Posted April 17th 2019 (1 year ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Information Bulletin – 17/04/2019

This is your weekly information bulletin for the Severn Foundation School. The content of these bulletins will be local and national courses and information relevant to foundation trainees which will vary from week to week. If you would like to contribute to the bulletin please contact

F2 Regional Teaching

All F2 trainees must do a minimum of 4 Regional Teaching Days, 2 of which have to be both Clinical Skills and Human Factors. To find out what other Regional Teaching courses are available to you, please click here to access our MaxCourse Regional Teaching Booking System.


Are you taking an "F3" year?

Dear F2s,

Many of you will now be putting in place your plans for life after the foundation programme. We are aware that many F2s decide to take a break from training but although we hear anecdotally why F2s take time out, we thought it would be useful to actually ask you and to find out what we can do to support your career decisions.

So, if you are not entering specialty or GP training in August, it would be very helpful if you could take a few minutes to complete the short survey below. All answers are anonymous.

If you do have a training place for August 2019, congratulations.

Thank you and very best wishes wherever life takes you,

Kind regards,

Heather Samuel

Careers Manager


UK Aspiring Paediatrician’s Society (UKAPS)

UKAPS is an organisation affiliated to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) to help to aid the sharing of ideas and opportunities with keen future paediatricians across the UK – amongst both foundation doctors and medical students. Our vision is to help foundation doctors find opportunities for taster weeks, courses, networking, exam-preparation, career planning, and more. We organise an annual autumn conference, regular newsletter, and are developing a number of national, RCPCH endorsed prize opportunities.

For more information, please visit our website and sign up to our mailing list!

We hope to hear from you soon!

Jess Laidlaw, Roshni Mansfield, Evangelia Myttarakis, and Charlotte King

(UKAPS FY reps and UKAPS president 2018-19)


UK Foundation Programme
Foundation Doctors Academic Conference

Edinburgh International Conference Centre
150 Morrison Street
The Exchange

The UKFPO will be hosting the annual Foundation Doctors Academic Conference on Friday 17th May 2019
The conference will be;
- complementary and trainee-centered
- of interest to academically minded Medical Students, Foundation Trainees and any faculty or more Senior Colleagues who are involved in Academic Foundation Training
Themes will include;
- research
- education
- leadership
- management

Abstract Submission 


RCPsych Foundation Trainee Conference

23rd May 2019, 9:30am - 17:30pm

RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London, United Kingdom, E1 8BB

Interested in a career in psychiatry?

Want to learn more about the future of mental health and the various career paths and opportunities available?
Keen to network with peers, specialty trainees and Consultants?

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes then come along and attend the 2019 Foundation Trainee Conference!

Broad range of talks/workshops including:
• Sub-specialty speed dating session – General Adult, CAMHS, Forensic, Eating Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Old Age, Psychotherapy
• Academic psychiatry
• Neuroscience
• Applying to core training
• Opportunities in leadership and education
• Clinical simulation

Book online for just £40

Women in Medicine Conference

We are excited to announce the launch of our 1 day conference entitled "Women Empowering Women" being held at City Hospital on 22nd May 2019


Please find attached the Conference programme, workshop details and faculty. 

This day is to empower and inspire the future generation of female physicians. We will show them 'You can be what you see!!”

We aim to get junior doctors into high acuity specialties as well as a diverse range of other medical specialties. We also aim to demonstrate and share that the experience of the Medical SpR role is one of the highlights of a physician's career! We aim to get female SpRs and Consultants into influential roles and leadership positions within management, research and academia, teaching and education, to name a few.

We have multiple workshops ranging from leadership and management to becoming a Med SpR to LTFT working and having babies to self-care.

We are honoured to have Dr Henrietta Bowden Jones OBE President of the Medical Women's Federation and Dr Emma Vaux who is RCP Senior Censor and Vice President in Education and Training speaking as well as an amazing regional female faculty!

Please spread the word - having a diverse medical workforce is evidenced to improve patient outcomes and we need to embrace and support our female physicians to strive high!

To register for the event please email


Cambridge Trauma Futures 2019

I just wanted to write to let you know of an exciting event we have coming up, Cambridge Trauma Futures being held on 25th & 26th April 2019.

Cambridge Trauma Futures 2019 is a two-day multi-professional educational event held in Cambridge, UK. CTF 2019 is a new approach to trauma conferences, reflecting the unique interaction between trauma systems and clinical medicine in the care of our patients. The conference has three objectives: to use world class trauma care within both the East of England Major Trauma Network and the wider clinical community to develop skills and understanding, to encourage networking, collaboration and innovation to improve the care of trauma patients and to learn from excellence outside of medicine.

This course would count towards your one aspirational course for your F2 year.



To Book:


SuppoRTT: Return to Clinical Practice

Free one day course to support doctors returning to clinical training from time away.
Including Hot Topics, Sims in Emergencies, Anaesthetics and Paediatrics, LTFT, KIT Days, Practical skills and supportive mentoring

Suitable for all trainees from Foundation to ST8, consultants and SAS Doctors following time away for:
 Parental leave
 Ill health
 Non-clinical work
 Fellowship or research
 Any other reason

18 October 2019
Redwood Education Centre,
Gloucester Royal Hospital

To book your place

Foundation Doctors Masterclass in Dermatology

Saturday 1st June 2019

British Association of Dermatologists, London

This masterclass is tailored to the needs of foundation doctors irrespective of future specialisation, preparing the foundation doctor to manage patients with skin disease safely and effectively, supporting them for both hospital and community rotations.

If you would like to attend the joining instructions can be found in the link below:




SWEAM conference 2019

I would like to invite you to the annual Southwest ENT Academic meeting on Friday 14th June 2019 at the postgraduate centre in Royal United Hospital, Bath.

The meeting was setup in 2005 to provide an unintimidating atmosphere for surgical trainees, junior doctors to present their audit/research work. There will be an opportunity to present your work either as an oral or a poster presentation with a chance to win £250 worth of Thieme ENT books as well as cash prize for each level (medical students, foundation trainees and surgical trainees). Thanks to our sponsors we will be able to provide the meeting for free and with lunch included.

Please submit your abstracts by 30th April and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Please visit the website for more information:


Mr Ramkishan Balakumar

Specialty Registrar in ENT, Severn Deanery,

President of SWEAM 2018

UKFPO Weekly Bulletin

The UKFPO Bulletin has been published onto our website and can be found in the news section via the link below:

Kind regards,



Please note that the publicising of courses, conferences and events in this bulletin does not imply endorsement by the Severn Foundation School.