Posted May 18th 2021 (1 month ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Ethics Regional Teaching

Dear Trainees, 

Please see below details of an Ethics Teaching Day available to book onto through Maxcourse:

Ethics – understanding principles and putting them into clinical practice - 10th June 

Interactive session in which you will have the opportunity to discuss cases but also understand theoretical background


The Doctors for the NHS essay prize 2021

Closing Date - 31/7/21

First Prize- £500, Second Prize - £200: Winning essay to be published, subject to editorial approval, in the journal of the royal society of medicine

'What Lessons should we learn from the Covid- 19 Pandemic' 

  • Open to all doctors in training 
  • Your essay should be under 2000 words (excluding references) and use the title shown above
  • Essays should be submitted by email to 
  • Any questions about the competition can be sent to this address 


Belfast Eye Conference 2021

We are thrilled to announce the first ever virtual Belfast Eye Conference! Hosted by Queen’s University Belfast.

At Belfast Eye Conference, you will meet like-minded healthcare students, early-stage doctors and early career vision scientists from around the world who are equally fascinated by clinical ophthalmology and vision related research.

The conference will provide the stage for speakers who will give broad and varied perspectives on eye related disease. Consultant ophthalmologists will give clinical talks relating to their sub-specialty, and members of the multi-disciplinary team will discuss how they support eye health.

Vision science is a strong and active research field, particularly in Northern Ireland. We are excited to showcase cutting edge vision related research from scientists at Queen’s University Belfast.

Belfast Eye Conference will also provide a platform for delegates - you! - to showcase your vision related research, in oral and poster formats. You may have done a vision related case study or audit, summer studentship, intercalated project, special study module work or PhD. Whatever the level, submit an abstract today!

Most importantly, Belfast Eye Conference is free of charge to attend. The event will be held virtually on Sat 3rdJuly and Sun 4thJuly.

To register, see the programme, download an abstract submission form and see the deadline, please visit:

Remote Consultation: new SuppoRTT elearning resources for returning trainees

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) worked in partnership with Health Education England to develop ‘Remote Consultation: An Immersive Technology Resource for COVID-19 Displaced or Shielding Trainees’.

This programme has been designed to support training doctors of all grades who are currently or have previously been shielding, displaced or non-patient facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

About the elearning

Based on a remote consultation, this resource aims to assist trainees by increasing their confidence in consulting remotely, supporting their professional development and helping them to feel more connected to their workplace.

The elearning programme takes between 30 to 60 minutes to complete and includes an interactive elearning session based around a simulated remote consultation. This is followed by an opportunity to review the consultation through an immersive 3600 video, enabling the trainee to reflect on learning points and issues raised during the scenario.

After the 3600 video, there is a structured reflective section which encourages trainees to think about the clinical and social aspects of the consultation. Trainees are encouraged to identify a supervising clinician, usually their educational supervisor, to discuss their elearning experience after completing the programme.

A debrief guide for supervisors is available to download after completion of the programme and a certificate is available for trainees to download on completion of the programme.

More information
This elearning programme includes a 3600 video resource. The video can be viewed using a computer, smartphone or tablet. For the most immersive experience, virtual reality (VR) converter headsets (both high and low-tech options) are available. All HEE trainees who are currently shielding, will be contacted by their local HEE office regarding the provision of a cardboard headset.

Accessing the elearning
To learn more about the elearning programme, please visit the Remote Consultation: An Immersive Technology Resource for COVID-19 Shielding or Displaced Trainees programme page.

Future learning resources
In addition to the remote consultation elearning programme, future resources for trainees and educational supervisors are being developed for a new SuppoRTT catalogue in the Learning Hub.

The Learning Hub is a digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce. You can sign into the Learning Hub either using an elearning for healthcare username and password or by creating an account on the Learning Hub and using those details.

New Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare elearning is available

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) partnered with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare to develop elearning resources designed to support the healthcare workforce with knowledge and skills in delivering healthcare for financial, social and environmental sustainability.

NHS England has committed to reducing its direct emissions to 'net zero' carbon emissions by 2040, with most of the reduction by 2030. There are similar initiatives underway in Wales and Scotland.

About the elearning
This elearning programme includes 3 elearning sessions.
1. Building a Net Zero NHS describes the climate and ecological emergency, why it matters for health, and how healthcare contributes to it. It includes case studies of sustainable practices across all health professions.

2. Sustainable Dentistry and Measuring Carbon in Healthcare describes the relationship between climate change and health and the application of sustainability principles in the dental setting.

3. Environmentally Sustainable Anaesthetic Practice raises awareness of the environmental impact of healthcare and ways to use healthcare resources efficiently for healthcare professionals working within the operating theatre.
The sessions take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Certificates are available to download on completion of the sessions in each resource.

More information
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare develops methods to reduce healthcare costs and carbon emissions, while improving care quality and staff wellbeing. Learn more by accessing the website.

To read the delivering a Net Zero NHS report, please visit the Greener NHS website.

Accessing the elearning
To register for this elearning module or for more information, please visit the programme page.