Advanced Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship Commencing February 2021

ST6/7 Trainees can apply for a six month Fellowship in Advanced Regional  Anaesthesia Training with a proposed start date of February 2021.  The postholder would spend 6 months at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton and they will facilitate day release to Oswestry on an honorary contract. You would be expected to complete other advanced general modules during this Fellowship.  Only Post Fellowship trainees in ST6 or ST7 are eligible to apply for the Fellowship, as it is important to get Advanced Regional modules signed off, which the RCoA prohibits in ST5.

Expressions of interest, in the form of a CV and personal statement outlining why you wish to undertake this Fellowship, must reach this office by the 30th June 2020 at the latest – stokeanaesthesia@uhnm.nhs.uk

Interviews are likely to take place in July at a date to be advised.

Free – Online – FRCA Final Written Course

Two anaesthetic registrars (ST5 & ST6) in the South West are organising the 12th running of the Peninsula Anaesthetics Written exam Training (PAWT) course for those that are planning on taking their written final FRCA exam in September 2020. It is a free online revision course consisting of eight to twelve CRQ’s every two weeks for 16 weeks prior to the exam (8 sets). In lieu of payment they ask for each candidate to write 2 CRQs over the course to keep questions/ topics up to date and to aid learning. This was initially a regional course, however with the changing exam structure they opened it up nationally for the September 2019 exam and received good feedback. Therefore, they are continuing to expand it for the next sitting (15th September 2020).

They will be starting the next course from Monday 25th May 2020

You can register your interest by emailing pawtemail@gmail.com for further information.

Anna Fergusson and Kate Smurthwaite

Anaesthetic Registrars (ST5 & ST6) South West Region

PME Update 08 April 2020

ARCPs – new guidance issued. Outcome 10 for competencies not gained due to COVID – can therefore progress, and catch up later. Colleges being asked to look at end of stages of training that require mandatory assessments, e.g. Exams, but is likely that these will still be required to progress.

Recruitment for ICM & anaesthesia is going ahead, without face-to-face. Therefore, will have new starters in August. We already recruited to ACCS, and CAT. All will need induction. (We are looking at centralising induction for novices to reduce some workload for trainers).

PSW– flyer attached. There is a lot going around, so please think about what you share.

Rotations – paused till August. IDTs approved to go ahead in August, but expecting less as recruitment takes priority.

Surveys – NETS and NTS suspended. Discussions taking place about alternatives for gathering data.

Nightingale at NEC – step-down unit, NO Ventilated patients. Staffed by junior doctors (e.g. surgeons/palliative care/Fy2s) from Birmingham Trusts, not UHNM, SATH or Wye Valley. Phase 1 opening on Friday 10th April. Has GMC approval for training.

Lots of good resources on www.e-lfh.org.uk

Deployment of trainees with health/caring issues. Mainly managed locally by Trusts, but if Trusts cannot find them suitable roles, can be deployed in other Trusts – contact HEE (attachment).

LTFT – previous letter sent. Further clarification.

HEE guidance on LTFT training and the current COVID-19 pandemic was recently circulated (see attached). Unfortunately some have misinterpreted in a number of ways. It is really important that TPDs, HoS, DMEs and others use the national guidance and not local interpretation.

To highlight some important facts:

  1. New LTFT applications are being processed
  2. Existing LTFT arrangements continue

3. LTFT trainees do not have to return to fulltime training as some Trusts may be implying. They can apply using the LTFT application form to do so or to increase their percentage but should not be pressurised to do so.  If LTFTT for health, it is unlikely that will be accepted.

4. There will be no new applications accepted for category 3 in Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology at present.

5. If LTFT trainees want to do more than a few locums per month, please ask  them to contact Dr Helen Goodyear via email so that consistent advice can be given, and the options discussed at Helen.Goodyear@hee.nhs.uk 

     

The Programmes team has been contacted by a number of LTFT trainees where the guidance has been misinterpreted which has caused trainees additional stress. Please do contact Dr Goodyear if there are uncertainties. 

Advanced Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship

ST6/7 Trainees can apply for a six month Fellowship in Advanced Regional  Anaesthesia Training with a proposed start date of February 2021.  The postholder would spend 6 months at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton and they will facilitate day release to Oswestry on an honorary contract. You would be expected to complete other advanced general modules during this Fellowship.  Only Post Fellowship trainees in ST6 or ST7 are eligible to apply for the Fellowship, as it is important to get Advanced Regional modules signed off, which the RCoA prohibits in ST5.

Expressions of interest, in the form of a CV and personal statement outlining why you wish to undertake this Fellowship, must reach this office by the 30th June 2020 at the latest – stokeanaesthesia@uhnm.nhs.uk

HEE Clinical Fellow in Medical Education

SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY

Posts to commence August/September 2020 – 1-year secondment
Health Education England (working across the West Midlands) are pleased to announce recruitment to our exciting HEE Clinical Fellowship posts, now in their second year.
These posts are available to medical trainees who wish to work full or less than full time. Trainees must have completed Foundation Year 2 or equivalent at the time of their application.

Applications must be made online via Trac by midnight on 5th January 2020.

Interviews are planned for 31st January 2020 at the HEE West Midlands Office, Birmingham.

The vacancy has been posted to the TRAC system, jobs.nhs.uk site and the HEE recruitment webpage. It can be viewed at http://jobs.hee.nhs.uk/job/v2051616

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