The East Midlands Trainee Engagement Forum is looking into the study leave process within the East Midlands. We have created a survey to assess the current process and obtain feedback from trainees on the process.
The survey is designed to understand trainee experience in the different stages of the study leave process, for example section 2 covers study leave application process while section 3 covers reimbursement from local trusts.
HEE's supported return to training (SuppoRTT) team is providing a number of FREE courses to upskill or refresh educators in supporting doctors in training integrate back in to clinical practice after an absence from work during 2022/23
1. SuppoRTT: Upskilling the Educators
A new virtual reality resource has been developed by the SuppoRTT team in Health Education England for doctors returning to training. Using a clinical scenario, the topic of Escalating Concerns and Speaking Up is explored, skills that are increasingly recognised as contributing to the quality and safety of care for patients.
Although developed for doctors returning to training, trainers of training doctors and other healthcare professionals returning to training may find the resource useful.
The East Midlands are excited to offer an innovative programme for a select number of IMT1 trainees starting in August 2022. Trainees will be able to undertake the ‘Enhance’ programme in Leadership and Social Medicine alongside Internal Medicine Training, receiving specialist training in areas such as health inequalities and public health. They will then have the unique opportunity to spend time as a hospital doctor in the community, working with local organisations to tackle health inequalities and make tangible changes for the local community.
The PGCert/Dip/Masters in Medical Education at Nottingham is open for applications for starters in September 2022. The application deadline is mid-August for postgrad taught courses.
An updated version of the Midlands Charter has been published and can be downloaded from here
If you want more information on the Midlands' Charter and its' objectives have a look at the links in the page header.
'Out of adversity comes opportunity' - Benjamin Franklin
Delivering medical education during the pandemic has been difficult but has led to innovation in the face of adversity for many trainees and trainers. A group of Gastroenterologists from the School of Medicine have been awarded the prestigious Alistair McIntyre prize at the British Society of Gastroenterologists for their work on setting up a weekly webinar series to ensure the continuity of specialty training and also reduce the carbon footprint of training.