Posted July 24th 2019 (10 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Information Bulletin – 24/07/2019

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

GMC Licence and Revalidation - Info for F2s completing the programme

Whatever your plans following completion of the Foundation Programme, you need to be aware of your professional responsibilities regarding your GMC registration and licence to practise.

This paper explains how GMC registration and licencing works, and what you need to do on an annual basis for your eventual revalidation in 3-4 years’ time. Whether you are going on to specialty training, taking a gap year abroad, working as a clinical fellow or just doing a few locum shifts, this applies to you.

Please take the time to read this document. It will help you to ensure you manage your GMC registration and licence correctly, and engage with the appropriate appraisal and revalidation processes going forward.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with our Revalidation team.

F2 Regional Teaching

All trainees starting F2 in August 2019 need to register on Maxcourse in order to book in to Regional teaching.  To find out what Regional Teaching courses are available to you, please click here to access our MaxCourse Regional Teaching Booking System.

ACCS Careers Day

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019

Venue: RCEM Octavia House, London

This event is for prospective applicants with an interest in the Acute Care Common Stem – join RCEM’s ACCS Careers Day to find out more information about careers in emergency medicine, critical care, intensive care and anaesthesia and to receive guidance on applications for training in these specialties.

Event objectives:

  • to understand the ACCS application process
  • to learn about the ACCS programme from current trainees and consultants in these specialties
  • to offer participants a chance to get an answer to specific questions
  • to look at how to maximise your potential and polish your portfolio

Please click here to register.

Foundation e-learning programme

 The Foundation e-learning programme has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The e-LfH sessions in Foundation e-Learning Programme –

Professional capability: 11 Obtains history, performs clinical examination, formulates differential diagnosis and management plan; begins with a case study to illustrate the issues and demonstrate the skills required in taking a patient’s medication history and prescribing on admission to hospital. It covers history taking and examination in difficult circumstances. You will then look at outpatient consultation, the management of febrile illnesses and working in a multidisciplinary team to organise a patient’s safe discharge.

The e-LfH sessions in Foundation e-Learning Programme –

Professional capability: 12 Requests relevant investigations and acts upon results; you discover when it is appropriate (or not) to do an investigation and what you need to consider before ordering investigations. The interpretation and practical application of investigation results is also explored.


  • Medication History Taking and Prescribing on Admission
  • Psychiatric Assessment and Mental State Examination
  • Delirium (Acute Confusional States): Recognition and Causes
  • Delirium (Acute Confusional States): Diagnosis and Management
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Mental Health Act
  • Holding an Outpatient Consultation
  • Hospital Acquired Fever: What to do
  • Hospital Acquired Fever: What to do Next
  • Infection Control: Diarrhoea in an Inpatient
  • Infection Control: Air and Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Ward Laboratory Interface
  • Ward and Imaging Interface
  • Multi-Disciplinary Discharge Planning
  • Selection of Investigations
  • Interpretation of Investigations: Practical Application

 To access the e-learning on the e-LfH Hub use your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training:

Allergy: a young, evolving and dynamic specialty

The increasing prevalence of allergy has created new career opportunities in this rapidly expanding and changing discipline.

The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) is the UK’s leading organisation for healthcare professionals caring for patients with Allergy.

To increase awareness and interest in Allergy as a specialty; BSACI is offering 30 scholarships for Core Medical/Internal Medicine trainees to attend the 2019 BSACI Annual Conference

Details of the award: -

  • Open to all late FY1 and FY2 doctors, Core Medical and Internal Medicine trainees with an interest in or considering a career in Allergy.
  • Up to £550 to cover conference fees, hotel accommodation and travel expenses.
  • The application involves supplying a 300-word statement detailing why you would benefit from this scholarship with a supporting letter from your current supervisor.
  • Abstract submission for the conference is encouraged, but is not a requirement.
  • Deadline for submissions is Monday 29th July 2019

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website

Email: Telephone number: 0207 501 3910

The Doctors for the NHS Essay Prize 2019

Doctors for the NHS are offering a prize of £500 for the best essay with the title:

“ Where have all the doctors gone – and why?”

First prize £500; second prize £200

Winning essay to be published in the BMJ, subject to editorial approval

  • Your essay should be under 2000 words
  •  Closing date for submission 31st July 2019
  •  Essays should be submitted by email to:
  • Any questions about the competition can be sent to this address

Doctors for the NHS was founded in 1976. It is the only professional medical organisation whose sole purpose is to fight for the NHS and the public it serves.

Membership is open to all doctors who share these commitments. Why not join us?

Find out more about us at

Neuroscience for Psychiatrists Update Day

Join us for a fascinating series of presentations on the cutting edge neuroscience that is helping to shape our understanding of mental health conditions. This one-day event is aimed at all psychiatrists and others with an interest in neuroscience.

Wednesday 18th September 2019
University of Bristol, School of Chemistry

  • Research
  • Techniques
  • Computational
  • Neuroscience
  • Genetics
  • Epigenetics
  • Developmental
  • Psychiatry
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Psychosis
  • Addictions

Only £10 including refreshments and lunch

Register now: