Posted August 7th 2019 (3 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Information Bulletin – 07/08/2019

Yorkshire Anaesthetic Skills Introduction Course 

Are you interested in Anaesthetics?
Thinking of applying for ACCS or Core Training?
Want to boost your portfolio and your skills?

Then come attend our Yorkshire Anaesthetic Skills Introduction Course (YASIC) at Pinderfields General Hospital this October for a full day of clinical skills, interview advice and portfolio tips!
Our experienced and enthusiastic faculty of anaesthetists and ODPs will give you practical hands-on experience through the full ABCD approach - from airway management through the anaesthetic machine to central lines and epidurals, this is your chance to learn exciting new skills and gain something different to talk about in your interview!

Please see the flyer information below for full details. Places are limited and on first-come, first-served basis.

For further details and to book your place, email

The Yorkshire Anaesthetics Skills Introduction Course  is aimed at Foundation Doctors considering Anaesthesia as a career—come join us for a day of:

  • Hands-on skills stations in airway management, regional anaesthesia and Intensive Care 
  • Ultrasound practice — central lines, arterial lines, cannulas!
  • Interview advice and portfolio tips
  • When: 19th October 2019 08:00-16:00
  • Where: Medical Education Centre
  • Pinderfields General Hospital
  • Wakefield WF1 4DG
  • Cost: £75 (includes lunch and refreshments)

Royal College of Psychiatrists Submissions

The South West Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists are pleased to offer the following prizes to trainees and consultants. More information, regulations and entry forms can be accessed at: 


  • Dr Stephen Dinniss Foundation and Medical Student Poster Prize: Foundation Year Doctors and Medical Students are invited to submit a poster and an abstract on any aspect of psychiatry. The poster will be displayed at the Autumn Biannual Meeting and the abstract published in the Programme and Abstracts booklet. The number of posters is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. A prize of £150 will be awarded to the overall winner and further prize certificates may be awarded at the discretion of the Judges. Deadline for entries Friday 11 October 2019
  • Lisa Thomas Poetry Prize: This is an annual prize open to anyone connected with mental health; poems should be unpublished and have a mental health theme. First Prize will be awarded £100 and Second Prize £50; winning poems will be presented annually at the Spring Biannual Meeting. Accepting entries from January 2020
  • Undergraduate Medical Student Prize Undergraduate Medical Students are invited to submit a written essay on a chosen topic. The winning essay will be published in the Spring Biannual Meeting Programme and Abstracts booklet and the winning author will receive £150. Accepting entries from January 2020

These competitions are your opportunity to share your experience of mental health services and psychiatry with colleagues of all levels around the region attending the meeting with the added bonus of possibly winning a prize!

How to get into Radiology

Dear Foundation Doctors, Mersey School of Radiology will be running the “How to Get Into Radiology’ Radiology Application Preparation Course at the Liverpool Medical Institute on Friday 1st November 2019. The course is aimed at junior doctors pursuing a career in Clinical Radiology. The intensive one-day course will maximise your chances of gaining an ST1 post using targeted lectures, one-to-one CV workshops, interview preparation stations and top tips from successful radiology applicants from the 2019 cohort.

New for 2019, we will be running a poster competition with prizes available. There are two categories which are titled 'My Radiology Journey' and 'A radiology-based audit'. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in producing educational posters for display and to boost your CV! Please see the abstract submission guidance attached.

Our website address is where registration is available now. Early registration is advisable as places are limited. Please also feel free to get in touch with any questions at

We hope this may be of interest to you all. Please do not hesitate to get in contact for any further information regarding the course.

Kind regards

Dr David Garbera and Dr Mohamed Chunara ST4, North West School of Radiology (Mersey)
On Behalf of the HTGIR 2018 Course Committee.

Abstract Guidance

New for 2019, this year’s preparation course will include a poster competition for delegates. There are two categories available for submission:

  •  My Radiology Journey
  •  Radiology-based audit

Prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded in each category.

  • My Radiology Journey: This category will allow delegates to showcase the achievements they have already made with relation to their career ambitions to become a clinical radiologist. Posters in this category should detail projects, audits, placements and tasters that delegates have undertaken. The idea of this poster is to inform others of what you have found interesting and useful in your preparations so far, with a view to inspiring others to start a radiology journey of their own. No more than 250 words of free text should be used for the submission of this abstract.
  • Radiology-based audit: This category is based on a more traditional poster style, showcasing audit work that delegates have undertaken during their undergraduate or professional years to date. Abstracts should have a clinical radiology ‘flavour’ and relate to an audit or quality improvement project. Delegates should use the following headings in the creation of their abstract:
  • Title and authors Background (to include audit standards and methodology)
  • Results
  • Conclusion/action plan
  • References (if applicable)

Abstracts in both categories should be no longer than 250 words.

Please email your completed abstract to with the subject line ‘Abstract Submission’. Please clearly state in which of the categories you wish for your abstract to be considered. Delegates may submit one abstract in each category if they wish.

Please ensure you have a registered place on the course before submitting an abstract.

The poster-judging panel will be announced in due course.

The deadline for all abstract submissions is 5pm on 30/09/2019.

Good luck!

Career in Anaesthesia

  • Venue: Royal College of Anaesthetists, London
  • Registration: £75 (£60 for RCoA members)
  • Clinical Content Leads: Dr Tom Dawes
  • Date: 9th October 2019

Are you a medical student or foundation year doctor and considering a career in anaesthesia? The Royal College of Anaesthetists is holding a half-day information session for those who want to find out more about the specialty. This day will focus on the general aspects of a career in anaesthesia, providing an insight into life as a trainee and consultant anaesthetist. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the day.
Sessions will include

  • life as an anaesthetic trainee
  • intensive care medicine
  • pre-hospital medicine
  • recruitment and application processes
  • the future of anaesthesia and the skills required

Booking information can be found at: