Posted February 13th 2019 (3 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Information Bulletin – 13/02/2019

This is your weekly information bulletin for the Severn Foundation School. The content of these bulletins will be local and national courses and information relevant to foundation trainees which will vary from week to week. If you would like to contribute to the bulletin please contact

F2 Regional Teaching

All F2 trainees must do a minimum of 4 Regional Teaching Days, 2 of which have to be both Clinical Skills and Human Factors. To find out what other Regional Teaching courses are available to you, please click here to access our MaxCourse Regional Teaching Booking System.

We encourage you to book onto this exciting, new course; Foundation Teaching Skills - Train the Trainers #CPRinSchools. This training day will provide participants with basic level knowledge and skills in designing and delivering short skills acquisition training sessions. It will give you the ability to provide short skill based teaching sessions to colleagues and other healthcare professionals, it also provides an understanding of how to deliver CPR training so that Foundation level postgraduate medical trainees can deliver training sessions on this technique to non healthcare participants.

This course will count towards one of your four compulsory regional teaching days.

The first day is 15th February at Redwood Education Centre, Gloucestershire - don't miss out!!


Medico-Legal Training Day

The Medico-Legal Training Day is a new course which has recently been added to the F2 Regional Teaching Programme. The day is being run by executives from Irwin Mitchell LLP and will be an introduction into medico-legal issues including consent, record keeping and rehabilitation signposting. 
The session will be followed by a free lunch offering you the opportunity to raise further questions and issues directly with the speakers, and to network with your colleagues.

Location: Musgrove Park Academy, Taunton - Somerset

Date & Time: Thursday 28 February 2019, 09:30 to 13:00

Free lunch included!

To book onto the course, please click here to access our MaxCourse Regional Teaching Booking System.


GW4-CAT Clinical PhD Programme

Applications for a Summer 2020 start are invited from exceptional medical, veterinary & dental graduates to undertake 3-year PhD training at the universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.

The scheme, supported by the Wellcome Trust, is aimed at exceptionally motivated clinically qualified trainees who can demonstrate the capability and drive to undertake a period of research with a view to developing a long-term career as a clinical academic.

Applicants must be fully-qualified medical doctors, vets or dentists and must have a qualification that allows them to practice clinically in the UK.

This prestigious programme, funded by the Wellcome Trust, offers medical, dental and veterinary graduates the opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary PhD training in the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.

Successful candidates will be awarded a grant from the Wellcome Trust which will cover a clinical salary and tuition fees, as well as a generous consumables, training and travel budget.

Funding offered:
• A clinical salary
• University tuition fees at the home rate
• Associated project costs
• A contribution towards travel expenses for conferences or project-related travel
• Some carer support costs where necessary, subject to approval
• A contribution towards core and specialist training costs

Why GW4-CAT?
• choice of joining one of over 50 world-leading research groups in population health, cardiovascular science, neuroscience, mental health, infection, immunity & repair, cancer or molecular cell biology
• access to a wide range of core and specialist training modules to support your ambitions
• exceptional individualised clinical mentoring
• Competitive funding

For further information and to apply visit our website.


GP Course - 23rd April 2019

This is a one-day educational course for GP's / trainees that will take place on Tuesday, 23rd of April in London. I am pleased to announce that this will be on Dermatology & Rheumatology. You can find and download the A4 poster here.

This is the 12th in a series of courses on a variety of topics and our Dermatology & Rheumatology courses have been particularly successful every year. All our speakers are nationally known experts in their fields and work at UCL Partners Teaching Hospitals.

Feedback to our previous courses has been excellent so far. As I have mentioned, the poster is available to download here. Full details and booking options can be found here.

UCL Medical Emergencies Course For Trainee Doctors

52nd Medical Emergencies Course for Trainee Doctors

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June 2019

The UCH Education Centre, 1st Floor West, 250 Euston Road, London NW1 2PG

To view the outline programme, please click here

Online registrations now open – click here to register

Registration Fee: £295

Registration fees for the course also includes a PDF copy of the presentations given during the course.


UKFPO Weekly Bulletin

The UKFPO Bulletin has been published onto our website and can be found in the news section via the link below:

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Please note that the publicising of courses, conferences and events in this bulletin does not imply endorsement by the Severn Foundation School.