Posted November 30th 2022 (4 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Winter School of Psychiatry for Foundation doctors - 25th Jan 2023 

Are you keen to learn more about a career in psychiatry? This free event will give you a valuable insight into the specialty, with a packed programme of tutorials and networking opportunities. Highlights include:

  • Top tips on the application process
  • Find out what life is like as a core trainee, higher trainee, and consultant
  • Meet current doctors in training and consultants from a range of sub-specialities

This one day event will be held virtually via Zoom. To book a place please email: bristolautumnschool@gmail.com. The deadline for applications is 11/01/2023. 

This event has been made possible by the kind support of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Severn Deanery.

National Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Poster Competition 2023

Present at the 10th anniversary conference of the Bristol Patient Safety Conference!

Deadline 3rd March 2023 - see competition details and online entry form here: http://www.bristolpatientsafety.com/poster-competition.html

There are up to 160 poster places at this online conference. Successful entries receive:

  • An invitation to give a live oral poster presentation* at a national conference on 17th May 2023.
  • A discounted delegate rate of £169 (no VAT). Co-authors will also qualify for the discounted rate.
  • A national poster competition presentation certificate with names of presenter(s) and authors
  • There will be a first prize and runner up for each themed poster group

* 2-minute oral presentation followed by judge-led Q&A

Who should apply?: Junior doctors, nurses, midwives, consultants, AHPs, GPs, physician associates, foundation doctors, medical students and those working in care settings among others

In addition, there is a free QI workshop from QIClearn aimed at F1/F2 doctors, to be held online on 1 February. Register on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-set-up-a-good-quality-pdsa-cycle-february-2023-tickets-456956337707

eLearning for Healthcare Foundation Update

Welcome to your November 2022 update from the Foundation elearning programme. This month focuses on good communication.

From breaking bad news or supporting the bereavement process, to communicating issues such as treatment risks or organ donation to patients, communication skills are key to your success as a doctor. The following sessions aim to support you to sell your diagnosis, your treatment, and most of all yourself, to your patients.

The Foundation elearning programme has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh), and is approved by the UK Foundation Programme (UKFPO).

Sessions:

The sessions cover key areas in your curriculum on:  

FPC 1: Clinical Assessment
FPC 2: Clinical Prioritisation
FPC 3: Holistic Planning
FPC 4: Communication and Care
FPC 5: Continuity of Care
FPC 6: Sharing the Vision
FPC 8: Upholding Values
FPC 11: Ethics and Law

The Foundation programme has a range of other sessions that might help you. Please log in to the programme page to view more.

You can sign on to the elearning with your login supplied by elearning for healthcare at any time during your foundation training: https://www.elfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/

HORUS and TURAS have deep links to elearning for healthcare sessions from the Foundation Curriculum and are therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easier to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.