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Posted October 31st 2019 (1 month ago)

Change to F2 Stand-alone Recruitment

The eligibility criteria for F2 Stand-alone posts has changed for 2020. Allocations at F1 level are to two-year training contracts. Trainees who have initially been allocated to two-year foundation training posts are encouraged to continue in their existing post for the duration of the programme. Foundation Programmes are balanced to ensure trainees experience a range of specialties and healthcare settings. In the past when F1 trainees have been able to apply in open competition for F2 Stand-alone posts, programmes have been disrupted and trainees have not been guaranteed to rotate through a range of placements in line with the curriculum. We have also found that the availability of training places at F2 level has often not met the expectations of current F1 trainees, particularly those seeking to move to London, as very few places arise at F2 level in the more popular locations.

The recruitment process to F2 Stand-alone posts is designed to provide a route of entry to training in the UK for doctors who graduate overseas with full registration, and would otherwise be ineligible to apply for the two-year Foundation Programme at F1 level.

In light of the change in person specification criteria, the Inter-Foundation School Transfer (IFST) process has been liberalised to include additional criterion. This process will also be managed centrally moving forward to ensure accessibility and continuity of process for trainees. F1 trainees who have had a change in personal circumstances since their initial allocation have the option to apply for an IFST. In the first instance, trainees are always encouraged to liaise with their clinical and / or educational supervisor to consider options for adjustments to programmes in line with their personal circumstances. It may be that there are mechanisms of support available within your existing foundation school and / or employing organisation that could assist your situation.

Any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the UKFPO team.

Posted October 3rd 2019 (2 months ago)

ARCPs - HEE guide for trainees

Please follow the link for an animation providing a short & simple guide for trainees and trainers on how the ARCP process works.

https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/arcp

 

Posted August 15th 2019 (4 months ago)

NFDPD 2020 Call for Abstracts

The National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day will be taking place on Friday 10th January 2020.

You are invited to submit abstracts relating to research, clinical case reports, education, sustainability or quality improvement work undertaken during your Foundation Programme training.

Guidelines

The abstract should not be more than 200 words in length (excluding references)

Please use the following headings:

  • Background (context setting)
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Key messages

Any references quoted in the abstract should be listed at the end, using the Vancouver reference style.

Abstract submissions will be presented as oral or poster presentations. Applications describing work in progress are eligible.

Deadline for abstracts is 12:00 Midnight Thursday 31st October 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Multiple applications will be accepted up to a maximum of three abstracts per presenting author.

Presentation Type

Oral Presentations
Oral presentations will be 10 minutes exactly, 8 minutes to present and 2 minutes for questions. Please note that a maximum of 20 abstracts will be accepted for oral presentations, but all submissions will be considered for posters.

Poster Presentations
You will be given 3 minutes to talk through your poster to the judges.

Posters should be printed as A2 size only, if you bring a poster bigger than the required size you may not be able to present on the day.

All abstracts submitted will be considered for both oral and poster presentations.

Successful applicants will be invited to register from Wednesday 13th November.

Click here to open the abstract submission form

Good luck!

Posted February 10th 2019 (10 months ago)

GW4 Clinical Academic Training (GW4-CAT) Programme

The GW4 Clinical Academic Training (GW4-CAT) Programme in Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter for Medical, Veterinary and Dental Graduates

Applications for a Summer 2020 start are invited from exceptional medical, veterinary and 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 and must have a qualification that allows them to practice clinically in the UK.

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

Further information and online application can be found on the GW4CAT website.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 GMT on 1st April 2019

If you have any queries, please email.

Posted January 30th 2019 (11 months ago)

National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day 2019

Winners of the National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day

Bristol, 11th January 2019

Oral Presentation

  • Winner - "Lost in translation: a pilot of e-learning in teaching medical students to use interpreters"
    (Dr Andre Le Poidevin, Dr Alexander Grant, Dr Sean Mackin, Dr Anna Rathborne Furse - Severn Foundation School)

Poster Presentations

Quality Improvement Group 1 Poster

  • Winner - "Improving our coronary angiography service for inpatients with NSTEACS in NHS Forth Valley"
    (Dr Philip Anderson, Dr A Barton, Dr R McFarlane, J Cappie, C Probert, Dr C Labinjoh - Scotland Foundation School)

Quality Improvement Group 2 Poster

  • Winner - "Reducing out of hours insulin and warfarin prescribing: a quality improvement project"
    (Davyd Greenish, Matthew Shorthose, Thomas Morgan, Theresa Schulz, May Ho, Caitlin McNeill - Severn Foundation School)

Quality Improvement Section 3 Poster

  • Winner - "How well are doctors documenting digital rectal examinations? A quality improvement project"
    (Adam Mounce, Ahsan Naqvi, Danielle Beaver - Wales Foundation School)

Quality Improvement Group 4 Poster

  • Winner - "Improving Cannulation Out-of-Hours Through a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Cannulation Training"
    (Alexandra Phillips, Marilia Gougoulaki, Giovanna Cowley - North Central Thames)

Case Report Group 1 Poster

  • Winner - "A novel computed tomography guided, trans-cutaneous approach to treat refractory autophony in patients with a patulous Eustachian tube - a case series"
    (Anna Leiss, Bidemi Alli, Rishi Shukla, John-Luke Cook, Angus Waddell - Severn Foundation School)

Case Report Group 2 Poster

  • Winner - "Paraneoplastic pemphigus in a patient with Castleman’s Disease"
    (Leah Gray - Severn Foundation School)

Education Poster

  • Winner - "Common Medical Emergencies teaching for the multi-disciplinary team"
    (Tak Wai Chan, Dr Borys Borvin - Wessex Foundation School)

Research/Original Work Poster

  • Winner - "Molecular monitoring of adenovirus reactivation in faeces after haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation to predict systemic infection: a retrospective cohort study."
    (Ryan Malcolm Hum, David Deambrosis, Su Han Lum, Emma Davies, Denise Bonney, Malcolm Guiver, Andrew Turner, Robert Francis Wynn, Prashant Hiwarkar - North West of England)

Sustainability Poster

  • Winner - "The Rationing of Hernia Repairs: unfair, unsafe, and expensive."
    (William Gewanter, Mr Tom Hubbard, Mr Douglas Ferguson - Peninsula Foundation School)

Posted November 2nd 2018 (1 year ago)

NFDPD 2019 - DEADLINE

NATIONAL FOUNDATION DOCTORS PRESENTATION DAY 2019

Deadline to apply - 16th November 2018

 

The National Foundation Doctors' Presentation Day is a free, annual event hosted by the Severn Foundation School and supported by the UKFPO. It displays work completed by Foundation Doctors from across the UK and Malta as oral and poster presentations under the categories; Quality Improvement, Education, Sustainability, Research/Original Work, and Case Reports.


The presentation day will take place at Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel & Spa, Redcliffe Hill, BS1 6SQ on 11th January 2019. Applications to present, open on Wednesday 15th August 2018 and will close on Friday 16th November 2018.

The link to the application form can be found here.


Multiple applications will be accepted up to a maximum of three abstracts per presenting author. Oral presentations will be 10 minutes exactly, 8 minutes to present and 2 minutes for questions. Trainees presenting posters will be given 2 minutes to verbally summarise their work for the judges. Posters should be printed as A2 size only, if trainees bring a poster bigger than the required size, they may not be able to present on the day.


All abstracts submitted will be considered for both oral and poster presentations.


Once a trainee has submitted their abstract, it will go through a shortlisting process to determine whether it has been accepted for presentation. If the submission is successful, we will inform the authors of the time and the category in which they will be presenting. Presenters will be judged and scored and a prize will be given to the winner of each category.


Key Stakeholders will be attending on the day who include Foundation School Directors and Foundation Programme Directors from across the country. Additionally, delegates, speakers and judges attend from a variety of organisations such as the UKFPO, GMC, HEE, MDU, MPS, NICE, BMA, HQIP and NCEPOD as well as the Royal Colleges.


If you have any further queries with regards to the event, please email the Severn Foundation School on SEVFoundation.SW@hee.nhs.ukor call on 01454 252 669.

 

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Posted September 24th 2018 (1 year ago)

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

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 on Thursday 15th November 2019 at 5.15 pm in the L&R Building, Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

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.  Please book a place via the Events tab.

Posted August 3rd 2018 (1 year ago)

National Foundation Doctors' Presentation Day 2019

 

The National Foundation Doctors' Presentation Day is a free, annual event hosted by the Severn Foundation School and supported by the UKFPO. It displays work completed by Foundation Doctors from across the UK and Malta as oral and poster presentations under the categories; Quality Improvement, Education, Sustainability, Research/Original Work, and Case Reports.


The presentation day will take place at Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel & Spa, Redcliffe Hill, BS1 6SQ on 11th January 2019. Applications to present, open on Wednesday 15th August 2018 and will close on Friday 16th November 2018. The link to the application form can be found here.


Multiple applications will be accepted up to a maximum of three abstracts per presenting author. Oral presentations will be 10 minutes exactly, 8 minutes to present and 2 minutes for questions. Trainees presenting posters will be given 2 minutes to verbally summarise their work for the judges. Posters should be printed as A2 size only, if trainees bring a poster bigger than the required size, they may not be able to present on the day.


All abstracts submitted will be considered for both oral and poster presentations.


Once a trainee has submitted their abstract, it will go through a shortlisting process to determine whether it has been accepted for presentation. If the submission is successful, we will inform the authors of the time and the category in which they will be presenting. Presenters will be judged and scored and a prize will be given to the winner of each category.


Key Stakeholders will be attending on the day who include Foundation School Directors and Foundation Programme Directors from across the country. Additionally, delegates, speakers and judges attend from a variety of organisations such as the UKFPO, GMC, HEE, MDU, MPS, NICE, BMA, HQIP and NCEPOD as well as the Royal Colleges.


If you have any further queries with regards to the event, please email the Severn Foundation School on SEVFoundation.SW@hee.nhs.uk or call on 01454 252 669.

 

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Posted September 20th 2016 (3 years ago)

AMPS Competencies Report

We (Julie Screaton (Director, London and the South East) and Professor Ged Byrne (Director of Education & Quality, Health Education England working across the North West)) are pleased to let you know that our survey of higher education institutions about embedding national antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship competences into curricula is now available to access on our website.

The antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences, produced jointly by the Government's expert advisory group for antimicrobial resistance and healthcare acquired infections (ARHAI), and Public Health England were published in 2013. Implementing these competences forms a key aspect of ‘Key area 3’ of the Government's five year strategy for tackling antimicrobial resistance - improving professional education, training and public engagement to improve clinical practice and promote wider understanding of the need for more sustainable use of antimicrobials. The antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences can provide clarity for regulators, education providers and professional bodies to inform standards, guidance and the development of training.

Undergraduate students have expressed interest in receiving more education about antimicrobials, especially about their multidisciplinary use. This survey asked higher education institutions about their awareness of the competencies, and how they had embedded them into their courses.

The results showed:

  • From the 45 universities that submitted information for a total of 100 health-related course 86% of universities confirmed they were aware of the national AMPS competencies.
  • Implementation of the five domains of the AMPS competencies showed that 91% of courses had embedded statements on infection prevention and control, 75% of courses for antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobials, 66.3% of courses for the prescribing of antimicrobials, 62% of courses for the prescribing of antimicrobials and 40% of courses for monitoring and learning.
  • Embedding of the AMPS competencies per professional group showed an average of 90% implementation for medicine, 82% for dentistry, 81% for pharmacy, 76% for independent non-medical prescribing courses, 52% for midwifery, 46% for nursing and 40.8% for allied health professionals.

We welcome the findings of this initial survey and hope best practices can be shared between higher health education institutions to enhance the adoption of these competencies. It has also highlighted the importance of non-medical prescribing courses adopting these competencies.

We would encourage you to:

  • implement the recommendations in this report on behalf of your organisations
  • raise awareness of these results within your organisations and networks
  • provide system leadership as individuals, groups and organisations in enhancing the adoption and implementation of the antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences within your academic and health networks and organisations, at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.

For further information please contact Mohamed Sadak (Clinical Lead and Programme Manager, Antimicrobial Resistance and Sepsis).

 

Posted December 3rd 2015 (4 years ago)

Ebola survivorship and advice for clinicians

Please see the attached letter from the Chief Medical Officer, NHS England, regarding what is currently known around Ebola survivorship, and what measures clinicians should take.

 

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