Posted September 11th 2019 (5 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Information Bulletin – 11/09/2019

 SATiRe: Staff Attitudes Towards clinical Research in the NHS

Dear Colleagues

I would like to invite you to participate in SATiRe: Staff Attitudes Towards clinical Research in the NHS.

 This NIHR adopted research study is being undertaken at all trusts across the West of England and aims to:

  •  To compare attitudes towards research across different professional groupings, healthcare settings, seniority etc;
  •   To identify what the common barriers to doing research in your area are;
  •    To understand what could better support and motivate you to be more involved with research.

 The first page asks you to provide your consent to participate and the second some demographics regarding your location, role and seniority. Please note no identifiable data will be collected.

The survey will take about 8-10 minutes to complete and will greatly help us understand attitudes and perceptions towards research across the region.


National Endocrinology and Diabetes Taster Day

The Society for Endocrinology and YDEF are pleased to invite you to the third National Endocrinology and Diabetes Taster Day on Saturday 28th September at Newcastle Centre for Life. For those who have yet to choose their specialty, this one day event offers the chance to hear first-hand why this might be the career for you!

The day will feature:
· Interactive breakout sessions with experts in the specialty
· First-hand accounts from patients of the impact their treatment has had on their lives
· Hints and tips on how to navigate the application process and craft your CV
· The chance to meet Specialist Registrars and Consultants practicing in the region at our social event afterwards

Sign up here today to secure your place!


Careers in Paediatrics' day 

Hi Everyone,


The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is holding a 'Careers in Paediatrics' day on 19th October at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.

This day is aimed at medical students and foundation doctors who are interested in a career in paediatrics and want to find out a bit more.

The day will involve discussion on the training pathway, tips for the application process, workshops covering interview skills, practical skills and prescribing skills.

The day is free to attend. Lunch is included and there is free parking on site.

If you want to attend please sign up on the RCPCH website. Link below:

Look forward to seeing lots of you there!


Medical Emergencies Courses 2019

Led by Professor Mervyn Singer, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University College London

Courses designed for healthcare professionals working in Intensive Care, Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine, General Medicine
or any other speciality where a medical emergency may be encountered

Topics to include:

  • What constitutes a sick patient?
  • Acute heart failure, arrhythmias
  • Dyspnoea, acute asthma pneumothorax
  • Oliguria, acute kidney injury
  • Hypothermia, hyperthermia, overdose
  • Hypotensive patient, the septic patient
  • Myocardial infarction, chest pain
  • Unconscious patient, status epilepticus, meningitis
  • Hypovolaemia, GI haemorrhage, acute hepatic failure
  • Metabolic emergencies
  • Registration Fee: £295

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November

The UCH Education Centre, 1st Floor West, 250 Euston Road, London


Register online for these CPD approved courses at


Recruitment Open Evening - CT1 in ACCS (Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine, ICM & Anaesthesia) & Core Anaesthesia

Dear F2s

If you are interested in a career in ACCS (including Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care, Acute Medicine and Anaesthetics) and/or training in Core Anaesthetics then you are warmly invited to attend this open evening:-

Date: Wednesday 13th November 2019
Venue: HEE SW, Park House, 1200 Parkway, Bristol, BS34 8YU
Time: 5 pm for 5.15 pm start – 7 pm


The evening is an excellent opportunity to learn about the training routes available to you and help you prepare for submitting applications and attending interviews.

The evening is an informal affair with opportunity to ask lots of questions.

If you are considering applying for ACCS or Core Anaesthetics, now or in the future, we’d love to see you.


  • 5.15 pm Introduction & Why Anaesthesia?
  • 5.30 pm Introduction & Why ACCS?
  • 5.40 pm Why EM?
  • 5.50 pm Why AM?
  • 6.00 pm Why ICM?
  • 6.10 pm Q&A
  • 6.30 pm Specialty specific Q&A
  • 7.00 pm END

There is no cost to attend please just register using the form under the Events tab on the website.