Posted October 27th 2022 (7 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - Foundation Doctor Prize 2022

Each year the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health offers three Foundation doctors from each deanery the opportunity to experience a day at the RCPCH Annual Conference, this year in Glasgow from 22–25 May 2023.

This opportunity is open to both F1s and F2s. You must be nominated by the Foundation Programme Director in your Trust by 23rd November 2022. If you are interested, please contact your programme director or foundation training team. Those nominated by their Trust will need to submit a short personal statement to the Foundation School; the three best will be nominated for the RCPCH prize.

The NHS National Education and Training Survey is now open

The National Education and Training Survey (NETS) is the only Health Education England survey of all learners and trainees (rather than the GMC survey that only reports on medical trainees).

- It allows HEE to look at the culture across a department and not just the experience of one group.
- It allows HEE to consider how teams work and where differing roles support the learning and training of others. This has an impact on workforce planning with the aim of improving the NHS for our patients and for us, its staff.

Please complete the NETS survey to help us in this work. Postgraduate doctors in training will receive a direct email invitation to complete the survey using contact information stored on the HEE Trainee Information System (TIS). 

This email invitation contains a personalised link to the survey pre-populated with your training programme and placement information.  If you have not received an email invitation by 25 October, please contact us at and we will provide a personalised link to the survey.

Thank you for supporting us in improving training environments for all staff and in our future workforce planning.

Rheumatology taster day - 8 Nov 2022

The British Society for Rheumatology are running a free rheumatology taster day run at the Bristol Harbour Hotel. 

The aims of the event are to:

  • Improve attendee's understanding of what being a rheumatologist entails
  • Provide an opportunity for attendees to meet and network with enthusiastic rheumatologists and colleagues
  • Make the day enjoyable!

You can access the programme for the day and register at the following link:

If you have any questions, please email

UCL Medical Emergencies Virtual Course For Trainee Doctors - 11-12 Feb 2023

The next UCL Medical Emergencies Course for Trainee Doctors, led by Professor Mervyn Singer, will take place as a virtual course on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th February 2023.

The outline programme, further details, and registration can be found on the meeting website -

Registration Fee - £85.00

Registration fee includes:

  • Access to the virtual course on 11th & 12th February to watch the presentations and put questions to the speakers.
  • Post-course access to the video content (pre-registered delegates only). The content will be available from approximately 2 weeks after the course until the end of May 2023.
  • CPD certificate (provided by email to those who attend the course)
  • Opportunity to self-certify for CPD for watching the course content later (one CPD credit per hour).

Please note that anyone wishing to access the video contact afterwards must pre-register before the course takes place.

Seeking senior advice: Foundation elearning programme update (October 2022)

Welcome to your October 2022 update from the Foundation elearning programme. This month focuses on where, when, and why to seek senior advice throughout your training.
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).

The sessions listed below cover key 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
FPC 12: Continuing Professional Development

The sessions aim to enhance your knowledge around safe medical practice, when to stop and seek help, and explaining evidence, guidelines and protocols to patients.


The Foundation programme has a range of other sessions that might help you. Please log in to the programme page to view more.

Accessing the elearning

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 are therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easier to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.