Recent News

  • AMEE Survey of Practicing Physicians in Europe

    Thu, 23rd June 2022

    AMEE is currently conducting research into understanding the current CME/CPD systems in Europe, through a mixed-method study. They need your input through the survey to help them understand your experience, perceptions, and needs.
     

    The survey is available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Turkish and Spanish and they would very much appreciate your assistance by completing it. 

    They would also be grateful if you could please help them reach the largest possible audience of practising physicians in Europe by sharing the link to your appropriate contacts.

     For any queries in relation to this survey, or the project in general, please email jparkinson@amee.org  directly.

     Thank you for being part of their international community and taking the time to help them with this important survey.

    LINK to Survey https://amee.org/news/survey-of-practicing-physicians-in-europe-regardin

  • Release for work for the wider NHS - Letter to NHS organisations (England)

    Mon, 13th June 2022

    Please click here to view Letter to NHS organisations (England) regarding release for work for the wider NHS.

  • JRCPTB/NACT(UK) survey on post-pandemic IM working arrangements

    Wed, 8th June 2022

    Message from the Chair, Med Ed Leaders UK (trading as NACT UK)

    Dear Colleague,

     JRCPTB / NACT(UK) survey on post-pandemic IM working arrangements

     In recognition of the impact the pandemic has had on workloads for trainers and trainees alike, the JRCPTB and Med Ed Leaders UK (NACT) are keen to survey trainers’ experience of supervising IM trainees (IMY1,2, 3) in the post-pandemic workplace.

     The findings will be used to inform the introduction of IM quality criteria – and potentially new quality criteria for trainers. 

     To support this work, please participate in the online survey (estimated completion time 8 minutes) and forward the link through your networks:

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/X6RRDV8

     To allow for summer holidays the survey will remain open until 21 July 2022.

     Results will be disseminated through College and Med Ed Leaders (NACT) channels. 

     Any questions can be directed to  miriam.armstrong@jrcptb.org.uk.

     Thank you for your support for this important initiative.

    Jo Szram

     

  • National Training Recovery Events

    Mon, 6th June 2022

    Looking to the future after the disruption in healthcare caused by the pandemic, HEE would like to invite you to an event to learn from best practice in recovery interventions which can shape the future reform of postgraduate medical education and training. The evens are being held on:

    •  30 June 2022, 11am – 3pm, Strathallen Hotel, 225 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 9RY
    •  06 July 2022, 11am – 3pm, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN
    •  28 July 2022, 11am - 3pm, Clayton Hotel, Sweet Street, Leeds, LS11 9AT

     Register here 

    Refreshments and lunch will be provided. 

     The events are an opportunity for those with an interest in postgraduate medical education and training from different regions and specialties to come together to:

     Reflect on the impact and lessons learnt from training recovery interventions

    • Share best practice between regions and specialties on how to minimise the continued impact of the pandemic on postgraduate medical education and training 
    • Explore existing training challenges, needs and priorities in getting full training recovery while supporting service recovery 
    • Identify the sustainable, innovative interventions implemented during the pandemic which we need to continue 

     If you have any questions, please feel free to contact trainingrecovery@hee.nhs.uk   

  • MSc Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

    Wed, 27th April 2022

    Below are links to information on the Masters Programme delivered by Northampton General Hospital working in partnership with the Universitiy of Northampton delivered as active distance (online) with occasional face to face sessions aimed at Halth & Social Care Professionals who wish to develop a greater understanding and expertise in quality improvement and patient safety with strong emphasis on pratical application.

    MSc QIPS Poster 2022

    MSc QIPS Programme Specs 2022

    MSc QIPS Application Form 2022

  • National Learners Assembly 2022 REGISTRATION OPEN 27th May 2022

    Wed, 13th April 2022

    Registration for the 2nd National Learners Assembly is now open for 27th May 2022.  Please see attached for information. This is a key meeting to understand the learner experience and any discrimination that may be happening.

    Please circulate to your Postgraduate doctors in training.

     National Learners Assembly Registration Information

  • 2022 Careers Conference, Your Career, Our Future - Registration Open

    Tue, 5th April 2022

    Annual Medical/Dental Careers Conference - Change; Supporting the future of medical and dental workforce

    Registration Information

    1st July 2022 - Intercontinental Edinburgh the George, George Street, Edinburgh.

    In partnership with COPMed/COPDEND/MDRS, join for a day of talks and workshops.

    Places are limited so please use the link below to register to attend this event.

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/your-career-our-future-annual-medicaldental-careers-conference-tickets-304049148187

  • New eLearning Modules for IMTs

    Tue, 5th April 2022

    Dr Tina Mehta is delighted to announce that four new online eLearning modules have been launched on the eLfH page for IMTs about developing skills in an outpatient setting. Trainees in Bath and Swindon, worked hard to develop three dynamic, engaging and interactive sessions for the benefit of trainees and a session for outpatient trainers too. Dr Mehta is very proud of their excellent work, and that they have attained a national HEE publication. Sadly, HEE have been unable to attain funding for all the South West trainees who showed enthusiasm for the project to be involved in developing materials for all the CiPs, but at least all can benefit from the new learning materials that can be accessed here: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/internal-medicine-training/ 

     

    A team of Severn trainees have also developed a new list of all the available eLearning materials for IMTs on the eLfH site: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/643345  This comprehensive list is a helpful resource for facilitating access to IMT suitable learning materials, as a means of evidence-basing personal development in each CiP area, with resources that can be linked to the ePortfolio. The new IMT eLfH page also includes access to exemplar videos for procedural skills.

     

    If you have ideas for learning materials, contact Tina Mehta on tmehta@nhs.net  In the meantime check out the new IMT page and resources on the eLfH page.

  • AoMRC - SAS Conference

    Wed, 23rd March 2022

    The national SAS conference is being delivered in collaboration with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. This hybrid event will cover a range of topics of relevance and interest to all specialties such as how to maximise SAS career potential and how to maintain wellbeing. 

    https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/calendar/national-sas-conference-2022/

  • ICS Veterans Mental Health Network - Webinar

    Tue, 22nd March 2022

    A look back at how far we have come since the Falklands in regards to PTSD, Moral Injury and Mental Health.

    The ICS Veterans Mental Health Network is putting on their next webinar 'Remembering the Falklands:  How far have we come and where to next?' on 31 March 1.00-5.00pm

    Please distribute throughout your networks, or to anyone who may be interested.  This is a free, online event via Teams.

    Listen to speakers including:

    Dr Sarah Troughton looking at what we have learned from conflicts since the Falklands with regard to military mental health and moral injury.

    Kevin Meares talking on the development of PTSD diagnosis, assessment and treatment over this time period.

    Fighting with Pride who will provide a talk on changing culture and its impact for the LGBTQ+ community.

    You can register here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/remembering-the-falklands-how-far-have-we-come-and-where-to-next-tickets-271075914357