Posted December 8th 2022 (12 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

F2 Regional Teaching Courses

Please check MaxCourse for the latest regional teaching offerings. Upcoming 'Practical Procedures and Ultrasound Skills' courses are available on 17th Jan, 25th Jan, and 9th February. Other courses include Leadership & Management, Oncology, Paediatric Emergencies, Orthopaedic Skills, and Essential Psychiatry for F2s. A full list of available courses can be found via your MaxCourse account. Travel (either mileage or public transportation costs) can be reimbursed for in-person regional teaching courses that occur outside of your Trust.

Please remember that you must apply for study leave before attending F2 regional teaching courses ( Retrospective applications cannot be funded.

STAR Annual Conference 2023 - Severn Trainee Anaesthetic Research Network - 28th Feb 2023

Learning and Research Centre, North Bristol NHS Trust

The Severn Trainee Anaesthetic Research Group (STAR) are pleased to announce the STAR 4th Annual Research Conference. Open to trainees of all grades, this will be an exciting day of talks from national experts at the forefront of anaesthetic research. The day also allows sign off of the mandatory Research and Managing Data of the Generic Professional Domain in the 2021 Curriculum.

Programme Highlights

Research updates, career guidance, poster/oral presentations and STAR Project Pitch.

Book your free ticket at

Royal College of Emergency Medicine - Trainee Research Engagement Day - 19th Jan 2023

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is putting on an event for doctors of any profession/grade at any stage of a research career to engage with the wider Emergency Medicine community and learn a bit more about the opportunities available in a very relaxed way. A great programme has been planned with a broad spectrum of speakers and lots of time/space for networking. Tickets are £25.

Register at or contact Dr Anisa Jafar with any questions. 

NES Annual Virtual Conference 2023 - Call for Seminar Abstract Submissions / Open Paper & Poster Abstract Submissions

Following on the growing success of this event, NES is delighted to confirm that it will be hosting the Annual Conference virtually over two days on Thursday 27 & Friday 28 April 2023.

Further details can be found on the event website

NES are inviting submissions for 1-hour seminars, submissions are welcome from across the NHS, from social care and social work services, integration authorities, voluntary and partner organisations, and other public or private sector organisations.

For the conference in 2023, they are looking for a broad range of abstract submissions that would be of interest to a multi professional audience and also a targeted audience as per below.

  • Multiprofessional
  • Medical Education
  • Dental Education
  • Social Work
  • Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Professionals
  • Social Care
  • Healthcare Science
  • Pharmacy Education
  • Psychology

Closing date for submissions is Sunday 8 January 2023. (Please note late submissions will not be accepted)

Abstract submissions for an open paper or poster for the NES Annual Virtual Conference 2023 are also now being accepted in the following categories:

  • Training delivery
  • Simulated and online learning
  • New perspectives and novel methods in education and training
  • Careers - structure and support
  • Interprofessional education
  • COVID-19
  • Miscellaneous

Closing date for open paper & poster abstract submissions is Sunday 19 February 2023.

Stress and mental health: Foundation eLearning for Healthcare December update

Welcome to your December 2022 update from the Foundation elearning programme. This month focuses on stress and mental health.

All doctors feel stress at some time in their working lives. How do you recognise it in yourself and/or in your colleagues? What are your options to deal with it? The following sessions contain information that can support you, and also highlight implications on patient safety.


The sessions cover key areas in your curriculum on:

FPC 4: Communication and Care
FPC 5: Continuity of Care
FPC 6: Sharing the Vision
FPC 7: Fitness to Practise
FPC 8: Upholding Values
FPC 11: Ethics and Law