Posted November 4th 2020 (21 days ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

SCRIPT – supporting safer prescribing practices in hospitals

The SCRIPT e-learning programme for medicine and surgery consists of 49 modules in seven categories for foundation trainee doctors, undergraduate medical students, doctors and non-medical prescribers, covering a range of therapeutic topics relating to prescribing and medicines safety in hospitals, including:

Principles of prescribing Managing the risks of prescribing Therapeutic groups Advanced prescribing Prescribing in medical emergencies Prescribing in special circumstances Clinical governance

Each module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

What are the benefits in using the SCRIPT e-learning programmes?

Safer prescribing
SCRIPT enhances knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
Professional development
Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
Flexible learning
SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time during their training.

Free to learners with an or email address.

How do I access the e-learning?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT e-learning programmes by visiting the SCRIPT website at:

Free National Health Careers Conference

Saturday 7th November

Registration is now open for this year's National Health Careers Conference and is now completely online!

Supported by leading speakers and organisations including Health Education England, General Medical Council, Royal Colleges and Universities.

Our aim has always remained the same; to showcase the diversity of roles available to doctors and healthcare professionals so you can develop and lead a fulfilling career.

We have a wide range of exciting keynote talks and workshop sessions lined up as well as an Energise lounge to prioritise your wellbeing, reflections disco and an interactive exhibition.

Features include:

  • Global Health
  • Digital innovation in healthcare
  • Meet the clinical entrepreneurs
  • Portfolio Careers
  • Life as a ships doctor
  • Expedition Medicine
  • Doing an FY3 year
  • Surgical Hub
  • Applying for CST
  • A career in Primary care
  • A career in Radiology
  • A career in Surgery
  • How to do a QI?
  • Life as a foundation doctor
  • Wellbeing including yoga and meditation

Health Careers Live has also recently created the Health Careers Live Awards to celebrate the contribution of healthcare professionals and the wider community throughout 2020. The form for nominations is now live at

All successful nominations will receive a certificate of appreciation

ST1 Radiology Applications Course for Foundation Doctors

Radiology Applications Masterclass

Session 1: Portfolio Preparation, 8th November 2020 at 6pm

Speakers: Dr Yiwang Xu & Dr Anum Parvez

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UKFPO Bulletin

Dear Trainees,

Please see below the latest UKFPO Bulletin


Online Foundation Teaching Courses

Intensive Care: Assessment and management of ventilatory failure including high-flow nasal oxygen, non-invasive BiPAP/CPAP and invasive Ventilation on ICU

  • To recognise the signs and symptoms of worsening respiratory failure
  • To increase your confidence in managing High-Flow and BiPAP/CPAP on the wards.
  • To introduce the concepts of intubation and ventilation on Intensive Care including basic modes of ventilation

This is available for F1 and F2's on 23rd November from 18:30-19:30


Intensive Care: Sepsis, blood pressure support and renal replacement therapy

Intensive Care: Sepsis, blood pressure support and renal replacement therapy. In this session we will also cover the lines we can use for monitoring and delivering medications on ICU.

  • To recognise the signs and symptoms of worsening sepsis and when HDU/ Intensive Care is indicated
  • Introduce methods we can use in Intensive Care to help support blood pressure (including introducing the basics of inotropes and vasopressor medications)
  • To understand the lines we can use in Intensive care for monitoring and delivering medications

This is available for F1 and F2's on 30th November from 18:30-19:30