Posted August 19th 2022 (1 year ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

National Sarcoma Awareness Project 2022 - BMJ e-Learning module

The National Sarcoma Awareness project is aimed at increasing sarcoma awareness. Final year medical students, foundation year 1, and foundation year 2 doctors are invited to complete a free e-learning module on sarcomas as part of the project. On completion, the medical students/foundation doctors will receive a certificate for their e-portfolio and the top scoring participants will be given the opportunity to take part in a funded short-term clinical fellowship at a regional sarcoma centre to further their knowledge on sarcoma and boost their CV.

Foundation doctors interested in taking part should kindly email with the following information: name, designation (F1/F2), hospital, and email address. You will receive the e-learning resources and the link to the online MCQs survey.

Introduction to Paediatrics course - 13 Oct 2022

This one-day practical course is aimed at foundation doctors and clinical fellows interested in Paediatrics.

The day will include:

  • Simulation scenarios of common Paediatric and Neonatal conditions
  • Paediatric-specific skills training
  • Talks from current Paediatric trainees
  • Tips on applications

Location: NBT Learning and Resource building
Cost: £20

To book a place or enquire, please email

Safe prescribing: Foundation elearning programme update (August 2022)

The Foundation elearning programme has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh), and is approved by the UK Foundation Programme (UKFPO).

Failure to prescribe safely is one of the commonest causes of untoward patient incidents in medical practice.

Sessions from the Foundation elearning programme listed below 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 Specific Areas of Core Learning High Risk Prescribing Patient Safety

Safe prescribing elearning sessions include:

Prescription Writing:

BNF Usage and Other Prescribing Information Sources:

Safe Use of Injectable Medicines (Part 1):

Safe Use of Injectable Medicines (Part 2):

Safe Anticoagulation:

Safe Prescribing in Renal Impairment:

Prudent Use of Antibiotics (Part 1):

Prudent Use of Antibiotics (Part 2):

Prudent Use of Antibiotics (Part 3):

Safe Prescribing of Insulin:

Adverse Drug Effects:

Safer Medicine Use Through Concordance:

The Foundation programme has a range of other sessions that might help you. Please sign in to the elearning to view more. You can sign in to the elearning with your login supplied by elearning for healthcare at any time during your foundation training:

A Career in Anaesthesia information day - 5 Oct 2022

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is holding an informal session for medical students & foundation year doctors who are considering a career in anaesthesia. Anaesthetists form the largest single hospital medical specialty and their skills are used in all aspects of patient care. Whilst the perioperative anaesthetic care of the surgical patient is the core of specialty work, many anaesthetists have a much wider scope of practice.

The career day will provide an insight into life as a trainee and consultant anaesthetist.

Sessions include:
• life as an anaesthetic trainee
• the training programme
• recruitment and application process
• pre-hospital emergency medicine
• intensive care medicine
• question and answer group sessions
• the future of the specialty, skills required and life as a consultant.

Venue: Online
Cost: £50
Booking information and a full programme can be found on the RCOA website.

Radiology Crash Course Virtual Teaching Day - 10 Sept 2022

The RadCast Radiology Crash Course aims to provide non-radiologists with the fundamental knowledge required to safely interpret and act on imaging in the acute setting. The course comprises a day of live lectures delivered by 3 senior clinical radiologists covering high yield concepts in acute plain film and CT imaging as well as pre-recorded content that will be available to watch in advance to ensure all delegates have a baseline understanding before the live day. 

For those of you who consider yourselves budding radiologists, there is also a talk on Radiology as a career and 3 national prizes will be offered for the best radiology audit, research or reflection which will help to boost your portfolio for when you apply.

The course fee of £99.99 includes access to the live day, pre-recorded content and a recording of the live session which you will be able to re-watch on-demand for a 6-month period. More information can be found on the course website:

Opportunity to be part of the SW Foundation Training Surgical Society Committee

Supported by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), the Foundation Training Surgical Society Committee is a large and active post-graduate society running across all four regions of the UK. The key aim is to provide a platform and forum for junior doctors interested in a surgical career transition from their foundation role to core surgical training.

The SW wing of the society includes trainees from Bristol down to Cornwall. Locally we have worked hard to create events such as 'Acing the interview' and 'Surgical Skills Workshops', with many more in the pipeline. Nationally we have just hosted the 'FTSS National Conference' up in Edinburgh. We are looking for new members to carry the torch and help build the society further.

If you are interested in becoming part of this committee or have any questions then please email Mr Ashok Subramanian at