Posted November 11th 2020 (4 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Prescribing, therapeutics and medicines optimisation resources Survey

Health Education England would like to invite you to take part in a short survey to better understand how we might improve access to online educational resources about prescribing, therapeutics and medicines optimisation.

The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes of your time. It asks about your current role and your experience of accessing online educational resources for prescribing, therapeutics and medicines optimisation; it invites your views on how we might improve access to these.

The survey closes on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 23:59.

To complete the survey, please select here.

Online Careers Development for Junior Doctors

Dear F1/F2's,

We have set up a local steering group looking to bring you a series of Careers Development Sessions. Our initial focus will be on post-FY2 training programmes. These sessions will take place at 6:30 pm via zoom on the following dates

Date Topic Speaker Zoom Details
10/11/2020 Core Surgical Training Zoe Bakewell

Meeting ID: 788 0291 5103
Password: careers

11/11/2020 Internal Medicine Training Pedram Modarres

Meeting ID: 773 9527 9756
Password: careers

12/11/2020 Paediatrics Mary Fenton-Jones

Meeting ID: 785 0656 3097
Password: careers

17/11/2020 Obstetrics and Gynaecology David Jones

Meeting ID: 712 2571 9372
Password: careers

18/11/2020 Radiology Sophie Watson

Meeting ID: 870 0156 5630
Password: careers

19/11/2020 General Practice Katey Warren

Meeting ID: 712 5811 7171
Password: careers

24/11/2020 Time out of Training Pedram Modarres


Each session is 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions. Feedback forms will be available on Survey Monkey immediately after the session.

We hope to see you all there!

Kind regards,
Pedram, Courteney & Pip
(IMT2, Acute Med ST4 & IMT 2 at North Bristol Trust)


Online Teaching via Maxcourse

Dear Trainees please see below online courses available to F1/F2's so please keep checking Maxcourse as new courses are constantly being added.

Major Trauma -

This session focusses on trauma within the emergency department. Presenting features to look out for, how to approach a trauma call, it aims to help you gain confidence attending and assessing trauma calls as a junior member of the team.

  • Be able to identify and understand the management of life threatening chest injuries
  • Knowledge of the common intra-abdominal injuries
  • Understand the different type of intracranial injuries
  • Know how to clinically assess and manage burns

Intensive Care: Sepsis, blood pressure support and renal replacement therapy -

Intensive Care: Sepsis, blood pressure support and renal replacement therapy. In this session we will also cover the lines we can use for monitoring and delivering medications on ICU.

Introduction to Anaesthetics -

Introduction to Anaesthetics. A case-based introduction to anaesthesia including the triad of anaesthesia, general versus regional anaesthesia and obstetrics.

Anaesthesia: A day in the life of the anaesthetist -

Anaesthesia: A day in the life of the anaesthetist: Why we like anaesthesia, a typical day as an anaesthetic trainee, a brief guide to core training and a Q&A session

Core surgical training interview preparation course

Please see information below of a free core surgical interview training course that is being held on Microsoft teams on Saturday, 21/11/2020 from 09:00-16:00.

  • Find out about the changes in the application process and timeline for the CST 2021 application
  • How to boost portfolio score
  • Detailed interactive clinical and management station scenarios
  • Guidance on specific techniques to score highly in all stations
  • Top tips from from current core surgical trainees & interactive Q & A session

For Registration please email

Core Anaesthetics Training Interview Course

Dear Doctor,

Applying for Core Anaesthetics/ACCS Anaesthetics Training? Feel like you need more preparation for the new MSRA & interview format and want to know how to boost your application, even if you think it's too late?

Introducing the 'Core Anaesthetics Training Interview Course', endorsed by the RCoA. This popular evening course is run by top-ranked trainees and is just the preparation and immediate feedback that you need, but in a low-pressure environment. The event will be run entirely virtually this year. It includes a mock-interview cycle, specific do's and don'ts for the day and how to excel at the MSRA, plus an invaluable talk from consultant anaesthetists experienced at
interviewing on the panel.

The course fee is £70 (£90 after 14th November) and this virtual event will be held on the evening (6pm start) of Monday 14th December 2020.

To book or for more information, please view the course website (, or email


 Newsletter advertisement NRCM 2020 webinar series

We are excited to announce a series of free webinars to replace this year's face-to-face National Research Collaborative conference. Entitled 'Collaboration in a Health Crisis', we hope there's something for everyone in these 5 exciting webinars. The programme this year features very prominent and renowned speakers, and the webinars have been awarded CPD accreditation by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Granule: Tips and tricks for recruiting to randomised trials

Recruiting the trials is challenging, come to this innovative webinar and learn more about strategies for conveying equipoise, explaining randomisation and engaging with patient preference. Click the link to register and become better equipped to recruit to RCTs.

19th November 2020, 6.30-8pm (1.5 CPD points)

How to design efficient RCTs: Real world experience of real-world trials

Learn about pragmatic trials, integrated oral consent and trial statistics. The REaCT-RETT trial will be used as a working example of a pragmatic trial. Follow the link to register to learn more about the nuts-and-bolts of trial design.

1st December 2020, 6.30-8pm (1.5 CPD points)

Tomorrow's Leaders: Equipping the next generation of NIHR trial leaders

Hosted by the NIHR, this exciting two-part workshop is aimed at surgical trainees and early years consultants with an oncology interest. Click the link to find out more about sessions such as New Trainee Initiatives, Accessing CRN support and NCRI breakout sessions.

4th and 12th December 2020, 9am-12.15 (sign up directly on the NIHR form)

Ask the Editors: Maximise your chance of publishing and academic success

Register to hear from editors of the BJS and The Lancet about the tips and tricks for publishing successfully. Follow the link below to see our speakers and register.

23rd November 2020, 7pm (1 CPD point)

Research Red Tape: What can we learn from undertaking research in a pandemic?

COVID-19 has challenged and changed healthcare and research. Register for this webinar using the link below to hear first-hand experience of how research in a pandemic is completed.

10th December 2020, 6.30pm (1.5 CPD points)

Please see for more information