News, Opportunities & Events

On this page you will find details of events relating to core and higher surgical training that may be of interest. Events listed here have been deemed appropriate for us to share with you by the Head of School, Mr Renwick.

These opportunities are open to trainees at all levels (CT1 - ST8) unless otherwise stated.

Please use the relevant contact details provided below for further details. Emails sent to HEE regarding the below will not be processed. HEE Y&H accepts no responsibility for the content of external sites.

 

2023 / 2024 National Spine Fellowship opportunity

We are delighted to open the application window for the National Spine Fellowship opportunity to start February 2023 and a second appointment to start in February 2024.

This post is intended to provide interdisciplinary sub-specialty training in all aspects of spinal surgery for Specialty Trainees in Year 5 or Year 6.  The post is approved by the Deanery (under the guidance from the Royal Colleges and BOA) as an Interface National Fellowship in Spinal Surgery for those candidates who are aiming to achieve sub-speciality training in Spinal Surgery during their training programme.  Applicants must be eligible to take the intercollegiate speciality examination in orthopaedics or neurosurgery and preference will be given to applicants who already possess the intercollegiate specialty fellowship.

The post is modular in structure and it is intended that the successful applicant would be able to choose from the available modules to complement his/her previous training.

This post is recognised for specialist training and accreditation.  The salary will be in accordance with specialist training scales.  It is anticipated that holders of this post will be allowed leave of absence from their substantive specialist training appointment, for a period of up to one year.

Candidates are encouraged to visit each of the units.  Initial enquires should be made to Mr Abhay Rao, telephone 0113 3923569.

Please submit your expression of interest along with a copy of your CV to surgery.yh@hee.nhs.uk no later than 0900 on Friday 5th August 2022.

Interviews are planned to take place on 24th August 2022.

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JCIE examination updates

For important updates on examinations, including rescheduled exams, during COVID-19 please see the JCIE news page.

Leadership for Clinicians Early in their Careers

Clinical leadership is a key element in all curricula and has been demonstrated to improve patient care. Health Education England, working across Yorkshire and the Humber are now running free one day virtual courses for doctors and associated healthcare professionals in the region.

Courses will be delivered by current clinicians and educators. The course is aimed at doctors of the following grades: ST1-4, GPST, CT1-3. AHPs who are currently in training or early in their careers are also welcome to attend. 

This course will be most relevant to those who have little experience of leadership training in the past. This will be an interactive, reflective day providing an understanding of clinical
leadership and its role within the NHS.

Courses are currently available on the following dates:

TBC

All booking is via MaxCourse (www.maxcourse.co.uk/HEEYHME/). If you have any queries, please email: educationevents.yh@hee.nhs.uk

Surgical Roots Facebook Page (Sheffield Surgical Society)

The University of Sheffield Surgical Society has created a facebook page called 'Surgical roots'. The aim of the page is to help connect medical students and surgeons, allowing students to ask questions and get advice. The society is looking for surgical registrars and consultants to join the group and to help answer student questions about surgery, offer advice and promote networking. Please visit the Surgical Roots Facebook Page for more information or join in.

Sheffield Surgical Society (SurgSoc) Mentorship Scheme

The University of Sheffield Surgical Society is currently recruiting for mentors in this academic years' mentorship scheme. The scheme matches medical students with an interest in surgery to a mentor working in the specialty they are most interested in. The scheme would require the mentor to advise and help their student depending on their needs. At the end of the academic year a certificate for participation will be given.

The role includes providing:

  • Career advice
  • Shadowing opportunities
  • Opportunities for medical students to get involved in projects/audits
  • Building on the overall surgical interests of the medical students

You will be paired with 1-2 medical students who will be given your contact details and will be asked to contact you directly. This scheme runs until September 2019. You will also receive a certificate of participation for your ePortfolio at the end of this programme.

Those interested in taking part can sign up using this form

For more information please contact: surgsoc@sheffield.ac.uk

Medico-Legal Training Programme

A new e-learning programme from Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) aims to support health and care professionals with court-related experiences.

The Medico-legal Training programme provides resources for doctors and other health and care professionals who may be asked to write a statement or report or give evidence in a coroners’ or other court for the first time. It aims to offer support for what can be, for many, a daunting experience.

It includes brief video lectures and PowerPoint slides from the lectures as well as sample statements and references.

Course materials were developed by HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex with staff from the London Havens, and health professionals with experience of the legal system. The Havens are sexual assault referral centres which have developed considerable experience in training clinicians to undertake forensic examinations and aftercare.

The e-learning resource is available now on the e-LfH Hub and will soon also be available on the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

For more information about the programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/medico-legal-training/

White Rose Surgical Collaborative (WRSC) 

WRSC is a research group seeking to promote collaborative research around Yorkshire, open to core and higher trainees. For more information follow @WRSC_research on Twitter or email info.wrsc@gmail.com. Details of upcoming meetings can be found on the WRSC Eventbrite Page

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