Posted October 12th 2021 (13 days ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Association of Palliative Medicine Juniors Conference 2021

The APM Juniors Conference 2021 is here!

Taking place virtually on Saturday 27th November 2021, this conference is aimed primarily at helping medical students and pre-specialty training junior doctors explore their interest in palliative care, though all are welcome to attend. Inspired by the upheaval in interpersonal interaction during the covid-19 pandemic, the title of this year's conference is "Words that Matter: Conversations at the End of Life", and we have an exciting list of speakers giving talks on just how essential good communication is in providing different aspects of end of life care.

Submissions are now being accepted for abstracts for oral and poster presentations(max 300 words) and the medical student essay competition on the theme of "Words that Matter" (max 750 words)-please send both to by 1st November 2021 for your chance to be featured in the conference!

In order to buy tickets for the conference, please follow this link:

Early bird tickets are being sold until 1st November, so book now to get the best price!

We hope to see you there!
APMJ Conference 2021 sub-comittee

BSG Taster Course

Dear Trainees, Please see below information from the Northern Irish British Society of Gastroenterology Trainee Committee on a BSG Taster Course:

BSG Taster Weekend. This is a two day course which will take place virtually on 4th and 5th December 2021.

It is aimed at foundation and internal medical trainees aspiring to become the Gastroenterologists of the future. We aim to provide an insight into the diversity and exciting opportunities the speciality provides, in terms of training but also as a consultant in the future. We are proud to deliver a very exciting programme this year, including interactive lectures, an endoscopic experience, GI emergency scenarios and practical advice regarding gastroenterology training. The course also provides application and interview advice for those who intend to apply for the next round of training posts.

Registration is via this link: and costs £25 for a BSG member and £50 for a non member.

GP Specialty training application dates

How could you make a difference – as a GP? Applications for 2022 GP specialty training, open on the 4 November – 1 December 2021. Please ‘like’ and follow the #Choose GP Facebook and Instagram page to keep up to date with news and views. Please forward this information to any doctors who may be thinking about career options. The GP National Recruitment Office (GPNRO) website is the place to go for timelines and applicant guidance or we have a number of GPs and trainees who can help with local or general enquiries. Email Daryl to be put in touch.

Foundation elearning programme update October 2021

The most important skill that a Doctor in Training can develop is to know the limits of their competence. When should you call for help?

Available in elearning for healthcare’s Foundation Programme (2021 curriculum) - these sessions cover 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 9: Quality Improvement and FPC 12: Continuing Professional Development:

• Competency in Practice
• Senior Advice Who When and Why?

• Senior Advice: When to Stop for Help

• Explaining Evidence/Guidelines/Protocols to Patients

• Guidelines in Clinical Practice

• Safe Practice the Doctors Perspective

• Pain Management

You can sign on to the elearning with your login supplied by elearning for healthcare at any time during your foundation training.

Horus and Turas have deep links to elearning for healthcare sessions from the Foundation curriculum and therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easy to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.

UKFPO Bulletin

Dear Trainees, Please see here the latest UKFPO bulletin