Posted November 6th 2019 (9 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Foundation School Bulletin

Foundation e-learning programme

Welcome to your November 2019 update about the Foundation e-learning programme that has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

 Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, why not try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

 The sessions in the Foundation e-learning programme: Professional Capability: 19 Makes patient safety a priority in clinical practice; the drive for quality in the NHS has patient safety at its heart. The e-learning sessions concentrate on safe practice and what to do when things go wrong. It begins with an interactive case study where you diagnose and treat a patient, then evaluate your management plan. Moving on, you examine safe personal working practices when treating patients. You look at the management of febrile illnesses, infection control and disease notification. The focus then shifts to the importance of maintaining your own health, both physical and mental. Finally, you will look at the building blocks that support quality and safety in the NHS, including how to raise concerns about patient safety, team working, clinical governance, patient outcome and experience.


  • Safe Practice the Doctors Perspective
  • Human factors and analysis of adverse events
  • Medical Error: When Things Go Wrong
  • Hospital Acquired Fever: What to do if MRSA Positive
  • Hospital Acquired Fever with MRSA: What to do Next
  • Infection Control: Diarrhoea in an Inpatient
  • Infection Control: Air and Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Infection Control: Modes of Transmission
  • Disease Notification
  • Stress - Mental Health
  • Health (Blood Borne Infection) and Handling Stress
  • An Underperforming Colleague - What To Do
  • Stress - Bullying
  • Introduction to Patient Safety
  • Quality and Safety in the NHS
  • Raising Concerns About Patient Safety
  • Team Working and Patient Safety
  • Clinical Governance
  • Outcomes and Patient Experience
  • Handling Complaints
  • 03_03 Errors and Experiences in Healthcare
  • 03_04 Minimising Risk in Healthcare Organisations

 You can sign in to the e-learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training:

Career Planning for Foundation Doctors

Health Education England (HEE) e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) has recently revised and updated its popular e-learning course to help Foundation doctors make informed career choices and effective applications for future career steps. The revision has been in response to user feedback and incorporates new values and skills exercises as well as a comprehensive case study following a Foundation doctor’s career planning journey.
This course was the first in a number of bespoke career planning courses developed for healthcare professionals within the HEE e-LfH career planning programme, and has been widely used by Foundation trainees. If you are a doctor who has completed the previous version of this course, there is no need to complete the revised version as the content is very similar.
The course provides Foundation doctors with a deeper level of understanding of how to ensure future career planning is informed, realistic and robust. It is based around the following five sessions:
• Introduction which provides an overview to the course

• Self-awareness which includes reflecting on values, work preferences, skills interests, personality and career stressors

• Career exploration which includes consideration and research of career options available as well as developing effective networks

• Arriving at your decision which focuses on decision making types and methods as well as how to check the robustness of career decisions

• Next Steps which offers advice, information and examples on CV development, job applications and preparing for interviews as well as effective action planning.

For each session, learners have the opportunity to compile a distinctive, thorough personal portfolio of research, exercises and reflections contained in downloadable workbooks. The learning gained from both undertaking the sessions and completing workbook exercises can be particularly useful in supporting job applications and interviews.
Other courses available through the HEE e-LfH Career Planning programme include:
• Career Planning for Core Doctors (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry)
• Career Planning for Pre-Registration/ Foundation pharmacists
• Supporting Career Conversations for Educators
• Career Planning for Health Care Scientists (coming soon).

For more information about these courses visit: 

Core Anaesthetics Training Interview Course

Applying for Core Anaesthetics Training? Feel like you need more preparation for the interview and want to know how to boost your application, even if you think it's too late?

Introducing the 'Core Anaesthetics Training Interview Course', endorsed by the RCoA. This popular evening course is run by top-ranked trainees and is just the preparation and immediate feedback that you need, but in a low-pressure environment. It includes a mock-interview cycle, specific do's and don'ts for the day and how to gain last-minute points, plus an invaluable talk from consultant anaesthetists experienced at interviewing on the panel.

  • Course run by nationally top-ranked ST3 candidate and ACF
  • Talks from anaesthetists who sit on the
    interview panel INCLUDING
  • One-on-one mock interview stations panelled by
    the top scoring CT1/CT2 candidates
    – Portfolio, Clinical, Oral Presentation
  • Interview structure explained with specific
    DOs and DON’Ts
  • Immediate verbal and written feedback

  • Detailed Q&A session
  • Talks about the services and careers advice the
    RCoA can offer you from Day 1

The course fee is £70 (£90 after 8th November) and will be held on the evening (6pm start) of Monday 9th December 2019 at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4SG.

To book or for more information, please view the course website (, or email