We are now taking bookings for the 2020 Professional Development Courses for Post Fellowship Trainees in the West Midlands. Limited places are Free of Charge on a first come first served basis. See Programme for specific dates.
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Please read the document below which explains important changes to rotations, study leave and your ARCP process during this exceptional time.
We have had an update from our FICM Regional Advisor regarding ICM Units of Training(UoTs).
For those of you (CT, ACCS, ST) who have your ICM UoTs scheduled from May 2020 onwards, it would seem a logical step to move that UoT forward to the present. It is very likely you will be able to get the required competencies for ICM completed given the current situation.
We are experiencing unprecedented challenges to our work environment due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are also all very concerned for various reasons about it’s possible impact on our personal and professional life. Please read the attached letter from our Head of School, Regional Advisors and all the TPDs in the region.
Many colleagues are expressing concern about the implications of large gatherings of clinicians and the subsequent risk to the clinical workforce in responding to frontline service pressures. Regional Teaching for Trainees and other events have been cancelled for now. We have also decided to postpone the Trainee Prize Evening.
The event at Stafford Post Graduate Medical Centre on 13 May 2020 is cancelled.
We will be in touch in due course with a rearranged date, which we hope you will be able to attend.
I know you will understand the reasons why we have made this decision, at this time. Sorry for the inconvenience to those of you who have already submitted Abstracts, but thank-you in advance for your understanding.
We have today released our new ‘Levelling the Field’ study day to be held on the 7 May 2020 at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. A packed, interactive day for ALL DOCTORS including Educational Supervisors, College Tutors and CESR Tutors who are interested in the challenges faced by BAME and International Medical Graduate doctors.
This is a free day supported by A-liNE & Health Education England, North East. CPD points have been applied for. Informative, knowledgeable and engaging speakers with plenty of personal experience, with a great lunch and plenty of time for questions and networking.
We would be very grateful if you could make your trainees, Trust doctors, SAS, MTI, Educational Supervisors, Consultants, College Tutors and CESR Tutors aware of this study day. All welcome.
If you would like to attend please register at: https://www.a-line.org.uk/events/levelling-the-field/
A-liNE Admin Team
Please see attached letter, which has been emailed out to all, today. Note that it includes the cancellation of tomorrows Primary Teaching at Royal Stoke (Thu 12 March 2020). Apologies for the short notice but i’m sure you will understand the reasons. Please ensure your rota master/college tutor are aware you are now available to be redeployed as you will not be attending these teaching sessions. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Stoke School of Anaesthesia Admin’ Office.
Guys’ and St Thomas’ Hospital are running a FRCA Primary OSCE/VIVA Revision Course dayon Tuesday 28th April in the Guys’ Hospital Anaesthetic Department, London Bridge.
The day will comprise of one full circuit of OSCE stations in the morning followed by an afternoon of Viva practice covering pharmacology, physiology, physics and clinical, both with tailored individualised feedback, delivered by an experienced and enthusiastic Faculty.
The course would be suitable for any of your trainees planning to sit the OSCE/VIVA in the forthcoming May sitting.
The price of the course is £100 and includes lunch and refreshments, with certificates being provided for attendance.
Please note, there are limited number of places, so early booking is advisable! Places can be booked at https://bookcpd.com/course/gstt-primary-frca-osceviva-course-april-2020.
Please also note, more places are likely to be released so trainees who are unable to initially book onto the course are strongly encouraged to put their name down on the waiting list (via bookcpd), should they still wish to attend. We will contact them in due course should we be able to accommodate them.
We have have had excellent feedback from previous courses. Please see the attached flyer for further information.
Thank you very much for help with circulating this to your trainees, and if your trainees or yourself have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email us.
Very best wishes,The GSTT Primary FRCA OSCE Team