Spring Meeting

Spring Meeting - 11th & 12th May 2022 - Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath

11th May from 6pm & All Day on 12th May 2022

The Spring Meeting is being held all day on 12th May 2022 with the option for 24 hour residential attendance from 6pm for dinner on the evening before and will be held at Bailbrook House, Hotel, Bath.  The Spring Meeting is the only NACT UK meeting run by Members but open to all involved in PGME and incorporates the AGM (Members only).  The day will consist of expert lectures on relevant topics and ample opportunity for discussion.  We are delighted Professor Warren Newton from AHEC will be in the UK, he is a great friend and supporter of NACT and will be speaking on the 12th.  Delegates can present some aspect of their work if they wish. It is a GREAT time to learn and network.

The registration form for the Spring Meeting is available to download below and the draft programme is in progress:  Places will be limited please book early to secure your place.

Spring Meeting Registration Form                Spring Meeting Programme

Previous Meetings

Spring Meeting 2021 - Horwood House, Little Horwood, Bucks

20th May 2021


SuppoRTT in the Pandemic - Dr Antonia Calogeras and SuppoRTT Fellows

CaReForMe   - Dr Paul Sadler & Dr Rachel Rummery

A View of Shielding from a trainee perspective - Dr Charlotte Squires

Eugene Mayer Travelling Fellow 2019 Lecture - Dr Linda Hacking

Reverse Mentoring - Miss Helen Cattermole & Miss Marwa Jama


  1. What should we do about rotations? Dr Nisha Nathwani & Dr Sophie Wienand-Barnett
  2. What is a College Tutor for? - Dr Ed Briggs & Dr Clive Lewis
  3. How are we going to manage training recovery? - Dr Jo Szram

The dark side and the bright side of social media in Medical Education - Dr Jonny Guckian

An audience with the Chair - Dr Jo Szram

CPD Day 12th May 2021 - This meeting was held VIRTUALLY via Zoom

"Education reboot" optimising support for Educators and Trainees

This day focused on personal development for the important leadership role you have within medical education.  It was more about developing you than updating you on what is going on.  This meeting was held virtually via Zoom.  Please see below for final programme.

Final Programme

Spring Meeting 2019 - NACT 50th Birthday

15th & 16th May 2019

Programme 15th May (Day 1)

Session One: NACT: The early decades

Session Two: Moving forward

Session Three: Where we are now?

Session Four: What next?

  • Chair: Dr Diarmuid Mulherin, Chair NACT UK
  • DEBATE “This house believes PGME will be better in 2029” Prof Liz Hughes v Dr Liz Spencer

Programme 16th May (Day 2)

Session One:

  • Chair: Dr Clive Lewis, East of England rep, NACT Council
  • “SAS/LEDS, Drs Yohanna Takwoingi/Adam Malin”, NACT Council Members
  • “New educational initiatives to extend training to regional sites in the USA”, Dr Bert Fields, AHEC/Eugene S. Mayer Traveling Fellow 2016
  • “Workforce of the future: The competing forces shaping 2030”, Ms Juliet Stuttard, UK public sector space

Session Two:

  • Chair: Dr Andy Whallett, Editor Clinical Tutor
  • “UK Travelling Fellow 2017 Eugene Mayer Lecture”, Dr Adam Malin, Royal United Hospital, Bath
  • “Geriatrics Practice: U.S.A vs U.K, Dr Wayne Hale”, AHEC/Eugene S. Mayer Traveling Fellow 1997
  • “Global Health Fellowship”, Dr Wilf Kelsall, Regional Lead for Paediatric Cardiology

Session Three: Workshops

  • “Finance”, Dr Alison Cooper
  • “Trainers in Difficulty (leading to revamp NACT Doc)”," Drs Clive Lewis & Andy Whallett
  • “Emotional intelligence”, Mrs Kate Read, deputy Dean HEOE

Session Four:

  • Chair: Dr Jo Szram, Chair elect
  • Workshops: Repeat of 3 workshops above
  • Feedback from workshops
  • “An audience with the Chair”, Dr Diarmuid Mulherin

10th May 2018 - West Mids

CPD Programme               Spring Meeting Final Programme

NACT UK Chair Report for AGM 2018

Presentations & Handouts that have been made available to us:

Preconference Workshop  -  Write up

The role of the CEO in developing the clinical learning environment in today's NHS Mr David Loughton, CEO, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

How to train a military doctor for their role Brigadier Robin Simpson, Defence PG Medical Dean

Eugene Mayer Travelling Fellow 2016 Lecture Dr Helen Waters, Torbay Hospital

RAISE the standard of induction Dr Hazel Coop, Palliative Medicine Registrar, Coventry & Dr Shaun Thein, Academic Clinical Fellow, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Educational Supervisors and their changing role Miss Helen Cattermole:

The changing role of the Educational Supervisor (powerpoint)

Handout 1 - Personalising the work schedule          

Handout 2 - Personalising the work schedule

Handout 3 - Exception reporting          Handout 4 - Exception reporting

NACT example generic work schedules: A   B   C

Safe working flowchart         Training issue flowchart

The changing role of the Educational Supervisor - NHS Employers Guidance        

Factsheet for Educational Supervisors

Managing exception reports guidance       

Exception reporting guide for Senior Doctors