Posted January 9th 2019 (5 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Information Bulletin – 09/01/2019

This is your weekly information bulletin for the Severn Foundation School. The content of these bulletins will be local and national courses and information relevant to foundation trainees which will vary from week to week. If you would like to contribute to the bulletin please contact

F2 Rotation Swaps, School Transfers, F2 Abroad, and Time Out (for August 2019)

A gentle reminder for current F1s that the deadline for applying for F2 swaps, IFSTs, F2 abroad and Time out is Sunday 13th January 2019. Further information can be found on our website.

The application window for Stand-alone F2 posts is also now open, please see the UKFPO website for more information.

Foundation Review - trainee engagement event

Health Education England is currently leading a review of the medical Foundation Training Programme in England and this is now nearing its conclusion, with the publication of a range of recommendations due in March. We are very keen to let doctors in training have early sight of these proposals and listen to your views on them, prior to a larger meeting of stakeholders.

We have therefore organised a meeting, from 1-4pm on Wednesday 16 January in central London (venue tbc) and would be delighted if you can attend.

Light refreshments will be provided and we will be happy to provide confirmation of your attendance as part of your CPD.

To register for the meeting, please email the MERP team

We very much hope to see you in January and if you have any queries please contact Chris Watt

F1-2 transition survey

If you are a current F2, please find below the link to a survey which has been developed by trainees within Severn, and which aims to find out the views of current trainees about the transition from F1-2. The purpose of this survey is to find out if/where there are gaps in support, and how trainees can be better supported during this transition. 

The survey is confidential, and your response is very important as it will help shape the additional resources which can be put in place to help foundation doctors; so please answer honestly. There is also an option to leave your email address at the end - this would solely be used to contact you if you are happy to participate in a focus group about this topic.

Thank you for your response, and your help in supporting foundation doctors.

Dr Kirsty Brownlie

General Surgery Foundation Course

The aim of the course is to improve your knowledge and ability to confidently manage the common general surgical presentations you are likely to encounter as a foundation year doctor.

Date: Thursday January 31, 2019

Location: St Mary’s Hospital Surgical Innovation Centre, London

Cost: £25 Lunch & Refreshments provided

Reserve your place

National Surgical Audits Forum

Do you have an audit you would like to present nationally?
We are excited to invite you to participate in the upcoming National Surgical Audit Forum to be held in Oxford on the 19th of January 2019.
This will be a day of audit presentations, surgical talks and workshops. Prizes and certificates available for presentations.

Click Here for Abstract Submission Form
Click Here for Registration Form

Date: 19 January 2019 08:00-16:00

Location: Lecture Theatre 1, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Cost: £20 Lunch & Refreshments provided

UKFPO Weekly Bulletin

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

Kind regards,



Please note that the publicising of courses, conferences and events in this bulletin does not imply endorsement by the Severn Foundation School.