On this page you will find information about upcoming courses and general information that willl be of use for you to know. If there are any courses that you are interested in applying to please either read in the body of the course advertisement or select the flyer/programme at the bottom of the page to find out more information on how to apply.

The Foundation e-learning programme has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

March 2019 Update:

The e-LfH sessions in the Foundation e-learning programme - Capability: 4 Keeps practice up to date through learning and teaching; these e-learning sessions introduce you to the different types of supervised learning events in the Foundation Programme and how you can get the most from them. You will also find out how important feedback, reflection and action planning is to your learning and development. A group of three sessions aim to describe the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to undertake a teaching role. 

Sessions:

  • Supervised Learning Events in the Foundation Programme: An Introduction
  • Principles of Assessment
  • Making the Best Use of Multi-Source Feedback: A Trainee Guide
  • Getting the Most from Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)
  • Getting the Most from a Case Based Discussion (CBD) 
  • Getting the Most from a Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX)
  • Getting the Most Out of Supervised Learning Events: Feedback and Reflection
  • Getting the Most Out of Supervised Learning Events: Reflection After Feedback
  • How do Adults Learn?
  • Teaching - Delivering a Formal Teaching Session
  • Teaching - Clinical Practice: Bedside or Opportunistic Moment
  • Obtaining Feedback for Personal Development 

You can sign in to the e-learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

 

Help choose the right F1 & F2 rotations for you with Messly

We know that picking your foundation programme rotations is daunting.

Messly is a free online tool to help you better choose your foundation programme rotations. You can read reviews from other doctors who’ve worked those rotations before and see ratings from the GMC survey.

You can view and compare rotations by speciality or by hospital in each Foundation School. (only hospitals with GMC scores for their specialty are viewable)

At Messly, we support doctors and their careers. By providing you with the information you need, when you need it, we help you make the best decisions when it comes to training and work.

Join our community of 16,000 doctors to connect with your colleagues, access information on everything from training programmes to rotas, reviews & contact information.

 

06/02/2019 UKFPO Bulletin

The UKFPO Bulletin has been published onto our website and can be found in the news section via the link below:

http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/content/news   

 

15/01/2019  HEE e-LfH Foundation e-learning programme - January 2019 update

e-Learning for Healthcare Foundation e-Learning Programme: Professional Capability: 1 Acts professionally and Professional Capability: 2 Delivers patient centred care and maintains trust

 

Developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and approved by UKFPO – Foundation is a free e-learning programme for Foundation doctors.  

 

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

 

The e-learning sessions in these Professional Capabilities explore the relationship between doctors and their patients and how to deliver effective patient centered care.

 

‘Handling Complaints’ provides essential information about common factors leading to complaints, how to minimise these, the procedures involved and what your responsibilities are as a foundation doctor.

 

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) protects the right of vulnerable people and this group of sessions cover topics such as assessing capacity, consent, patient autonomy and safeguarding. You will also consider the multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach to healthcare in the hospital and patient support after discharge.

 

Sessions:

Handling Complaints

Mental Capacity

Mental Capacity Assessment

Use of Restraint

Capacity and Difficult Consent

Patient Autonomy and Related Ethics

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Confidentiality and Privacy

Keeping the Patient at the Centre of Care

Seeing the Whole Picture

Family Dynamics Affecting Discharge.

You can sign in to the e-Learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

 

10/12/2018 - Core Anaesthetics Training Interview Course

Applying for Core Anaesthetics Training? Feel like you need more preparation for the interview 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. It includes a mock-interview cycle, specific do's and don'ts for the day and how to gain last-minute points.

To book your place or for more information please email amour.patel@doctors.org.uk

 

05/12/2018 - HEE e-LfH Foundation e-learning programme - December 2018 update

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare sessions in Foundation e-Learning Project: Professional Capability: 20 Contributes to quality improvement

 

Developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and approved by UKFPO – Foundation is a free e-learning programme for Foundation doctors.  

 

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

 

The e-learning sessions in Professional Capability: 20 “Contributes to quality improvement”, look at audit and evidence based practice. It outlines the study designs used in medical practice. You are provided with a guide to developing a structured research strategy which will help you find journal articles relevant to your clinical questions. How to evaluate a journal article is discussed using a linked example paper from the British Journal of Anaesthesia.

 

Sessions:

Audit

Evidence Based Medicine in Clinical Practice

Common Study Designs in Clinical Research

Explaining Evidence/Guidelines/Protocols to Patients

Guidelines in Clinical Practice

Searching the Literature and Locating Papers

How to Review a Paper

 

Sign in to the e-learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

 

15/11/2018 - Less Than Full Time Yorkshire and Humber Foundation School Update

We are going to trial the Hull office dealing with all future Foundation LTFT applications. Currently West trainees contact LTFT West / East – LTFT East and South – LTFT South. The Foundation team feel that we are not getting the information in a timely manner and trusts don’t always get the information in time either.

From the 1st of December, if you have any trainees that want to apply for LTFT in East, West or South (for Foundation only, not speciality trainees) can they please send their application to the generic LTFT East YH inbox LTFTEast.YH@hee.nhs.uk .

We are in the process of getting the current / in progress information from the West and South offices and will update the website accordingly.

Paperwork and guidance for LTFT is here: https://www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk/learner_support/policies/less_than_full_time

Please note that YHFS do not normally accommodate swapping placements. We do appreciate there may be some exceptional circumstances, but this is not the norm, even if there is a gap or the trainee has found another trainee willing to swap.

If a trainee is looking for an inter/intra foundation school transfer we use the IFST paperwork if they want to transfer within Yorkshire and Humber (moving from one region to another within Yorkshire and Humber), or if they want to transfer to another Foundation School. Paperwork is here on the UKFPO website: http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/content/resource-bank

Please complete the relevant paperwork and send to foundation.yh@hee.nhs.uk .

You can discuss the possibility of a change of placement through the IFST process with their administrators / supervisors / TPDs but YHFS must be informed and the FSD / Deputies make the final decision.

If it is for a swap within YHFS we will check to see if there is a relevant gap or whether the post needs to be funded supernumerary. If it is for a move to another foundation school, we will communicate with them.

If you have any queries or comments please email the YH foundation inbox foundation.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

31/10/2018 - Simulation-based Education Framework Released

Health Education England (HEE) has released a national framework for the delivery of simulation-based education (SBE) across England. 

SBE is an educational tool, or technique that has a long history of use in healthcare, as well as other industries. Its popularity continues to grow, because it offers an experience that is as close to reality as possible for learners to increase their knowledge, team working abilities and confidence, without any risk of harm to patients. In this way, it can serve to improve both patient safety and patient and learner experience. 

HEE recognised that a cohesive approach was necessary to harness the benefits of SBE for learners, encouraging equity of access across the professions and reflecting the way healthcare is delivered. 

Working with leading healthcare experts in SBE, HEE has developed a framework that, through its supporting guidance and advice, will provide this cohesive approach for first class SBE that is nationally guided, but locally led and delivered. 

The framework will support sharing and collaboration, whilst at the same time encouraging innovation, ultimately producing a strategic approach that will uphold the HEE strategic vision. 

HEE is keen that the framework is shared widely throughout health and social care. Likewise, the central team would like to encourage engagement and feedback, so that the framework becomes a living tool that is shaped by the needs of patients and learners alike.

Dr Mehengerise Cooper, Lead for Simulation, London School of Paediatrics said: “It’s wonderful that all this work is being done and the framework is being produced.  I have been working in simulation training for paediatric trainees since 2005 and have seen so much change over this time. Important areas of focus are:

As seen with our London School of Paediatrics on the Sim Faculty Development Programme, development of a sustained faculty that utilises their experience in TEL, as well as in education and de-briefing, which will prove beneficial to simulation

Accreditation and sustained and supported quality assurance of individuals, which will be key to the success of the framework.”

The SBE framework is accompanied by a suite of films that provide a background to its development. These films also offer greater insight into the many benefits of simulation-based education, in all its diverse forms, along with examples of how it works in practice. 

To provide feedback and for more information about the simulation-based education framework please email tel@hee.nhs.uk.

 

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