Posted November 9th 2021 (29 days ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Follow Up FY1 survey

Many thanks to those of you who participated in part one of the induction survey.  This second survey is designed to provide further information which will be used to develop our induction programme for trainees in the future. We plan to share this information as widely as possible so your contribution could potentially make a significant difference to future trainees.

This is a reminder to complete Part 2 whether you completed part 1 or not.

There is an opportunity to provide more in depth feedback as outlined in the final question. 

To access the survey please log onto 

If possible, please complete the survey in one sitting since you will not be able to access it later. It should only take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. The questionnaire is anonymous and your thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.

Dr JCM van Hamel

Foundation School Director


STAR (Severn Trainee Anaesthetic Research Network) conference in Feb 2022

Do you fancy a FREE conference, with internationally renowned speakers, and the option to attend in person or virtually?

Check out the STAR (Severn Trainee Anaesthetic Research Network) conference in Feb 2022! 

The conference is open to doctors of all levels and will cover a variety of areas in perioperative, pain and critical care. The main focus will however be on how to develop a career in research.

There is also the chance to win a PRIZE and see you research idea turned into a major regional, possibly even national project! With all the trimmings that go with it!

So sign up for this great educational day, and if you have an idea, and it only needs to be an idea, get it submitted to when you sign up! 

Book early & save the date (22nd Feb at NBT).


Additionally to join STAR and be involved/updated about future projects please register  at


National Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Poster Competition 2022

Deadline 9th March 2022 - see competition details and online entry form here:

 See quick summary plus QI resources 

 We have up to 160 poster places at our online conference. Successful entries receive:

- An invitation to give a live oral poster presentation* at our national conference on 18th May 2022

- A discounted delegate rate of £159 (no VAT). Co-authors will also qualify for the discounted rate.

- A national poster competition oral presentation certificate with names of presenter(s) and authors

- There will be a first and second prize for each themed poster group
* 2-minute oral presentation followed by judge-led Q&A 

Who should apply?: junior doctors, nurses, midwives, consultants, AHPs, GPs, medical students and those working in care settings among others 


Bristol Patient Safety national online Conference - 18th May 2022

This is an independent conference now in our ninth year. 

Conference programme to be announced shortly includes national speakers and workshops run by QI and Patient Safety experts.

More details of this national poster competition on our website here.


Katherine Dougherty, Organiser, Bristol Patient Safety Conference
07954 691855

South West Psychiatry Winter School Wednesday 26th January 2022 

Are you a junior doctor keen to learn more about a career in psychiatry? We are running a FREE event that will give you a valuable insight into the speciality, with a packed programme of tutorials and networking opportunities.  

Highlights include:  

  • Top tips on the application process  
  • Find out what life is like as a core trainee, higher trainee and consultant 
  • Meet current trainees and consultants from a range of sub-specialities  


This one day event will be held virtually via zoom. To book a place please email: (the deadline for applications is 12/01/2022) 

This event has been made possible by the kind support of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Severn Deanery.  

The National Education and Training Survey is now open

The National Education and Training Survey (NETS) is now open.

Please click here to complete the survey.

About the NETS

At Health Education England (HEE), our job is to support you to learn to deliver excellent care to patients by ensuring that you are supported to work in a safe clinical environment. We do this by working with employers, universities, colleges, professional regulators and health and care providers to ensure that key
requirements, such as good induction programmes, clinical supervision and access to learning opportunities, are in place and available to all trainees and students.

You understand your learning environment better than anyone else
You know the learning environment in which you work and train better than anyone else and your feedback is important in identifying when things are working well and when they could be improved. The NETS is an opportunity to say what you think about the quality of your education and training, including areas of good practice.

Why it’s so important to share feedback
This is about ensuring that you have access to everything you need to develop the skills, values and behaviours to learn to deliver safe and effective care. Your feedback is vital in understanding the standards of care provided to patients.

Your feedback is vital in understanding the standards of care provided to patients.

For more information as well as help with specific queries, please see our website and FAQs.
Your voice. Your survey. Improving Your Training