAB Part 1 or Part 2 panel member, please click here for a full job specification and online application form.
GMC are looking for members in the following specialties for the Part 1 Panel.

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • We are looking for members in the following specialties for the Part 2 Panel.
  • General Practice
  • Surgery
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Paediatrics

Completed applications will need to be submitted by 14 December 2015. Interviews will be held on 4, 11, 12 and 18 February 2016.

Posted November 20th 2015 (3 years ago)

The Future of Primary Care: General Practice – 17th March 2016 – University of Salford

This one day conference provides delegates with the opportunity to discuss and debate the current challenges and issues the NHS is currently facing.

You’ll benefit from and hear different perspectives from the NHS and end users on the care challenges GPs and patients face, and the solutions offered by senior government and industry representatives.
Key points addressed on the day will include:

  • Implementing ‘A New Deal for GPs’
  • The success of government initiatives to retain current GPs and return retired ones to work
  • What the reorganisation of primary care structure means for GPs and patients
  • How to improve patient satisfaction
  • The impact of CCGs taking on responsibility for commissioning the majority of GP services will mean
  • Whether a 7 Day NHS for GPs is practical
  • How technology can be used to make surgeries more efficient, allowing more time for care. The financial implications of a shift from acute care to primary care
  • The impact of Proactive Care Programmes on patients
  • How to prevent GP surgeries being overwhelmed by demographic changes

More information

Contact s.testoni@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4466.

Posted November 18th 2015 (3 years ago)

Vacancy - Associate Postgraduate Dean - Performance

Applications for the post of Associate Postgraduate Dean - Performance is now open.  Please view details in our Vacancies section.

Posted November 10th 2015 (3 years ago)

EC and CS Conferences organised for 2016

For the attention of all ECs and CSc 

Two ES and CS conferences have been organised to take place during 2016.

The conferences will both be held at Eastwood Park Conference Centre.
Address: Falfield, Wotton Under Edge GL12 8DA

Should you wish to attend, please click on the links below to register your attendance.

Spring 2016 Conference – 9th March 2016
Autumn 2016 Conference – 2nd November 2016

 

 

Posted November 10th 2015 (3 years ago)

UK Medical Education Database

The Medical Schools Council, the General Medical Council and other key interest groups are piloting a UK Medical Education Database (UKMED) which, for the first time, brings together undergraduate and postgraduate medical education data. It provides a platform for collating data on the performance of UK medical students and trainee doctors across their education and future career. These data have not been linked before and no single organisation can currently link all data on their own.

The project allows researchers to submit proposals and, subject to meeting acceptance criteria, gain access to specific data for analysis. By linking data such as assessment results, UKMED aims to highlight the paths of doctors through school, university and their career. This creates a unique environment in which new research can be undertaken in a broad range of areas to inform the development of medical education and assessment, and the future medical workforce with the ultimate aim of improving patient care. The scope of the research that can be undertaken through UKMED is potentially broad ranging from analyses of selection tests in predicting future performance, to studying how socioeconomic background might affect an applicant’s progression through their career.

Applications for access to UKMED data for research purposes are welcome, with the deadline for submission on 11 January 2016 12:00 noon GMT. The project is a pilot which will be evaluated in mid-2016.

Please share this message within your organisation and research networks. For more information, please visit the UKMED website

Kind regards

The UKMED Team

Posted November 5th 2015 (3 years ago)

Advertisements for ST1 National General Practice

Advertisements for ST1 National General Practice, Clinical Academic Fellow and Global Health posts go live from 5th November.

Applications open from 11th November and close on 3rd December.

For further information please visit the National General Practice Recruitment Office website.

ST1 General Practice Recruitment 2016

Information regarding posts in Health Education South West - Severn can be found;

Severn Primary Care ST1 Recruitment

All applications are to me made through the Oriel recruitment system;

https://www.oriel.nhs.uk/Web/

 

Posted October 26th 2015 (3 years ago)

GPVTS Survey

Clinical Teaching Fellows in Medicine based in Russell’s Hall Hospital Dudley and part of the West Midlands Deanery, are currently conducting a survey amongst GP VTS trainees looking into the amount of Dermatology exposure in their training years.

"We hope to use the results to establish whether GP trainees feel confident in managing patients with dermatological conditions and whether they feel their undergraduate and current training is sufficient in meeting the RCGP dermatology learning outcomes.

Any GPST1, GPST2 and GP Registrar trainees please complete the questionnaire which will be very appreciated."

 

 

Posted October 26th 2015 (3 years ago)

Call for applications for Clinical Primer Scheme 2016

Are you considering a career as a clinical academic but want to experience life as a researcher before you decide?

Applications from suitably qualified Medical & Veterinary clinical graduates are invited for six month biomedical research “primer” projects to be undertaken at the University of Bristol. These are supported by a Wellcome Trust ‘Institutional Strategic Support Fund’ award to the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and the University of Bristol. The projects will commence in 2016 and the funding will cover clinical salary and associated project costs.

This opportunity is aimed at exceptionally motivated clinically qualified medical and veterinary trainees who are at an early stage of their career, but who can demonstrate a capability and a drive to undertake a period of research with a view to developing a career in academic medicine. Successful candidates will undertake a biomedical "primer" project at the University of Bristol, with a view to preparing them for a PhD fellowship application.

Applicants must either be fully-qualified medical doctors and will have started, or be ready to start, their specialist training (in which case the project will be undertaken as an out of programme module)

OR

have completed a degree in veterinary medicine or veterinary science; an intercalated degree or other research experience (e.g. undergraduate vacation project) is also desirable.

All applicants should be entitled to work within the European Economic Area (EEA).

Primers will be available in various areas and specialities. Some examples are listed below. Please contact us to discuss your speciality if it is not listed:

 • Bioengineering
 • Cancer
 • Cardiovascular disease
 • Infection and immunity
 • Musculoskeletal diseases
 • Neurosciences and psychiatric disease
 • Population health and epidemiology
 • Regenerative medicine
 • Renal disease
 • Zoonotic disease


Projects will be interdisciplinary in nature and so will be co-supervised by clinical and non-clinical members of staff.

The training period is negotiable (range 3-6 months) and will allow time for one clinical session per week, if applicable.

Further information and an application form are available from the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute website 

The completed form and your CV should be emailed.

The closing date for applications is 09:00 GMT, Friday 11 December 2015.

Your application will be reviewed and if successful, you will be invited to an interview in Bristol in February 2016.

If you have any queries, please email.

Posted October 21st 2015 (3 years ago)

takeAIM Conference - November 2015

Ever considered a career in Acute Internal Medicine?

For more information relating to this, please view the event with details on how to book and the programme.

 

Posted October 19th 2015 (3 years ago)

University of Bristol Admissions Interviews

The University of Bristol's Medical Admissions Interviews (MMIs) will be taking place on the following dates: 

Tues 8th, Weds 9th & Thurs 10th December 2015
Tues 26th, Weds 27th & Thurs 28th January 2016
Tues 15th, Weds 16th & Thurs 17th February 2016
Tues 1st, Weds 2nd & Thurs 3rd March 2016

The University interviews 80 candidates per day, beginning at 09:00 and ending at 15:40 with a lunch break from 12:10-12:40.


There is no payment as such for your time, but both the University, and the GMC, recognise the important role that medical student selection plays in shaping the future health service therefore, all selectors receive a certificate of contribution, evidence which may be useful in appraisal, revalidation and job planning.

Parking is available on request and lunch is provided along with refreshments throughout the day.

If you are interested in joining the University of Bristols Medical Admissions Group as an interviewer please contact fohs-admissions@bristol.ac.uk.

Posted October 6th 2015 (3 years ago)

MRCGP AKT preparation resources

The RCGP exams team is pleased to announce the launch of two new and freely available resources for GP trainees planning to sit the MRCGP Applied Knowledge Test.
Both resources have been prepared by the AKT core group in conjunction with AITs and reflect a practical approach to taking the exam.
‘Preparing to take the AKT’ is a concise guide designed to help with exam preparation and will be helpful to trainees, trainers and educationalists involved with GP training.
The ‘AKT Podcast’ follows on from the success of the CSA podcast and has been created with the help of the InnovAiT podcast team. Trainees, a Programme Director and AKT group member are all interviewed and the discussions cover a broad range of frequently asked questions.
Both of these are now available on the RCGP AKT exam webpage in the section entitled ‘How to prepare for the AKT’, alongside a wide range of downloadable resources.
We have included a pdf copy of the concise guide as well as direct links within this email and ask that this is cascaded to all interested parties, including GP Trainees, GP Trainers and GP Educationalists/Training Programme Directors.
We welcome any feedback via exams@rcgp.org.uk
The exams team would particularly like to thank Drs Simon Glew and Toby Holland for their invaluable contributions.

Posted October 6th 2015 (3 years ago)

Essential Knowledge Update 16

The RCGP has now released Essential Knowledge Update (EKU) 16, designed to improve patient care and to help you realise your CPD needs. EKU16 provides a summary of important new and changing knowledge on a wide variety of primary care topics encountered by general practitioners including:

Overweight & Obesity in Children, Young People & Adults
Somatoform Disorders & Medically Unexplained Symptoms in Adults
Community & Hospital Acquired Pneumonia in Adults
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease in Children & Young People
Classification, Assessment, Prevalence, Effect & Treatment of Personality Disorder
Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Adults in Primary Care
Multiple Sclerosis in Primary & Secondary Care
Osteoporosis & the Prevention of Fragility Fractures


Produced by GPs for GPs, the EKU modules not only provide an overview and critical appraisal of the source documents in which they are based but also offer practical tips for you and your practice, suggestions for audit, learning and service needs and resources for further reading.

The EKU Hot Topics offer a concise synopsis of an article or guideline that has been recently published and has an immediate impact on general practice! Released on a monthly basis, the they are available for FREE to all users and cover a variety of important primary care topics including the effectiveness of diclofenac versus paracetamol in knee osteoarthritis and a trial of a brief intervention targeting predominantly mon-verbal communication in GP consultations. Access them today
To learn more about the EKU Programme please visit the

RCGP Online Learning Environment: elearning@rcgp.org.uk

Posted October 6th 2015 (3 years ago)

Opportunity for an Educational Supervisor

The National GP Recruitment Office needs a case writer to develop questions for the Situational Judgment Test and the Clinical Problem Solving aspects of the GP recruitment process.

John Scanlon the current Severn case writer is stepping down. He writes:

'I joined this group when Bill Irish sent an ad looking for writers.

The commitment is 3 days a year ( 2+1) for meetings in a nice hotel and the time spent writing. The days pay £400 each + travel (additional supplement for the 2 day residential). There is a kitty of £2000 to pay for the individual time spent writing, again £400 a day which is reasonable.The group are really a great bunch.

The cases are written to a specific formula for the NRO and include SJTs and CPS items.

Helen Rochester is rep for Devon/Cornwall and I did discuss this with Phil Grimmer because I think it is too nice a niche to leave unfilled.'

I would be happy to speak/email anyone interested’

Please contact the GP School if you are interested.

Posted October 5th 2015 (3 years ago)

Child Health Course

Educational course for GPs / trainees on Child Health takes place on Friday, 23rd of October in London. This is the 5th in a series of courses on a variety of topics which have all been very successful so far. All speakers are nationally known experts in their fields and work at UCL Partners Teaching Hospitals.

Full details and booking options can be found here

Posted September 29th 2015 (3 years ago)

Green Impact for Health: ‘Think global, Act local’

In Bristol’s year as European Green Capital, a brand-new partnership driving for sustainability in GP surgeries was launched by GPs, trainees, medical students, and the National Union of Students supported by the Severn Faculty RCGP, NHS Health Education South West Severn Deanery and the University of Bristol.  The Partnership customised the NUS’ popular sustainability accreditation scheme, Green Impact, to be run in GP surgeries and trialled as Green Impact for Health in 6 ‘Pathfinder Practices’ in and around the city.

Green Impact empowers staff on the ground in general practice to improve their environmental, ethical and economic sustainability, as well as efficiency, team morale and wellbeing. Green Impact for Health was specifically tailored to the needs of a modern general practice, helping the sector become more streamlined and creating a sustainable future in a rapidly changing NHS.

Over the 8 week pilot in April-May 2015, 200 members of staff and 60,000 patients were reached by 80 members of Green Impact teams in the Pathfinder Practices completing 244 sustainability actions. Dr Terry Kemple, GP in one of the Pathfinder Practices and President Elect of RCGP, said, “The scheme is very easy to use and directs us towards sensible and achievable green targets.”

We will be running an updated version of the scheme for 20-30 practices across Bristol and the Severn Faculty launching in Healthy City Week in October 2015.

To find out more and get your practice involved, please visit www.greenimpact.org.uk/giforhealth and follow the links to register your interest.

 

 

 

Posted September 29th 2015 (3 years ago)

There's nothing general about general practice

Health Education England has launched the ‘There’s nothing general about general practice’ campaign. This campaign is designed to encourage foundation doctors, specifically those in year 2, to consider GP specialty training and is being run in partnership with NHS England, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Medical Association.

You can find out more on:

The campaign page on the GPNRO website
The campaign Facebook page
The first campaign video on YouTube 
The press release announcing the launch of the campaign 

If you have any questions about this campaign, please email hee.GPrecruitment@nhs.net 

Posted September 8th 2015 (3 years ago)

GP Recruitment Campaign

At Health Education England (HEE), we are seeking to recruit qualified GPs to become our GP ambassadors who can help support our exciting new marketing campaign ‘There’s nothing general about general practice’.

Our campaign will promote the benefit of choosing to train in general practice as a specialty and is designed to increase the number of doctors applying to GP specialty training programmes and being part of the changing and modern primary care workforce.The campaign run by our communications agency Grayling, is due launch in September 2015. It will be aimed at encouraging current foundation programme doctors to think more seriously about the role of general practitioner as a key player in the modern primary care team and to consider selecting general practice as their specialty and future career.

What is an Ambassador?

We would like our ambassadors to be enthusiastic, hands-on individuals who have completed their GP specialty training. We would like you to be the voice and face of the campaign. Key attributes include how you:

  • Find working in general practice a challenging, rewarding and fulfilling profession
  • Are a confident spokesperson who is comfortable speaking to national or regional journalists (training wil be given!)
  • Are an active user of social media, including Twitter and Facebook

As an ambassador for our national campaign you would be expected to:

  • Provide time to speak to an individual or group
  • Help us promote the campaign through your peers, colleagues and friends by word of mouth and social media
  • Write short articles and blogs highlighting what you enjoy and gives you a buzz about general practice
  • Particiapte in media activity including short interviews

What we need from you is energy and passion to tell other people what it’s like.  Even if you’ve never done anything like this before we’d really like to hear from you.

What you get from us is a chance to tell your story.  Our expert team will provide you with training and support throughout the campaign until applications close in November 2015.

Contact us now

If you think you’re up to the challenge, would enjoy the experience and want to register your interest, please get in touch by emailing the team at HEE@Grayling.com

We’re always happy to hear your thoughts and ideas and answer your questions about the campaign or role. 

Posted September 7th 2015 (3 years ago)

ILM LEVEL 5 QUALIFICATION IN COACHING AND MENTORING

Would you like to develop Coaching Skills and gain an accredited qualification?  

Coaching enables individuals to acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to perform effectively in the workplace by motivating, challenging and guiding them. Therefore it is increasing important that managers and others have the skills to act as coaches and help people reach their potential.

The ILM 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring is a qualification which aims to provide managers with the skills and confidence to perform effectively as workplace coaches as part of their normal work role in the healthcare environment. This concise and innovative qualification offers individuals to gain a strong set of coaching skills.

The ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring is a very versatile qualification and is the choice for learners who are looking to develop their leadership skills through the use of a coaching approach.    

What are the benefits?

Through participating in this programme, learners will:

  • know what it takes to be and effective coach in the workplace
  • understand good practice in coaching
  • recognise the difference between coaching and other development methods
  • understand how to use appropriate tools and techniques to stimulate, challenge and motivate others to achieve required outcomes
  • provide constructive and supportive feedback to support learning and performance improvement
  • put their new skills into practice by carrying out supervised coaching sessions
  • reflect on their personal coaching abilities and generate a personal development plan.

How is the course structure?

The Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring is a concise qualification made up of three mandatory units which introduce the key aspects of coaching in the workplace:

'Understanding  the skills, principles and practice of effective management coaching and mentoring', the role of the coaching, basic coaching processes, and the abilities/qualities individuals need to be a good coach are explored

“Undertaking management coaching or mentoring in the workplace” requires participants to plan and carry out at least 12 hours coaching with supervision and support

'Reviewing your own ability as a management coach or mentor” provides participants with the tools to analyse and improve their own performance as a coach

Two assignments will be completed by participants to demonstrate that they understand the principles discussed in the three mandatory units.

What do you get?

  • A highly interactive course with 5 days of in-depth workshops, delivered on a modular basis, with both tutor and peer support
  • 12 hours of supervised coaching sessions from our highly experienced coaching trainers
  • Handbooks, workbooks and refreshments
  • Up to 18 months of free student member ship to the ILM and their member resources
  • On successful achievement, an ILM Level 5 Certificate as well as 13 credits on the international qualifications framework

 For further Information

If you are interesting in developing skills in coaching on individual or organisational basis, please contact Lynn Hodgson, Support and Development Manager or via: 01454 252651. 

Funding

The cost of the course is £995 per individual. Discounts will be considered for multiple bookings.

  

 

 

 

Posted September 7th 2015 (3 years ago)

Integrative Medicine Event on new approaches to a healthy heart

Organised by the Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine in collaboration with the College of Medicine 

This half-day seminar is aimed at healthcare professionals interested in finding out more about cardiovascular health from an Integrative Medicine (IM) perspective. IM is a holistic, evidence-based approach which makes intelligent use of all available therapeutic choices to achieve optimal health and resilience for our patients. This includes conventional medical therapies as well as other modalities centred around lifestyle and mind-body techniques like mindfulness and Tai Chi. 

Speakers at the seminar include Dr Ali Khavandi and Dr Diane Bruce (consultant cardiologists), Dr Andrew Morrice (GP), Helen Cooke (nutritionist), along with patients who have benefited from an integrative approach, holistic practitioners and CEO of the Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine (PCIM), Dr Elizabeth Thompson. 

There will be an emphasis on practical tips/strategies to use with patients and self-care initiatives which will mean clinicians leave the session with a better understanding of what IM can offer and better able to manage the patients they see every day. 

This event has 3.5 hrs CPD
Date: 16th October 2015 
Time: 2pm to 6pm with drinks reception to follow 
Venue: Open Space, West One, St Georges Road, Bristol, North Somerset BS1 5BE

Cost: £50.00 with discounts available 

What to do next

  • Contact administrator@portlandcentre.healthcare for more information
  • To book please click here 

  • Watch this space: in October 2015 PCIM, in collaboration with the College of Medicine, will be launching a new two-year diploma in IM for healthcare professionals with a mixture of face-to-face and online learning. If you are interested please contact Jessica Cornes or Tel 0755 501 4464

 

Posted September 2nd 2015 (3 years ago)

Open Vacancies - School of Medicine - Head of School and Deputy Head of School

Health Education South West Severn are inviting applications for the positions of Head of School and Deputy Head of School.

The closing date for applications is the 11th of September. Full details on the vacancies and how to apply are available through this link

Posted July 16th 2015 (3 years ago)

Selection Methodology workshop

More places are available for this event!

Register on:  http://www.severndeanery.nhs.uk/events 

Posted July 9th 2015 (3 years ago)

2015/16 PGCE Funding Scheme now closed for applications

The scheme is now closed for any further applications for 2015/16.

Posted July 9th 2015 (3 years ago)

2015/16 Bursary Scheme now closed for applications

The 2015/16 Bursary Scheme is now closed for any further applications.

Posted July 8th 2015 (3 years ago)

Planned Road Closure near Severn PGME, Bristol

If you are planning on visiting Severn Postgraduate Medical Education please note that Beacon Lane will be closed for approximately 6 weeks with effect from Monday 20th July. This is the link between Vantage Park and Winterbourne.  There is a diversion in place, but this may make surrounding roads quite busy so please ensure plenty of travel time for appointments.

For further information please see Highways England information on the Bradley Stoke website.

 

Posted June 19th 2015 (3 years ago)

New Site Lauched for Postgraduate Dental Education.

Welcome to the new Postgraduate Dental Education website

We provide high quality Postgraduate Dental Education for the South West. Including Dental Foundation Training, Hospital Training including Dental Core Training and Specialty Training, and Continuing Professional Development for all Dentists and Dental Care Professionals.

Posted June 3rd 2015 (3 years ago)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Medical) Bursary Funding

Now open for applications. Guidance and policy are now available on the website.

Posted June 3rd 2015 (3 years ago)

Bursary Funding

Now open for applications. Guidance and policy are now available on the website.

Posted May 18th 2015 (3 years ago)

Innovation Funding

Innovation Funding Scheme 2017/2018

Applications for the 2017/2018 Bursary Funding are now CLOSED.

Posted May 18th 2015 (3 years ago)

Annual Joint Conference - 8 October 2015

DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES - Annual Joint Conference

South West Peninsula and Severn Postgraduate Medical Education, on behalf of Health Education South West, will be holding their annual joint conference on 8th October 2015 at Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton. The meeting will cover a number of topics relevant to postgraduate medical education in the NHS from keynote speakers

There will also be a number of workshops during the day on a variety of educational topics.

For more information and the registration form please go to the Conference on our Peninsula Events page or Severn Events.

 

 

Posted April 23rd 2015 (3 years ago)

Bursary (PGCE) Fund

The Bursary (PGCE) fund for 2015/16 will open to applicants on Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 – full details will be published on this website on that date.

Posted April 23rd 2015 (3 years ago)

Bursary Fund

The Bursary fund for 2015/16 will open to applicants on Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 – full details will be published on this website on that date.

Posted April 1st 2015 (3 years ago)

Training Programme Directors: Quality Panel Workshop Dates Announced

We will be running 3 events to support TPDs with the introduction of Quality Panels across Health Education South West (HESW):

 

Plymouth: Derriford Health and Leisure, Plymouth Hospital, Derriford PL6 8DH

To book a place:

http://www.peninsuladeanery.nhs.uk/events/show/quality-panel-workshops-for-training-programme-directors

 

19th June

Taunton:  Taunton Rugby Football Club, Hyde Park, Taunton TA2 8BU

To book a place:

http://www.peninsuladeanery.nhs.uk/events/show/quality-panel-workshops-for-training-programme-directors-2

 

12th June

Bristol: Severn Postgraduate Medical Education, Vantage Business Park, Old Gloucestershire Road, Hambrook, Bristol  BS16 1GW

To book a place: 

http://www.peninsuladeanery.nhs.uk/events/show/quality-panel-workshops-for-training-programme-directors-3

5th June

 

The events will be interactive and designed to:

  • update you on the introduction of Quality Panels which will be replacing LEP visits in 2015
  • provide practical assistance on the process of setting up and running Quality Panels from June 2015
  • introduce you to the new GMC quality standards being introduced from 2016 and against which our programmes will be assessed from 2015

Workshops will run from 10am – 12noon finishing with a sandwich lunch.

If you have any queries please contact jane.bunce@southwest.hee.nhs.uk

Posted February 18th 2015 (3 years ago)

Study leave arrangements from April 2015

Dear Severn Trainee

As you will be aware we have been operating a mixed model of study leave within Severn Deanery for 2014/5 with some trusts (UHB and NBT) being responsible for study leave and Severn PGME managing it behalf of other Trusts.

We have reviewed the management of study leave with Trusts going forward for the financial year 2015/6. It has been agreed that from 1st April 2015 the management of study leave will become the responsibility of Trusts as a key part of their management of the MADEL tariff. From April 1st 2015 you should therefore apply directly to the Trust where you are working for study leave.

There has been a substantial amount of work undertaken in Severn PGME to develop strong and innovative regional teaching programmes, and there is a desire by all parties to continue this. We will be finalising the details of this over the next month.

The exception to this will be then Partnership Trusts, who have indicated that they wish to continue the current arrangements, whereby Severn PGME will manage the study leave on their behalf. All trainees in psychiatry should therefore continue to follow the current arrangements.

We are formally reviewing the arrangements for foundation and general practice in the next two weeks, but anticipate that these will remain broadly as now at the current time.

Please contact the  Medical Education Managers in your trust to get details of how to apply for study leave from April 1st 2015.

Yours sincerely

Professor Selena Gray MBChB, MD, FFPH, FRCP
Deputy Postgraduate Dean

Posted February 11th 2015 (3 years ago)

Head of School of Pathology

Applications are invited for the position of Head of School of Pathology, within the Severn Postgraduate Medical Education, in conjunction with the Royal College of Pathologists. This position is for 3 Sessions per week.

Eligible applicants for this position will be working in consultant or equivalent posts within the School of Pathology within the Health Education South West footprint.

The appointment will be made on the basis of a part-time secondment to Health Education South West alongside existing employment, for an initial period of 3 years.

Reimbursement will be made to the employing organisation equivalent to the number of sessions, to enable release for these duties.

It is essential that applicants secure the support of their employing organisation prior to an application being made.

A track record of achievement in training and education is essential.

As well as meeting the Person Specification requirements the successful candidates will also demonstrate the commitment and ability to:

  • Promote and support excellence in education
  • Ensure that the quality of education and training for Specialty Trainees meets the standards laid down by GMC
  • Ensure that the delivery of training enhances the quality and safety of care for patients now and in the future
  • Champion equality of opportunity

Applications in the form of a CV and letter demonstrating why you are suitable for the role are to be sent to Gill Murphy, Health Education South West, Postgraduate Medical Education, Deanery House, Vantage Park, Hambrook, Bristol, BS16 1GW or Gill.Murphy@southwest.hee.nhs.uk  by the closing date of Monday 23rd March 2015.

Interviews will be held on the 9th April 2015 at South West House, Taunton.

Job Description

Posted January 21st 2015 (3 years ago)

Medical Careers Evening - 12 February 2015

Careers event for any trainees interested in a career in medicine.

 

Posted January 12th 2015 (4 years ago)

GMC National Training Survey launch

The GMC National Training Survey for junior doctors will be launched on 24 March 2015. The survey live period will continue until 6 May 2015. We look forward to working with all trainees to get feedback on the quality of their placements.

Data from this survey is used at: Contract visits by Postgraduate Medical Education to Trusts, Quality Panels run by Schools and programmes and also to inform local quality improvement processes. Survey reports will be made available from June 2015.

The Quality Department at Severn looks forward to working with you to continue to get high response rates to the survey to ensure that the data is both reliable and valid to improve the quality of training for all.

Posted December 5th 2014 (4 years ago)

Recruitment to Specialty Training

Health Education England has produced a short guide to recruitment to specialty training for those applying to CT1/ST1 posts starting from August 2015, which can be viewed here.

For more information on the application process, please view the National Applicant Handbook 2015, available at www.specialtytraining.nhs.uk.

Careers advice and information can be found at www.medicalcareers.nhs.uk.

 

Apply via Oriel

To apply, applicants must register and apply at www.oriel.nhs.uk by the application closing date. Please register using an email address that you can access at all times.

 

 

Posted December 3rd 2014 (4 years ago)

Head of School of Paediatrics Vacancy

Applications are invited for the position of Head of School of Paediatrics, within the Severn Postgraduate Medical Education, in conjunction with the Royal College of Paediatrics. This position is for 3 Sessions per week.

Eligible applicants for this positions will be working in consultant or equivalent posts within the School of Paediatrics within the Health Education South West footprint.

The appointment will be made on the basis of a part-time secondment to Health Education South West alongside existing employment, for an initial period of 3 years.

Reimbursement will be made to the employing organisation equivalent to the number of sessions, to enable release for these duties.

It is essential that applicants secure the support of their employing organisation prior to an application being made.

A track record of achievement in training and education is essential.

As well as meeting the Person Specification requirements the successful candidates will also demonstrate the commitment and ability to:

  • Promote and support excellence in education
  • Ensure that the quality of education and training for Specialty Trainees meets the standards laid down by GMC
  • Ensure that the delivery of training enhances the quality and safety of care for patients now and in the future
  • Champion equality of opportunity

Applications in the form of a CV and letter demonstrating why you are suitable for the role are to be sent to Gill Murphy, Health Education South West, Postgraduate Medical Education, Deanery House, Vantage Park, Hambrook, Bristol, BS16 1GW orGill.Murphy@southwest.hee.nhs.uk  by the closing date of 31st December.

Interviews will be held on the 8th January at Deanery House.

Vacancy Details;

http://www.severndeanery.nhs.uk/recruitment/vacancies/show/head-of-school-of-paediatrics

Posted October 29th 2014 (4 years ago)

HR Health Protection Research Unit Survey on UK Healthcare Workers’ Attitudes to Ebola in West Africa

Dear Colleague,

We have been asked to disseminate this survey to all UK medical trainees on behalf the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU).
Please do not reply to this email but instead follow the link to the survey below.
With kind regards, JRCPTB

We are inviting doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers to help us understand their thoughts about helping with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, by filling in a simple survey. The results will help to identify and, therefore, potentially address any modifiable barriers there might be to people helping in West Africa.

The survey is being conducted by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Emerging Infections and Zoonoses (a collaboration between the University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Public Health England).

The questionnaire is anonymous but there is an option at the end to separately submit an e-mail address for those who would like more information. To complete the survey, which takes about 5 minutes, please click on the link below. Please also forward this email and link to any colleagues who may be interested.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HPRUebola

Many thanks for your help,

Dr Lance Turtle, Dr Fiona McGill, Claire Matata RGN, Prof Rob Christley and Prof Tom Solomon
NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections

www.liv.ac.uk/HPRUemerginginfections

Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool


 

Posted October 27th 2014 (4 years ago)

Public Health England Ebola Guidance

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare but severe infection caused by Ebola virus. Since March 2014, there has been a large outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, with widespread and intense transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This is the largest ever known outbreak of this disease prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in August 2014. Cases have also occurred in Senegal, Nigeria, the U.S. and Spain.

Summary Guidance for Acute Trust Staff: Identifying and managing patients who require assessment for Ebola virus disease. Updated 21st October 2014

Information for Primary Care: Managing patients who require assessment for Ebola virus disease Updated 17th Oct 2014

Posted October 3rd 2014 (4 years ago)

Trainee ePortfolio Helpdesk Update

Message from the RCGP Trainee ePortfolio Helpdesk

 

The Trainee ePortfolio helpdesk will be closed on Wednesday 5th November 2014, while the helpdesk team undergo off site training. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you. The Trainee ePortfolio helpdesk will reopen on Thursday 6th November at 9am.

Posted September 30th 2014 (4 years ago)

Application for Bursary's for ECR now open

details on RCR website RCR

Posted August 12th 2014 (4 years ago)

Changes to ST4-5 Training 21st August

Training for ST4-5 now relocated to Deanery House on 21st August topic, Neonatal Innovation with Dr Steve Jones

Posted August 12th 2014 (4 years ago)

AWARDS DINNER

Closing date for money to be paid and menu choices to be made. FRIDAY 18th August

Posted July 22nd 2014 (4 years ago)

Annual Joint Conference

Date For Your Diaries

Severn Postgraduate Medical Education and South West Peninsula, on behalf of Health Education South West, will be holding their Annual Joint Conference on 6th November 2014 at Sandy Park Conference Centre in Exeter (Exeter Chief’s rugby ground). The meeting will cover a number of topics relevant to postgraduate medical education in the NHS from keynote speakers

There will also be a number of workshops during the day on a variety of educational topics.

The conference aims to be an enjoyable and valuable interactive experience for all those involved in clinical postgraduate medical education. It will be of particular interest to Associate Deans, GP Associate Directors, Regional Advisers, Heads of School, Training Programme Directors, Directors of Medical Education, Clinical Tutors, Foundation Leads and College Tutors, as well as Clinical and Educational Supervisors.

All the speakers have an interest and considerable experience on the topics they will be presenting and there will be an opportunity for interactive discussion throughout the day.

CPD recognition with the Royal College of Physicians will be applied for.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There will be no charge to those involved in educational roles in the footprint of Health Education South West.  

Registration Form is now available.

Programme of the Event.

Posted July 21st 2014 (4 years ago)

GMC’s Curriculum Advisory Group Vacancies

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are looking to appoint two medical trainee members to our Curriculum and Assessment Group (CAG) within our Education & Standards Directorate at the GMC. The vacancies have arisen as a result of two current trainees gaining their Certificates of Completion of Training and moving to become medical members of the CAG.

The purpose of the CAG is to scrutinise changes to specialty and subspecialty curricula and assessment systems evaluating them against the GMC’s curriculum standards.

We are looking for trainee members who have experience in one or all of the following areas; medical education, curriculum development, assessment expertise and psychometrics.

More information can be found on the Education news section of the GMC website. It includes more information on the role of the CAG, the trainee member specification and the application process.

To apply for the role, please click here. We welcome applications from doctors in training. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone suitable.

If you have any questions on any aspect of this email please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Neil Grant, Associate Services Advisor, General Medical Council, Regents Place, 350 Euston Road, London, NW1 3JN Tel: 020 7189 5336 

Posted July 21st 2014 (4 years ago)

Sustainability Short Film

Severn Postgraduate Medical Education has created a new film concerning sustainable working practices across the region.
We encourage everyone involved with postgraduate medical education to take a look because it contains ideas and information about how we as an organisation can reduce our carbon footprint to meet national targets.

Sustainability Short Film

We hope that you enjoy it…

Posted July 7th 2014 (4 years ago)

Next Teaching afternoon for ST2-3

Please note the next teaching session is on 16th July at the RUH

Posted June 26th 2014 (4 years ago)

A Charter for Postgraduate Medical Training

The Academy Trainee Doctors' Group has produced 'A Charter for Postgraduate Medical Training' on behalf of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. This Charter describes a set of guiding principles to ensure the highest standard of doctors’ training and quality of care. It also makes specific recommendations for commitments based on these principles which emphasise training priorities while recognising the responsibilities of doctors in training.

AOMRC Doctors in training

 The Charter was written in consultation with stakeholders including the medical royal colleges and faculties, the General Medical Council and the Shape of Training Expert Advisory Group. Professor David Greenaway’s report ‘Securing the future of excellent patient care: Final report of the independent review’ highlighted the Charter and its potential to help with the challenges of delivering both training and service. The Charter was published in full as an annex to this report.
We are currently sending the Charter to all groups involved in medical training and to doctors in training via Trainee representatives. You may well be contacted in this regard and we are expecting doctors in training to have further ideas on how to disseminate the charter (for example, by including it in induction or welcome packs).
We believe the Charter has the potential to provide an excellent foundation for delivering training and high quality care and I hope you will share our enthusiasm for this work.

Posted May 27th 2014 (4 years ago)

Clinical Fellow Oppotunity

An Oppotunity to apply for a Clinical Research Fellow Post, please follow the link for more informationUniversity Website

a Clinical Research Fellow for the CoolXenon trial in St Michaels.

Posted April 11th 2014 (4 years ago)

Changes to Study Leave Procedures

FAO all trainees in HESW Severn

With effect from the 1st April 2014 trainees based in either University Hospitals Bristol Trust or North Bristol NHS Trust will apply for study leave through the Intrepid online system as usual but approval will now be undertaken via the medical education department in your post graduate centre. You will also claim expenses for approved study leave through the medical education department and they will be in touch with regards to the process for claiming your expenses in due course.

All other trainees will continue to access study leave funding via Health Education SW as in previous years. ALL trainees (including those at NBT and UHBT) should continue to log your application for study leave via the online Intrepid system.

Your head of school will be in contact shortly regarding your budget allocation for 2014/15.

 

Posted April 2nd 2014 (4 years ago)

2014 GMC Trainee Survey

The 2014 GMC Trainee survey is now live until the 8th May.

It can be accessed through the GMC website

Please log in and complete the survey.

Thank you!

Posted March 31st 2014 (4 years ago)

Communication Skills Tutoring Opportunity for GP Trainees

We are currently looking for GP trainees to assess candidates' communication skills at a national surgical interview course in Clifton, Bristol on 7th April. 

Assessors would be required to critique candidates and offer feedback on their interaction with actors in prescribed scenarios. 

Previous communication skills accreditation is desired but not required and assessors would be required to stay for the morning only (830am-2pm). 

All assessors will receive certification as teaching faculty. 

If you are interested in becoming involved please reply with your name and stage to the address below. 

st3orthointerview@gmail.com

Posted March 31st 2014 (4 years ago)

RCGP Fraser Rose Medal

Following on from last week’s outstanding Severn CSA results here’s a link to some information about the Fraser Rose medal which rewards excellence in the MRCGP examination. Perhaps it will go to a Severn trainee this year…

Information about the RCGP's annual award for outstanding performance in the MRCGP - the Fraser Rose Medal - is available from the RCGP website:  http://www.rcgp.org.uk/gp-training-and-exams/mrcgp-exam-overview/fraser-rose-medal.aspx

Posted March 31st 2014 (4 years ago)

Senior Trainee Representation for Stage 2 ARCP Appeals

Severn Postgraduate School of Medicine & Pathology are currently in the process of arranging Stage 2 ARCP appeals.  They are looking for senior trainees representation to sit on these panels.  If therefore you would be willing and available on either of the two dates below then please contact Matthew Hill.

  • Cardiology ARCP appeal – 23rd April 2014 (timing TBC)
  • Histopathology ARCP appeal – 24th April (between 11am -3pm) 

 

Posted March 11th 2014 (4 years ago)

GMC Trainee Survey

Countdown, GMC Trainee Survey runs this year from 26th March to 8th May, complete it early please

Posted February 12th 2014 (4 years ago)

BMJ Blog - Severn Foundation School: Top Tips to facilitate quality improvement in a postgraduate medical education setting

Severn Foundation School (FS) has embraced quality improvement (QI) as a highly effective means of achieving improvement in a wide variety of areas. Clare van Hamel, Associate Postgraduate Dean and Director of Severn Foundation School believes QI empowers individuals, in a far more effective way than audit, helping staff to address the concerns which are directly affecting them. Here she describes ways that other Foundation Schools can follow their lead to enable foundation doctors to identify concerns and develop solutions using a multi-professional approach.

http://blogs.bmj.com/quality/2014/02/11/severn-foundation-school-top-tips-to-facilitate-quality-improvement-in-a-postgraduate-medical-education-setting/

Posted January 27th 2014 (4 years ago)

Defined Route of Entry – Emergency Medicine (DRE-EM)

It has been announced that a new defined routes of entry into emergency medicine specialty training will be introduced in 2014. This is one of the actions arising from the HEE Emergency Medicine Workforce Implementation Group and will be delivered by Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber (HEYH) in conjunction with the College of Emergency Medicine. The DRE-EM initiative will appoint candidates with transferable competencies as outlined in the person specification to specialty training through a national selection process (hosted by HEYH) to ST3 Emergency Medicine. Please see the attached ‘Quick Guide’ for further detailed information about DRE-EM and the link to  Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber

The purpose of DRE-EM is to allow a route of entry for those who have transferable competencies from surgical training at core level, and experience from ACCS related specialties. The intention is to increase throughput whilst maintaining quality. The initiative is innovative in many ways and aligns with principles set out in the Shape of Training report.

The person specification (attached) outlines two routes within DRE-EM ST3 Emergency Medicine. It is recognised that successful applicants are likely to need between 12-24 months at ST3 level prior to progressing (run through) to ST4. Candidates will usually require one year of Emergency Medicine training, plus potentially additional time in other ACCS related specialties (Anaesthesia, ICM and/or Acute Medicine) to fulfil the requirements to enter ST4. An assessment will need to be made by the local training programme working with the College of Emergency Medicine of each applicant’s transferable competences and a bespoke training programme will need to be created to support the early years of successful DRE-EM applicants. It is recognised that there are potential training capacity and cost implications for those requiring additional training time in ACCS related specialties.

The General Medical Council has recently approved DRE-EM leading to Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) for trainees appointed from a surgical UK approved training programme, as per the person specification attached. 

What is DRE-EM?

Defined Route of Entry into Emergency Medicine, ‘DRE-EM’, is an entry point into Emergency Medicine specialty training.  DRE-EM is new in 2014, and has its own national selection process – with applications opening on 3 February 2014. The intention of DRE-EM is to increase recruitment to Emergency Medicine training whilst maintaining quality.

Person Spec DRE-EM 2014

Who is eligible to apply to DRE-EM?

The person specification for DRE-EM clarifies two routes. One route is to enter into Emergency Medicine specialty training, having successfully completed two years of a UK core surgical training programme or two years of a run through surgical training programme in the UK, with evidence of achievement of CT/ST1 competences in surgery at the time of application and CT/ST2 competences in surgery by the date the post commences. Entry via this route leads to a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Emergency Medicine.

The other route is to enter into Emergency Medicine specialty training with evidence of a minimum of 24 months at core trainee level (not including time spent within a Foundation programme or equivalent) in any ACCS specialties (Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine or Acute Medicine), of which at least 12 months must be in Emergency Medicine, with at least 6 months of this worked within an Emergency Medicine environment similar to that seen in the UK and at least 12 months worked in the UK as a fully registered medical practitioner OR completion of the equivalent of core surgical training with evidence of achievement of CT/ST1 competences in surgery at the time of application and CT/ST2 competences in surgery by the time of appointment.   This route leads to a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration – Combined Programme (CESR CP) in Emergency Medicine. 

Please note that any time periods specified in the person specification refer to full time equivalent, and there are additional requirements detailed in the person specification. It is important that applicants ascertain that they are eligible. Applicants must meet all essential criteria for the programme to which they are applying.  The person specification clearly states which elements are required for both routes, the CCT route and the CESR CP route.

Where can I find the person specification?

Please visit Health Education England’s Specialty Training website or visit the Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber recruitment DRE-EM website to download the person specification.

What is a CESR CP?

The Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration - Combined Programme (CESR CP) route allows applicants to be appointed above ST1/CT1 level to a LETB/Deanery and General Medical Council (GMC) approved training programme.  They are awarded a National Training Number (NTN), but at point of entry to the programme have previous training that has not been prospectively approved by the GMC to count. Trainees in these circumstances will have an NTN ending with the suffix ‘L’.

The certificate does not replace the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and is not the same thing as a CESR. Trainees who are awarded the CESR (CP) will be recommended to the GMC for Specialist Registration in the same manner as a trainee on the CCT route. Trainees will thus be able to work as substantive consultants in the UK.

Where can I find further information about CESR CP?

The GMC website provides further information. Please visit: http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/cpfaqs.asp#1   Please do not contact Deanery/LETB offices for information on CESR CP as the offices will not be in a position to offer advice on individual circumstances and eligibility.

At what level will successful DRE-EM applicants be appointed?

Successful DRE-EM applicants will be offered an appointment to an “ST3 Emergency Medicine” post.  Prior to the successful applicant commencing in post, a review will be conducted by the College of Emergency Medicine, in conjunction with the local training programme, to define transferable competences and establish future requirements.  A decision will be made as to the additional time/competences required prior to moving to ST4 Emergency Medicine. Successful applicants will usually undertake a minimum of one year of Emergency Medicine, plus additional time as needed in Acute Medicine, Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine, etc.  It is recognised that successful applicants will normally require between 12 months and 24 months at ST3 level prior to progressing to ST4 Emergency Medicine.

Does DRE-EM provide uncoupled or run through training?

DRE-EM provides run through training; successful applicants will progress through ST3, ST4, ST5 and ST6 automatically, subject to meeting all curriculum requirements and College exams.

If I am appointed to DRE-EM ST3 Emergency Medicine, do I need to take and pass the Membership of the College of Emergency Medicine (MCEM) examination prior to commencing ST4?

Yes, successful applicants are required to pass the MCEM examination, and all other ACCS/core EM competences, prior to moving to ST4 training.

Are applicants from a surgical training background – either from a UK approved programme or an equivalent programme - required to have achieved the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) examination?

If candidates are applying via the CCT route, they are required to have achieved MRCS.

If candidates are applying via the CESR CP route (equivalent surgical training), they are not required to have achieved MRCS.

I do not meet the ST3 DRE-EM nor the ST4 EM person specifications, but I am interested in applying for Emergency Medicine training? At what level should I apply?

Those who do not meet the ST3 DRE-EM or ST4 EM person specifications should refer to the ACCS EM ST/CT1 person specification and consider whether they are eligible; there is no ‘upper limit’ in terms of time/experience within this person specification.

Is there an upper experience/time limit for DRE-EM applicants?

No.  The intention is to allow entry from a broad range of applicants, but applicants will have to demonstrate that their career progression is consistent with personal circumstances and that their achievements and performance is commensurate with their total period of training or experience.

How will the national recruitment process work?

The national recruitment process will be hosted by Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber. There is one national application form for DRE-EM Emergency Medicine ST3. Therefore, eligible candidates will apply and be interviewed under one process, irrespective of whether they are applying for the CESR CP route or CCT route.

Longlisting will take place in line with the person specification after the closing date.

Short-listing will only be undertaken if required.

Applicants will be asked to preference all Units of Application within LETBs/Deaneries, although it is not yet certain whether all LETBs/Deaneries will have vacancies. If a candidate preferences a LETB/Deanery which does not have vacancies, the system will skip to the next preference on the candidate’s preference list, and so on.

Applicants do not have to preference all Units of Application (they can preference as many, or as few as they like) but are encouraged to consider their choices carefully.

Once the upgrading offer deadline has passed, should additional vacancies be realised by local LETBs/Deaneries, these will be offered to the next appointable candidates on the reserve list.

For all DRE-EM applicants, the interview format will be a multi-station selection process.  Thorough checks will be carried out by Consultant faculty to confirm eligibility. Whilst the station questions will be the same for those applying under the two routes, there will inevitably be some differences in terms of supplementary questions, as a result of the differing backgrounds of the two routes.  A comprehensive scoring matrix will be used to ensure that all applicants from both routes are equitably assessed and are on a ‘level playing field’.

DRE-EM applicants will be ranked on one list, and offers will be made based on this single list, with the top candidate being offered their preferred post (subject to available vacancies).

Why is the CESR CP process limited to trainees who have a background in ACCS specialties or equivalent surgical training?

Analysis of training curricula has confirmed that applicants from these backgrounds have transferable competences, which in turn allows the training period to be shortened.

Why are only applicants who have completed Core Surgery Training in a UK programme (or two years of a surgical run through UK programme) eligible for the CCT route?

In the first instance the GMC have only approved this route, which will be evaluated after a two year period. It is recognised that surgical trainees will have transferable competences and may wish to pursue a career in EM.

It is conceivable that the GMC may further explore widening the entry from other core specialties following the initial evaluation.

Where do I find out further information – such as how to apply, where the interviews are happening, timeline for when applications open/close, etc?

Please visit the Health Education Yorkshire & the Humber (lead LETB for Emergency Medicine) website; the recruitment pages provide further information about DRE-EM.

Am I allowed to have an inter-deanery transfer under DRE-EM?

Inter-deanery transfer (IDT) applicants must meet the eligibility requirements under the national IDT process, but in addition to this the “receiving” LETB/Deanery must confirm whether they can support the applicant’s training requirements. 

How have the documentation and process been developed?

The person specification, documentation, FAQs and the process have been developed by the College of Emergency Medicine and Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber, having undergone legal scrutiny.   Whilst legal challenge can never be ruled out, it is considered that the person specification and processes to be applied are reasonable.

I am a trainee considering a change in specialty, and think EM may be right for me.  Who can I speak to?

Trainees may seek views from trainers, senior trainees, trainee representatives, other faculty and careers advisers.  Heads of Schools and Training Programme Directors in Emergency Medicine can be identified on local LETB/Deanery websites.

Is this process subject to change?

Whilst this document outlines the planned direction for DRE-EM, like any new process we will be reviewing and monitoring plans, implementation of the process and management of this initiative. As such, all aspects of DRE-EM national selection are subject to change at any stage. 

 

 

Posted January 14th 2014 (5 years ago)

More Academic Mentors Needed

This term the medical Undergraduate Academic Mentor programme at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol, are seeking new Academic Mentors to complete the MENTOR POOL. 

Please let us know if:

1.       you would be prepared to take on 2 (or more) more students

2.       you know of any colleagues who would be interested in joining the scheme

You will see that recognition is given: 

·         Mentors given the title of Honorary Senior Lecturer / Honorary Lecturers. 

·         UoB identity to give access to UoB library sources, search facilities etc

·         Our training days earn CPD points

Please apply to Chris Cooper

Posted December 23rd 2013 (5 years ago)

National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme

Applications are now open for the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme, sponsored by Sir Bruce Keogh and managed by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

The scheme offers doctors in training an outstanding and unique opportunity to develop leadership and management skills in a range of national healthcare organisations which have previously included NHS England, Health Education England, GMC, NICE, Public Health England, Royal Colleges, St Andrews Healthcare, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Association of British Healthcare Industries, BMJ and BUPA.  Host organisations for 2014-15 have yet to be finalised. This work is complemented by the peer support offered by being in a cohort of trainees.

Clinical Fellows have the chance to work alongside influential leaders and meet key players in healthcare from the NHS and beyond. The scheme has complemented clinical practice with careers in medical management, clinical leadership, public health and policy. The posts are paid a clinical salary with banding as some work activities may occur outside normal working hours.

This year there will continue to be placements across England, including a number of opportunities in the North of England. For more information please visit: www.fmlm.ac.uk/clinical-fellow-scheme

Applications close on 14 February 2014 and will be followed by a shortlisting process. Interviews are expected to take place in London on 10 and 11 March 2014.

Posted December 19th 2013 (5 years ago)

Time Limit on CCT Applications

On 1 April 2014 the GMC will introduce a time limit on CCT applications. Doctors will need to submit their applications within 12 months of their completion date. After this point, they will need to use the CESR route if they wish to attain Specialist Registration. The paper setting out the background to this decision is available on our website :http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/registration_news/14249.asp.

We have received recommendations and enquiries about doctors whose CCT dates are several years ago. So that we can take a consistent approach, we have set out how these applications will be dealt with:

•             We will consider CCT applications from doctors whose completion date is within the last three years. These doctors will need to provide additional evidence to show that their knowledge and skills have been maintained.

•             Doctors whose completion date is over three years ago will not be able to apply for a CCT. When an application is made, we need to consider whether knowledge, skills and experience meet the current requirements of the curriculum. After three years, we cannot be satisfied that a previous completion of training provides sufficient assurance of competence. This is consistent with our policy around reapplications and the currency of evidence that is permissible for CESR applications, and so is an appropriate point to consider that a recommendation is no longer current.

A recommendation from a Royal College of Faculty confirms that a doctor has completed all the competencies required by the curriculum within an approved programme. If you are satisfied all the competencies have been met, then your College or Faculty can issue a CCT recommendation for a doctor whose CCT date is more than 3 years ago. However, given the period of time that has elapsed since the completion date, the GMC will not invite them to submit an application for a CCT. We will instead write to them explaining that they will need to submit a CESR application.

If you do wish to make a recommendation for a doctor in this position, please send this directly to me, rather than as part of the usual recommendation table.

If you would like to discuss, please contact me.

Ellen Beasley

 Email: Ebeasley@gmc-uk.org

Website: www.gmc-uk.org

Telephone: 0161 923 6602

Posted November 27th 2013 (5 years ago)

Ophthalmology ST3 Interviews - Change of Date

Please note that the interview date for ST3 Ophthalmology has been changed. 

The new interview date is now Thursday 8th May. For further details please see our ST3 Ophthalmology information.

Posted November 26th 2013 (5 years ago)

RCGP Trainee ePortfolio Development Update - November 2013

Please see below development items that are coming 3 December 2013. The focus this time is on improving layouts starting with the learning log section, educators' notes and the competence ratings in the ESR - the rest of the site will be updated incrementally although the whole site template has been changed to make use of the entire width of the screen.

Below this is an overview of some 'highlights' from the 100+ tweaks and fixes that are currently in our backlog to do. 

As usual, pre-release notes can be found online here: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/gp-training-and-exams/mrcgp-trainee-eportfolio/rcgp-trainee-eportfolio-pre-release-notes.aspx  

This link is on the login page of the ePortfolio also. 

RCGP Trainee ePortfolio – pre-release notes Tuesday 3 December 2013 

Developers are working on various fixes, please see below list for those areas we aim to address with this release (this may be subject to change): 

  • Layout – restore up front/at a glance overview of various sections of the ePortfolio including ESR, Learning Logs and Educators’ Notes.  
  • Print Friendly option – access a print-friendly version of contents.  
  • Messaging – fix an issue where Supervisors are unable to message Trainees. 
  • Learning Log – Fix the layout/display for Significant Event Analysis logs.  
  • PDP – stop the date of PDP entry changing every time it is updated.  
  • Evidence Table – MSF count to return to number of submissions instead of number of surveys.  
  • Upload file – address speed issue when uploading files to the personal library.  
  • Notifications – notifications not being generated for new messages received.  
  • IE7 – fix an error when trying to download files from ePortfolio.  
  • MSF – fix an issue where additional requests cannot be sent after the first results have been received and summarised (current work around is to copy and paste the code/instructions manually to an email for assessors).  
  • CSR – If an assessor has not filled in their GMC number in the ‘Personal Details’ section, the site prevents them from submitting the form.  
  • Progress to Certification – remove the ‘no’ next to ARCP (this currently displays until a Trainee receives their final satisfactory ARCP is ST3/4).  
  • ARCP – fix an issue selecting individual panel members in the ARCP form.  
  • New Account Creation – generate an email when creating a new Supervisor/Administrator account. 

We are also restoring some of the Admin reporting function, starting with 5 reports (requested as a priority from feedback by deanery admins) and slowly building up the library once more. The first five reports to be restored are: 

  1. Report on Sabbatical/Maternity/Sick
  2. AKT/CSA Exam results
  3. Trainees in specific ST years
  4. Trainee with no review in last 6 months
  5. Trainee with Unsatisfactory ARCP result

This still leaves many issues to address such as continuing to improve the layout, speed of the site and improved usability. Please see below for a list for highlights of outstanding issues to be addressed in due course: 

  • Improving assessment form performance/usability - some assessors get intermittent errors submitting forms, still under investigation. 
  • Improved cross-browser compatibility. 
  • Restore display of Supervisors' email addresses in Posts. 
  • Count of evidence in Competence Areas summary table - currently 'Totals' and 'ST Year' display the same. 
  • Function to allow admins to add the same supervisor to multiple posts 
  • Declarations - consistency of display of the signed declaration to match the Trainee's selection and display any added comments. 

Lastly it is worth mentioning that on an ongoing basis there are the suggestions that are received that will be reviewed and considered for development, such as electronically tracking receipt of assessments. 

Jamie Meecham

ePortfolio Product Manager | Development And Enterprises

Tel: 020 3188 7642

Posted November 19th 2013 (5 years ago)

Would you like to interview candidates applying to Bristol Medical School?

From this year the Medical school will be running MMI's (Multiple Mini Interviews) rather than the more traditional interviews that we have held up until now. We will be interviewing 60 candidates per day with two sessions of 20 in the morning and one session of 20 in the afternoon. There will be two parallel streams being interviewed synchronously, with 10 stations in each stream, at 6mins per station (5mins for the task/question and 1 min change over). There will be one interviewer at each station asking a question or acting out a scenario and each will have a score sheet and guidance on scoring. As Medical interviews have not been run this way before there will be a short training session when you arrive on the day, it is then that we will go through all of the details in full and answer any questions that you may have regarding the process, questions or scoring. 

Bristol Medical School still have five MMI dates that are short of assessors for and, due to the nature off MMI's, without the full number of assessors these interviews cannot be run. Below is a list of dates and timings.  If anyone is available to come down and interview on any of these sessions then please contact Jo Lippiatt. 

 

  • Thursday 20th March
  • Friday 21st March
  • Wednesday 2nd April
  • Thursday 10th April
  • Wednesday 16th April 

The full day runs from 09:00-16:45, Morning - 09:00-12:30, Afternoon - 13:30-16:45 

Tea, coffee and biscuits are being provided on arrival along with lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Posted November 18th 2013 (5 years ago)

Dr Guy Undrill - Winner Royal College of Psychiatrists Trainer of the Year Award

Dear Colleagues,

For your information and to add to our local celebrations, we were delighted that Dr Guy Undrill was awarded the Royal College 'Trainer of the Year Award' yesterday.

This is a great tribute to Guy, who’s work with trainees, across quality issues in the school and on developing our communication skills training over many years has been fantastic.

I am sure you will join me in offering him our congratulations.

Best wishes,

Rob Macpherson, Head of Severn School of Psychiatry.

 

Posted November 18th 2013 (5 years ago)

GP Recruitment 2014

Level: ST1

Vacancies: 154

Duration: 3 Years

Apply from: 12 November 2013

Closing date: 5 December 2013

Applications are invited for August 2014 GP Recruitment for Severn Postgraduate Medical Education and opens at 10.00am on Tuesday 12th November 2013. Applications must be submitted by 17.00 on Thursday 5th December 2013.

The GP National Recruitment Office (NRO) are co-ordinating this national recruitment process and applications will be via the NRO website

Please refer to the person specification to check that you meet the essential eligibility criteria prior to submitting an application. This can be found on the GP NRO website

Please note, the vacancy details are indicative and may change during the course of the recruitment process.

Please click here for further information.

Posted November 14th 2013 (5 years ago)

Guide for doctors applying for Australia posts after F2

Dr Natalie Freeman, one of our former F2 trainees, has written a guide for trainees planning to take a year out in Australia following F2:

Guide for doctors applying for Australia posts after F2

Posted November 12th 2013 (5 years ago)

2014 Round 1 Medical Specialty Recruitment application windows now live.

Please visit our vacancy pages for more information here.

Posted November 11th 2013 (5 years ago)

Opportunities for junior trainees in Palliative Care

In April 2013 the Association of Palliative Medicine established its Junior Members Working Group to explore how we can integrate pre-ST3 doctors with a passion for the specialty in the future of palliative medicine. The group has been set up to support juniors in getting experience and mentorship in the field, and to provide educational and networking opportunities.

We'd like to ensure that trainees across the country have the chance to get involved and are recruiting regional representatives at all levels within each deanery, ahead of the APM Juniors inaugural conference on 8 March 2014in Cambridge. 

To get involved, whether as a national / regional representative or just to keep up to date with developments in palliative care for trainees, get in touch via the APM Juniors registration form at bit.ly/17cCRl4.

Posted November 5th 2013 (5 years ago)

Topical Tips for Trainers - October

Use the word "you" as part of most questions when having a Case Based Discussion (CBD).

Reason this may be useful:

Case based discussions are an opportunity to explore the thinking processes of the Registrar. By asking questions containing the word "you" or "your", the question will inevitably explore how the Registrar is thinking, rather than focusing on the patient. For example, "what management options did you consider?” focuses on the Registrar’s thinking in this particular case. If we ask questions such as "what are the treatment options for X?” we are asking about background theoretical knowledge rather than focusing on how the Registrar dealt with this particular patient. By including the word "you" (or equivalent) we encourage the Registrar to reflect on how they were thinking and feeling at the time of the consultation.

Posted November 5th 2013 (5 years ago)

Topical Tips for Trainers - November

When doing joint consultations, arrange the seating so that the observing doctor has a clear view of the consulting doctor.

Reason this may be useful:

The purpose of a joint consultation is for the observing doctor to observe specific behaviours of the consulting doctor. If we arrange the seating in a suitable way, this enhances the ability of the observer to notice details about the consulting doctor. Because we are usually focused on observing the patient, it is common for the observing doctor to watch the patient, and not notice details of the consulting doctor's behaviour. Although the observing doctor may be behind the patient, and therefore not able to see details of the patient's body language etc, if the observer has a clear view of the consulting doctor then they are more able to focus on the doctor, and notice the details of the doctor’s eye contact, body language, gestures, etc.

Posted November 5th 2013 (5 years ago)

Message for all Educational Supervisors

The School of Primary Care has extended a warm invitation to all Educational Supervisors to help with the assessment of candidates for the 2014 GP National Recruitment Assessment Centre 4th – 7th February 2014.  Just to remind you that the deadline for response is 29th November 2013.  Please remember to register your availability.  If you have not received an invitation, please email Julie Edwards.

Posted October 30th 2013 (5 years ago)

Developing Innovative Practice Document

We are very pleased and proud to announce that the Severn Postgraduate Medical Education Developing Innovative Practice document is now launched.

It has been created to showcase the excellent work across Severn and its postgraduate schools. We invite you to have a look at the ground-breaking and innovative work which we do.

Severn Postgraduate Medical Education has developed seven Core Values, which guide everything that we do and provides the framework for this document.

Please feel free to contact any of the staff responsible for this work, as we are always keen to network and share best practice.

Copies of the document may be obtained from Severn Postgraduate Medical Education or for convenience a pdf version is available to download.

Posted October 30th 2013 (5 years ago)

Junior Business Manager

Every year, we recruit to two University of the West of England undergraduate sandwich year business roles at Severn. We invite you to watch our promotional video about the placement programme. Please do contact Allegra Etheridge, if you require further information about these vacancies as we would be very pleased to assist.

 

Posted October 21st 2013 (5 years ago)

RCGP Trainee ePortfolio Update 21.10.2013

Thank you very much for the various feedback regarding the previous proposed downtime(s) for the Trainee ePortfolio. Because of various conflicts and wanting to reduce the impact of any outages, a new release schedule has been designed. 

The new release date will be Tuesday 3 December. The site will be offline on this day between 8am and 1pm. 

Whilst this does mean that there will now be a longer wait before the site receives its next update, the new release schedule reduces the overall downtime in the site to a single half a day and will also contain more improvements and fixes. The downtime on the day will need to be slightly extended (8am-1pm) in order for our team to be able to complete testing. 

Please see pre-release notes drafted for this development. Based upon feedback we have received since going live, the focus for this update will be on adjusting layouts in the site including the learning logs and ESR in order to restore the 'up front/at a glance' overview of information in the ePortfolio. This will be complemented with additional tweaks and bug fixing.

Pre-release notes for Tuesday 3 December 2013

Developers are working on various fixes, please see below list for those areas we aim to address with this release (this may be subject to change): 

  • Layout – restore up front/at a glance overview of various sections of the ePortfolio including ESR, Learning Logs and Educators’ Notes. 
  • Print Friendly option – access a print-friendly version of contents. 
  • Messaging – fix an issue where Supervisors are unable to message Trainees. 
  • Learning Log – Fix the layout/display for Significant Event Analysis logs. 
  • PDP – stop the date of PDP entry changing every time it is updated. 
  • Evidence Table – MSF count to return to number of submissions instead of number of surveys. 
  • Upload file – address speed issue when uploading files to the personal library. 
  • Notifications – notifications not being generated for new messages received. 
  • IE7 – fix an error when trying to download files from ePortfolio. 
  • MSF – fix an issue where additional requests cannot be sent after the first results have been received and summarised (current work around is to copy and paste the code/instructions manually to an email for assessors). 
  • CSR – If an assessor has not filled in their GMC number in the ‘Personal Details’ section, the site prevents them from submitting the form. 
  • Progress to Certification – remove the ‘no’ next to ARCP (this currently displays until a Trainee receives their final satisfactory ARCP is ST3/4). 
  • ARCP – fix an issue selecting individual panel members in the ARCP form. 
  • New Account Creation – generate an email when creating a new Supervisor/Administrator account. 
  • Additional miscellaneous bug fixes.

Jamie Meecham

ePortfolio Product Manager | Development And Enterprises

Tel: 020 3188 7642

Posted October 15th 2013 (5 years ago)

2014 Educational and Clinical Supervisors Conferences

The dates for the Educational and Clinical Supervisors Conferences for 2014 have been booked (Conference room in the main house + 4 breakout rooms in the main house)

Should you wish to attend, please click on the links below for the booking form.  These conferences are extremely popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Spring ES and CS Conference – 05th March 2014 (Facilitated by Bristol) - booking form

http://www.primarycare.severndeanery.nhs.uk/events/show/One-Day-Conference-for-Educational-Supervisors-and-Clinical-Supervisors-Spring-2014/ 

Autumn ES and CS conference –  3rd September 2014 (Facilitated by Bath) - booking form

http://www.primarycare.severndeanery.nhs.uk/events/show/One-Day-Conference-for-Educational-Supervisors-and-Clinical-Supervisors-Autumn-2/ 

Posted October 15th 2013 (5 years ago)

ePortfolio FAQs

I have a GP trainee at my practice but I can’t see them on eportfolio

  1. Ensure you are in the clinical supervisor or trainer role
  2. If you still can’t see your trainee, please contact Melanie van Tonder who can link you to the trainee 

I am an educational supervisor but I can’t see my GP trainee on eportfolio

  1. Ensure you are in the educational supervisor role
  2. If you still can’t see your trainee, please contact Melanie van Tonder who can link you to the trainee 

I need a new role added to my profile

  1. Ensure your user name has been updated to an email address.  Please see the FAQ on user names for the process.
  2. Contact Melanie van Tonder  to have your new role added 

I can’t map learning log entries to the curriculum statements.

Have you tried scrolling your screen to the right?  On the new version of eportfolio, the window is wider.  This means some buttons may not appear on the screen if your monitor is narrower than the eportfolio display. 

I don’t have access to complete an ESR.

Check which role you are in, only educational supervisors can create and complete ESRs. 

The ARCP panel can’t see the ESR – what do I do?

If the ESR isn’t completed by the educational supervisor, AND agreed by the GP trainee, the panel can’t see it.  This means the GP trainee may receive an adverse outcome as the evidence is not complete.  Make sure the supervisor has completed it and the trainee has agreed it before the due date of the ARCP. 

How do I change my user name to my email address?

  1. Log in to eportfolio and go to “personal details” on the left hand side.
  2. Change the entry for “email” to your preferred email address
  3. Select “save at the bottom right hand side of the screen
  4. Eportfolio will then remove your access as you will continue to appear logged in under your old user name. you will need to log out by selecting the log out option in the blue ribbon on the top right hand side of the screen
  5. It will take 10 minutes for eportfolio to update your details.
  6. After this time, log in using your email address as your user name and the same password as before
  7. The screen will look different and may include access to your revalidation information if you use the RCGP appraisal toolkit.  This is normal.

My Form R won’t upload

There is a size limit for any uploads onto eportfolio.  Make sure your electronic form R is no bigger than 5MB.  If you complete it as a word document, it shouldn’t exceed this limit.  If for some reason you need to scan it, you may need to reduce the file size before uploading it. 

Eportfolio looks different and I don’t know how to use it – what do I do?

We expect updated RCGP user guides will be published in the near future, however you are always welcome to contact us and we can talk you through any specific areas.  Please call or email Melanie van Tonder 01454 252 661. 

With all the changes I am worried my ARCP outcome will be affected.

To the best of our knowledge eportfolio is now fully functioning.  Please do not put off making entries or completing reviews.   If you have been unable to make entries during August or September, you will need to spend some time getting your eportfolio up to date now so that your record is complete for your next ARCP.  If you have any problems using the system, please contact Melanie van Tonder

 

Posted October 15th 2013 (5 years ago)

RCGP Trainee ePortfolio Update 14.10.2013

Development work is ongoing regarding updating and improving the usability of the new Trainee ePortfolio. Thank you for your patience and the flexibility you have allowed to date regarding the downtime to the website.

To this end, further updates are currently being scheduled for release the mornings of Tuesday 5 November and Tuesday 10 December to apply additional fixes and improvements. Releases would follow the usual timetable with the site being unavailable between 8am and 12pm on these days. I hope to be able to advertise these on the website towards the end of next week.

If for any reason these dates are unsuitable please email Jamie Meecham and it may be possible to reschedule.

Jamie Meecham

ePortfolio Product Manager | Development And Enterprises

Tel: 020 3188 7642

 

Posted October 11th 2013 (5 years ago)

Academic Clinical Fellowships

Applications are invited from second-year general practice specialty trainees (in ST2 year) who wish to undertake clinical academic training.

Funding is now available to enable trainees to extend their training by a year, allowing part-time attachment to a university department during the ST3 and ST4 years. Further information can be found here.

Posted October 9th 2013 (5 years ago)

Academic Clinical Fellowships

Applications are invited from second-year general practice specialty trainees (in ST2 year) who wish to undertake clinical academic training.

Funding is now available to enable trainees to extend their training by a year, allowing part-time attachment to a university department during the ST3 and ST4 years. Further information can be found here.

Posted October 9th 2013 (5 years ago)

Educational Scholars Programme - Poster Presentation at AMEE Conference in Prague

 

An evaluation of our Educational Scholars Programme has been presented as a poster at the recent AMEE Conference at the Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic on the 24-28 August 2013.  

 

The poster was presented by Mr Anthony Curtis and Dr Paul Main

 

For further details please follow this link to the AMEE Conference Page

 

For further information on scholarships please see our Scholarships and Fellowships Page

 

 

Posted October 7th 2013 (5 years ago)

Postgraduate Dean receives award for surgical education and training

The Postgraduate Dean of Severn Postgraduate Medical Education, Professor Davinder Sandhu, has been awarded the Bruce Medal in recognition of the contribution he has made to the advancement of surgical education.

The Bruce Medal was established by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1966 in memory of a former President, the late Sir John Bruce.

It is awarded from time to time to a Fellow of the College to recognise a major contribution to surgical knowledge or teaching. Professor Sandhu received the award at a ceremony at the Edinburgh College on Friday 06 September 2013.

Commenting on receiving the honour, he said:

“I feel hugely honoured and humbled by this award. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is a leading College with a particular focus on surgical education and training, and to receive the Bruce Medal is the pinnacle of my career and I am absolutely delighted to receive it.”

Professor Robert Woodwards from the College’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Specialty Group said:

“Professor Sandhu has been Lead Dean for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the last four years, as well as Lead Dean for the interface specialties. In these roles, he has been greatly involved in development of a new curriculum for the specialty, which has now had GMC approval, and has also guided the development and implementation of central recruitment to the specialty."

He has also provided great support in the development of the interface specialties (cleft lip and palate; head and neck cancer care; cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and trauma) and has fought for funding and grants in these Fellowships to allow expanded training opportunities.

He continues to contribute to postgraduate education nationally and internationally; has published over 40 original papers and is editor and reviewer of several journals. For many years Professor Sandhu has worked tirelessly to improve standards in medical education, and through that, patient care. I commend him as a worthy recipient of this honour.”

 

Posted October 1st 2013 (5 years ago)

DermSoc meeting - Monday 21st October

Dear GP trainees

We have recently set up ‘DermSoc7’ within the Severn deanery. This is a society for doctors who are interested in furthering their knowledge in dermatology for exams, clinical practice or for those who may be interested in pursuing a specialist interest in dermatology in general practice or as a hospital career.

We aim to provide a number of evening sessions over the year to include interesting case based discussions, subject talks, journal presentations, updates on advances in dermatology and practical sessions. The evenings will be supported by local dermatology consultants and registrars.

We have proposed our first meeting on Monday 21st October at the BRI education centre to start at 6.45.

If you are interested in attending please could you reply to dermsoc7@gmail.com.

If you are unable to attend this session but are interested in future events then please reply and we can add you to our mailing list.

We hope to see you soon.    

Georgina, Emma, Emily and Sophia

CT2 doctors BRI 

Posted October 1st 2013 (5 years ago)

RCGP Essential Knowledge Updates and Challenges

The RCGP are pleased to inform you of the release of the latest edition of the Essential Knowledge Update Programme.   Essential Knowledge Update 12 and Essential Knowledge Challenge 11 are now available within the RCGP Online Learning Environment for users to access.

For further information please click here

Posted October 1st 2013 (5 years ago)

Health Education South West / RSM / BRL Conference

‘‘Simulation, Robotics and Telemedicine: Innovation Driving Patient Care”.

Date: 12th November 2013
UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bristol, BS34 8QZ

 

About the event 

This one-day conference has been organised by Health Education South West, the Royal Society of Medicine, and Bristol Robotics Laboratory. It brings together leading clinicians, academics and researchers from the UK and Europe to discuss latest advances in Medical Robotics, Simulation and Telemedicine. The Conference will appeal to surgeons and practitioners wishing to refresh their knowledge, and to junior clinicians and trainees embarking on clinical careers. It will also appeal to researchers involved in medical technology, to medical device manufacturers looking for new opportunities, and to academia, public and charitable institutions. 

Conference Speakers 

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Sir Ian Carruthers (Ex CEO, NHS South of England) and author of Innovation, Health and Wealth: accelerating adoption and diffusion in the NHS (provisional)
  • Prof David Gillatt (Consultant Urological Surgeon, Director, Bristol Urological Institute)
  • Dr Nicholas Robinson (President Elect, Royal Society of Medicine Telemed Council)
  • Dr Magnus Annerstedt (Head of Robotic Surgery, Department of Urology, Herlev University Hospital, Denmark)
  • Dr David Grant (Associate Dean, Simulation, Health Education South West; President,  International Pediatric Simulation Society)
  • Prof Mark Emberton (Director, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, UCL; Clinical Director, Clinical Effectiveness Unit, Royal College of Surgeons of England)
  • Dr Mark Callaway (Consultant Radiologist, United Bristol Healthcare Trust)
  • Sasha Karakusevic (Chief Operating Officer, North Bristol NHS Trust; Director, Health Innovation Education Cluster (SW) Torbay Care Trust) 
  • Mr John McGrath (Consultant Urological Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Mr John Ferris (Head of School of Ophthalmology, Health Education South West)  
  • Mr Robert Longman (Consultant Colorectal Cancer Surgeon, United Bristol Healthcare Trust) 
Aims of conference 
  • Provide a forum for debate on medical innovation and issues relating to robotics, simulation, and telemedicine.
  • Provide delegates with a deeper understanding of current issues and technologies for delivering better patient care.
  • Stimulate innovation and showcase research and best practice.
  • Provide a forum to meet new people, discover/exchange new ideas, and form links for future research and collaboration.
Who should attend? 
  • Surgeons involved in laparoscopy and minimal access surgery
  • Surgeons involved in image guided surgery and navigation
  • Academic researchers in medical robotics and image guided surgery
  • Healthcare practitioners and educators involved in telemedicine and medical simulation
  • Medical students and trainees
  • Robotics and engineering students
  • NHS representatives and private companies dealing in healthcare, robotics and ICT.
  • Representatives from medical charitable organisations
  • Medical device industry design engineers / business development managers
Registration 
  • Full Registration - £100 (includes all refreshments and lunch).
  • This conference is open to students and trainees at a special rate of £25 (includes all refreshments and lunch). 
Bookings

Please contact James Whitaker, Academic Department, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, Tel 0207 290 2980l: Fax: 0207 290 2989 email: regions@rsm.ac.uk

or Book online

Poster presentations 

The conference invites early career medics and researchers to display posters, describing evidence based practice and innovation, and work in progress/new ideas. 

The winning posters will be decided by a conference judging panel, which includes:  

  • Prof Davinder Sandhu (Postgraduate Dean/Head of Education, Health Education South West)
  • Prof Bob Woodward (Professor of Simulation, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
  • Dr Parag Singhal (Clinical Director, Weston Hospital)

The wining posters will receive prizes from Professor Steve West, Vice Chancellor, UWE 

The deadline for poster abstracts is Thursday 31st October 2013. 

For further information please email rsm.regions@rsm.ac.uk or visit this link.

Exhibitors and Sponsors from industry or research centres are welcomed. 

Venue

The conference will be held at the University of the West of England’s Exhibition and Conference Centre. It has excellent transport links for the M4, M5 and M32 motorways and onsite parking for 580 cars. Bristol Parkway train station is just a 5 minute taxi ride or 15 minute walk away.

Directions to Exhibition and Conference Centre 

Posted October 1st 2013 (5 years ago)

Topical Tips for Trainers - October

Help the Registrar to organise their PSQ and MSF early.

Reason this may be useful:

Organising the PSQ and MSF usually takes much longer than we imagine, as people are on holiday, or other events seem to take priority. By starting to plan early, we can help the Registrar ensure they get sufficient replies in good time, and they will avoid feeling the pressure of a last minute rush.

Posted October 1st 2013 (5 years ago)

Topical Tips for Trainers - September

Start reviewing the Registrar’s e-portfolio early in their attachment.

Reason this may be useful:

Some Registrars do not write entries in their learning log at the beginning of their attachment, as they are busy settling in and learning many new things. However, these early experiences can provide many areas for discussion and reflection and can be a rich source of learning. Writing them in the e-portfolio can help to maximise this learning, and also maintain the required number of log entries as they go along, rather than leaving them until later when they can become a chore and less useful for learning. By reviewing and commenting on log entries early during the attachment, Educational Supervisors can encourage this learning, and make writing the entries a useful learning process. 

Posted September 30th 2013 (5 years ago)

MDT project University of Bath

Multidisciplinary teams in primary care

This study is looking at multidisciplinary working in primary care, focusing on GPs, practice nurses and community pharmacists. We are particularly interested in the barriers and facilitators for individuals' integration in the primary care team.

We are looking for GPs, practice nurses and community pharmacists in the South West to complete a short survey (about 20 minutes) and this can be done online or we can post out paper versions.

We have a study website that gives more information:

http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/mdt/

 

Posted September 30th 2013 (5 years ago)

The RCGP Severn Faculty half-day workshops - Tuesday 19 November 2013

Morning Workshop - 09:00-12:30 

Enhance your telephone consultations 

The use of telephone consultations in primary care is growing rapidly and yet few clinicians have had any formal training. This workshop will allow you to: 

  • Develop a framework for safe and effective telephone consultations
  • Explore relevant evidence and draw from participants’ experience
  • Rehearse specific skill areas including the ‘opening 75 seconds’, making a plan and effective safety netting

To book this half day course follow this link

 

Afternoon Workshop - 13:00-16:30

Respond effectively to medically unexplained symptoms

A significant proportion of patients who present to doctors will turn out to have symptoms that are medically unexplained.

Most doctors and nurses have regular patients who leave them feeling “overwhelmed”. The expression “heartsink” has been applied to them.

  • Can lower your medico-legal risk
  • Can improve your outcomes for your patients
  • Can improve your efficiency and use of time
  • Can improve consultation satisfaction for you and your patients
  • Uses techniques recommended in “What’s a good doctor and how do you make one” - BMJ themed edition
  • Meets the RCGP guidance on revalidation evidence for GPs (half day seminar)

To book this half day course follow this link

 

Cost

Members - Half Day £100 / Full Day £165

Non-Members - Half Day £120 / Full Day £185

AiTs/Nurses - Half Day £90 / Full Day £150

 

Location

Deanery House, Unit D, Vantage Business Park, Old Gloucester Road Hambrook, Bristol, BS16 1GW

Posted September 20th 2013 (5 years ago)

Scientific Conference 2014 - Call For Abstracts

South West Public Health Scientific Conference

Wednesday 5th February 2014

The Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare

Call For Abstracts

You are invited to submit abstracts for Oral and Poster presentation at the South West Public Health Scientific Conference to be held on Wednesday 5th February 2014.

The aim of the conference is to showcase both service and university based public health research and evaluation from across the South West.

You are invited to submit abstracts of your work from across the full range of public health and from all related disciplines. Abstracts should clearly include your research question, methodology and results. To help with the submission of abstracts, guidance and an example abstract are attached.

Abstracts should be sent to the conference organisers via Beth.Carpenter@southwest.hee.nhs.uk and be received by 18.00 hours on Wednesday 30th October 2013.

If you would like to discuss the content of your abstract please contact one of the following members of the conference abstract committee:

Prof Yoav Ben-Shlomo Tel: 0117 928 7206 Professor in Clinical Epidemiology Email: Y.Ben-Shlomo@bristol.ac.uk

Dr Paul Pilkington Tel: 0117 328 8860 Senior Lecturer in Public Health Email: Paul.Pilkington@uwe.ac.uk

Guidance For Abstracts

Please complete the attached submission form and return it to Beth.Carpenter@southwest.hee.nhs.uk with a copy of your abstract, quoting Scientific Conference Abstract in the email subject line.

All abstracts must be received by 18.00 hours on Wednesday 30th October 2013. Abstracts received after this time will not be considered.

Important information regarding abstract layout:

 

  • The abstract must be no longer than 300 words maximum (excluding title, authors and affiliations, keywords and references)
  • Text should be single line spaced with justified margins
  • Each abstract must use Word Arial font in size 11 point
  • Abstracts should be saved as a Word document using the author’s name as the file name
  • Abstracts should be presented in accordance with the following guidance:
    • The title of the abstract must be in bold. The first letter of each word of the title must be in upper sentence case.
    • Full details of all the authors must be provided. This should include name; role and organisation/affiliation
    • The name of the author that wishes to present at the conference must be underlined
    • The authors’ roles and organisations/affiliations should be written in italics
    • The aim of the abstract presentation must be clear
    • It is advised to use the following sub-headings where relevant and appropriate:
      • Aim
      • Background
      • Methodology
      • Results / Findings
      • Conclusions / Recommendations

Abstracts that fail to adhere to the required abstract layout as outlined above will be rejected. Abstracts will be reproduced on the conference website exactly as submitted, so please check abstracts carefully before submission.

Abstracts will be peer reviewed and presenting authors of successful abstracts will be notified by 18th November 2013.

Please note that acceptance of your abstract does not give you a delegate place at the conference and you will be required to register a place when registration opens in late November.

For those submitting multiple abstracts, please be aware that if more than one abstract is accepted for oral presentation, each must be presented by a different individual at the conference.

Oral presentations will generally be allocated 12 minutes, followed by 3 minutes for discussion.

Poster presentations will be provided with space for one board.

Example Abstract:

Smoking Cessation Treatment and the Risk of Depression, Suicide and Self-harm in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink: a Cohort Study

Thomas K; Martin R; Davies N; Windmeijer F; Metcalfe C; Gunnell D

Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol

Aim: To compare the risk of suicide, self-harm and depression in patients prescribed varenicline and bupropion with those prescribed nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).

Background: Smoking is a major cause of premature mortality and preventable morbidity in the UK. Varenicline is recommended by NICE as an option for smokers who want to quit smoking. However there are safety warnings that smoking cessation medicines, such as varenicline and bupropion, may increase the risk of fatal and non-fatal self-harm.

Methodology: We followed up 203 413 adult patients with a first prescription of a smoking cessation product between September 1st 2006 and 31st December 2010 in the UK’s Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). NRT was the most commonly prescribed (70% of prescriptions), followed by varenicline (24.9%) and bupropion (5.2%). Approximately half of general practices in the CPRD were linked to National Mortality data and Hospital Episode Statistics. Our primary outcomes were suicide and hospital admission for self-harm; depression was a secondary outcome. Cox regression methods were used.

Results: We detected 2008 primary care records of depression, 53 hospital admissions for self-harm and 6 confirmed suicides. We found no evidence that patients prescribed varenicline had higher risks of suicide, self-harm or depression compared with those prescribed NRT; hazard ratios (HRs) 0.90 (95% confidence interval 0.10, 8.30), 0.88 (0.43, 1.80) and 0.73 (0.65, 0.82) respectively. There were no suicides in patients prescribed bupropion. We found no evidence that patients prescribed bupropion had higher risks of self-harm, HR 1.03 (0.32, 3.37) or depression, HR 0.88 (0.71, 1.08) compared with patients prescribed NRT. Updated results will be available at the conference.

Conclusions: There is no evidence of an increased risk of suicidal behaviour in patients prescribed varenicline or bupropion compared to those prescribed NRT. These findings are reassuring for users and prescribers of smoking cessation medicines.

Abstract Submission Form

Please return to Beth.Carpenter@southwest.hee.nhs.uk by 18.00 hours on Wednesday 30th October 2013 quoting Scientific Conference Abstract in the email subject line

 

Posted September 18th 2013 (5 years ago)

Enhancing Your Career

Are you interested in enhancing your career with an overseas placement?

The Australian Medical Association (WA) and the Severn Deanery UK are working together to provide newly graduated UK General Practitioners with an opportunity to undertake a six month placement in Western Australia.

Health Education South West NHS Severn Deanery School of Primary Care

The placement is expected to commence in early 2014 and would offer a range of professional development opportunities to enhance your skills including:

  • Clinical experience in Indigenous health, emergency medicine, advanced procedural skills, obstetrics, anaesthetics and tropical medicine
  • Educational and professional support and mentorship
  • Involvement in the training of GP Registrars
  • Involvement in guided project work and/or research in primary care with publication of results

To be eligible to apply you will need to demonstrate a commitment to the following values:

  • Learning and excellence in general practice
  • Teaching of medical students
  • Care of patients

Successful applicants would be expected to be ambassadors for the medical profession and to promote and embrace this professional development opportunity.

Minimum guaranteed salary of $3,000 per week with the opportunity to earn significantly more based on a percentage of private billings.

Accommodation and vehicle may be provided for successful rural placements at a subsidised cost dependant on the placement.

Assistance will be given to applicant spouses/partners seeking employment during the term of the placement.

Enhancing your Career

Applications are invited from newly qualified General Practitioners to participate in the

professional development opportunity in 2014 being jointly supported by AMA (WA) and Severn Deanery.

In order to assess applications from interested GPs the following information should be

provided by email to NHS South West severn.GPSchool@southwest.hee.nhs.uk

 

Name:_____________________________________________________________________

 

Address:___________________________________________________________________

 

Telephone:_ ________________________________________________________________

 

Email:___________________________________________ Date available:_____________

 

Do you have a spouse who will be travelling with you?:_____________________________

 

Does your spouse require work in Australia?:_____________________________________

 

Please attach:

 

  • Covering letter addressing how you will demonstrate your commitment to the stated values
  • Current CV
  • Certificates & relevant registration documents
  • Spouse CV if applicable

For specific information on registration or immigration matters relating to this initiative please email noelle.jones@amawa.com.au

Return this application by email to: severn.GPSchool@southwest.hee.nhs.uk with a copy to noelle.jones@amawa.com.au

You will be contacted for further information and/or interview once applications have been assessed by AMA (WA) and Severn Deanery.

Health Education South West NHS Severn Deanery School of Primary Care

Closing date of the 30th September 2013.

 

Posted September 11th 2013 (5 years ago)

National Recruitment in Ophthalmology

The full timetable for ST1 recruitment has been set and is availalbe under vacancies on the website.  ST3 recruitment will take place in the national round 2 with interviews in April 2014

Posted September 11th 2013 (5 years ago)

NIHR ACF 2014 Recruitment Specialties announced.

Severn will be recruiting to Haematology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Renal Medicine, Neurology, Emergency Medicine and General Practice. More details will be following soon.

Posted September 10th 2013 (5 years ago)

InnovAiT Podcast Series

Dear All

I am the Publishing Editor at SAGE Publications responsible for the journal InnovAiT. I am writing to inform you that in June 2013 InnovAiT launched a monthly podcast series. Hosted by Dr Simon Glew, Academic Clinical Fellow GP Trainee based at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, this free podcast series is designed to bring a new dimension to the paper and online journal.

The series consists of a few familiar InnovAiT territories, including the popular ‘News and Views’ feature brought to you by Dr Clare Etherington and Dr Nazia Hussain. In addition, Simon and other AiTs will also be interviewing InnovAiT authors, to provide you with supplementary information surrounding their articles.

The podcasts will also include original content, not available in the printed journal. Beth Chapman a psychiatry trainee is producing a series of mental health shorts: conversations amongst professionals on important primary care topics including the national audit of schizophrenia, the mental capacity act and antipsychotic use in older people. Mahomed Saleh, a GP trainee, has produced a guide to social media use based on the recent RCGP guidance. Throughout the series, Simon will also be interviewing inspirational practitioners, as well as developing educational sessions, to supply this relevant information in an accessible medium, to aid with your success in the VTS programme.

InnovAiT Podcast Number 1 (Volume 6, Issue 6): This month’s podcast contains interviews with Dr Chantal Simon, the Executive Editor of InnovAiT about the development of the journal, Dr Tom Bailey (a GP in Birmingham) regarding his article 'Resuscitation of children' (InnovAiT: Volume 6, Issue 6), along with a summary of this month’s News and Views, which focuses on the life of Professor Helen Lester and the updated GMC guidance on good medical practice. http://bit.ly/INOJune2013Podcast

InnovAiT Podcast Number 2 (Volume 6, Issue 7): This edition of the InnovAiT podcast series features an interview with Nazia Hussain about her article on skin cancer including prevention, identification and when to refer suspicious lesions. It also contains an interview with Professor Mike Pringle, President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, discussing his role, what he believes the future has in store for young General Practitioners and how to get involved with the College. Nazia Hussain also brings us this month’s news and views covering social support, changes in QOF criteria and drug updates. http://bit.ly/INOJuly2013podcast

InnovAiT Podcast Number 3 (Volume 6, Issue 8): In this month's podcast we hear from Professor Tony Avery, Dr Richard Knox and Dr Rachel Spencer from the University of Nottingham as they discuss this month's special edition of InnovAiT which is about "Good Prescribing". The full, in depth, discussion of the articles is available as a separate podcast. We also hear from Dr Chantal Simon, editor of InnovAiT, on what she enjoys most about the journal and on the process of submitting an article for publication in the journal. Finally, we hear from Dr Clare Etherington with a round up of this month's news and views. http://bit.ly/INOAug2013Podcast1

InnovAiT Podcast Number 4 Good Prescribing Special (Volume 6, Issue 8): In this special edition of InnovAiT podcasts we hear directly from the authors about their six articles on good prescribing. Learn about the importance of selecting the right drug, avoiding hazardous prescribing, selecting the right dose, providing the right dose instructions, how to provide the right medication monitoring and about undertaking effective medication reviews. http://bit.ly/INOAug2013Podcast2

This series is available for download on the InnovAiT homepage (http://ino.sagepub.com), at the individual issue level on the InnovAiT website and on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sage-podcast/id281473116).

We are looking for volunteers who would like to interview prominent GPs, authors of InnovAiT articles or experts in their field for these podcasts. No experience is required. If you are interested and would like further details, please contact Dr Simon Glew at podcasts@innovaitjournal.co.uk.
Charlotte Jardine
Publishing Editor, Medicine and Life Sciences
SAGE Publications Ltd
1 Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Road
London, EC1Y 1SP
UK
T: +44 (0)20 7336 1244
W: www.sagepub.co.uk

Sign up for InnovAiT Table of Contents alerts here: http://bit.ly/InnovAiTalerts

Posted September 10th 2013 (5 years ago)

GMC Trainee Survey - Patient Safety Comments

Dear Trainee 

May I thank you all collectively on behalf of Health Education South West (Severn Postgraduate Medical Education formerly known as the Severn Deanery). We had the second highest response from all the Deaneries within the UK for participation in the 2013 GMC Trainee Survey. Once again Severn Postgraduate Medical Education is particularly grateful for all of your help. The Deanery takes the survey seriously and the results are disseminated to Directors of Medical Education in our 8 Acute Trusts and 3 Mental Health Trusts. Similarly the information is disseminated to Training Programme Directors and Heads of School.

We received 31 immediate patient safety comments which were free texts and a further 125 non-immediate patient safety comments from the survey. Each of the immediate patient safety comments is returned to us by the GMC within 2 days of receipt and we are required to provide the GMC with a response within 2 weeks. The deadline for the non-immediate patient safety concerns is extended to around a month.

These concerns are taken extremely seriously by both the Deanery and all of the Trusts. The concerns are all investigated individually. Clearly there can be clustering around particular areas and this does and did happen. Action plans are generated and we as the Quality Team at Severn send responses to the GMC. The GMC then feedback to us if there are outstanding issues.

Patient safety is at the top of everyone’s agenda. We feel that it is important that you have some closure and realise what happens when free text comments are made. Patient safety is also an issue that occurs throughout the year and not just within the reporting period of the GMC Trainee Survey. It is important that if there are concerns regarding patient safety they are brought to the attention of your clinical leads within your working environment or your Clinical or Educational Supervisors.

Once again may I express my thanks to you for your participation in the 2013 GMC Trainee Survey.

Yours sincerely 

Mr Stuart Cook
Associate Postgraduate Dean (Quality)

Posted September 10th 2013 (5 years ago)

RCGP Trainee ePortfolio Update 10.09.2013

Further to our previous release, the developers are now busy working on issues to be addressed in the next release on Wednesday 18 September.  The following is a list of the higher priority known issues.  They are being worked on based upon the number of users affected, the functionality they relate to and the impact to usage of the site. 

  1. Curriculum Coverage – Some Trainees see ‘0’ in the summary table despite having linked learning logs.
  2. Evidence Table – the summary of evidence by ‘all years – all reviews’ is incorrect and the totals for WPBA tools completed appear to be different when accessed via different routes.
  3. File access issue – permissions need to be updated to allow download of all attached files.
  4. Browser Issues – Some browsers behave differently. We are working to improve consistency across platforms. 
  5. Speed – General site speed issues.
  6. ARCP – validation of mandatory fields update and improved pdf layout.
  7. NTN – Trainee’s missing NTN numbers. Some Trainees’ details are not being imported as expected from another database.
  8. Text not visible – html tags can render some text entries invisible, database clean up.
  9. Learning Log / PDP’s – a minority of Trainees may not be able to locate some records. All historical records have been backed up and these will be restored in due course.
  10. Layout – updating Educators’ Notes, Learning Log and Competence Feedback to display ‘up front’ and in a more easily readable summary format (column widths).

It may not be possible to address all of these issues within this release, so we would like your input on:

  1. what you think is the most important, and
  2. are you aware of any other major bugs that you think require an urgent fix but are not covered here? 

Please let me have your feedback as soon as possible (Jamie.meecham@rcgp.org.uk

For a list of current issues, updates and downtime please have a look at the RCGP Eportfolio Website.

Jamie Meecham
ePortfolio Manager | Quality Assurance
Tel: 020 3188 7642

Posted September 9th 2013 (5 years ago)

Postgraduate Dean receives award for surgical education and training

The Postgraduate Dean of Severn Postgraduate Medical Education, Professor Davinder Sandhu, has been awarded the Bruce Medal in recognition of the contribution he has made to the advancement of surgical education.

The Bruce Medal was established by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1966 in memory of a former President, the late Sir John Bruce. It is awarded from time to time to a Fellow of the College to recognise a major contribution to surgical knowledge or teaching.

 

Prof Davinder Sandhu receives Bruce Medal from RCSEd President Mr Ian Ritchie

Professor Davinder Sandhu (left) receives the Bruce Medal

 

Professor Sandhu received the award at a ceremony at the Edinburgh College on Friday 06 September 2013.

Commenting on receiving the honour, he said:

"I feel hugely honoured and humbled by this award. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is a leading College with a particular focus on surgical education and training, and to receive the Bruce Medal is the pinnacle of my career and I am absolutely delighted to receive it."

Professor Robert Woodwards from the College’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Specialty Group said:

"Professor Sandhu has been Lead Dean for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the last four years, as well as Lead Dean for the interface specialties. In these roles, he has been greatly involved in development of a new curriculum for the specialty, which has now had GMC approval, and has also guided the development and implementation of central recruitment to the specialty."

"He has also provided great support in the development of the interface specialties (cleft lip and palate; head and neck cancer care; cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and trauma) and has fought for funding and grants in these Fellowships to allow expanded training opportunities."

"He continues to contribute to postgraduate education nationally and internationally; has published over 40 original papers and is editor and reviewer of several journals."

"For many years Professor Sandhu has worked tirelessly to improve standards in medical education, and through that, patient care. I commend him as a worthy recipient of this honour.”

Notes to editors:

  • Professor Davinder Sandhu MD, FRCS (Ed.Urol), FRCS (Eng & Glas), Cert.Med.Ed., FRCPE has been Postgraduate Dean of Severn Postgraduate Medical Education (formerly Severn Deanery) for 8 years and was previously a Consultant Urological Surgeon in Leicester for 13 years.
    He represents the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD) at the Joint Medical Consultative Council (JMCC) and is the South West Regional Surgical Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is Chair of the Association of Medical Education Europe Postgraduate Committee.
  • Severn Postgraduate Medical Education is part of Health Education South West which is a new organisation responsible for the planning, development, education and training of the healthcare and public health workforce in the region.
    More information at Health Education South West website
  • Established in 1505 and with a worldwide membership, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is one of the world’s oldest and largest surgical establishments dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement in surgical and dental practice, through its activities in education, training and examinations. For more information go to The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh website 
  • For interviews with Professor Sandhu please contact Jonathan Cramp, Communications Manager, Health Education South West on 01823 361125.
  •  

Posted September 2nd 2013 (5 years ago)

RCGP Trainee ePortfolio Update 02.09.2013

Revalidation & Trainee ePortfolio - Site Errors - Monday 2 September

Both Revalidation and Trainee ePortfolio sites are experiencing issues with navigation and access. This has been raised to our technicians who are currently investigating and will aim to resolve as soon as possible. Until further notice, should you get an error please try again later. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

RCGP Trainee ePortfolio, Planned downtime, essential maintenance - Wednesday 4 September 2013, 8am - 11am

The next release currently planned for the morning of Wednesday 4 September - more details will be made available ahead of time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For a list of fixes to date as well as know issues in the site that we will be working to resolve in the coming months - click here.

Jamie Meecham
ePortfolio Manager | Quality Assurance
Tel: 020 3188 7642

Posted September 2nd 2013 (5 years ago)

RCGP Trainee ePortfolio development Group - Administrator Representative

Earlier this year we emailed the Administrators regarding interest in joining the ePortfolio Development group - since there were multiple applicants I need to ask again for submissions, this time with a supporting statement (not very long, max.250 words) as to why you think you would be an appropriate choice. 

The Development Group usually meets 2 or 3 times per year, with some work undertaken by email. The next meeting is scheduled for 29 October (afternoon). 

If you are interested, please could you let me know (Jamie Meecham) by Wednesday 25 September. 

This will be an ideal opportunity to represent your user group and input in to the development of the ePortfolio. 

I look forward to receiving your submissions, the successful candidate will be informed a week after the deadline.

Jamie Meecham
ePortfolio Manager | Quality Assurance
Tel: 020 3188 7642

Posted September 2nd 2013 (5 years ago)

Faculty staff can have fees paid for Musculoskeletal medicine course

All staff associated with teaching in the School, trainers, educational supervisors, clinical supervisors, course organisers, tutors, fellows etc are eligible for full-fee Deanery bursaries to take Primary Care modules from the University of Bath programme.

Bursaries are now available to undertake the new module Common Musculoskeletal Conditions in Primary Care which received excellent feedback from staff and trainees earlier this year. The course is mainly studied online with one clinical study day on a Saturday in November. The module includes clinical examination and joint injection techniques and provides online access to three key e-books in musculoskeletal medicine, sports injuries and joint injections, and to Anatomy.tv the online 3-D Anatomy resource.

‘Resources were excellent especially Warburton's. MCQs, Case studies and quizzes were excellent’

‘The clinical day away was super, I would encourage more of this’.

The course starts on 30 September.  

Full fee bursaries are limited in number so if you are interested please contact the Director of Studies, Tim Bilham, t.d.bilham@bath.ac.uk, as soon as possible.

 

Posted September 2nd 2013 (5 years ago)

Guide to CSA 2013 - DVD available from RCGP Wessex Faculty

Buy the latest CSA DVD Series 4 (2013) "An update on the recent changes"

CSA Series 4

Includes new cases and an update on the recent changes to the CSA.  Produced by Drs Mark Coombe, Jeremy Stupple and Chris Elfes, CSA Trainers and Examiners

Only £28, plus £2.50 p&p

This 4th DVD shows the new examination centre at 30 Euston square, the introduction of the iPad and the change in emphasis in some cases for example; the use of younger role players, a wider range of physical examination and the importance of safe prescribing.

Other DVDs in the series

  • CSA Series 4 – £28.00
  • CSA Series 3 - £22.50
  • CSA Series 2 – £22.50
  • CSA Series 1 - £22.50
  • COT - £22.50 
  • To order

    Tel: 020 3188 7710

    Email: wessex@rcgp.org.uk

    Website: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/shop/books/new-and-noteworthy/a-guide-to-the-csa-series-4.aspx

    Large discounts negotiable on orders over 100 DVDs

    Free Postage and Packing on orders of 3 or more different DVD’s

    Posted August 22nd 2013 (5 years ago)

    Broad Based Training (BBT) Programme – Equipping you for the future NHS

    BBT is a two-year structured core training programme providing six-month placements in Core Medical Training, General Practice, Paediatrics and Psychiatry followed by CT/ST2 level training in one of the four specialties, subject to satisfactory progression.

    The first trainees started in post on 7th August 2013, and we are now turning our attention to recruiting the next cohort to start in August 2014.

    If you are coming to the BMJ Careers Fair on 18th and 19th October 2013, please come and visit us at Stand 75 and do look out for our article on BBT, likely to be published in the 5th October edition of the BMJ.

    Further information on the GP aspects of BBT recruitment can be found via http://www.gprecruitment.org.uk/index.html. The GP website is likely to be updated for recruitment 2014 by the end of September 2013.

    We have a dedicated website, which will be kept updated with all the latest BBT news. Please see https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/bbt.

    Please send any queries to: nwd.bbt@nw.hee.nhs.uk

    Follow us on Twitter @NHS_BBT

    Posted August 20th 2013 (5 years ago)

    For the Attention of all GP Registrars & Practice Based GP ST2 Trainees

    Dear Doctor

    As part of the development of the School of Primary Care at Severn PGME, we organise a number of regular educational courses and events for our Faculty members (Educational and Clinical Supervisors, GP Educators and Associate Postgraduate Deans).  The involvement of GP ST3 and ST2 trainees is absolutely critical and an extremely valuable resource to the success of each.  In addition to it being a contribution to the development of your teachers and supervisors, such sessions are hugely educational for specialist trainees and the feedback we receive is usually excellent.  Some of these areas where your assistance is required are as follows: 

     

    • Prospective and Experienced Educational Supervisors’ courses
    • Advanced Trainer courses
    • Practice Re-Approval visits to approved training and Foundation practices 

    We expect all GP ST registrars to become involved in a share of these and this policy has been approved by the Severn GP ST Committee.  It is unlikely that you will need to attend more than one course during each academic year and I am writing to request your attendance for one day at either each of the three remaining courses scheduled for this year or your attendance at one of the three courses which will be scheduled for early 2014.  We require GP ST2 trainees and ST3 registrars to assist on Day 4 of the Prospective Educational Supervisors’ courses (PESCs) or on Day 2 of the Experienced Educational Supervisors’ courses (EESCs).  Your attendance will be required from approximately 10.00 am until 3.30 pm.  This is counted as professional leave and is extra to study and annual leave.   

    May I add that we usually require you to bring a DVD of 2 - 4 of your consultations in general practice and three cases for CBD.  However, any preparatory requirements will be confirmed prior to each course.

    The venue for the 5-Day PESCs is Eastwood Park Conference Centre, near Falfield, South Gloucestershire and our 2-Day residential EESCs are held at Guyers House Conference Centre in Corsham near Bath.       

    You will appreciate the good quality teaching that you receive from your GP supervisor and I am sure you will know that supervisors are continually updating their skills.  Every three years they attend a refresher course when they learn about recent developments in training and practise new skills on ST2 trainees and ST3 registrars.  Many registrars have helped in this way in the past, and have found it a valuable insight into the process of training. They have learned some useful tips about consulting, received some helpful feedback, learned some principles of teaching and learning and have enjoyed a nice lunch.  Contributing to courses like this is an excellent way of developing the registrar’s own e-portfolio, particularly in the "teaching" section.  

    As the focus of the course is on the supervisor or prospective supervisor, rather than the trainee/registrar, even when a DVD of a consultation is shown, it is not appropriate to carry out a COT.  This is because the attention of the supervisors and the facilitators is on developing the supervisors’ skills and often only part of the consultation will be viewed so that the supervisor can try out new phrases and techniques.  However, registrars/trainees can gain ideas for development and useful personal feedback by being part of this process. 

    After consultation with your supervisor at your current practice, please confirm on which of the following courses you will be able to assist.  Further details will be confirmed nearer the time of each course.  I appreciate this leaves four weeks prior to the first course but I wished to allow you a couple of weeks to settle in to your new practices prior to requesting your assistance.  The course dates are as follows: 

    EESC:  Attendance required on Friday, 20 September 2013 
    EESC:  Attendance required on Friday, 11 October 2013 
    PESC:  Attendance required on Thursday,  21 November 2013 

    We hope you will take up this interesting and informative opportunity to develop the skills of our GP supervisors and that you enjoy spending time with them at a friendly, conducive venue.  The School will reimburse your travelling costs at a rate of 67 pence per mile.    

    For further details please email Jackie Pullin or ring on 01454 252682

    Posted August 19th 2013 (5 years ago)

    RCGP Trainee ePortfolio Update 19.08.2013

    The release was completed as planned to the Trainee ePortfolio on Friday 16 August. This included several fixes to remedy widespread user issues, details can be found below. This information will also be made available online via the login page in due course.

    Also included below are details for the next fixes we aim to make (subject to change). These are planned to be released to the site for the morning of Wednesday 28 August, the site will be unavailable between 8am and 11am. 

    Finally please familiarise yourself with the list of outstanding priority issues for us to resolve entered at the end of the page. I am continuing to collect and collate issues, please email Jamie Meecham if you identify any new ones. 

    RCGP Trainee ePortfolio – bug fixes Friday 16 August 2013

    Please see below release notes for bug fixes and updates that have now been applied to the website: 

    • Page timeout – Address an issue where entries are not saved to the database. An increase has been made to the timeout in line with expected behaviour and additional save signposts and buttons have been inserted in to the learning log. 
    • Add/Edit Posts – Slow pages, unable to update records. Improvement to this function in speed and stability. 
    • Educators’ Notes – Add Note button missing for Admins. Button restored. 
    • Advisor role – visibility/access to expected Trainees, and display in alphabetical order. Applied to this role and Panel roles for consistency. 
    • AKT/CSA – display of date in progress to certification where a ‘pass’ has been achieved. 
    • Educational Supervisor Review layout – save/cancel functions were being obscured by text boxes. 
    • CCT – Advisory message for completed Trainees corrected. 
    • ARCP Summary Table – Update to ordering of records by date for consistency. 
    • Database – Various bug fixes. 

    The next update is scheduled for the morning of Wednesday 28 August 2013

    Developers are already working on various fixes, please see below list for those areas we aim to address with this release (this may be subject to change): 

    • Add User – Administrators are unable to create new users e.g. Trainers, Supervisors where the password field is missing.
    • MSF – Assessments cannot be entered on a code that shows as valid for today’s date.
    • ARCP – Regional Admins are not able to view ARCPs signed by the Chair.
    • Evidence Table –the summary of evidence by ‘all years – all reviews’ is incorrect.
    • Evidence Table – correct the display of MSF and PSQ results by review period.
    • Skills Log – Visibility of comments in ESR.
    • Skills Log – linking to DOPS forms.
    • CSA – Results layout with in-page contextual guidelines regarding feedback.
    • Learning Logs – The ‘courses’ category may have been transposed to Reading or Out of Hours in the data migration for some Trainees.

    RCGP Trainee ePortfolio - Known issues

    Here is an up-to-date list of the higher priority known issues that have been raised for fixing to our developers. They are being worked on based upon number of users affected, the functionality they relate to and the impact to usage of the site. 

    • Browser Issues – Some browsers behave differently. We are working to improve consistency across platforms. 
    • Applied for CCT – adding a timestamp. 
    • ARCP – validation of mandatory fields update and pdf layout. 
    • Email notifications – emails being received multiple times. 
    • Layout – updating Educators’ Notes, Learning Log and Competence Feedback to display ‘up front’ and in an easily readable format (column widths). 
    • Text not visible – html tags can render some text entries invisible, database clean up. 
    • Import Posts – Improve Import posts error messaging. 
    • Curriculum Coverage – Some Trainees see ‘0’ despite having linked learning logs. 
    • Speed – General site speed issues.
    Jamie Meecham
    ePortfolio Manager | Quality Assurance
    Tel: 020 3188 7642

     

    Posted August 14th 2013 (5 years ago)

    RCGP Trainee ePortfolio Update 14.08.2013

    Regarding the planned hot fix for today (Wednesday) - unfortunately this fix could not successfully be applied as expected and will now be included with the update on Friday.

    Regards 

    Jamie Meecham
    ePortfolio Manager | Quality Assurance
    Tel: 020 3188 7642

    Posted August 14th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Foundation Doctors Surgical Essay Prize 2013

    The Surgeon of 2050

    ASiT are pleased to announce that we are now accepting entries for this year’s ASiT PLG Foundation Doctors Surgical Essay Prize. Essays of no more than 1,500 words are invited on the above title ‘The Surgeon of 2050’.

    The strongest entries for this prestigious award will be presented to the Patient Liaison Group of the Royal College of Surgeons of England who will determine the winner.

    There will be prizes for the highest scoring essay and the best two runners-up. Prize details to be released shortly.

    Essays must be emailed to Info no later than midnight Thursday 18th of October 2013.

    • Entrants must be ASiT members and employed in a UK Foundation Programme (or ROI Internship) approved post at the time of application
    • Essays should be written in Arial size 12 font, double spaced, and referenced in the Vancouver style where necessary. 
    • Applicants should provide their full name, ASiT membership number, Foundation Year, Deanery, email and postal address alongside their submission.

    www.asit.org

    Posted August 13th 2013 (5 years ago)

    RCGP Trainee ePortfolio Update 13.08.2013

    Thank you for your feedback on the new site and for your patience whilst we address ongoing issues to establish a more stable application. 

    I am writing to confirm that an update will be made early tomorrow (Wednesday 14 August) to resolve the issue affecting the speed of the add/edit post function. 

    There will also be a release on Friday which will focus on resolving the timeout issues for Trainees in the learning log section. There are a number of bugs still to address, please see the attached for an overview of the higher priority areas. 

    If you become aware of any bugs or issues that are not on this list please email me Jamie Meecham with the specifics and I will add them in. 

    Regards 

    Jamie Meecham
    ePortfolio Manager | Quality Assurance
    Tel: 020 3188 7642

    Posted August 13th 2013 (5 years ago)

    RCGP Trainee ePortfolio - Planned downtime for essential maintenance - Friday 16 August 2013, 8am - 11am

    In order to address some bugs in the Trainee ePortfolio there will be a minor release to the site on Friday morning - in order to complete this work, the site will be taken offline between 8am and 11am. 

    Fixes address the following issues: 

    • Admins add/edit posts - users may experience issues trying to add/edit posts for Trainees.
    • Session timeout - users web sessions timeout resulting in work not being saved to the database (eg, learning log entries).
    • Additional fixes - further details will be circulated in due course. 

    There will be further releases after this to introduce fixes, this is currently planned for the morning of Wednesday 28 August and the morning of Wednesday 4 September, more details will be made available ahead of time. We apologise for any inconvenience this downtime may cause. 

    Regards
    Jamie Meecham
    ePortfolio Manager | Quality Assurance
    Tel: 020 3188 7642

    Posted August 12th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Updated AKT presentation for candidates and trainers

    On behalf of the AKT Clinical Lead, I am writing to let you know that the AKT presentation for candidates and trainers has been updated. The presentation can be downloaded as a PowerPoint file from the RCGP website via the link below: 

    AKT presentation for candidates and trainers

    Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries.

    Best regards

    Chris Chivers
    Knowledge Test Manager | Exams and Assessment
    Tel: 020 3188 7621

    For further information on CSA and AKT exams please click here

    Posted August 9th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Cycling on the job

    With the great British summer we are having, what better way to get around than by bike? It is sustainable, healthy and economical. Dr Annie Elkins, our ST3 sustainability scholar in 2011/12 would agree. 

    Did you know GP trainees employed by Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the host employer) can claim 10p per mile for cycling to undertake GP home visits and other work-related activity?   As with usual expenses, claims need to be:

     

    • Fully itemised i.e. Including to and from details, total mileage, and dates of claim
    • Made within 3 months of the activity
    • For work-related activity only
    • Signed off by an authorised approver 

    Don’t have a bike?  You may be able to apply for one on the cycle to work scheme.  Gloucester Hospitals are members of the cycle to work scheme.  Now that GP trainees are employed by them you can sign up to get a bike! There is no waiting period to be able to apply; however you need to have a contract which has at least 12 months remaining to cover the contract term. 

    All staff of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who have a permanent contract of employment with the Trust, or a fixed term/temporary contract which is due to last at least 12 months from the date of joining the scheme are eligible.  In addition, staff must be earning enough to ensure that the salary sacrifice does not take their hourly rate of pay below the National Minimum Wage (it may be possible to avoid this happening by extending the ‘hire period’ from 12 months to 18 or 24 months).  The Trust will check all this when you apply to join the scheme. 

    If you leave the employment of the Trust during the 12 month hire period, the outstanding repayment will not be through salary sacrifice, and you will not benefit from savings in tax, National Insurance etc. 

    Sound like something you want to consider?  Contact Richard Giles for more information.

    Posted August 9th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Welcome to all new ST1s

    Dear ST1 Trainee 

    Congratulations - you made it! 

    Welcome to the Severn Deanery, School of Primary Care.  We are genuinely delighted to have you working with us for the next three years and we are completely convinced that you will be both happy and thrive during your time here. 

    By now, I anticipate most of you will be in active contact with your programme team and new educational supervisor.  There are so many things to take on board during the next few weeks that it is easy to become overwhelmed.  Could I just ask you however to prioritise setting up your AiT arrangements with the RCGP - which will in turn allow you to access your e-portfolio?  This probably fits into the “boring but important category”, but is absolutely crucial. 

    If you are interested in engaging with the University of Bath MSc in Primary Care your local programme directors will be able to advise.  At the moment we are covering the costs of this higher degree - something unique within the UK deaneries. 

    Most information that you could possibly want is available on our website.  If it isn't, then the GP programme managers at your medical education centres will know the answer… or know someone who does. 

    Do enjoy yourselves.  And of course work hard…!

    Best wishes

    Prof Bill Irish
    Director of General Practice Education

    Posted August 9th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Good bye to all ST3s

    Dear ST3 

    Just a final note from us at the deanery to both congratulate you on your CCT and to wish you every success for the future.  It was lovely for our faculty to see so many of you at the excellence awards and to be able to celebrate your achievements. 

    The “class of 2010” will long stay in our memories as a truly vintage year! 

    A couple of final points.  

    • Firstly, Severn (like Mercedes) offer a full aftercare service and warranty for all of our graduates.  You will find useful links to our post-CCT work on the deanery website.  In particular could I draw your attention to our recently published (free) guide “surviving as a new GP” written by Knut, Holly, Steve, Lucy and Clare.  It is downloadable from: http://www.primarycare.severndeanery.nhs.uk/training/qualified-gps/  
    • Finally, Severn faculty of the RCGP is desperately keen to stay in contact with you.  In particular their mentoring scheme for newly qualified GPs is utterly brilliant.  If you are living in Bath, Swindon or Wiltshire the college tends to default your membership to their faculty based in Andover, Hants.  However a quick e-mail to Jane Lohmann in the Severn faculty office will sort this easily and painlessly. 

    Good luck to you all.

    Best wishes

    Prof Bill Irish
    Director of General Practice Education

    Posted August 9th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Pulse Blogs

    Pulse Blogs are looking to start a new 'GPs to Be' blog as well as re-launch their 'First 5' blog, which follows newly qualified GPs in their first five years after qualification.

    Any past of present trainees are very welcome to participate. 

    For further details, please contact Jessica Baron, Digital Content Manager, Pulse, Tel. 0207 332 2938

    www.pulsetoday.co.uk

    Follow us on twitter@pulsetoday

     

    Posted August 7th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Update on new Trainee ePortfolio website – Release delayed until 8 August 2013

    Phase 3 of the TeP implementation plan has been progressing fairly well since Monday 5 August and the team have already identified and fixed a large number of bugs in the live environment. 

    Unfortunately they have also identified a number of critical issues, which are currently being addressed and will need to be tested again. A 'critical' bug is something that we can't go live with, so in discussion with the development team it has been decided to delay the release until tomorrow morning 8 August, by which time they should all have been resolved and tested. 

    We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but I hope to reassure you that we are working flat out to resolve these issues as quickly as we can. I'll send a further update tomorrow morning once I have confirmation of the timing of the release.

    Posted August 7th 2013 (5 years ago)

    2013 Severn Faculty RCGP Awards Event and Michael Lennard Reception

    The School of Primary Care and the Severn Faculty RCGP were delighted to host the MDU GP Trainee Excellence Awards and Michael Lennard Reception on Wednesday 24th July to celebrate the achievements of all GP trainees who have completed their training this year.

    For further information please see our 2013 Awards Page

    Posted August 6th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Postgraduate bursaries available for faculty staff

    Musculoskeletal medicine course and MSc Primary Care 

     

    All staff associated with teaching in the School are eligible for full-fee Deanery bursaries to either take individual modules on the University of Bath Primary Care or to register for a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc in Primary Care. 

    The new module Common Musculoskeletal Conditions in Primary Care received excellent feedback from staff and trainees earlier this year and will run again starting on 30 September. The module includes clinical examination and joint injection techniques and provides online access to three key e-books in musculoskeletal medicine, sports injuries and joint injections, and to Anatomy.tv the online 3-D Anatomy resource. 

     

    ‘Resources were excellent especially Warburton's. MCQs, Case studies and quizzes were excellent’  
    ‘The clinical day away in Frome was super, I would encourage more of this’. 

     

    Fees are paid in full by the School and you can also claim credit for previous postgraduate study, such as medical education or professional clinical qualifications, thus fast-tracking to a Bath degree. 

     

    Other modules available this coming academic year include: 

    • Learning and Teaching in Primary Care
    • Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
    • Evidence-based Practice in Primary Care
    • Exercise for Health
    • Practice Enquiry
    • Exercise physiology
    • Psychology of sport and exercise 

    If you are interested please contact the Director of Studies, Tim Bilham, as soon as possible.

    Posted August 6th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Reminder - Forthcoming RCGP Training Courses

    AKT Preparation Course - Engineers House, Bristol - 5th September 2013 
    CSA Preparation Course - Engineers House, Bristol - 12th September 2013 

    Please book on the Severn Faculty Page 

    For further information please contact Sophie Martin, Severn Events Administrator on Tel: 01454 252729, email: Sophie Martin, or alternatively email: RCGP Severn Faculty

    Website: www.rcgp.org.uk

    Posted August 6th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Update on new Trainee ePortfolio website – 6 August 2013

    The work to implement the new ePortfolio website is well underway and on schedule to be released on the afternoon of Wednesday 7 August.  

    Phases 1 and 2 have been completed successfully and Phase 3 is now underway.

     

    TeP Release Phase

    Date

    Phase 1

    Completion of functional & UAT Testing

    Now  – 5pm, Thursday 1 August

    Phase 2

    Final migration of data

    Friday 2 – Sunday 4 August

    Phase 3

    Testing in live environment

    Monday 5 – Tuesday 6 August

    Phase 4

    Load clean data

    Wednesday 7 August (AM)

    Phase 5

    Make site available to users - Launch

    Wednesday 7 August (PM)

    Phase 6

    *Contingency Error Fixing Period

    Thursday 8 – Monday 12 August 

    *Only to be invoked in case of the site not being ready to be made available on the 7 August 

    We have undertaken load testing on the site twice over the last week and are aware that some pages are loading slower than we would like, though none more than 10 seconds. The test involved 700 concurrent users, which is more than our average of 600 concurrent users at our busiest time of day, so we are hoping that in reality it will actually perform slightly better once live. However, we will continue to monitor it and will make improvements as necessary once the website has gone live. If you experience any slowness issues with pages do let Jamie know, please bear with us in the meantime. 

    We've advertised that the site will go live at 12pm on Wednesday but based on current estimated work to be completed, we think it will be nearer to 2pm. We'll send out further updates in due course. 

    Jamie is also preparing an update for all users on the major changes, we're sorry for the delay in getting this to you, but in the lead up to the release testing had to take priority I'm afraid. 

    For further information please contact Sarah Robinson - Quality & Curriculum Manager | Postgraduate Training, Tel: 020 3188 7644

    Posted July 26th 2013 (5 years ago)

    New Vacancies- Cosmetic/Trauma/Lasers

    New vacancies have been added for:

    • Reconstructive Trauma Surgery
    • Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery
    • Therapeutic Use of Lasers
    Please visit the Recruitmetn page for more information.

    Posted July 16th 2013 (5 years ago)

    ST3 Recruitment – 2013 Round 2

    Below is the confirmed timeline for round 2 of ST3 recruitment in 2013 for RCP coordinated specialties.

     

    Activity

    2013

    2012

    ST3 job advertisements released

    Wednesday 7 August

    Monday 13 August

    Applications open (9am, UK time)

    Wednesday 21 August

    Friday 24 August

    Closing date for applications (1pm, UK time)

    Wednesday 4 September

    Monday 10 September

    Interview period

    Monday 16 September – Wednesday 2 October

    Tuesday 18 September – Friday 5 October

    First offers deadline

    Friday 4 October

    Wednesday 10 October

    Holding deadline

    Monday 7 October

    Tuesday 16 October

    Upgrading deadline

    Tuesday 8 October

    N/A

    Posted July 8th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Celebrating Our People – 65 years of NHS workforce development

    To mark the National Health Service’s 65th birthday, Health Education England has created an infographic highlighting some key milestones in training, education and workforce development over the past 65 years.

    For more details and to download it, please visit the Health Education England website

     

    Posted June 28th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Health Education South West Newsletter

    The first edition of the Health Education South West quarterly newsletter is now available. Click here to read it.

     

    Posted June 3rd 2013 (5 years ago)

    99.7% Response Rate for the GMC Training Survey

    The Severn Deanery is very proud to announce that it has achieved a 99.7% response rate to the 2013 General Medical Council (GMC) Training survey. We were ranked second nationally, after the Defence Postgraduate Deanery, who have 112 trainees and achieved a 100% response rate. With 2,270 trainees from Severn participating, it is highly unlikely that a Deanery of Severn’s size can get a 100% response rate and so we should be very proud that Severn came top when compared with Deaneries who have trainee numbers in their thousands. In addition, we beat our % response rate, for the fifth consecutive year.

    I believe that our work together is an example of excellent practice across multiple sites with coordinated, positive and active input from staff at all levels. With 11 Schools and 9 Trusts getting a 100% response rate, we shall have complete, valid and reliable data to work with when the results come out from the GMC on 12 June 2013, to improve the quality of postgraduate medical education.

    Thanks to everyone for contributing towards this success!

    Allegra Etheridge - Quality Manager

    Posted May 31st 2013 (5 years ago)

    The Prescription of Analgesia - A Questionnaire for Junior Doctors

    I am a current FY1 Doctor working within the Oxford Deanery and am carrying out research into Junior Doctors views of Pain, Analgesia and Prescribing.

    Please could you kindly complete this questionnaire (which should take no longer than 3 minutes):

    http://www.alex.insaniak.com/PP

    Your participation would be greatly appreciated. 

    Dr A Pettipher
    FY1 Stoke Mandeville Hospital

    Posted May 20th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Agents for change 2013

    Sent on behalf of Agents for Change.  This is an initiative to encourage trainees to improve the National Health Service. It is a collaboration between NHS England and BMJ, but many others contribute to its success.

    Join us at BMA House on Friday 28 June for Agents for Change 2013 -​ the only national conference for junior doctors on improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare.

    This year's theme is Speak, Act, Lead. We have exciting workshops, inspiring speeches, an online programme and a way to publish your own project - for you to become an Agent for Change. It is aimed at junior doctors to help them do quality improvement in their own workplaces. Robert Francis, Sir Bruce Keogh and Fiona Godlee will be among the speakers.

     

    Posted May 13th 2013 (5 years ago)

    National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme

    National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme – open to doctors in training

    Applications are now open for the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme. The scheme is an exciting and unique opportunity for doctors in training to gain skills in leadership, management and health policy. Participants spend a year full time, learning by doing, in an extensive range of host organisations, including NICE, NHS Commissioning Board, GMC, BUPA and Medical Royal Colleges. Based on the current fellows’ experiences, the broad portfolio of potential work ranges from organising ministerial seminars to coordinating the national viral outbreak response strategy. This work is complemented by extensive training opportunities and the peer support offered by being part of a cohort with other junior doctors. Clinical Fellows have the chance to work alongside influential leaders and meet key players in healthcare from the NHS and beyond. The scheme has acted as a launch-pad for further careers in medical management, clinical leadership, public health and policy. Secondment ensures that existing terms and conditions are maintained and the posts are paid a clinical salary with banding. This year there will be placements across England, including a number of opportunities in the north of the country. For more information please visit:

    www.fmlm.ac.uk/clinical-fellow-scheme

    Applications close on 24 May 2013 and will be followed by a shortlisting process, with interviews on 4 June 2013.

    Posted May 13th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Quality Improvement at Severn Deanery

    We are delighted to tell you that our article on Quality Improvement has just been published by the BMJ Quality & Safety.
    • "Engaging all doctors in continuous quality improvement: a structured, supported programme for first-year doctors across a training deanery in England" (Rob Bethune, Eleanor Soo, Patricia Woodhead, Dr Clare Van Hamel, Joanne Watson)

    You can access the article here or use this toll free link

    Posted May 1st 2013 (5 years ago)

    Applications for ST4 Paediatrics within the Severn Deanery has now opened.

    For more information please visit the Severn Deanery website.

    Posted April 26th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Karen went "Over the Wall"

    Over the Wall

    A few months ago an e mail popped into my inbox asking me to circulate to trainee Paediatric doctors and GP trainees details about a charity called “Over the Wall”
    I read all about the wonderful work they do for seriously ill children and for siblings and families whose lives are affected by serious illness and contacted the charity to find out more.

    I completed an application form to become a volunteer at the camps that they run. I was selected for an interview in January this year and attended a full day in London along with others to see if I could be mad enough and generally play the fool in order to join this lively fun loving team of young volunteers, I had a nerve raking month waiting to hear if I had been selected as by now I was really keen to help.
    Well the congratulations e mail arrived and I was offered the opportunity to attend the Spring Camp in Dorset for siblings of seriously Ill children over the Easter week.
    I packed my bags not knowing what to expect and I really want to share with people what a fantastic awesome time I had.
    I arrived on Bank holiday Friday to Brynston School where I met up with some seriously fantastic young people who were also volunteers. Some were returning and some like me, new to camp. We were spilt into teams and allocated our “cabins” (boarding house) I was a team mate on the Purple Pirate boys team looking after boys aged 11-12 along with 6 others, we had 7 boys, so a 1-2-1 ratio. We spent the first evening doing team building exercises and decorating out cabins ready for the campers to arrive (all on a colour and theme depending on the team you were allocated to). The following day was a full on day of training for the volunteers and then on Sunday the camp came alive with 80 campers ranging from the age of 7-17.


    A brief description of a typical day in camp

    8am, drag the children out of bed – typing them off their mattress, grabbing the duvet, anything legal to drag them out of bed, face paint, purple t shirts, crazy hair. Don’t bother washing as you will be covered in face paint!

    8.30, Meet all the rest of the campers on the green for a sing along – mostly action and repeat after me songs. Some 80 campers and 80 volunteers in total- so a very noisy morning start

    8.45, Breakfast – usually involving some disgusting eating challenge which the children found hilarious and were no doubt never allowed to do at home.

    More singing and hilarity over breakfast and many challenges going around all the tables.

    9.30 - 11.00 activity,

    11.15 – 12.30, another activity

    12.45 , lunch, again great fun, lots of singing and challenges as well as loads of fuel food.

    13.30 cabin rest time for an hour/preparation for talent night…rest does anyone actually know what rest is?

    14.30 – 16.00 activity

    16.15 – 17.30 activity

    18.00 dinner, more challenges and more singing and even more food

    19.00 Talent show/opening ceremony/closing ceremony various evening fun and entertainment

    20.30 – Cabin chat, talk all about the day, proud moments, challenges the children achieved and general chill out, time to reflect on the day and how awesome the children are, generally confidence boosting sessions.

    Around 11 ish try and get overly excited children to bed having fed them loads of haribo and chocolate.

    12 midnight – time for the volunteers to all get together and play games such as wink murder, various silly card games chats and preparation for the next day, drinking hot chocolate or high energy drinks.

    2.30am (that was the earliest)bed time, zzzzzzzzzzzz

    Camp Activities included;
    Archery, clay pigeon shooting, arts and crafts, music, sports and games, swimming, drama, talent show, the list was endless.

    I came home an emotional wreck, totally exhausted but at the same time rejuvenated and feeling on top of the world. I am not sure who I am in awe of most, this amazing organization, the unbelievable young volunteers or the children that attended. Although I was the oldest volunteer I felt that I had made a difference and had spent a rewarding and satisfying week, would I do it again…..in the blink of an eye.

    On the Over the Wall web site it has a health warning, Once attended it becomes addictive. How true.

    If anyone would like to find out how to make a donation or indeed volunteer please visit the website or give me a call

    Over the Wall

    Karen.fishenden@southwest.hee.nhs.uk

    01454252685

    Posted April 17th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Revalidation – Designated Body for Trainees

    With the reorganisation of the NHS that happened at the start of April 2013, Medical Training has become the responsibility of Health Education England (HEE). Regionally, HEE is represented by Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs).

    We have one LETB in the South West, Health Education South West (HESW) and the Severn and South West Peninsula Deaneries are part of this new structure.

    At the moment the GMC would like Health Education South West to be the designated body for Revalidation for trainees, taking over this function for both Deaneries.

    Each Postgraduate Dean, Professor Davinder Sandhu and Professor Martin Beaman, will alternate in the role of Responsible Officer, and Martin Beaman will be in this role first.

    Despite this apparent change in the organisation of the Revalidation Process, Severn Trainees will continue to be managed byt the Severn Deanery and the Severn Revalidation Team, and likewise in the Peninsula.

    Queries may be received by either Deanery but will be diverted if appropriate.

    Posted April 16th 2013 (5 years ago)

    The Severn Deanery’s parent organisation has now changed to Health Education England.

    As a consequence the email addresses for all Severn staff members has now changed to <name>.<surname>@southwest.hee.nhs.uk  

    Posted April 12th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Future Orthopaedic Surgeons (FOS)

    Competition for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery training posts remains fierce and it is important that those who wish to pursue a career in orthopaedics are aware of ways to maximise their chances of selection and demonstrate commitment to the specialty at an early stage.

    Future Orthopaedic Surgeons (FOS) is the only national Trauma and Orthopaedic society for medical students and junior doctors. The FOS website and annual events offer careers advice and opportunities for prizes and publications to make your CV as competitive as possible prior to CT1 and ST3 applications.

    Latest Orthopaedic News: Hear about Important Updates First Education Area including: Orthopaedic Principles, Examination & Anatomy Updates on latest Orthopaedic Prizes, Events & Courses Electives Area featuring Electives Database and Elective Reports Advice on Getting in to Orthopaedic Specialty Training Latest Orthopaedic Journal Updates and Insider Tips on Publications CT and ST3 Application Guides: Practice Interview Questions & Important Articles Early Bird Invitation and Discounts for FOSC Events eCertificate of Membership for your portfolio

    Full membership of FOS is £40/year and is discounted to £30/year for medical students.

    For Foundation Doctors interested in applying for T&O posts FOS offers the latest news on applications, Core Training Interview questions, MRCS questions, ACF post listings and advice on how to maximise your chances of selection.

    You can also keep up to date and follow us at our Facebook page or on Twitter.

    Please see FOS information on our website: http://www.futureorthopaedicsurgeons.com/

    Alexander Aquilina BSc MBChB FOS Foundation Year Representative

    Posted April 12th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Application Process

    The online application portal will open on 12 April 2013 at 12.00 noon (UK local time) and will close on 10 May 2013 at 12.00 noon (UK local time).

    Trainees are advised that they have all documents which need Deanery signatures completed in good time to ensure they meet the closing deadline date

    Posted April 2nd 2013 (5 years ago)

    Undergraduate Clinical Teaching Fellow Posts in Swindon - Closed for applications

    Dear F2 Trainees

    Swindon is currently recruiting for 4 Clinical Educational Fellows (CEF) for the Academic Year beginning August 2013. These are 1 year posts in the first instance but they can be extended for a further 12 months by mutual agreement, subject to satisfactory appraisal and performance in the role.

    Please see supporting documents for more information on these posts:

    Clinical Education Fellow

    CEF Job Description

    Clinical Education Fellow - Sim

    Person Specification Sim Fellow

    CF Simulation JDV3

    If you are interested in discussing the posts, please contact one of the current CEF’s Dr Amy Hawkins, Dr Mirella Masiello or Dr Victoria Taylor. If you would like to apply please send a brief CV and a personal statement to Kevin Jones of no more than 600 words setting out why you want the post . An initial meeting or telephone conversation can be arranged with Kevin Jones prior to the closing date: 19 April 2013. Interviews will take place on 3 May 2013 at the Academy in Swindon.

    Posted March 26th 2013 (5 years ago)

    ST4 Advanced Psychiatry Recruitment-August 2013 intake. Candidates now being called for interview.

    Posted March 20th 2013 (5 years ago)

    National Training Survey 2013

    The national training survey 2013: what do you think about your training?

    The annual national training survey launches on the 26 March 2013. As a doctor in training, this is your chance to have your say on the training you receive.

    The survey results help deaneries, local education and training boards and local education providers to recognise the aspects of the training they deliver that are working well, and to take action where the results indicate a need for improvement.

    Dr Muj Husain is an ST5 in psychiatry and currently a clinical fellow at the GMC:

    "The national training survey is a really useful tool for identifying problems and finding out where things are going well. As a doctor in training I’ve used the survey results to draw attention to areas for improvement and to help target our work locally on improving training. The results are also an extremely valuable component of the GMC’s work to monitor the quality of postgraduate and foundation training in the UK. "

    The survey is easy to complete – it should take you no more than 20 minutes. Log in to your GMC Online account after 26 March and your survey will be waiting for you. Please respond to the survey by 8 May 2013 to make sure your views count.

    The survey provides us with a unique chance to understand, reflect and improve the way we train. It is important that we hear the views of all trainees so that we have as accurate a picture of the training we provide as possible.

    Visit gmc-uk to find out more.

     

    Posted March 6th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Sub-Specialty Training in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology - Extension of Closing Date

    The closing date for applications to Advanced Sub-Specialty Training in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology has been extended from Friday 15th March to Monday 18th March 2013 at 10am.

    Posted February 28th 2013 (5 years ago)

    £100,000 Funding Available for Trainee Projects

    Medical training has undergone huge changes over the past decade. We have seen the implementation of the European Working Time Directive, the advent of Modernising Medical Careers and the creation of the Foundation Programme. The profound effects of these reforms have been considered and analysed by a number of key enquires. Professor Sir John Temple led a review of the impact of new working time legislation on training and produced the Time for Training report. This made 33 recommendations of how training could be improved within the boundaries of a 48 hour working week. Health Education England have distilled these recommendations in to common themes and identified three that are relevant to the role that trainees play in their own training:

    • Training must be planned and focussed for the trainees’ needs
    • Training requires a change from traditional perceptions of learning which recognises the modern NHS
    • Trainees must be involved in the decision making and implementation of training innovations that affect their present and future careers

    The challenge is for us as trainees to seize this opportunity to come up with solutions that allow us to make training work better for us. We are ideally positioned to see where things could be improved, but can lack the senior support, financial backing or voice to be able to affect these changes. Health Education England has put forward £100,000 to change this. It is working with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to identify a number of trainee-led projects in England that meet the challenge set out in Professor Temple’s recommendations.

    There are no limits about what the project could be like, as long as you can show how it would positively change training by addressing the recommendations. Ideas could look at trainee representation, mentoring, portfolios, career planning, mobile apps, educational websites, e-learning…whatever you feel would improve the experience of being a trainee. Projects must have the potential to have a national impact and need to be sustainable, even when the original trainees move on.

    As well as the money, HEE and the Academy will also help you to identify the appropriate support for your project, be that from Deaneries or the Colleges, IT know-how or media assistance.

    For more info and for an application form, please contact the Better Training, Better Care team or 020 8433 6862. Alternatively please visit:

    www.hee.nhs.uk/work-programmes/btbc/role-of-trainee

    Applications close 12 noon Tuesday 2 April 2013.

    Good luck

    Dr. Howard Ryland

    Clinical Fellow

    Posted February 26th 2013 (5 years ago)

    GMC Survey 2013

    Dear Colleagues,

    For the last four years, the Severn Deanery has topped the national league in having the highest response rate for the GMC trainee survey, which is a tremendous record and one that we can be very proud of. The results of this survey form a vital part of the quality management processes in the Deanery - visits, reporting, quality panels, the risk register and work to improve posts within Trusts and Schools. This also forms feedback for the Trusts and the individual programmes. We need the highest response rate we can get again this year to have reliable and valid results. This will also allow us in particular to analyse results from smaller specialties.

    This year the survey is open for six weeks from 26th March 2013 until 8th May 2013. I am therefore asking for your concerted help to attempt to achieve the highest response rates possible within the live period again this year for all Trusts, Schools (including Primary Care) and the Deanery. Could you please give your support to the Quality team at the Deanery who are coordinating this on all our behalf.

    If there are any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Allegra Etheridge.

    With many thanks,

    Best wishes,

    Professor Davinder P S Sandhu

     

    Posted February 20th 2013 (5 years ago)

    ST4 Applications for Emergency Medicine Opens on Monday 25th February 2013.

    Applications for ST4 Emergency Medicine Open on the 25th of February. The Yorkshire and Humber Deanery will be running the recruitment process nationally. The Severn Deanery has declared 11 posts available and interested parties should use the following link to find further information and to apply:

    http://www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk/specialty_recruitment_2013/specialties/emergency_medicine/round_1.aspx

    Posted February 7th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Maternal and Fetal Medicine (1 post) and Reproductive Medicine (1 post) sub specialty training opens on 11th February 2013

    Please visit our Sub-Specialty Training posts section for further details on posts available.

    Posted February 7th 2013 (5 years ago)

    Training Interface Group Fellowships in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery – Applications Now Open.

    The window to submit applications for Advanced Sub-Specialty Training in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery is now open.  Please click here to access the advert and to apply.  Applications close on the 20th March 2013 at 10am.

     

    Posted January 23rd 2013 (5 years ago)

    ST4 Advanced Psychiatry for 2013 opens on 23th January 2013.

    Please visit our Recruitment/Specialty Recruitment section for further details on posts available.

    Posted January 18th 2013 (6 years ago)

    ACCS Anaesthetics/Anaesthetics Interviews Cancelled

    Due to the adverse weather conditions the ACCS Anaesthetics and Anaesthetic CT1 interviews have been cancelled. All candidates are instructed not to travel to the Deanery. Deanery staff will be in touch with all affected candidates with information about rearrangements. We thank you for your understanding.

    Posted January 9th 2013 (6 years ago)

    Academic Clinical Fellow Offers.

    Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics and Forensic Psychiatry offers will be made form 14th January 2013.

    Posted January 9th 2013 (6 years ago)

    National Recruitment in Ophthalmology invitations.

    Invitations to interview will be issued form the 16th of January 2013.

    Posted January 2nd 2013 (6 years ago)

    Time limiting of CCT applications

    As you may be aware the Postgraduate Board has approved the introduction of a limit on timeframes within which a doctor is able to apply for a CCT / CP. The limit will be 12 months from the doctors expected end of training date, and will be effective from 31 March 2013.

    http://www.gmc-uk.org/SGPC___CCT_flyer___DC3249.pdf_50700429.pdf

    From 31 March 2013 all doctors will have a maximum of 12 months to apply for their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or specialist and GP registration through the Combined Programme (CP) route.

    What does that mean for me?

    If you’re eligible to apply before 31 March 2013, you have until 31 March 2014 to apply.

    If you’re eligible to apply after 31 March 2013, you have 12 months from your expected end of training date to apply.

    What happens if I don’t apply in time?

    You will only be eligible to apply for entry to the specialist or GP register through the equivalence routes of CESR or CEGPR.n You’ll no longer be eligible for a CCT or specialist and GP registration through CP.

    Need more help?

    You can find more information on our website at www.gmc-uk.org/cctchanges/.

     

     

    Posted December 11th 2012 (6 years ago)

    START Applications Open Now

    We would also like to inform you that the application period for the March 2013 START opens today, ending on 7th January 2013.

    The START assessment is open to all run-through trainees in the Level 3 stage of their paediatric training and non run-through doctors who have sufficient experience equivalent to Level 3 run-through training. More info on RCPCH Website START Exam Information

    Posted December 7th 2012 (6 years ago)

    How to Support Trainees – Advanced Skills Workshops

    Senior Faculty members of the Deanery are expected to manage and deal with trainees who are referred on from Educational Supervisors because either the issues involved are potentially quite serious or the supervisors feel unable to handle the trainee themselves. The Deanery recognises that DMEs, Heads of School and Training Programme Directors have a special and sometimes difficult role in seeing trainees who need specific support or deft handling due to the complex or challenging nature of their situation or state. Although the Educational Supervisor half day workshop ‘How To Support Trainees’ considers this it does not explore issues in great depth nor does it enhance or develop skills due to time constraints. This day will explore in detail how to start the conversation and interaction when trainees have sensitive or difficult issues, consider how to explore such situations with trainees whilst being clear about standards and expectations and explore ways of moving on such situations towards successful resolutions. The day is being designed by Edgecumbe Consulting Group and will be delivered by Jenny King, Megan Joffe and Alan Cook, along with actors from Interact. It will include focused inputs, case discussions and practical skills development. 

    Overall aim of day 

    To enhance abilities in dealing with trainees who need support and are referred on from Educational Supervisors and others

    Specific objectives

    •  To learn how to diagnose a trainees needs and situational factors when referred at Level 2
    • To develop skills in reframing and motivational questioning and explore other useful skills
    • To clarify practice about documentation
    • To explore how to assess levels of insight and explore how personality and self-assessment play into this
    • To review how to decide on the right strategy and approach for each individual seen depending on the significant variables in play

    The workshop will be a full day from 09.30-17.00, further details will be available closer to the event. The dates we are running the workshop are:

    • Thursday 17th January 2013
    • Monday 11th March 2013 

    Both workshops will take place at Engineers House, Clifton, Bristol. BS8 3NB

    If you are available and would like to attend please do let me know.

    Best Wishes

    Anne Elliott | Medical Education Development Manager | Severn Deanery | Vantage Office Park | Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook | Bristol, BS16 1GW |  

    Tel: 01454 252624

    Posted December 5th 2012 (6 years ago)

    The Shape of Training review

    The Shape of Training review – call for ideas and evidence now open

    We have now launched the Shape of Training call for ideas and evidence, which is just one of several activities which we will be using to gather evidence. These also include UK seminars, oral evidence sessions, surveys, discussion groups and more.

    The Shape of Training review 2012-2013

    This review has been set up to understand and plan for the future of postgraduate medical education and training.  It is an independent review, jointly sponsored by:

    Direction and themes

    Professor David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham University, was appointed in March this year to lead the review. In the first instance he brought together an Expert Advisory Group (EAG), to help determine the content and direction for this work. This group comprises medical training, patient and employers experts as well as expertise from outside the health sector. With their help, Professor Greenaway has identified the following key themes for discussion:

    • Patient needs
    • The balance of the medical workforce
    • Flexibility in training
    • The breadth and scope of training
    • The tension between training and service provision

    Evidence for the review will be gathered from a mix of stakeholders. Their views will be gathered via a combination of written and oral submissions, research evidence, site visits, surveys, discussion groups and events.

    Next steps

    A call for ideas and evidence is now live and will continue until 8 February 2013. We have planned five seminars for those involved with medical education, which will take place in all four countries, between now and January.  Site visits in locations across the UK have already begun with the first of these in Northern Ireland in October.

    Find out more about the review at the independent Shape of Training website at:   http://www.shapeoftraining.co.uk/

    Please cascade this to your members and partners for their websites

    I hope you find this useful and that as sponsors we can together raise the profile and drive interest in this important work. Please contact us directly at shapeoftraining@gmc-uk.org with any questions or comments about this.

    Posted December 5th 2012 (6 years ago)

    UK Offers System

    With regards to recruitment 2013, UK Offers System loggings will be expected to be issued on 18th and 19th December 2012.

    Posted December 5th 2012 (6 years ago)

    2013 Round 1 Recruitment Application Window Closes this week.

    Specialty Training in Ophthalmology Longlisting takes place from the 10th December 2012.

    Posted December 4th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Time Out of Training

    GMC position statement - November 2012

    Purpose of this document

    To provide clear guidance to Postgraduate Deaneries, Medical Royal Colleges/Faculties and trainees on the management of absences from training and their affect on a trainee’s Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) date

    ( Where CCT is referenced this also refers to Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist/GP Registration via the combined programme route CESR/CEGPR (CP) )

    To supersede all references to time out of training (also known as exceptional leave) that are in existing curricula.

    Who is covered by the revised requirements?

    All Postgraduate trainees in GMC approved training, including fixed term posts such as locum appointments for training or Fixed Term Training Appointments are covered by this position statement. It is not dependent on the trainee working towards a CCT. This position statement does not cover Foundation trainees who are covered by a separate statement for provisionally registered doctors and also the UK Foundation Programme Reference Guide 2012.

    Background

    Prior to the Postgraduate Medical and Education Training Board (PMETB) being set up in 2005, curricula were time based with each specialty defining the length of time that a trainee needed to spend in the specialty before they were eligible to be awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST - the certificate prior to the introduction of the CCT). Individual Colleges had different rules for the amount of time that a trainee could spend out of training without it affecting their CCT date.

    PMETB introduced a move to competency based curricula underpinned by indicative timeframes. All curricula became competency based by 2010.

    In parallel to the curriculum changes trainees’ hours of work have reduced with the implementation of working time regulations.

    Individual College rules around time out of training were in many cases not altered to reflect the move to competency based training and the changes to working hours.

    The current legal position

    Sections 34J and 34K of the Medical Act outline the minimum training times for general practice and specialist training respectively and section 34L outlines that in order for the GMC to be able to award a CCT it must be satisfied that the individual has satisfactorily completed the approved course of training. This allows the GMC to determine the arrangements for certification.

    Issues

    Absence from training, other than for study or annual leave, may have an impact on a doctor’s ability to demonstrate competence and the satisfactory completion of the curriculum and assessment system to enable them to be awardeda CCT.

    Absence is being treated differently across specialties and deaneries and there is a need to ensure fairness whilst recognising the different indicative lengths of each curriculum.

    Historical allowances have not been updated to reflect the move to competency based curricula or shorter working hours.

    Consultation with key interests

    All stakeholder groups have been consulted, Deaneries, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Colleges/Faculties and junior doctors groups.

    Position

    The General Medical Council has determined that within each 12 month period where a trainee has been absent for a total of 14 days or more (when a trainee would normally be at work), this will trigger a review of whether the trainee needs to have their CCT date extended.

    The administration of the absence and any extension to training will be undertaken by the relevant deanery in consultation with the relevant College/Faculty where necessary. The GMC support deaneries implementing this guidance flexibly to reflect the nature of the absence, the timing and the affect of the absence on the individuals’ competence. Examples of this flexibility are outlined in the FAQs. The GMC also support the use of targeted training to assist trainees in demonstrating the curriculum competencies without the need for an extension to training.

    Equality

    The absence includes all forms of absence such as sickness, maternity, compassionate paid/unpaid leave etc other than study or annual leave or prospectively approved Out of Programme Training/ research.

    This statement is concerned with the effect of absence on a doctor’s ability to satisfactorily demonstrate the competency requirements of the relevant curriculum. It is not concerned with the doctor’s position as an employee and does not affect the doctor’s right to annual, sick, maternity, compassionate or other leave.

    It is noted that this policy may have a disproportionate affect on those who have a single maternity absence within their training as previously they would have been given (for some curricula) one block of three months exceptional leave. The GMC have noted however, in all circumstances a trainee is required to demonstrate the necessary competencies of the curriculum and this would have been the case whether the three month exceptional leave had been granted or not.

    The flexible approach outlined in paragraph 14 will enable each trainee’s circumstances to be considered on an individual basis and that any changes to CCT date will reflect the trainee’s demonstration of competence.

    Implementation

    Implementation date 1 April 2013

    • Existing “exceptional leave” provisions in individual curricula are no longer acceptable
    • Curriculum change submissions to reflect this statement
    • ARCPs undertaken after this date that are assessing a full year period from 1 April 2013 to include the review of absence.

    Not withstanding this implementation date, trainees are required to demonstrate the curriculum competency requirements.

    Frequently asked questions

    Colleges/Deaneries

    Q: Will Colleges need to amend their curricula to remove any reference to time out of training?

    A: Yes, for any changes submitted to the GMC from 1 April 2013.

    Q: Will Deaneries and Colleges need to amend their websites

    A: Yes, it is important that it is clear to trainees that extended absences are likely to lead to an amendment of their CCT date.

    Trainees

    Q: I have been given three months “exceptional” leave for a period of maternity leave that I took last year. Will my CCT date have to be extended given this new guidance?

    A: Where a trainee has already been granted absence under the previous guidance this will not be retrospectively removed. However each trainee is required to demonstrate the curriculum competencies and this may therefore require targeted training or an extension to training in order to enable the trainee to demonstrate the curriculum competencies.

    Q: If I am absent for more than 14 days (when I would normally be at work) will my CCT date automatically be amended?

    A: The deanery will review each case of absence of 14 days or more in a single year and look at various factors:-

    • timing of the absence - is it early in training or in the final months of the programme, is it immediately after a period of annual leave
    • history of absence – has the trainee had periods of absence repeatedly
    • nature of the absence – has the trainee been able to continue to participate in some elements of the training such as reading, online study etc.
    • nature of the training that has been missed
    • performance and assessments

    The deanery will then consider whether the trainee has been able to demonstrate the curriculum competencies for the ARCP level, whether any deficiencies could be addressed through a period of targeted training or whether training needs to be extended. The deanery may wish to postpone this decision dependent on the following year’s performance, that is, to give the trainee the opportunity to achieve the competency through targeted training.

    Q: How will the GMC ensure that deaneries implement this requirement fairly and consistently?

    A: The GMC will monitor extensions to training via the review of ARCP data.

    Q: How will the deanery know about my absence?

    A: it is each individuals trainees responsibility under good medical practice to be honest and open and act with integrity and as such, to ensure that the deanery are aware of their absences through the deanery reporting requirements.

    Q: Will the Out of Programme (OOPT/OOPR) process still exist?

    A: Yes, this position statement is for absences that fall out with study or annual leave and any prospectively approved Out of Programme Training or Research. The existing OOPE process as defined in the Gold Guide is not affected by this statement

    Q: What do the GMC mean by “normally at work”?

    A: A doctor’s pattern of work will vary, with absences being blocks or weekends.Where a trainee is absent during their scheduled time away from work (work includes study leave) then this does not get counted within the period of absence.

    For less than full time workers where they are absent during their scheduled non working time this does not count towards the period of absence.

    Scheduled time away from work for full time or less than full time trainees cannot be amended to avoid counting absent time.

    Posted December 4th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Moving to the Current Curriculum - November 2012

    GMC position statement - November 2012

    This document sets out the General Medical Council’s (GMC) requirements for trainees who are working towards a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) to transfer to the most recent GMC approved curriculum.

    ( Where CCT is referred to this also includes Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist or GP Registration through the combined programme route CESR(CP)/CEGPR(CP) )

    Following calls for a review of the position, the GMC concluded that the current arrangements (under which trainees in some specialties remain on the same version of the curriculum throughout their training even where it has been superseded) are unsatisfactory; in the interests of patient safety and educational quality, trainees in all specialties should transfer to the most recent curriculum and assessment system.

    In effect this will mean that at any one time there will only be a maximum of two approved curriculum per specialty, the “old” one in which only those trainees in their final year of training will remain and the “current” curriculum. This will mean that trainees will be trained and assessed against the most recent standards for the specialty.

    Who is covered by the revised requirements?

    The revised requirements are relevant to those involved in the organisation, delivery and receipt of postgraduate medical education and training in the UK and those trainees who are in GMC approved postgraduate training programmes leading towards a CCT whose CCT date falls within the implementation plan.

    Background

    Prior to the formation of the Postgraduate Medical and Education Training Board (PMETB) in September 2005 there was no single set of standards against which curricula were developed. PMETB introduced a set of standards and an approval process and approved curricula for all the specialties in 2007. At that time therefore there were two groups of trainees, those on pre 2007 curricula and those on the 2007 curricula. Many of the curricula were in the early stages of development and it was acknowledged that the assessment systems, in particular,required development in order to fulfil the published standards. PMETB undertook a review of all curricula in 2010 and approved amendments.

    The GMC adopted the standards for curriculum and assessment systems defined by PMETB and continues to consider changes submitted by Colleges and Faculties against these standards. This has meant that for virtually all of the 65 approved specialties (the exceptions being those specialties which have only recently been established) there are currently three or four approved curricula and assessments systems that trainees are following

    • pre 2007
    • 2007
    • 2010 and
    • post 2010

    The current legal position

    The Medical Act stipulates the standards which the GMC are required to set and maintain in relation to specialty training and the award of a CCT. To illustrate, the following provisions are relevant:

    Section 34H says…

    (1) The General Council shall-
    (a) establish standards of, and requirements relating to, postgraduate medical education and training, including those necessary for the award of a CCT in general practice and in each recognised specialty;
    (b) secure the maintenance of the standards and requirements established under paragraph (a);

    And

    (2)(b) to ensure that the needs of employers and those engaging the services of general practitioners and specialists within the UK health services are met by the standards the General Council establish under subsection (1)(a).

    (4) The standards and requirements established under subsection (1)(a) shall include -
    (b) the training curricula to be followed in general practice and in each recognised specialty;
    (c) the assessment arrangements for persons undertaking education and training in general practice and specialist medical practice;practice or specialist medical practice;

    Section 34L(1) says… the Registrar shall award a certificate of completion of training (CCT) to any person who applies to the General Council for that purpose if -
    (b) the Registrar is satisfied that that person has been appointed to, and has satisfactorily completed, a course of training leading to the award of a CCT;

    In setting and securing the standards and ensuring the needs of employers are met (34H(1)), and the Registrar’s responsibility to award a CCT to those who have completed an entire course of training leading to the award of a CCT, it would seem entirely reasonable to require that a trainee is up-to-date with the expectations of the relevant specialty current at the time the application is made for a CCT. Patients, and the NHS, would rightly expect nothing less.

    Issues

    There is general agreement, including amongst organisations representing the interests of trainees, that the current position is unsatisfactory for several reasons:

    • Where updated curricula reflect patient safety issues, the needs of service, changing technologies and national legislative changes it would be unacceptable for the GMC to award a CCT to a trainee that had not fulfilled these requirements.
    • It is important that all trainees awarded a CCT in the relevant specialty are equally up to speed, knowledgeable and competent – and assessed as such.
    • Colleges/Faculties are submitting change requests on an almost annual basis. With training programmes ranging from three to eight years in duration and the fact that there is an increasing number of trainees working less than full time, if the move to current curricula is not implemented there could be in excess of 10 approved curricula in use at one time.
    • Frequent changes to curricula are unsettling for trainees and difficult for trainers to manage.
    • Deaneries have been required to manage and deliver as many as three or four different curricula with their matching assessment systems at the same time. We have had reported to us that this has caused confusion for trainees and trainers.
    • Colleges/Faculties have also submitted changes to their assessment systems both in respect of work place based assessments and examinations. There is potential for confusion amongst those undertaking the assessments having to use different systems for different trainees under their supervision. In addition if trainees leave the programme without an understanding of the current assessment tools this may cause difficulties for future post CCT roles where the individuals become the assessors.
    • A number of Colleges/Faculties use eportfolios, and having different curricula and assessment systems being followed at the same time, has the potential for confusion and technical difficulties.

    The implementation of the position statement needs to ensure that the general principle of transfer to the current curriculum is observed, with those in their last year of training not being affected. Therefore transition plans are to follow the following key points

    • The plan must be implemented for all trainees as appropriate for the timescales within the implementation plan.
    • For “steady state” the plan should demonstrate completion of transition within two years of the approval of the new curriculum, but may be earlier.
    • Implementation is expected to begin from approval – i.e. it does not need to await the next recruitment round.
    • The administrative burden for trainees and deaneries should be kept to a minimum.

    Consultation with key interests

    We have consulted widely across the sector, including the UK health departments, NHS Employers, trainee bodies, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and individual colleges/Faculties and postgraduate deaneries. There has been general support from all stakeholders.

    Implementation

    This document together with the attached FAQs provides guidance to:

    • Colleges/Faculties and Postgraduate Deans on what is required from them to transfer existing trainees to the most up to date curriculum
    • Colleges/Faculties on what they need to do when they propose curriculum and/or assessment system changes.

    A number of Colleges have previously approved implementation plans that were submitted as part of their curriculum changes. These have been widely published and are clear to trainees. It has been reported to the GMC that these transition arrangements will be complete by the end of December 2015. Subject to all trainees being transferred to the current curriculum by 1 January 2016 these existing plans remain approved.

    The implementation plan is outlined below

    by 31 March 2013

    • Any College/Faculty submissions for curriculum or assessment system changes to include
      • mapping from existing curriculum
      • implementation plan for the transition to the proposed new curriculum
      • consultation with trainees and deaneries on the implementation plan 

    by 31 December 2013

    • Colleges/Faculties to produce (in liaison with their Lead Dean and trainees) for each of their curricula, a map showing the transfer of competencies from each of the “old” curriculum to their current curriculum. Including details of any impact, for example number of trainees, additional training resources required.

    Between 1 January 2014 and By 31 December 2015

    • Postgraduate Deaneries move trainees to the current curriculum at the point that they move from one year to another within the programme (usually at the trainees ARCP).
    • The deadline of 31 December 2015 is the latest point at which all trainees will be required to have moved. Where Colleges in consultation with Deaneries are able to move trainees earlier this is encouraged by the GMC.

    1 January 2016 (or earlier if trainees moved earlier)

    • GMC decommission “old” curriculum and assessment systems for each specialty and sub specialty and also decommission “old” programme approvals.

    Frequently asked questions

    Q: How will Colleges/Faculties map “old” to “current” curricula?

    A: Colleges will need to consider

    • what areas of the curriculum have changed (been added/ removed/increased/ decreased/ altered)
    • what assessments have changed
    • when looking at the above, what additional resources or adaptations to existing programmes will be required to enable trainees to fulfil these changes?

    Step 1: Colleges map changes from old to current curriculum – broken down into each year of training and outlining if in a later year what needs to be gone back upon in the earlier years.

    Step 2: Colleges send to deaneries to consider the implementation plan for each of their trainees

    Step 3: Deaneries at the next ARCP agree the changes and any targeted training to cover new/missed competencies and whether training needs to be extended

    Step 4: Colleges report on progress in their annual specialty reports, Deaneries report on progress in their annual deanery reports.

    Q: Will the College need to look at every trainee to ascertain where they slot into the current curriculum?

    A: No. In order to ensure the administrative burden on Colleges, Deaneries and trainees is as low as possible, the mapping will outline at each year (so one map per year of the curriculum) of the curriculum where competencies will be transferred and this will be confirmed at the trainee’s next ARCP meeting, with a trainee’s programme being adapted as appropriate.

    Q: Will there be guidance for Deaneries on the implementation?

    A: As part of the mapping Colleges will be asked to provide guidance for programme directors and heads of school, but they would not be looking at individual trainees situations.

    Examinations and assessments

    Q: If I am in a training programme and the examination has changed will I need to retake it when I have already passed it?

    A: No. However if the examination amendments have included examination in “new” areas of the curriculum then the College will define within its mapping whether additional evidence is required such as targeted workplace based assessments.

    Q: I have passed part of the old exam – will this count towards the new exam?

    A: Part of the College submission for any amendments to their curriculum and assessment systems will include discussion with trainees on the implementation and timings of changes and will outline whether parts of the exams will contribute towards the new exam. For existing curricula and assessment systems the mapping provided by the College will show how the “old” examination maps to the “current” one.

    Q: I am in uncoupled training and have passed the old membership/fellowship examination but have not yet entered ST3 training. Will I need to take the new exam as well?

    A: The examination is one part of the curriculum and assessment system for your specialty. The mapping produced by the College will outline what elements of the “current” curriculum you have already achieved and will indicate what assessments you need to complete. The Colleges will take into consideration the agreed position in relation to currency of examinations.

    Q: If a new examination is introduced will I need to take it?

    A: As part of the submission for the change of the assessment system the College will submit outlines of how existing trainees will move onto the new curriculum, this will include consultations with trainees to ensure that the timeframes are suitable and appropriate (falling within the maximum of a two year transition). For example if an examination is introduced in a trainee’s final year of training then it would not be reasonable to require a trainee to pass this new examination. However trainees may wish to take the examination for future employment opportunities.

    Q: There is a new WPBA being introduced, will I need to go back and have all my old assessments completed against this new WPBA?

    A: No – there will be an introduction date and it will be from that date that trainees will need to be assessed using the new WPBA. A number of trainees may also have been part of pilots prior to the formal introduction. It is important that the transition does not place an overly burdensome administrative process on all those involved or that trainees are required to demonstrate competencies they have already demonstrated.

    Q: In my specialty the current curriculum requires trainees to record their progress/assessment using an e-portfolio – will I need to use it?

    A: Where Colleges require trainees to use specific assessment or progress recording systems such as eportfolios then, yes you will need to use these, however you will not be required to retrospectively gather data. Colleges will provide guidance on the transfer of existing information.

    Exemptions from transfer

    Q: I am in my grace period after my expected CCT date – will I have to transfer?

    A: No, however you must apply for your CCT within six months of your CCT date.

    Q: I am in my last year of training – will I have to transfer?

    A: the implementation plan will outline the timing of transfers to the current curriculum. These will be individual for each specialty. For clarity No trainee (including any less than full time or those out of programme) may remain in an “old” curriculum from 1 January 2016, subject to those trainees that fall into the category outlined in 24Q.

    Q: Will I have an option to transfer even if I fall outside the requirement to transfer?

    A: All trainees will be encouraged to transfer to the current curriculum so as to ensure that they will be fully up to date with current requirements for their specialty to ensure patient safety. Trainees should also be aware that not completing the current curriculum may have a detrimental affect on their employment opportunities.

    Q: I am looking at becoming a less than full time trainee and this would extend my CCT date beyond January 2016 – will I have to transfer?

    A: Yes.

    Out of Programme

    Q: I am currently in research – what will happen to me?

    A: The current curriculum may not have the same recognition for research as the “old” one and so your training requirements will be considered on an individual basis. If you are in a programme and on an Out of Programme for Research (OOPR) then your transfer will not wait until your return to the programme. If you are not in a programme then you will apply in the usual way to the curriculum in place at the point of your application.

    Q: I am currently in an Out of Programme Experience approved for training – what will happen to me?

    A: You will be transferred to the current curriculum in the same way as other trainees at your ARCP (this will not wait until your return to the programme).

    Q: My forthcoming Out of Programme Experience has been approved based on the “old” curriculum, what does this mean for me?

    A: You will be transferred to the current curriculum in the same way as other trainees at your ARCP (this will not wait until your return to the programme if the ARCP is earlier). You may be required to undergo targeted WPBAs to ensure that you fulfil the requirements of the “current” curriculum.

    Q: I am on maternity leave – what will happen to me?

    A: As part of your ARCP you will be transferred to the current curriculum in the same way as other trainees.

    Curricula competencies

    Q: A change to the curriculum has been made in the early years of the programme that I have already completed (i.e. in ST3 and I am in ST5), will I have to go back and do this training?

    A: The Colleges will map the “old” curriculum to the current one. Where the achievement of these earlier competencies can be demonstrated via later WPBAs or examinations then they will not need to be repeated. It should be noted however that some curricula are spiral in nature and earlier competencies are needed to underpin later ones and therefore you may need to have targeted training to support the achievement of the curriculum requirements. Other curriculum changes have been made to answer employer requirements and trainees may want to demonstrate these competencies for their future employment prospects.

    Q: I am an advanced or higher trainee. Will I be affected by changes in Core training?

    A: No, unless these changes are necessary to underpin later competencies in the curriculum. See question 18 above. Colleges will detail this in their mapping of the “old” to the current curriculum.

    Q: The new curriculum stipulates a specific requirement which will be difficult to achieve at my current stage of training. What should I do?

    A: Your postgraduate dean and training programme director will work with you to deliver the training that you require to complete the requirements of the current curriculum. Every effort will be made to do this via targeted training rather than an extension to training.

    Q: The new curriculum is longer – does this mean that my CCT date will be extended?

    A: All curricula are competency based and therefore it will be necessary as part of the Colleges’ submissions for changes to indicate whether there will need to be an extension to training time in order to enable trainees to demonstrate the competency levels. Every effort will be made to do this via targeted training rather than an extension to training.

    Performance

    Q: I have an outcome 3 or RITA E – where will I transfer?

    A: You will transfer into the current curriculum at the point when you were last considered to have satisfactorily completed training. The transfer will not give you additional opportunities for training extensions.

    Q: I have already had the maximum extension to training permitted in the gold guide, what will happen to me if the transfer requires an extension to my training?

    A: Every effort will be made to enable trainees to achieve additional requirements via targeted training. If however an extension to training is required this will not count within the maximum extension to training period defined in the gold guide.

    Q: My expected CCT date has been extended to June 2016 as I have not been able to demonstrate the required competencies. I did not originally have to transfer, will I now have to do so?

    A: Where an extension is for six months then you are not required to transfer but if the extension is for more than six months then you will need to transfer. As outlined above - All trainees will be encouraged to transfer to the current curriculum so as to ensure that they will be fully up to date with current requirements for their specialty to ensure patient safety.

    Future changes

    Q: How will I know if there is a change planned to the curriculum?

    A: any changes proposed by Colleges to the GMC are required to include input from trainees/trainee organisations (as well as Deaneries) particularly in relation to the transition plans and implementation timetable. It is important therefore that you maintain contact with your College throughout your training so that you are aware of developments.

    Guidance

    Q: Where can I find guidance on how to use the “current” curriculum and /or assessments?

    A: Guidance on the current curriculum can be found on your College website.

    Q: The “current” curriculum has new competencies, where can I find guidance on how to achieve these?

    A: In the first instance please discuss any queries you have with your supervisor. Any changes to curricula and assessment systems are cascaded by the Collegesthrough the College and Deanery networks of trainers.

    Posted November 22nd 2012 (6 years ago)

    You Can Now Follow Us on Twitter!

    You can now follow Severn Deanery Latest Vacancies and Recruitment News on this website.          

     @SevernDeanery

     

     

    Posted November 22nd 2012 (6 years ago)

    The Timetable for Round 1 ST3 2013 Recruitment to the RCP Co-ordinated Specialties:

    The timetable for Round 1 ST3 2013 Recruitment to the RCP Co-ordinated Specialties is now confirmed as follows:

    Positions advertised by Friday 15th February 2013
    Applications open Thursday 28th February 2013
    Applications close Wednesday 20th March 2013
    National Long-listing and short-listing (where applicable) Thursday 21st –  Thursday 28th March 2013
    Interviews Monday 8th April to Thursday 9th May 2013
    Offers holding deadline Thursday 31st May 2013
    National Clearing  Monday 3rd June 2013 onwards

    For further Information regarding ST3 Medicine Recruitment please click on the following link; here

     

     

     

     

    Posted November 22nd 2012 (6 years ago)

    2013 National Recruitment in Ophthalmology Application Window Opens Tomorrow.

    National Recruitment in Ophthalmology - Specialty Training Level 1 (ST1) and Level 3 (ST3) - Applications will be submitted via the Intrepid Pathway recruitment portal.

    Posted November 19th 2012 (6 years ago)

    NIHR ACFs 2013 currently being shortlisted.

    Invite to interview date to be comfirmed.

    Posted November 7th 2012 (6 years ago)

    2013 Round 1 Recruitment Application Window Opens on Monday 12th November 2012.

    Posted November 5th 2012 (6 years ago)

    GP Specialty Training Posts – Applications open 12th November 2012

    There are 135 GP ST1 posts available in the School of Primary Care, Severn Deanery from August 2013. This includes 3 GP ACF posts in Bristol.

    The person specification can be found on the GP NRO website.

    Applications can be made on the GP NRO website. Applications open at 9.00am on Monday 12th November 2012 and close at NOON on Friday 7th December 2012.

    Further information about GP training at the Severn Deanery is available here. There is also further information about the GP National Recruitment Process on the GP NRO website.

    Clare Whittle | GP Recruitment and Selection Manager (maternity cover)

    Posted November 5th 2012 (6 years ago)

    GP Academic Clinical Fellowship Posts – Applications open 12th November 2012

    There are 3 academic posts available in the School of Primary Care, Severn Deanery from August 2013 (ST1 intake). One post is NIHR funded and the other two are locally funded.

    The person specification for entry is common to all Deaneries in England.

    Applications for these highly competitive posts are made by completing both the standard GP training application and the additional academic training form on the GP National Recruitment Office (NRO) website. Applicants must demonstrate suitability for a clinical GP training programme in order to be considered for an academic programme. Those making an unsuccessful application for academic training will still be considered for a standard GP specialty training programme.

    Applications open at 9.00am on Monday 12th November 2012 and close at NOON on Friday 7th December 2012.

    Further information is available here and also on the Severn Deanery Clinical Academic Training website and on the GP NRO website.

     Clare Whittle | GP Recruitment and Selection Manager (maternity cover)

    Posted October 24th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Academic Clinical Fellow Post - Severn Deanery - applications now open

    This is an NIHR funded Academic Clinical Fellow post due to start August 2013 as part of the South West Public Health Specialty Training Programme. The post is linked to the University of Bristol.

    The closing date for applications is on 12th November 2012.

    To find out more information and to apply please visit the Severn Deanery web-site.

    Posted October 24th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Academic Clinical Fellow Post - Peninsula Deanery - applications now open

    This is an NIHR funded Academic Clinical Fellow post due to start August 2013 as part of the South West Public Health Specialty Training Programme.

    The closing date for applications is 09:00 hours on 12th November 2012.

    To find out more information and to apply please visit Peninsula Deanery web-site.

    Posted October 23rd 2012 (6 years ago)

    ST3 Medicine Recruitment R2

    The holding period has now ended. We are currently recycling any remaining posts for offer.

    Posted October 5th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Call for Abstracts

    The South West Public Health Scientific Conference 2013 will be taking place on Thursday 7th February at the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare. This annual event offers a unique opportunity to highlight the full range of public health research and evaluation from across the South West.

    Please find attached an invitation to submit abstracts for consideration as either oral or poster presentation at the conference. The closing date for sending in your abstracts is Friday 26th October 2012.

    Please would you distribute the attached Call for Abstracts to anyone you feel may wish to have their work considered for inclusion at the conference.

    Details about registering your attendance at the conference will be sent out in November.

     Best wishes

    Ruth Woolley

    Posted October 4th 2012 (6 years ago)

    2013 Academic Clinical Recruitment

    The Severn Deanery will be recruiting to academic posts within the following specialties:

    Emergency Medicine (CT1), Forencis Psychiatry (ST4), General Psychiatry (ST1 or 2), Anaesthetics (ST3), Ophthalmology (ST3), Paediatrics (ST1, 2 or 3), Public Health (ST1)

    The full details will be available on the Deanery website from the 15th of October. The closing date for applications will be the 12th of November and the interviews will be held from the 27th of November onwards.

    Posted October 1st 2012 (6 years ago)

    Round 2 Offers for Diabetes and Endocrinology

    Round 2 interviews for Diabetes and Endocrinology have now finished. We will be making offers from Wednesday 3rd October 2012.

    Posted September 28th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Social Media Guidance

    Using social media: practical and ethical guidance for doctors and medical students

    The popularity of social media has grown rapidly in recent years. There is widespread use of sites such as Facebook and Twitter amongst medical students and doctors and there are a growing number of well-established blogs and internet forums that are aimed specifically at medical professionals, such as doctors.net.uk and the BMJ’s doc2doc.

    While many medical professionals use social media without encountering any difficulties, media interest and research into examples of unprofessional behaviour online have raised concerns that some doctors and medical students may be unknowingly exposing themselves to risk in the way they are using these ‘web 2.0’ applications and uploading personal material onto the internet. Although medical professionals should be free to take advantage of the many personal and professional benefits that social media can offer, it is important that they are aware of the potential risks involved.

    This guidance (Using social media: practical and ethical guidance for doctors and medical students) provides practical and ethical advice on the different issues that doctors and medical students may encounter when using social media.

    Posted September 25th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Sub-Specialty Training Fellow in Maternal and Fetal Medicine.

    The Severn Deanery is currently advertising for a Sub-Specialty Training Fellow in Maternal and Fetal Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) in Bristol. The closing date is 26th October 2012, with interviews locally on 29th November 2012. Please visit our vacancy pages for more information here.

    Posted September 24th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Rheumatology Posts for R2.

    Rheumatology posts for R2 will be offered from Wednesday the 26th September 2012.

    Posted September 17th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Learning from each other: Educating Undergraduates, Trainees and Appraisees

    RCGP Medical Educators’ Group (MEG) Conference

    Wednesday, 3 October 2012, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow.

    Keynote speaker: Clare Gerada on Extended Training – why it matters to you!

    Big issue debate: Education in Primary Care: Where does it begin and when does it end?

    This conference is for learners and teachers in Medical Schools, Foundation Programmes, Primary Care and beyond.

    For further information and booking form contact

    Fiona Brennan fbrennan@rcgp.org.uk

    Medical Educators' Group

    Posted September 14th 2012 (6 years ago)

    ST3 Round 2 Medicine - Konetic system problem

    We have received reports this afternoon of an issue within the Konetic system that has rejected all of the applicants for ST3 round 2.

    The Royal College are aware of this issue and are working with Konetic as we speak to rectify this problem.  RCP are confident that this will be resolved by 3pm this afternoon.

    We would ask in the meantime that you do not anything to change your application.

    Posted September 11th 2012 (6 years ago)

    CT1 Core and ST4 Advanced Psychiatry Specialties post now open

    The advertisement for CT1 Core Psychiatry and ST4 Advanced Psychiatry specialties for February 2013 intake is now placed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The College application window opens today 20th September 2012 and closes on 10th October 2012. Please visit our vacancy pages for more information here.

    Posted September 10th 2012 (6 years ago)

    National Recruitment in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery applications

    Applications are now being accepted for ST3 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Round 2.

    The window for receiving applications will close on the 5th October 2012 at 10:00.

    Please see the following link for more information and applicant guidance here.

    Posted September 6th 2012 (6 years ago)

    National Recruitment in Medicine applications closing on Monday 10th September 2012 at 1pm

    Interviews taking place on Tuesday 18th September and Tuesday 9th October 2012.

    Further information can be found here

     

     

     

    Posted September 3rd 2012 (6 years ago)

    Severn Deanery GP Trainee of the Year

    Dr Nicola Hempton has been named overall trainee of the year at the Severn Deanery's GP school as reported in GPonline magazine.

    Further details of all the winners and the awards can be found on the Primary Care section of the Severn Deanery site. 

    Posted August 30th 2012 (6 years ago)

    School of Paediatric Award Dinner

    Trainee award ceremony

    School of Paediatric Award Dinner - 27th September 2012, Engineers House Clifton Bristol

     

    Posted August 23rd 2012 (6 years ago)

    National Recruitment in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    We will be running a second round of recruitment for OMFS. The details will be published on the Deanery website and NHS Jobs on the 7th of September with a closing date of the 5th of October. The interviews will be held on the 9th of November in Bristol and candidates will be invited to interview from the 18th of October.

    Posted August 14th 2012 (6 years ago)

    National Round 2 Recruitment in Medicine

    We are now accepting applications for the Round 2 National Recruitment process in Clinical Oncology, Dermatology, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Rehabilitation Medicine and Rheumatology.

    Please use this link to access further information regarding the application process.

    Posted August 14th 2012 (6 years ago)

    OMFS ST3 Round 2

    The advertisement and application window for ST3 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will open on Friday 7th September 2012.

    Posted August 14th 2012 (6 years ago)

    The Shape of Training Review

    About the review

    The Shape of Training Review is looking at potential reforms to the structure of postgraduate medical education and training across the UK.

    The review’s aim is to make sure we

    • continue to train effective doctors who are fit to practise in the UK
    • provide high quality and safe care and
    • meet the needs of patients and service now and in the future.

    What the review will focus on

    Five themes have been identified which the review will focus on.

    • Workforce needs – specialists or generalists?
    • The breadth and scope of training
    • The needs of the health service
    • The needs of the patient
    • Flexibility of training

    The review is the latest step on a journey to ensure UK medical education and training can support and respond to society’s needs in the best possible way.

    Posted July 31st 2012 (6 years ago)

    Professional & Generic Skills Programme

    What is the Professional and Generic Skills Programme?

    The role of a doctor is complex from being a healer and patient advocate to manager and budget holder. Professional medical training primarily addresses specialist clinical knowledge and skills in diagnosis and treatment.

    Why do I have to undertake the Professional & Generic Skills Training?

    All medical training curricula from undergraduate syllabi to the end of postgraduate education now include non clinical skills – what the Royal Colleges of Medicine term ‘common skills’ and which are called ‘Professional and Generic skills’ in the Severn Deanery.

    How do I book onto the programme?

    The programme is co-ordinated by the Severn Deanery and delivered locally via the Academies (a network of Learning Centres based on major healthcare sites).

    Full details and registration

    Posted July 31st 2012 (6 years ago)

    Joint Deaneries Education Conference: “Innovation in Education”

    We are delighted to open registration for this year’s Joint Deaneries Education Conference: “Innovation in Education”. Please click here to register online http://www.severndeanery.nhs.uk/events/show/joint-deaneries-education-conference-innovation-in-education/

    The webpage contains the programme for the event, instructions to trainees for the poster presentations and a link to Google maps for travel assistance to the venue. 

    DMEs are asked to forward this email to their Trust educational team, Educational Supervisors and Specialty Tutors.  Heads of Schools and Training & Foundation Programme Directors are asked to bring this event to the attention of their trainees and encourage them to participate in the poster presentations. The event is advertised on all Severn Postgraduate Schools’ websites. 

    Registration closes on 31 August 2012.

    Posted July 26th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Training Interface Group Fellowships

    The application window for Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Trauma Surgery, Therapeutic Use of Lasers and Skin Cancer will now open on Friday 3rd August.

     

    Posted July 5th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Round 2 Royal College of Physicians ST3 Recruitment (Summer-Autumn 2012)

    A second round of ST3 recruitment will be held in the summer of 2012, the timeline for R2 recruitment co-ordinated by the RCP is set as follows, however this is subject to change.

    Timeline for 2012 ST3 Recruitment - Round 2

    Vacancies Advertised - Friday 10 August 2012

    Applications open - Friday 24 August 2012 (9.00am, UK time)

    Applications close - Monday 10 September 2012 (1.00pm, UK time)

    Interviews Held*  - Tuesday 18 September - Tuesday 9 October 2012

    Offers Sent Out - deanery/UoA-specific first iteration of offers no later than Thursday 11 October 2012

    Offer-holding Deadline - Tuesday 16 October 2012

    National Clearing - tbc (likely mid-late October 2012)

    Post Start Date - from late 2012 up to 31 March 2013

    For further information regarding ST3 Recruitment in Round 2 2012 please click here

    Posted July 5th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Autumn Recruitment in Psychiatry

    The Severn Deanery will be taking part in the Autumn Recruitment round in conjunction with the Royal College of Psychiatrists to fill vacant postgraduate training posts for the February 2013 intake.The current training programmes which have confirmed their intentions to participate are:

    Core Psychiatry CT1

    ST4 Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities

    ST4 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Other specialties may notify of their intentions to participate at a later date so please keep checking the Severn Deanery’s website for further information.

    The recruitment timetable has been out lined below. Applications are to be made through the Royal College of Psychiatry’s Konetic application portal. Further information can be found on their website

    Stage - February Intake CT1 & ST4

    Vacancy numbers - Submitted to College by 5 September 2012

    Advertisement - 12 September–10 October 2012

    Application - 20 September–10 October 2012

    Anti-plagiarism checks - 11 October 2012

    Longlisting - 12–19 October 2012

    Shortlisting - 22 October–2 November 2012

    Interview invites - Immediately after shortlisting but not later than 6 November 2012

    Interviews - 20 November–7 December 2012

    Initial offers - Immediately after interviews but not later than 14 December 2012

    Holding - No holding

    Clearing - 17-21 December 2012

    Posted June 28th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Training Interface Group Recruitment Update

    Recruitment for Advanced Training Fellowship posts for 2012 and 2013 will begin on Friday 27th July 2012 for the following specialties: Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Therapeutic use of Lasers and Skin Cancer.

    Full details of the fellowships will be placed on the Severn Deanery website and NHS jobs.

    Posted June 27th 2012 (6 years ago)

    New Guidelines for the Management of GI Bleeding

    The new guidelines can be found at www.ncgc.ac.uk

     

    Posted June 21st 2012 (6 years ago)

    Response rate for 2012 GMC Training Survey

    We are very pleased to announce that the Severn Deanery has got a 99% response rate to the GMC Training Survey in 2012. Although we are awaiting confirmation from the GMC for our national ranking, we wish to thank everyone responsible for achieving such a tremendous response rate once again. We especially wish to thank trainees for their cooperation and as soon as results become publically available we will advertise this on our website.

    The Severn Deanery Quality Team.

     

    Posted June 19th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Doctors' Industrial Action

    Dear colleagues,

    The postgraduate deans do not take a view one way or the other on the current dispute over pensions and the industrial action called by the BMA. Our concern is primarily patient safety, and also the welfare of our colleagues.

    Opinions on the issue of industrial action by doctors can be quite polarised and the subject can be emotive, with the potential to lead to a very difficult time for departments and practices, and for the medical profession as a whole, with the possibility of persistent ill-feeling between colleagues.

    Doctors who are taking industrial action and those who are not should respect each other’s rights, and there should be no coercion or pressure on colleagues in either direction. Junior doctors in particular may feel under duress one way or another from senior doctors, though there is potential for any doctor to feel pressured by others on this issue, and we must all be ready to support colleagues who are experiencing difficulties in this way.

    Doctors are recommended to cooperate with managers in the planning of services for the day or days of action, and this planning should happen in the spirit of ensuring patient safety. We strongly encourage all doctors to respect each other as professionals, colleagues and friends on the day of action, knowing that we will be working together for many years to come. Whatever your view on the dispute and the action, we must take care to ensure that the profession is not divided by this. The BMA has provided extensive guidance on their website on the planned action, and the overriding principle for all doctors is that patient safety remains paramount.

    Posted June 12th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Specialty Recruitment

    A second round of recruitment for positions starting in February 2013 will shortly commence. Full details of the vacancies will appear on the Deanery website and NHS Jobs. For the most up to date information regarding eligibility criteria and applicant guidance please refer to the MMC Website (http://www.mmc.nhs.uk/)

    Posted May 24th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Core Competency Training

    Details of the Core Competency training days arranged for Public Health Educational/Academic Supervisors are now available under Forthcoming Events.

    You will need to complete Core Competencies ES 1 - 7 by 31st July 2012 to be accredited to continue as Educational/Academic Supervisors.

    Please email Beth Carpenter if you would like to book a place on one of the training days, or call on 0117 900 2679.

     

    Posted May 17th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Coming Soon

    The timetable for 2013 Specialty recruitment will be released soon.

    Posted May 16th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Stories from Recent OOPE Trainees

    Recent OOPE Trainees and what they got up to.

    Catherine Boinett is in Kenya
    Polly Duncan, is in South Africa with African Health Placements
    Simon Flower went canyoning in the Alps
    Rachel Pagnamenta was OOPE in Uganda
    Catherine Williams was OOPE in Nepal
    Clare Hollister was OOPE in South Africa
    Faye Harrison was OOPE in Uganda
    Beccy Hillier was OOPE in Zambia and Madagascar
    Anne Whitehouse was OOPE in Bristol 
    Julie Dando's placement on the CMO Clinical Advisors Scheme

    Posted May 11th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Lecturer/Academic Training Fellow in Public Health

    Applications are invited for the above post/s. The closing date will be 25th May 2012 and the interview will take place on 12th June 2012. The start date will be August 2012.

    This post is appropriate for those who have completed Part A with 12-18 months service experience in public health. Experience of research and teaching in fields relevant to public health would be an advantage, as would evidence of the ability to complete research projects, including the publication of scientific papers and reports. This post is open to applicants from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.

    The academic base throughout will be the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England. The post will be for up to three years pro rata and is not suitable for StRs who are one year or less from their CCT date, pro rata for part-time StRs. The post is split 70:30 between the University and the local Public Health service base.

    To apply please visit our vacancies page.

    Posted May 3rd 2012 (6 years ago)

    SCRUBS 24th March 2012

    Aspiring Young Surgeons National Conference held jointly by the Severn Deanery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Bristol Surgical Students Association called SCRUBS on 24th March 2012.Judges and prize winners

    This was a national conference to support medical students and foundation doctors who aspire to be surgeons
    About seventy delegates attended the event with fourty eight presentations covering all the ten surgical specialitires delivered within a day divided into four sessions.
    In additon there were two state of the art lectures delivered by Prof George Youngson.

    Prizes were awarded to the winner and runner from each session and then an overal winner
    who on this occasion was Dr Rasika Singh

     In view of the success and support for this conference for young aspiring surgeons,
    a further conference will be held next year building on the close relaitionship between
    SCRUBS, Severn Deanery and the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

    Vice President of the RCSEd Prof George Youngson,
    overall winner Dr Rasika Singh and
    Postgraduate Dean Prof Davinder Sandhu. 

    Posted April 12th 2012 (6 years ago)

    New NHS South of England website

    The new NHS South of England website has now been launched and can be found at www.southofengland.nhs.uk.

    Visit the site to find out more about what’s happening in our part of the NHS.

    Posted April 11th 2012 (6 years ago)

    2012 GMC Trainee Survey

    The 2012 GMC Trainee survey will be live between 30/04/2012 and 15/06/2012. During the live period, all trainees will be reminded to complete the survey. The questionnaire has been completely revised and is half the length of last year and so should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. The results form a vital evidentiary base in order to improve the quality of junior doctor placements in the Severn Deanery. Additionally, all trainees will be required to bring a receipt of completion to their ARCP/RITA. For the last three years, the Severn Deanery has achieved the highest national response rate and we hope to continue an excellent rate of return in 2012.

    If you have any queries with regard to the survey, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Allegra Etheridge, Quality Manager, 01454 25 26 23.

    Posted March 14th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Rehabilitation Medicine ST3

    Rehabilitation Medicine ST3 Recruitment

     The Severn Deanery are managing the Rehabilitation Medicine Recruitment Process for 2012 and all applications will be handled via the RCP national application model.

     Please click here for further details.

    Posted March 12th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Booking process for May 2012 CSA examinations

    Dear All

    As you are aware there were significant difficulties for both candidates and the RCGP during December 2011 when the CSA booking system was unable to cope with the volume of traffic in the first few hours after the booking window opened.

    Fortunately nearly all those who applied then, have now sat the CSA with the team having coped magnificently with a record number of candidates (over 2000). It was slightly disappointing to note that, following December's scramble for March appointments, these dates now have the worst occupancy rates following a number of lateish withdrawals!

    In order to avoid similar problems in the future and to take the opportunity to trial the new software for what will be a broadly paperless system in Euston from November 2012 we will be using a new booking system for the May CSA diet. I attach some information which I would be grateful if you could disseminate via your usual deanery cascades, and which has been posted on the RCGP website http://www.rcgp-curriculum.org.uk/nmrcgp/csa.aspx  with an alert placed on the ePortfolio.

    The significant changes that will affect candidates are that they will now need to indicate which dates they cannot be available and the RCGP will allocate them to a date they have made themselves available. This will hopefully enable the exam team to ensure that we utilise our resources most efficiently, minimising gaps in circuits and thus enabling us to run the CSA as cost effectively as possible.

    Applying to sit the CSA

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have a query about this, via exams@rcgp.org.uk .

    Best Wishes

    Sue Rendel  Chief Examiner RCGP   

    Royal College of General Practitioners  1 Bow Churchyard, London EC4M 9DQ  Switchboard: 020 3188 7400 Fax: 020 3188 7401  Web: www.rcgp.org.uk

    Posted March 8th 2012 (6 years ago)

    NHS Medical Director's Clinical Fellow Scheme

    This OOPE scheme is a real opportunity for selected candidates to develop their skills in leadership, management and health policy. Participating doctors work within a host organisation in roles that typically include policy work, analysis, strategy and project management. One of our GPSTs Julie Dando did this as an OOPE a few years ago. You can read about her attachment to Gabriel Scally in Taunton on our website.

    These posts area highly competitive but there is a real need for more GPSTs to do them and I really would encourage you to think seriously about applying.

    Dr Paul GN Main, GMC 1626085 Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Bristol, Deputy Director and Associate Dean, School of Primary Care, Severn Deanery, NHS Education South West.

    The NHS Medical Director's Clinical Fellow Scheme gives junior doctors the opportunity to spend time in a dedicated out-of-programme experience to develop their skills in leadership, management and health policy. Participating doctors work within a host organisation in roles that typically include policy work, analysis, strategy and project management. Further details and application form.

    Closing date for applications: 5pm, 22 March 2012

    Start date of posts: 3 September 2012

    Posted March 2nd 2012 (6 years ago)

    National Recruitment in Advanced Psychiatric Training (ST4)

    Please note national recruitment in Advanced Psychiatric training (ST4) for August 2012 opened on 17 February 2012 and closes on 8 March 2012. Please visit our Recruitment section for available posts and interview dates.

    Posted February 23rd 2012 (6 years ago)

    Applicant Feedback

    The Severn Deanery will be providing feedback to Ophthalmology candidates by the end of this week, feedback to candidates for other specialties will be completed within the next few weeks.

    Posted February 7th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Applications for Recruitment into CT2 and Higher Specialty Training posts open soon.

    Opening and closing dates may vary according to specialty, please check specific specialty vacancy pages in our Recruitment Section for further details.

    Posted February 6th 2012 (6 years ago)

    Educational and Clinical Supervisors (Trainers), Clinical Supervisors, APDs, and Patch Administrators: 1-day Conference

    Places still available!

    Educational Supervisors (Trainers) and Clinical Supervisors - 1-day Conference

    This is a large one day event for about eighty Educational Supervisors (Trainers) and Clinical Supervisors. It is an opportunity to network widely across the Severn Primary Care School footprint. It tends to be a mixture of interactive presentations and group work. Time is built in to enable lots of informal information and experience sharing.

    We usually hold two one-day conferences a year which in 2012 are at Eastwood Park Conference Centre

    To enrol for 28th March, 2012, click here

    To enrol for 17th October, 2012, click here

     We hope that most training practices can send a Trainer and Clinical Supervisor to attend.  As the conferences are extremely popular, individual Educational Supervisors (Trainers) and Clinical Supervisors should only attend one per year.

    We are a huge faculty of 320 Educational Supervisors (Trainers), 50 Clinical Supervisors, and about 40 Associate Directors, GP Educators and GP Educator Fellows. There is a wealth of talent and expertise amongst us.

     

     

    Posted January 6th 2012 (7 years ago)

    Core Surgery Interviews 12, 13 & 16 January 2012

    Any queries regarding documents to bring to interview, please contact KSS Deanery website is here.

     

    Posted December 20th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Local student to compete in national surgical skills competition final

    Muhamad Azri Muhamad Marican won local heat at Severn Deanery House, Bristol

    Muhamad Azri Muhamad Marican, a fourth year medical student from the University of Bristol has won the Severn heat of a nationwide surgical skills competition run by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), and will now go to the Grand Final in Edinburgh where he will compete to win a trip to Johnson & Johnson’s skills centre in Hamburg, Germany.

    The Lister Surgical Skills Competition has been organised by RCSEd in association with Johnson & Johnson Medical Companies to commemorate the life and contribution of Lord Joseph Lister, 100 years after his death. A former Fellow of RCSEd, Lister was world-renowned for his groundbreaking work in the prevention of wound infection, which contributed greatly to the advancement of surgical standards and led to Lister becoming known as ‘the father of modern surgery’.

    The skills competition has brought medical students from across the UK together to demonstrate their surgical skills in a series of heats over the last two months, as they attempted to reach the Grand Final of the competition, which takes place in Edinburgh on 11 February 2012 as part of the Lister Centenary Celebrations. Azri and the other regional heat winners are being provided with a travel and accommodation package to come to the College for the Final. As the principal sponsor of the Lister Centenary Celebrations, Johnson & Johnson is offering the prize of a trip to its European Surgical Training Institute in Hamburg for the overall winner, with The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) awarding the runner-up with free student membership until they qualify as a doctor.

    At the Severn heat, 10 students with an interest in pursuing a career in surgery competed in four surgical skills tests: knot-tying, suturing, cyst removal and surgical instrument identification. Selina Khan was the runner-up, winning a year’s student membership of RSM. All participants received a year’s student affiliation to RCSEd.

    The Severn heat was run by Professor Davinder Sandhu, who is RCSEd’s Regional Surgical Adviser for the area and is the Postgraduate Dean for Severn. Explaining more, he said:

    “To improve patient outcomes, we need to nurture the next generation of champions who hopefully will become the leaders of our profession. To this extent I am pleased that The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh created the Lister initiative and the Bristol medical students and local faculty responded enthusiastically.”

    Commenting on his victory, Azri said:

    “I believe this competition will help my career by the early exposure to surgery it has given me in terms of developing suturing skills and knowledge of some of the instruments used in surgery. Although it was challenging being unsure what criteria were being assessed and what to expect from the competition, I really enjoyed it and made new friends.

    A benefit of affiliating with RCSEd is being kept informed on what opportunities are available and offered to medical students to help me with future surgical career ambitions and I’m really excited to have the opportunity to continue to the next round - it is motivation for me to work hard and hopefully win the Grand Final!”

    Posted December 8th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Applications for many specialties are fast approaching

    Please ensure that you have checked the specialty training closing date, applications for many specialties are fast approaching.

    Note late applications will not be accepted.

    Posted December 7th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Academic Clinical Fellow for General Surgery

    The Academic Clinical Fellow for General Surgery will be advertised in mid February 2012 by the KSS Deanery as part of the national recruitment for ST3 General Surgery.

    The ACF will undergo training in research methodology in randomised clinical trials (RCTs) in surgery and undertake research projects with the supervision of Professor Blazeby, within the University of Bristol. They will also achieve the following objectives:

    (a) Present research at national, international and regional conferences

    (b) Submit papers for publication in peer reviewed journals

    (c) Develop teaching skills

    (d) Obtain an NIHR research fellowship or equivalent to enable initiation of doctoral studies

    Posted December 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society Programme

    The Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society was established in 1874 for the advancement of the Art and Science of Medicine in all its branches. It has a long and rich tradition of encouraging the exchange of facts and fellowship between disparate members of the medical community. Each year the Society plays host to presentations and debates on topics of medical and allied interest to the annual theme chosen by the Society's President. Guest speakers are invited to talk on a wide variety of subjects.

    Meetings are held at 6.45pm on the second Wednesday from October usually until July with an option for a reception and supper followed by a presentation at 8.15pm.

    These lectures are suitable for trainees and faculty and would contribute to the Professional and Generic Skills programme that all colleagues undertake in their role as a doctor. The Severn Deanery supports this programme and would encourage all colleagues to attend.

    For more details and the programme please visit the Bristol Med-Chi website.

     

    Posted December 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Applications Invited for Trainee Doctors Advisory Board

    Applications are invited for new appointees to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's, Trainee Doctors Advisory Board (TRAB) we are also looking for a medical student representative for the board, applications are therefore invited from students within 2 years of final qualification and junior doctors from all clinical specialities. This group was developed to encouraging doctors in training to become involved with the MHRA to represent the opinions and needs of junior doctors, promote an understanding of the regulation of Medicines and Medical Devices in the UK, and promote the dissemination of information regarding the Agency

    The remit of this group is as follows:

    1. Raise and discuss individual ideas to promote the safe use of medical devices and medicines.
    2. Promote an understanding of the Medical Devices and Medicines Regulations.
    3. Cultivate an understanding of the functions and working of the MHRA.
    4. Promote a commitment to, and understanding of, the necessity for medical device adverse incident reporting and Yellow Card reporting.
    5. Promote information and knowledge on the rational use of medicines and devices.
    6. Promote the dissemination of MHRA’s publications and information.
    7. Provide an opinion on MHRA’s publications and information, including content, presentation, format, delivery and necessity.
    8. Provide assistance and guidance on how to ensure the above are carried out to greatest effect. This may be through lecturing, organising conferences, disseminating information, or developing networks with other junior doctor societies as necessary.
    9. Provide the Agency with an insight of their needs, and the needs of all healthcare professionals they work with.
    10. Provide input into arrangements for conferences and other outreach activities.
    11. Consider the wider picture, including interactions with all Royal Colleges, professional bodies, hospital management and other relevant bodies.

    The TRAB group meets twice a year and members are expected to contribute to various initiatives throughout the year.

    How to apply

    Interested applicants should forward a copy of their CV and a covering letter to TRAB@mhra.gsi.gov.uk

    Closing date

    31 January 2012

    If you have any questions or require further information please email TRAB@mhra.gsi.gov.uk

    Medicines and Healthcare
    Regulatory Agency

    Website

    Device Safety Website

    Posted November 30th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Stroke Post

    The Severn Deanery is recruiting for sub specialty posts in Stroke Medicine. Currently there are 2 positions available, with the possibility of a further 2 posts becoming available depending on funding. The vacancy numbers could therefore increase. Applications are invited from existing holders of a National Training Number or equivalent for a year’s training in Stroke Medicine.

    The posts available form part of the Department of Health initiative to increase the number of Stroke Physicians in the UK in response to the National Stroke Strategy.  A year of tailored and supervised training in stroke medicine, which is usually taken as an additional year within an existing SpR/StR programme in one of the major medical specialties, will lead to subspecialty accreditation in Stroke Medicine and would be particularly suitable for doctors with SpR/ST3+ experience and career intentions in General or Acute Medicine, Medicine for the Elderly or Neurology.

    For more information please view the vacancy Stroke Medicine Training Fellowship.

    Posted November 29th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Medical French 20th Residential Weekend

    This course provides essential medical French and the confidence to use it. Open to doctors and medical students intending to study or work clinically in French-speaking countries or with organisations such as Médecins sans Frontières.  Tutors are experienced teachers, including French-speaking doctors, professional linguists and UK-trained doctors who have worked in France.

    Hurry as places are limited. 

    Event Details

    Posted November 29th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Placement Employer Award

    The Severn Deanery is proud to announce that on 19 October 2011 we were awarded Placement Employer Award by the University of the West of England. This recognises the support given to the UWE undergraduate placement student based at the Deanery for a year during their BA (Hons) Business Studies degree course. Competition was intense as Airbus UK, IBM, Disney and Intel were also shortlisted. The Deanery was particularly noted for excellence in the range of experiences undertaken, quality of management support and professional competence achieved.

    Posted November 29th 2011 (7 years ago)

    The Remarkable Achievements of Neil Barua

    Very many congratulations to Neil Barua who has just enjoyed astonishing academic success these last three months.

    In September he was awarded the 2011 Young Investigator Prize by the International Society of Hydrocephalus and CSF Research at the Conference Hydrocephalus 2011 in Denmark. This research was into outcomes in paediatric shunt surgery was co-authored with Mr Kristian Aquilina under the supervision of Mr Richard Edwards. Then in October 2011 he was awarded an EPSRC Pathways to Impact Award (£18778) by the University of Bristol for a research project into delivery of amyloid-degrading enzymes to the brain for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. This project will be under the supervision of Professor Seth Love and Professor Steven Gill.

    Finally, in November 2011 he was a co-applicant on a successful application to the MRC's Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (£747 000) for a project developing chemotherapy nanoparticles for brain tumours. The principal investigator for this study is Professor Steven Gill, and this is a collaborative project with the Universities of Bristol, Bath and Nottingham.

    Academic life doesn't get better than this and as a Postgraduate School of Surgery we are immensely proud of the achievements of Neil and his colleagues.

    Posted November 29th 2011 (7 years ago)

    ICM National Recruitment 2012

    Please find attached document detailing ICM National Recruitment for 2012.

     

     

    Posted November 28th 2011 (7 years ago)

    RCGP announces changes to the Specialty Training Curriculum

    The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has announced changes to the GP training curriculum to make it more user-friendly and easier to navigate.

    The changes will apply to trainees beginning their training programme in August 2012 and are part of the College’s ongoing response to feedback gathered from trainees, trainers and the wider training community.

    Largely presentational, the majority of changes are structural and linguistic to make the curriculum easier to understand. Individual curriculum statements are more focused and more clearly linked to the core curriculum statement Being a GP.

    Revisions beyond the normal annual update are minimal and learning outcomes will not change significantly, though they make be expressed differently to make their meaning clearer or to bring them up-to-date with latest thinking and learning. A new user guide and glossary has also been posted on the RCGP 

    The main differences are:

    • The curriculum has been arranged into three parts: The Core Curriculum (Being a GP); four contextual statements (exploring the core statement in the context of general practice) and 21 clinical examples of how to work with the Core Curriculum.
    • The current 10 statements labelled 2 to 4.1 have been reorganised into the four contextual statements, which are now: The GP consultation in practice, Patient safety and quality of care, The GP in the wider professional environment and Enhancing professional knowledge. This allows the NHS Leadership Framework and the importance of sustainability in general practice to be integrated
    • Statement 4.2 (Information management and technology) has been integrated into all of the new contextual statements.
    • Language has been changed from the passive to the active tense to better engage the reader.
    • The use of educational terminology has been simplified and clarified.
    • Case studies and questions for reflection have been added to the statements
    • Better cross-referencing and linking to the core statement.

    The curriculum is the first of its kind for general practice in the UK and was introduced in August 2007. It defines the learning outcomes for the specialty of general practice and describes the competences required to practise medicine as a general practitioner in the UK NHS. Primarily aimed at the start of independent work as a general practitioner, it must also prepare the doctor for a professional life of development and change.

    The College has been reviewing the usage and impact of the Curriculum, both formally and informally, since its introduction. In addition to the direct feedback received, the College commissioned the University of Birmingham to conduct a three year evaluation of the curriculum and its impact on training. Please contact the RCGP Press Office for a copy of the report.

    Dr Charlotte Tulinius, RCGP Medical Director of Curriculum, said: “It’s really important to have ongoing feedback so that the Curriculum remains contemporaneous, fit for purpose, relevant to the trainee and relevant to patients.

    “The response so far has been very positive and most people acknowledge that it is important to have a curriculum so that the skills, knowledge, attributes and behaviour required by a GP are clearly defined.

    “However, some trainers and trainees have told us that it could be more user friendly and that its structure and how it should be used could be more clear. We hope that the revised version addresses this and that all users will find it beneficial.”

    Heather Whitney, Press Officer | Communications
    Tel: 020 3188 7576

    Posted November 28th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Changes to the RCGP Specialty Training Curriculum

    For attention of all GPEs and Educational Supervisors

    I am writing to let you know about improvements that we will be making to the RCGP’s Specialty Training Curriculum next year. The Curriculum defines the learning outcomes for the specialty of general practice and describes the competences required to practise medicine as a general practitioner in the National Health Service (NHS) of the UK.

    Primarily aimed at the start of independent work as a general practitioner, it must also prepare the doctor for a professional life of development and change. The curriculum is the first of its kind for general practice in the UK and was introduced in August 2007. Since then we have been reviewing its usage and impact, both formally and informally. In addition to the direct feedback we receive from the training community. We also commissioned the University of Birmingham to conduct a three year evaluation of the curriculum and its impact on training.

    Feedback about the curriculum’s content has been largely positive, and most people acknowledge that it is important to have a curriculum so that the skills, knowledge, attributes and behaviour required by a GP are clearly defined. However, one of the consistent messages we have received is that the curriculum could be more user friendly. We have been told that some trainers and trainees have been daunted by its volume, that some of the language can be off-putting, and that its structure and how it should be used could be more clear.

    In response to this feedback we have undertaken a full review of the curriculum and a revised version will be implemented from August 2012. The changes are mainly presentational, to make it easier to use and understand, and I would like to stress to all users that the changes beyond the normal annual update are few. To make this happen, the Curriculum Development Group has digested all feedback we have had from users and stakeholders and we have had the help of all the Curriculum Guardians as well as other writers and a professional editor.

    Changes include:

    • The curriculum has been arranged into three parts: The Core Curriculum (Being a GP); four contextual statements (exploring the core statement in the context of general practice) and 21 clinical examples of how to work with the Core Curriculum.
    • The current 10 statements labelled 2 to 4.1 have been reorganised into the four contextual statements, which are now:
      • The GP consultation in practice
      • Patient safety and quality of care
      • The GP in the wider professional environment
      • Enhancing professional knowledge.

    This allows the NHS Leadership Framework and the importance of sustainability in general practice to be integrated

    • Statement 4.2 (Information management and technology) has been integrated into all of the new contextual statements.
    • Language has been changed from the passive to the active tense to better engage the reader. 
    • The use of educational terminology has been simplified and clarified.
    • Case studies and questions for reflection have been added to the statements.
    • Better cross-referencing and linking to the core statement.

    More information, including a full description of the changes, can be found on our website: http://www.rcgp-curriculum.org.uk/curriculum_documents/future_changes.aspx

    This revised curriculum applies to trainees who will begin their training programme in August 2012. However, we hope that all users will find it helpful to refer to this version as the content is very similar to previous versions, but the presentation is, we hope, much clearer.

    Over the next year we will be updating our curriculum resources to reflect these changes, and we will continue to put more information up on our website. Although this work is still ongoing I felt it was very important to give you early notice of these changes. I would also encourage everyone to read the new ‘User guide’ http://www.rcgp-curriculum.org.uk/curriculum_documents/future_changes.aspx which will accompany the curriculum as we believe this is a vital resource that will help all users to get the most out of the curriculum.

    We hope that you will find the changes to the curriculum to be beneficial.

    Best wishes
    Dr Clare Gerada
    Chair of Council

    Posted November 28th 2011 (7 years ago)

    RCGP Leadership Fellow

    For attention of APDs, GPEs, tutor group members & trainers

    The Royal College of General Practitioners is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and creative clinician to help us develop and implement an operational framework for the RCGP leadership programmes and initiatives.

    This exciting and challenging role will involve leading the development and implementation of the RCGP Leadership Strategy for all GPs and other primary care professionals. Responsibilities will include exploring models of mentoring and tutoring; liaising with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM), an organisation of leaders and managers from across the medical profession, and working closely with the Chair of the Professional Development Board and the College’s Education and Professional Development team to create engaging and high quality leadership resources. Other responsibilities will involve scoping the educational needs of clinicians and identifying possible approaches for new blended learning activities, evaluating current educational provision, and working up new proposals for next stage development for individual portfolio development.

    Candidates will be expected to have effective leadership experience, and to demonstrate a working understanding of GP education and leadership skills.

    This post-holder will work closely with the members of the Professional Development Board, First5 CPD Fellow and with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. The post holder will report to the Chair of the Professional Development Board. We anticipate a commitment of 2 sessions per week, with much of the work being done via phone and online communication (although the post-holder will have to attend occasional meetings in London). In addition to the sessional reimbursement, travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed. The post is available from January 2012 for one year in the first instance.

    If you would like to apply for this post, please send a CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the role to education@rcgp.org.uk . Applications should be submitted by Wednesday, 14 December 2011.

    Further information including the role description is available from Dragana Milosevic, Education Manager, email: dmilosevic@rcgp.org.uk

    Posted November 28th 2011 (7 years ago)

    National Ophthalmology Recruitment

    Vacancies are available for August 2012 and February 2013. Vacancies for February 2013 are available in East Midlands.

    Posted November 25th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Specialty Training 2012

    Applications can now be submitted.  Please check individual closing dates as they do vary.

    Posted November 22nd 2011 (7 years ago)

    GP Applications for August 2012 intake now open!

    Applications are now open for the August 2012 intake for GPs including academic clinical fellowships.

    For further information please see the “How to Apply” section of the School of Primary Care website.

    Applications can be made via the NRO website.

    Closing date for applications is Friday 9th December 2011 at noon.

    Contact: Clare Whittle, Recruitment and Selection Manager, School of Primary Care.

    Posted November 21st 2011 (7 years ago)

    Recruitment into Specialty Training for 2012 Opens for Applications (for most specialties) on 25 November 2011

    Closing dates may vary, please check the specialty vacancy page in our recruitment section for further details.

    Posted November 21st 2011 (7 years ago)

    Stroke Fellowship Posts

    The Severn Deanery is recruiting for sub specialty posts in Stroke Medicine. Currently there are 2 positions available, with the possibility of a further 2 posts becoming available depending on funding. The vacancy numbers could therefore increase. Applications are invited from existing holders of a National Training Number or equivalent for a year’s training in Stroke Medicine.

    The posts available form part of the Department of Health initiative to increase the number of Stroke Physicians in the UK in response to the National Stroke Strategy. A year of tailored and supervised training in stroke medicine, which is usually taken as an additional year within an existing SpR/StR programme in one of the major medical specialties, will lead to subspecialty accreditation in Stroke Medicine and would be particularly suitable for doctors with SpR/ST3+ experience and career intentions in General or Acute Medicine, Medicine for the Elderly or Neurology.

    For more information please click here

     

     

    Posted November 18th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Severn School of ACCS Website - Now Live!

    The new School of ACCS Website is NOW LIVE!!!  This website is for all Severn School ACCS trainees and those involved in the delivery of ACCS training within the School.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Julie Flowers, School Support Manager.

    Posted November 11th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Severn Deanery - Placement Employer Award at the University of West of England Celebrating Placement Success 2011

    Bristol Business School’s Placement Centre recently invited returning placement year students and their employers to join them for the annual Celebrating Placement Success event. Guests were treated to dinner and an award ceremony which was held at UWE’s Frenchay Campus. Amongst those in attendance was former Severn Deanery placement student Rebecca Williams-Lock.

    The event which is in its fourth year played host to over 100 students and their employers who included: Airbus, Lloyds TSB, Fujitsu-Siemens and The Environment Agency. Guests were treated to a dinner, followed by an awards style ceremony during which the prizes were presented.

    The event is aimed at congratulating students’ on their achievements, thanking employers for their support and expressing the valuable part that placements play in enhancing employability.

    Students were awarded prizes after submission of their placement portfolio and the Severn Deanery where delighted to be recognised by receiving the Placement Employer Award.

    The award was hosted by Jane Harrington (Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean) and the deanery programme was identified as providing invaluable experience through the clear direction of management, action plans and on-going evaluation of progress. The support of colleagues and the interest shown in the Placements Student personal development were also highlighted as positive features.

    Posted October 14th 2011 (7 years ago)

    New South West School of Public Health Website Launched

    The shiny new South West School of Public Health went live on Thursday 13 October 2011 and includes an Events page detailing upcoming courses and training events, a News section showing general and recruitment news, plus within the Training section you will find Education and Training, Supervisors information, Policies and Procedures, and Trainee Support, plus much more. 

    Posted October 12th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) Recruitment for 2012 opens

    Recruitment for NIHR ACF posts for 2012 will begin on 17th October 2011 for the following specialties:

    Public Health Medicine (2) (ST1)
    Core Psychiatry (ST1/2)
    Anaesthetics (ST3)
    Diabetes/endocrinology (ST1-3)
    Renal medicine (ST3/4)
    Paediatrics (ST1-4)
    Trauma & Orthopaedics (ST3)
    *General Practice (2) (ST1)
    *General surgery (ST3)

    Closing date for applications will be 14th November 2011.  Shortlisting and interviews will take place between December 2011 and January 2012.  All offers will be made by 27th January 2012.

    Please visit www.severndeanery.nhs.uk or http://primarycare.severndeanery.org./recruitment (for the 2 GP posts only) for further information regarding the posts and the full applicaiton process.  

     *The general surgery post will be recruited through the national pilot, and the GP posts through the general VTS round in early 2012.

     

     

     

    Posted September 29th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Advanced Training Posts in Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery and Therapeutic Use of Lasers

    Applications are now open for advanced training fellowships in Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery and Therapeutic Use of Lasers.

    Please see the Severn Deanery recruitment page for further details.

    Closing date for applications is 13th October 2011 at 9am.

    Posted September 26th 2011 (7 years ago)

    National Recruitment to Advanced Training Posts in Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery

    The Severn Deanery supports the Joint Committee on Surgical Training and the Training Interface Group in Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery with recruitment to Advanced Training Fellowships. The forthcoming recruitment is currently under review and details will be published shortly.

    If you would like to register your interest for this recruitment round please send an email to Severn.STSupport@southwest.nhs.uk and we will notify applicants when more information about the fellowships is available and the window for submission of applications.

    Please note that the Deanery cannot be held liable if candidates miss the application window.

    Posted September 21st 2011 (7 years ago)

    National recruitment in Ophthalmology

    The Severn Deanery will be co-ordinating national recruitment for 2012. 

    Full details of the vacancies and application process will be available from the 11th of November 2011, along with access to register core information with Intrepid Pathway (on-line application portal).  The specialty application form will be available for completion from the 25th of November 2011 until the closing date of the 9th of December 2011.  Candidates will be required to submit one application and preference the Deaneries they would like to undertake training. 

    Posted September 21st 2011 (7 years ago)

    ST4 posts in Psychiatry - Autumn Recruitment

    Autumn ST4 recruitment round in Psychiatry, for posts commencing February 2012, opened for applicants to apply via the Royal College portal https://trainingjobs.rcpsych.ac.uk/cacVacancies on 16 September 2011. Closing date 3 October 2011.  Further details, including interview dates are available in our Specialty Recruitment section http://www.severndeanery.nhs.uk/recruitment/vacancies/?category=Specialty+Recruitment 

    Vacancies are in:

    • ST4 Old Age Psychiatry
    • ST4 Psychotherapy
    • ST4 Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities

    Posted September 8th 2011 (7 years ago)

    ST4 posts in Psychiatry - Autumn Recruitment

    Autumn ST4 recruitment round in Psychiatry, for posts commencing February 2012, will be open for applicants to apply via the Royal College portal https://trainingjobs.rcpsych.ac.uk/cacVacancies from 16 September 2011. Closing date 3 October 2011.  Further details, including interview dates are available in our Specialty Recruitment section http://www.severndeanery.nhs.uk/recruitment/vacancies/?category=Specialty+Recruitment 

    Vacancies are in:

    • ST4 Old Age Psychiatry
    • ST4 Psychotherapy
    • ST4 Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities

     

    Posted August 15th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Stroke Medicine Training Fellowship

    Applications are now open for a one-year training fellowship in Stroke Medicine based at The Great Western Hospital, Swindon.

    Please see the Severn Deanery recruitment page for further details.

    Closing date for applications is 8th September 2011.

    Posted August 11th 2011 (7 years ago)

    ST4 in Psychiatry-Autumn Recruitment

    Autumn ST4 recruitment round in Psychiatry, for posts commencing February 2012, will be open for applicants to apply via the Royal College portal from 16 September 2011. Closing date 3 October 2011.  Further details will be available soon on the Royal College website: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/training/nationalrecruitment.aspx

    Vacancies will be in:

    • ST4 Old Age Psychiatry
    • ST4 Psychotherapy
    • ST4 Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities

     

    Posted August 10th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Applications open on 26th August for RCP co-ordinated ST3 medical specialties

    The Severn Deanery will be recruiting to posts in Acute Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Cardiology and Renal Medicine.  Please see the Recruitment page for further information.  

    Posted July 25th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Response Rates to GMC Trainee and Trainer Surveys 2011

    The GMC Trainee and Trainer Surveys closed on Friday 22 July 2011.  The Severn Deanery has the highest national response rate for both surveys and further information can be found on the Surveys webpage.

    This ensures that our results are valid and reliable and can be used a sound basis for improving the quality of postgraduate medical education in the Severn Deanery.

    Posted July 14th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Autumn Recruitment 2011

    Autumn Specialty Recruitment 2011

    RCP co-ordinated ST3 medical specialties – advertisement period from 8 August 2011, with application window open from 26 August 2011.

    Anaesthetics ST3 - advertisement period from 30 August 2011, closing date 28 September 2011.

    Royal College of Psychiatry co-ordinated ST4 Psychiatry specialties – advertisement period from 3 September 2011, with application window open from 16 September 2011.

    Posted July 13th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Rheumatology Round 2 National Recruitment

    Shortlisting for the second round of National Recruitment to Rheumatology is currently being undertaken.  Successful candidates will be invited to interview by no later than 4.30pm on Thursday 14th July 2011.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Vascular Interventional vacancy to open on 26th July

    The Vascular Interventional post is based at the Royal United Hospital in Bath with weekly sessions at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. It is part of an RCR accredited 5/6th year post and provides the opportunity for comprehensive training in all aspects of Vascular and Interventional radiology including non invasive vascular imaging. Both units have a strong record of research and participation in national trials.

    The purpose of the training post is to provide the opportunity for sub-specialisation in the developing field of interventional radiology and minimal invasive therapy for a period of one year with a option to extend for another year (Year 6)  There will be a strong emphasis not only on practical experience but also on research, publication and presentation. The post holder will be exposed to a wide range of simple to complex interventional procedures.

    For more information on the post click here.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Advanced Training Posts in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology

    The Severn Deanery will be recruiting to Advanced Training Posts in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology on behalf of the Joint Committee on Surgical Training.  Applications open on the 6th of August and closes on the 20th of August 2010.  If you have an enquiry prior to the full details being available on the website please contact the Deanery via the messaging facility to the left.

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery National Recruitment - Autumn Recruitment Round Confirmed

    It has been confirmed there will be a national Autumn recruitment round for OMFS ST3 - Applications will open on the 17th of September 2010

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Anaesthetics ST3

    We will be shortly recruiting to Anaesthetic ST3 posts.  Applications open on the 28th of August and closes on the 27th of September 2010.  If you have an enquiry prior to the full details being available on the website please contact the Deanery via the messaging facility to the left.

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Autumn Recruitment

    To be eligible to apply for the posts advertised on our website you will need to have achieved the appropriate experience by February or March 2011.  For full details please refer to the person specifications on our website.

    If you have a question please contact the Recruitment Team: 01454 252610

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    National Recruitment in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    National recruitment to OMFS will open on the 17th of September. 

    There will be vacancies availalbe within:

    • Northern Deanery
    • North Western
    • West Midlands
    • London & KSS
    • East of England
    • Oxford

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Academic Clinical Fellow Vacancies

    Recruitment will start on the 1st November 2010 and the closing date for applications will be 3rd December 2010.  Full details will appear on our website shortly and the advertisement will appear in NHS Jobs.  If you have any questions regarding the specialties that will be available please contact our Recruitment Team on 01454 252610.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Academic Clinical Fellows-2011

     

    Public Health Medicine

    General Practice

    Emergency Medicine

    General Psychiatry

    Anaesthetics

    Renal Medicine

    Haematology

    Ophthalmology

     

    Recruitment for NIHR ACFs will begin 1st November 2010 and the closing date for applications will be 3rd December 2010.

    Furthe details regarding academic training please visit  - http://academic.severndeanery.org/

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Recruitment for 2011

    Applications open 3rd December and close 20th December.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Advanced Training Post in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

    Applications will open on Monday 18th October 2010, full details on www.severndeanery.nhs.uk.

    Interviews on 7th January 2011.

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Emergency Medicine ST4 posts

    3 posts within the Severn Deanery which are currently being recruited by the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery through national recruitment. If you wish to apply please check the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery website www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk -the application process is currently open and will close on 12th November 2010.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Public Health Specialty Training - Recruitment 2011

    The South West offers fantastic opportunities to train as a specialist in public health, in one of the UK’s most popular regions to live and work in.  

    Applications for the 2011 recruitment are expected to open from December 2010

    Recruitment for public health is managed nationally with applicants making a single application with expressed preference for specific programmes and geographical zones. Assessment and selection is standardised across several centres in the UK. The public health specialty training programme selection process uses evidence based and validated selection methodology.

    We recruit into the programme annually, in line with national guidance and requirements. Our programme is open to candidates from medical and non-medical backgrounds according to nationally agreed eligibility criteria. Queries regarding recruitment to the South West programme should be directed to the Programme Director, Dr Chris Hine, through the Programme Co-ordinator  beth.carpenter@bristol.nhs.uk

    2011 Recruitment details

    Recruitment into PH in England and Wales follows a nationally standardised process which is being administered through East Midlands deanery with input from the Severn Deanery.

    National specialty training information for all specialties can be accessed through the MMC Specialty Training pages . Please be certain that you are reading the correct version of these pages as relevant to the 2010/11 round of appointments

    Potential applicants are encouraged to read the guidance on immigration issues on the MMC Overseas Applicants pages.

    Vacancies in the 2011 recruitment round will be advertised nationally (BMJ, HSJ) with applications expected to open in December 2010. Details will also be available on the Faculty of Public Health website http://www.fph.org.uk/. Interested applicants are advised to watch the FPH website for regularly updated details for the application round.

    The expected start date for successful applicants is August 2011.

    The anticipated outline of and timetable for the application process is given below

    • Advertisement: November 19th
    • Electronic applications will open for registration from November 19th
    • On line application systems open from 3rd December 2010. Applications close December 20th
    • Applicants successful at long listing (eligibility testing) will be invited to a full day assessment centre (written tests of numerical and critical reasoning and a situational judgement [scenario based] test) w/b 24th January 2011. Assessment centres will be held in a number (probably three) locations around the country.
    • Applicants will need to reach a minimum standard at the tests of numeracy and critical reasoning. Applicants passing this standard will then be ranked according to their scores.
    • Applicants at the top end of the ranking for written tests will be invited to a half day selection centre (face to face assessment) during the period 28th February – 2nd March

    In 2011 a single national selection centre will be held in the West Midlands, probably in Birmingham. Every effort will be made to identify a location with good public transport facilities.

    Preferencing

    Applicants will make a single electronic application and will be required to state, in preference order, their deaneries, or where relevant sub programmes, of choice. Offers to applicants meeting the minimum required standards at interview will be made according to the final ranking scores in line with expressed preferences until all spaces are filled in all programmes. Applicants are advised to think carefully about preferencing. Final scores take account of written test scores as well as interview scores.

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    ACF in Public Health

    Details published Monday the 1st of November for the Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health. 

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Quick Guide to Specialty Training

    Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) have produced a quick guide to recruitment to Specialty Training, more details can be found on the Recruitment page.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    GP Specialty Training Programmes Now Open

    Applications for GP specialty training programmes are now officially open!

    Please visit the GP Recruitment website for further information.

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Ophthalmology Specialty training and ACF

    If you wish to apply for both posts, you need to submit 2 independant applications for each. Interviews to be held on 20/01/2011.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Important amendment to the plan for the method of issuing Round 1 offers in England

    Please click here for more detailed information.

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Sending a Recruitment Inquiry?

    When sending an email, via the contact field, please include which specialty you are inquiring about to help us deal with your question efficiently.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    GP Speciality Training Programmes

    Only a few days left to apply for GP Speciality Training Programmes. Don’t miss out! Closing date for applications is Sunday 19th December 2010. No late applications will be accepted – please visit Severn School of Primary Care for further information.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Neurosurgery- 2011 Applications

    The application deadline for these posts has been extended to 24th December 2010 at 12pm. Yorkshire and Humberside Deanery are hosting these applications.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Core Psychiatry CT1 2011

    Please note that Core Psychiatry has now re-opened for applciations and will now close on 14th January 2011.   National recruitment interviews for Severn are now only to be held on Thursday 17th February 2011’

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology ST1 2011

    National recruitment interviews for Severn are now only to be held on 14th and 15th January 2011.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Round 2 Specialty Recruitment Opens 7th February 2011

     Please see below for details of Severn Deanery Vacancies.

    Specialty

    Level

    Likely Number of Vacancies

    Recruitment Lead

    Applications Open

    Applications Close

    Acute Medicine

    ST3

    4

    Royal College of Physicians

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    Anaesthetics

    CT2

    1

    West Midlands Deanery

    to be advised

    to be advised

    Anaesthetics

    ST3

    2

    West Midlands Deanery

    to be advised

    to be advised

    Cardiothoracic Surgery

    ST3+

     2

    Wessex Deanery

    7 February 2011

    7 March 2011

    Clinical Neurophysiology

    ST3

    1

    Yorkshire & Humber Deanery

    to be advised

    to be advised

    Dermatology

    ST3

    1

    North Western Deanery

    to be advised

    to be advised

    Diabetes & Endocrinology

    ST3

    2

    Royal College of Physicians

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011 

    Gastroenterology

    ST3

    2

    Royal College of Physicians

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    Geriatric Medicine

    ST3

    1

    Royal College of Physicians

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    Genito-Urinary Medicine

    ST3

    1

    Royal College of Physicians

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    Haematology

    ST3

    2

    Royal College of Physicians

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    Immunology

    ST3

    2

    London Deanery

    to be advised

    to be advised

    Medical Oncology

    ST3

    2

    KSS Deanery

    to be advised

    to be advised

    Neurology

    ST3

    1

    Royal College of Physicians

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    Occupational Medicine

    ST3

    1

    Severn Deanery

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    OMFS

    ST3

     

    Severn Deanery

       

    Paediatric Cardiology

    ST3/4

    2

    Severn Deanery

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    Palliative Medicine

    ST3

    1

    Royal College of Physicians

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    Psychiatry - Forensic

    ST4

    2

    Royal College of Psychiatrists

    18 February 2011

    7 March 2011 

    Psychiatry - General Adult

    ST4

    4

    Royal College of Psychiatrists

    18 February 2011

    7 March 2011

    Psychiatry - Learning Disabilities

    ST4

    1

    Royal College of Psychiatrists

    18 February 2011

    7 March 2011

    Psychiatry - Old Age

    ST4

    2

    Royal College of Psychiatrists

    18 February 2011

    7 March 2011

    Rehabilitation Medicine

    ST3

    1

    Severn Deanery

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    Renal Medicine

    ST3

    3

    Royal College of Physicians

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    Renal Medicine

    ACF

    1

    Severn Deanery

    1 February 2011

    22 February 2011

    Respiratory Medicine

    ST3

    2

    Royal College of Physicians

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    Rheumatology

    ST3

    2

    Severn Deanery

    4 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    Trauma & Orthopaedics

    ST3+

     to be advised

    Yorkshire & Humber Deanery

    to be advised

    to be advised

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Stand Alone F2 Recruitment 2011

    Application Process opens: Monday, 7 February 2011

    Application Process closes: Monday, 7 March 2011 (12 noon)

    Interviews: Wednesday, 6 April 2011

    Further details will be published on the Severn Foundation School website on Monday, 7 February 2011.

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    ST4 National Application Window Opens in Psychiatry

    From 18.02.2011 ST4 posts in General Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry and Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities will be open to applicants to apply via the Royal College portal. Please visit the Severn Deanery Specialty Recruitment page for further information.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Sport and Exercise Medicine and Metabolic Medicine Recruitment

    East Midlands is the lead deanery for recruitment to the specialties of Sport and Exercise Medicine and Metabolic Medicine.

    Applications for both specialties will close on 23 March at 12 noon.

    Further information is available on the East Midlands Deanery website:

    Sport and Exercise Medicine

    Metabolic Medicine

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Psychiatry ST4 Recruitment Round

    Autumn ST4 recruitment Round in Psychiatry, for posts commencing February 2012, will be open for applicants to apply via the Royal College portal from 16 September 2011. Further details will be available soon on the Royal College website: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/training/nationalrecruitment.aspx

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Coming Soon

    ST3 Post in Neuropathology

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    CT1 posts in Anaesthesia

    There are two CT1 posts in Anaesthesia in the Severn Deanery which will now be part of National Recruitment round 2. Please apply directly to the lead deanery (you will need to do this even if you applied to the local advert) http://www.westmidlandsdeanery.nhs.uk/Recruitment2011/VacanciesandSpecialtyInformation/AnaestheticsCT1Round2RecruitmentInformation.aspx 

    If you have any queries please contact Diane Lloyd or Robin Cooper  http://anaesthesia.severndeanery.org/who's_who in the first instance.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Advanced Training Post in Reconstructive Trauma Surgery

    Applications open on 10th June 2011 until 5pm on 27th June 2011.  Full details of the five posts available can be found here.

    The interview date is currently to be agreed between the 18th and 20th July 2011.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Junior doctors in Severn test targeted NPSA alerts

    Junior doctors in the Severn Deanery are the first in the country to benefit from a pioneering scheme to ensure they receive critical updates on patient safety.

    The deanery is piloting new software that enables the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) to send alerts directly to frontline staff. Alerts can be targeted at doctors according to their grade, speciality and location, so receive only relevant information.

    Crucially, the system records when a message has been received by a doctor so the NPSA can be certain that the right information has got through to the right person at the right time.

    The software has been devised by DocCom, a company founded by two Bristol junior doctors with support from University Bristol Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Innovations South West.

    Co-founder Dr Jonathan Bloor said: “Junior doctors are on the frontline of patient care, yet they can sometimes become detached, working shifts and rotating between hospitals and specialities every three months.

    “We have devised the DocCom system to bridge this communication divide and we are confident it will save lives as well as improve efficiency.”

    The NPSA and Severn Deanery both back the project, which is supported by the South West Strategic Health Authority as part of its drive to improve patient safety.

    NPSA medical director Dr Kevin Cleary said: “Our collaboration with the Severn Deanery and DocCom has given us a unique opportunity to target critical patient safety information to medics on the frontline.”

    Professor Davinder Sandhu, the Severn Deanery Postgraduate Dean, said: “We believe the DocCom pilot scheme will prove a national breakthrough.” 

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Congratulations - BMJ Junior Doctor of the Year

    Congratulations to Dan Magnus, Royal United Hospital doctor, who has won the "BMJ Junior Doctor of the Year competition, beating more than 600 nominees".  To read the whole article covering just one of his many great achievements please go to the ThisIsBath website.

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Indian doctors fill UK shortages

    BBC News, Radio 4's The World At One

    A shortage of junior doctors to start work in hospitals this August is forcing the NHS to try to recruit from India, the BBC has learned.

    Read the full story on the BBC Health website Doctor shortage sees new recruitment drive in India

    Or watch the story Indian doctors plug UK gap

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Surgeons To Cut NHS Blunders With Checklist

    Sky News has today reported that following research by the World Health Organisation it has been agreed that a new safety checklist must be used in all NHS hospitals in order to reduce deaths and complications during operations.

    To view the full story, please click here

     

     

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Bristol Evening Post Recruitment Awards

    The Severn Deanery was delighted to win the Best Recruitment Initiative at the recent Bristol Evening Post Recruitment Awards. Showcasing the best of Bristol's recruitment staff, representatives from the Deanery collected the award that reflects the individual, team or organisation from the public sector, private and small business that demonstrated success from a recruitment initiative.

    The submission was based on the programme of speciality and General Practitioner recruitment and the judges from AXA, Bristol City Council, Business in The Community and the Evening Post noted the difficulty of the programme the excellent success rates and support for candidates.

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    PMETB Merger with GMC

    PMETB is merging with the General Medical Council (GMC) on 1st April 2010.

    After this date all enquiries relating to the regulation of Postgraduate Medical Education and Training should be directed to:

    GMC
    Regents Place
    350 Euston Road
    NW1 3JN
    General enquiries: 0161 923 6602
    Email: gmc@gmc-uk.org

    Please find information regarding the merger using the following external link: www.pmetb.org.uk/fileadmin/user/Communications/Q_A_Document.pdf

    If you have any questions about the merger please contact: Veronica Goluza, Head of Corporate Communications.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Interface specialty training in the UK

    Abstract: An interface specialty is one in which surgeons graduate from two or more disciplines within medicine to share a common area of practice. The vision of interface working is for consultants from more than one discipline to provide multidisciplinary teaching in order to promote the best quality of care to patients. An interface specialty is different from a subspecialty that sits entirely as a subset within one of the parent disciplines.

    Authors: Lees, Vivien1; Henley, Mark2; Sandhu, Davinder3

    Source: Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 92, Number 4, April 2010, pp. 126-128(3)

    Publisher: The Royal College of Surgeons of England

    View local copy: Interface specialty training in the UK

    Document Type: Regular paper

    DOI: 10.1308/147363510X494788

    Affiliations: 1: Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Chairman SAC Plastic Surgery 2: Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Educational Advisor to the Training Interface Groups 3: Lead Dean to the Training Interface Groups

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    International Recruitment 2010

    It appears that any recruitment drive by Severn Deanery will be eventful! The team were restricted to the hotel last year whilst rioting took place due to an assassination. This year saw BA strikes, Volcanic eruptions, terrorist explosions in Bangalore and 'upset tummies'!

    The 2009 international recruitment drive had resulted in placing 33 Doctors and so with further pressure from the EWTD, Trusts within Severn Deanery had requested a further exercise to recruit Doctors. Those in post are all having excellent training and have are clearly fulfilling their potential and offering a great service to patients.

    From conversations with Wales and West Midlands Deaneries it was concluded that a joint approach would be useful to share costs and expertise.

    Advertising was placed with NHS jobs and the BMJ to attract UK based candidates, followed by advertising within the Times of India.

    The criteria for applications tended to be more demanding for this recruitment with applicants being advised of the requirement for GMC registration and for entry into the UK. As a result, application numbers were smaller and further reduced by the split for 3 Deaneries.

    I-Cams used only 2 preferences for applicants; their specialty and the City in India where they wished to be interviewed. West Midlands were to interview in Delhi and Chennai, Wales in Mumbai and Kolkata with Severn covering Bangalore and Kochi. The request for interview venue ensured a natural default of candidates for each team.

    Despite the best efforts of BA strikes, Severn departed on 14th April closely followed by that volcanic eruption!

    Our team consisted of 2 Clinical specialists, 2 HR professionals and 2 administrators with interviews conducted over 2 days in Bangalore and 2 further days in Kochi. We saw 27 candidates - all good quality and with much of the necessary criteria to move to the UK quickly. With the knowledge that only a small number of applicants need to be placed in posts to cover the costs of the trip, confidence is good that the exercise will be as successful as previously.

    West Midlands and Wales were forced to delay their departures due to the volcanic ash. Severn consequently made and remade plans to potentially split our team and conduct interviews for the other Deaneries, all the time wondering whether we'd be able to get back to the UK!

    West Midlands have now departed and Wales leave shortly, both having postponed until now. With many excellent UK other internal applicants still to be interviewed, the Deaneries will have a joint approach to interviewing these upon the return of all the teams. We are confident of providing a larger pool of good resources for Trust to draw upon.  

    It could have been felt that our trip was jinxed, particularly when 5 of our team were also later affected by gastro enteritis but that's India for you...

    How did the one member escape? that's the question?!! Possibly because he was required to become the 'Doctor on call' for the rest of us?!

    Now on to finding opportunities for the Doctors ..............

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Severn Deanery Comes Up Trumps!

    As Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) Chair for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), I am most grateful to the Severn Deanery for their support in central recruitment for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. After much discussion with all UK Deaneries, as a specialty we elected to develop Central Recruitment for the 2010 round.

    As one of the smaller surgical specialties, with roughly 125 trainees in post at any one time, it seemed illogical to have aspirant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery trainees criss-crossing the UK to attend a series of StR interviews until they were successful in obtaining a post.  With the help of presentations to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program Directors by Leann King and Chris Vandeleur from the Severn Deanery, a national date was agreed for May 2010.

    Every Deanery was represented on the day with some 30 consultants in attendance.  The interview process consisted of a series of six stations with each addressing different areas such as the trainees’ portfolio, communication skills, hand – eye co-ordination, consent and managing a difficult colleague.

    The final outcome resulted in all but 3 posts being filled and 80% of the trainees were allocated their first choice.

    Applicant feedback comments were mainly good or very good with individual comments on the fairness of the process, the careful organisation and the friendliness of the deanery staff and selection panels.

    The whole process was conducted with huge professionalism, and our specialty is greatly indebted to Professor Sandhu (Lead Dean), Leann King and the team for their efforts to ensure the success of this first round of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery national selection.

    R T Woodwards MD FRCS FDS

    Clinical Lead Head and Neck Surgery

    Chair SAC OMFS

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Gold and Silver for Deanery in GMC Survey - Results

    We are pleased to announce that the Severn Deanery has come first nationally for the second year running in terms of trainee response rate for the GMC survey (97.62%). In addition, the Severn Deanery has come second nationally in terms of the trainer survey response rate (68.64%). Both of these are an increase on 2009 - up 4% for the trainee survey and a huge 49% for the trainer survey, moving up from 15th place. Thank you to all trainees and trainers who contributed to this excellent result.

    These exceptionally high response rates are extremely helpful in ensuring that our results are valid and reliable and can be used a sound basis for improving the quality of postgraduate medical education in the Severn Deanery.

    We take the findings extremely seriously, for example, prioritising Trust quality visits based on this information. We also hold an active Risk Register of issues based on survey outliers which are being addressed by Heads of School and Directors of Medical Education. The findings are a key part of our Quality Panel Assessments for Training Posts undertaken by specialities.

    The information from the trainer survey will inform our faculty training programme, and the support for trainers from the Trust.

    Results are available on the GMC's website.

    If you have any questions or queries regarding this please do not hesitate to contact Allegra Etheridge Quality Manager.

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Online Supervisors Accreditation System Pilot in Gloucester

    The Severn Deanery have launched their online accreditation system for all supervisors. This is currently being piloted in Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

    Click here for more information about the pilot.

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Online Supervisors Accreditation System Pilot Update

    The Severn Deanery has launched an online accreditation system for all educational supervisors as part of our national statutory responsibilities, linked to our main database. The purpose of the system is to provide evidence that all Severn Deanery Educational Supervisors are appropriately trained to manage junior doctors - noted against seven key requirements. This is currently being piloted in Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust – we thank them for their support and feedback during the initial phase of the roll-out. The main roll-out to all remaining Trusts will take place on 15 November 2010.

    If you have any questions or queries regarding this please do not hesitate to contact Allegra Etheridge, Quality Manager.

    Click here for more information about the pilot.

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Student Placement Award Nomination

    University of West of England Celebrating Placements

    Severn was delighted to hear that Vincenzo Lepoirere and the Deanery were recognised by being nominated at the recent University of West of England Student Placement Awards. Vincenzo was nominated for the Student Placement of the Year and the Deanery in the Employer category for “Exceptional, Comprehensive and Well Supported Student Placement”. Severn were the only organisation to have received two nominations.

    The Deanery was up against stiff competition including Microsoft, Airbus and BskyB all of whom have long established placement programmes but we were pipped at the post by the Walt Disney Corporation who won the Employer award.

     

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Award for Dr Bill Irish

    The Severn Deanery is pleased to announce that Dr Bill Irish, the Director of the School of Primary Care, has been awarded a Visiting Professorial Chair at the University of Bristol.

    This is well deserved honour for the leadership that Bill has given the School over the past three years and also recognition for his national work in assessment and recruitment in General Practice education.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    9 NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow Posts Awarded

    The Severn Deanery in partnership with the University of Bristol has been awarded 9 NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow posts commencing August 2011.

    Seven of these were awarded though the NIHR formula and 2 extra in open competition. The 9 posts are in:

    • Psychiatry
    • Public Health
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Anaesthetics
    • Renal Medicine
    • Haematology
    • General Practice (2)
    • Ophthalmology

    The posts are being advertised until 3 December 2010.

    Interviews will take place between 17 December 2010 and 20 January 2011 and all offers will be made by 28 January 2011.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Bristol Medical Simulation Centre

    So ... how do junior doctors get experience in a safe and low risk environment?  The Bristol Evening Post has visited the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre, which provides training for junior doctors in the second year of the foundation programme when they need experience in a working environment. 

    Full Article - Bristol Evening Post, 6 January 2011

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    AMH Conference - The Drama of Medicine - 11-13 July 2011

    The Association for Medical Humanties is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Conference, The Drama of Medicine, which is being held at Leicester University on 11th-13th July 2011. This is a multidisciplinary event, with delegates drawn from healthcare practitioners, the media, and arts/humanities academics and professionals, to discuss and debate the interface between medicine and healthcare and the arts and humanities.

    Booking and the call for papers is now open. Please click here for more details.

    If you have any queries, please email and we will aim to respond swiftly.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Severn Paediatric Trainee Shortlisted for BMJ Junior Doctor of the Year

    It has been announced that Dr Dan Magnus has been shortlisted as one of just three finalists for the BMJ Junior Doctor of the Year award – an award acknowledging the doctor in training who has done most to improve the world we live in or to inspire others. Dan was selected from more than 600 nominees as a finalist for the award which will be announced at the BMJ Group award ceremony in London on May 18th 2011.

    As well as being a Paediatric trainee, Dan is also a co-founding trustee of KOP, a UK charity supporting health, education and social welfare projects for orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya and has created a student programme of global health education and experience comprising 14 UK universities. He has also helped to develop global child health teaching for medical students at the University of Bristol and has lectured extensively at global health conferences around the UK to teach and inspire a new generation of doctors and professionals on the health and protection of children around the world.

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    GMC 2011 Trainee and Trainer Surveys

    The 2011 GMC Trainee and Trainer surveys are due to go live with invitations being sent to participants via email on 10 and 11 May 2011.

    The census date for both surveys is 2 May 2011.

    Please refer the information below regarding the surveys:

    PDF leaflet

    Short FAQs for Trainees and Trainers

    PowerPoint presentation about the 2011 Surveys

    If you have any questions regarding this, Allegra Etheridge is the main point of contact for the Deanery and would be happy to help

    Posted July 6th 2011 (7 years ago)

    Diary Date - Joint Deaneries Education Conference 2011

    The Joint Deaneries Education Conference 2011 has been set as Friday, 7 October 2011. This year’s event is a one-day conference, being held at Lyngford House in Taunton.Lyngford House Front View

    Rose Hill (PA to Professor Martin Beaman, Postgraduate Dean Peninsula Deanery) is managing the organisation of the event. 

    Please refer to the Peninsula Deanery website for more information and to register.

     

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