Posted April 5th 2023 (1 year ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

South West Orthopaedic Club Annual Meeting 2023

The SWOC Spring 2023 Annual Meeting will take place 4-5th May at the Falmouth Hotel, Cornwall 


The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 7th April. Successful applicants will be invited to deliver a four minute oral presentation, and compete for the coveted John Hannaford Trophy. We encourage submissions covering any and all of trauma & orthopaedics, from audit through to meta-analysis. Abstract presentation will take place throughout the day on Friday 5th May. Formatting details are available on the submission page.

Click here to submit an abstract

Tickets for the event can be found on the Eventbrite page.

British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) scholarship to attend BSACI 2023 Annual Conference, Harrogate 5-7 October 2023

To increase awareness and interest in Allergy as a specialty, BSACI is offering up to 10 scholarships for FY2 doctors and IMT ST1-3 trainees in the UK to attend the BSACI Annual Conference

Information about the meeting and scholarships can be found here.   

Details of the award:  

  1. Open to all FY2 doctors and IMT trainees (up to ST3) with an interest in or considering a career in Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  
  2. The BSACI will cover conference fees, hotel accommodation and reimburse up to £130 in travel expenses.  
  3. The application involves supplying a 300-word statement detailing why the applicant would benefit from this scholarship with a supporting letter from their current supervisor. Please also include how you can help increase awareness of the speciality of allergy either within your department or with other trainees after the conference, such as a grand round presentation, a trainee learning event or a department meeting.  
  4. Abstract submission for the conference is encouraged but is not a requirement. Submissions must be emailed to no later than Friday 21 July 2023.  
  5. You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 04 August 2023.  

eLearning for Healthcare April Foundation Update: Support for patients with long-term conditions

Welcome to your April 2023 update from the Foundation elearning programme.

How good are you at helping patients with long term conditions (chronic disease) after they leave hospital? From the impact of these conditions on daily living, to the ability to self-care and the management of conditions in the community, this month’s update covers key themes around care and support planning for people being discharged from hospital.


The sessions cover key areas in your curriculum on:

FPC 1: Clinical Assessment
FPC 2: Clinical Prioritisation
FPC 3: Holistic Planning
FPC 4: Communication and Care
FPC 5: Continuity of Care