Recent News

  • Call for Papers: FP Sharing Event

    Thu, 11th April 2019
    You are invited and encourage to submit abstracts of good practice for our next Joint Foundation Faculty Sharing Best Practice Event, on Friday 27th March 2020 at the Holiday Inn, Carburton Street, London.
    • The abstract should not be more than 200 words in length (excluding references)
    • Please use the following headings:
      • Background (context setting including why the innovation/development was introduced)
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Key messages

     

    Deadline for abstracts is 5pm Friday 6th December 2019.

     

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

    Papers will be presented as oral or poster presentations. Papers describing work in progress are eligible. 

    As it is a Sharing event, please note that authors must register for the meeting (27th March 2020) as delegates.

     

    We look forward to receiving your Abstract Submission Form

    You can also register for this event: REGISTRATION FORM      Trainee Registration Form

  • Call for Papers: 18th National Multi-Specialty Meeting

    Wed, 10th April 2019

    Dear Colleague,

    You are invited to submit abstracts concerned with any innovations / developments in any area of postgraduate medical education or anything that has worked well and could be shared with others.

    4-6 abstracts may be selected for verbal presentation on Tuesday afternoon 14th January 2020.

    Abstracts will be selected for poster presentation on 14th January 2020 when there will be an opportunity to present your poster verbally.

     

    Guidelines

    • The abstract should not be more than 200 words in length (excluding references)
    • Please use the following headings:
      • Background (context setting including why the innovation/development was introduced)
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Key messages

     

    Deadline for abstracts is Friday 1st November 2019

     

    If your abstract is selected, you must register as a delegate

    We look forward to receiving your abstract & completed Submission Form

    You can now register for this event: REGISTRATION FORM      Trainee Registration Form

  • CorBLIME March 2020

    Tue, 2nd April 2019

    We now have a new date for CorBLIME: Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th March 2020 at The Holiday Inn, Carburton Street, London.

    CorBLIME is a course aimed to support new medical education leaders with the required knowledge and personal leadership skills required to champion medical education within their programme/organisation. Topics include leadership styles, power & influence, PGME organisation & funding, personal tips for time, stress & conflict management, managing the education centre and staff, educational principles and theory, and quality control of training.

    THIS COURSE IS FOR NACT UK MEMBERS ONLY

    Please be aware that this course has limited places. Please double check with the office when you send your registration form to office@nact.org.uk before making payment to ensure there are places remaining.

  • NAMEM Study Day

    Tue, 2nd April 2019

    Please find a BOOKING FORM and PROGRAMME for NAMEM's Study Day: “I’m not ok“ De-stigmatising Mental Health within the Healthcare Profession.

    Location: NHS Forth Valley Royal Hospital

    Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019

    Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm

    Cost: NAMEM Member rate: £65       Non-member rate: £95

  • Call for Papers: SAS Tutors' Development Day

    Thu, 28th March 2019

    Please don't forget to submit abstracts for the SAS Tutors' Development Day on Friday 27th September 2019.

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    If your abstract is selected, you must register as a delegate

    We look forward to receiving your abstract & completed Submission Form

    Details of this conference can be found here

    Guidelines

    • The abstract should not be more than 200 words in length
    Please use the following headings:
    • BACKGROUND
    • METHODS
    • RESULTS
    • KEY MESSAGES
    • REFERENCES - Vancouver style

    Deadline for abstracts is Friday 26th July 2019

  • A message from the GMC: annual national training survey

    Thu, 21st March 2019

    A message from the GMC:

    From today (Tuesday 19 March), our annual national training surveys for trainees and trainers are open. They run until midday on 1 May.

    We’d be grateful for your help with encouraging trainees and trainers across the UK to take part.

    A vital source of data

    A high response rate to both surveys gives us comprehensive data about training posts and programmes across the UK. In turn, this provides insight that really does make a difference to how training is planned, organised and delivered.

    The surveys allow us to pinpoint which departments, sites and trusts or boards are meeting our standards, and those which are not. We can then work with local postgraduate deans, and other organisations responsible for providing training to build on good practice and tackle issues where we find them.

     

    Throughout the survey window, we’ll be highlighting how seriously we take the results and the difference they make to training environments. We’d appreciate anything you can do to support us with this, using relevant communication channels and networks.

     

    New questions on rest facilities and wellbeing

    This year, we’re asking new questions on access to, and quality of, services and facilities that support doctors’ wellbeing, including:

     

    • Rest facilities when working out-of-hours
    • Information about access to and quality of common room/mess
    • Knowledge of occupational health and wellbeing support

     

    We’ll also continue to ask trainees and trainers how burnout is affecting them, after introducing questions on this last year.  Together, this will help our work to better understand and protect the wellbeing of doctors.

     

    Thank you again for continuing to support the surveys. It’s crucial that we hear what trainees and trainers have to say about the quality of their training experience.

     

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

     

    Kind regards,

    Colin

     

    Professor Colin Melville

     

    Medical Director and Director of Education and Standards, GMC

    Hon Professor of Medical Education, Manchester University
    General Medical Council
    Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AW

     

    Enquiries to:

    Stephen Li, Executive Assistant

    t: 0161 923 6305

    e: stephen.li@gmc-uk.org

  • UKFPO Foundation Doctors Academic conference

    Thu, 21st March 2019

    The UKFPO Foundation Doctors Academic conference is being held on Friday 17th May 2019 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

    Please note the conference programme will follow shortly.

    To register: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/foundation-doctors-academic-conference

    To submit an abstract: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/abstract-submission-form

  • Finance Day

    Fri, 15th March 2019

    After the success of another Finance Day last year, we will be running another Finance Day in the near future. Before we organise this, book a venue and format a programme, we would like to know how many people would like to attend or are interested.

    If you are interested and would like to be added to the waiting list for a future date, please email office@nact.org.uk.

  • Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference (DEMEC)

    Thu, 14th March 2019

    Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference (DEMEC)

    The leading organisations in medical education and training across the UK come together to provide a joint national UK Medical Education conference.

    The last 2 conferences have provided an exceptional opportunity for pressurised clinicians involved in healthcare education and training to learn, share best practice and drive current thinking in the field of medical education and training, meeting in a single conference with expertise from all.

    The conference aims to provide delegates with the ideas and information which enables them to improve their educational practice, and allows them to collaborate across organisational and geographic boundaries to build greater improvements for the future.

    The conference will consist of stimulating keynotes and a diverse range of parallel sessions covering the full span of current issues and initiatives in medical education and training.

    At a time of change, risks and opportunities, with a recognised need for collaboration across traditional boundaries, this conference will inspire and motivate you as you learn with and link you to your peers across the country.

    PLEASE ENCOURAGE POSTER SUBMISSIONS

    Deadline for poster abstract submission: Monday 17 June 2019

    https://www.demec.org.uk/posters/

  • GMC Conference 2019

    Wed, 6th February 2019

    A message from the GMC:

    Join us on 3 April at 155 Bishopsgate London as we welcome doctors, educators, NHS leaders and international experts to our annual conference for a day of debate and discussion around the theme, Supporting a profession under pressure.Why attend?

    BOOK HERE

    Our annual conference offers you the chance to meet with healthcare experts and GMC leaders to discuss key issues and developments affecting the medical profession and to influence our work.

    Chaired by Channel 4's Health and Social Care Correspondent Victoria Macdonald, the event features a packed programme that includes workshops on supporting medical leaders to keep patients safe, health and disability in medical education, tackling unprofessional behaviours, what to do when you have concerns about patient safety, and more. 

    You'll also have an exclusive chance to hear from our new Chair, Dame Clare Marx.

    Kind regards,

    Emily Nicholas

    Events Manager

    General Medical Council