Posted August 14th 2019 (4 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin


Information Bulletin – 14/08/2019

 Are you a junior doctor keen to learn more about a career in psychiatry?

This FREE event will give you a valuable insight into the specialty, with a packed programme of tutorials, workshops and networking opportunities.


  • Find out what life is like as a core trainee, higher trainee and consultant
  • Top tips on the application process
  • Research in psychiatry
  • Meet current trainees and consultants from a range of sub-specialties
  • A psychiatry drama performance
  • History of psychiatry and museum tour
  • Evening social event

The event will be held at the Vassell Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ on the 10th October. 

To book please email: (deadline for applications 20 September 2019)

This event has been made possible by the kind support of the Royal College of Psychiatry and the Severn Deanery.


 UKFPO Bulletin

 The UKFPO Bulletin has also been published and can be found here:


 Geriatrics for Juniors Conference

Updates in Elderly Medicine for FY, CMT & GPVTS Doctors, & Specialist Nurses

G4J is a one-day conference, designed for Foundation Doctors and 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.

Including the following sessions:

  • Front door Geratrics
  • Life as a registrar
  • ITU and the older perosn
  • Stroke
  • Palliative Care
  • Perioperative medicine
  • Geratrics and ANPs
  • Community Geriatrics

Why G4J?

  • A full day of relevant and interesting educational sessions relating to the care of older patients
  • Practical and useful updates for your day-to-day practice on the hospital medical wards
  • Career advice and Q & A sessions with current registrars
  • A certificate of attendance for your e-portfolio 

Saturday 23rd November 2019

ECT Venues Manchester

Registration only £55

For more info and registration details: 


SCRIPT eLearning (F1s only)

SCRIPT is an eLearning programme to improve safety and competency among healthcare professionals around prescribing, therapeutics and medicines management. HEE is providing this tool to all trainees in their F1 year to support them in their prescribing practice. To access the SCRIPT eLearning modules, you will need to register here:

F2 Regional Teaching (F2s only)

Severn Foundation School runs a rich and varied F2 regional teaching programme between October and May which contributes to your core teaching hours and aspects of the foundation curriculum. As well as being a chance to network and catch up with foundation colleagues from around the patch, we hope you will find the Severn F2 Regional Teaching Programme fun, informative and useful.

All our F2s are expected to attend a minimum of four Regional Teaching Days consisting of:

1 Clinical Skills day (mandatory)
1 Human Factors session (mandatory)
2 other Regional Teaching days of your choice

You are of course welcome to attend more if you wish!

The Regional Teaching Programme uses days from your study leave allocation. Study Leave needs to be agreed and booked prior to booking onto courses. Please see the Foundation Study Leave policy Maxcourse

In order to book into regional Teaching sessions, you will need to register on Maxcourse.

Please ensure you fully complete your personal details including your F2 Trust, your address (this helps match you with others in your area who might wish to share lifts), and crucially, your profession (Foundation Year 2) as you will not be able to book onto courses otherwise.

Once you have registered, you will be able to book onto Regional Teaching sessions. A few points to note:

  • DO book study leave with your department in advance
  • DO spread your Regional Teaching sessions throughout the year
  • DO check the calendar on Maxcourse regularly, as not all courses are available yet
  • DO NOT book into multiple sessions of the same course – space is limited, and it is unfair to block places which others could take – this applies in particular to the mandatory Human Factors and Clinical Skills courses
  • DO NOT book yourself into more than one course on the same date – again, space is limited, and it is unfair to block places
  • DO NOT cancel at the last minute or fail to show up without good cause. If you realise you can’t attend a session you have booked, log into Maxcourse as soon as possible to cancel your place