Sharing Best Practice

Support for Doctors

If doctors are looking for support there are a range of organisations, services and websites which can offer help. The links on our new webpages signpost support available: Support for Doctors

Here is a link to Carrie’s blog which explains the thinking behind this initiative: Carrie MacEwen Blogpost – December 2018

We recognise that the list of organisations and resources will not be comprehensive. We want to keep the information live and refreshed so if you think there are organisations which should be included please send the details including the appropriate web-link to

CPR in Schools

#CPRinSchools is a national initiative for trainee healthcare professionals to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation to children in schools. This initiative has gained significant support nationally from both senior and junior doctors including the UKFPO, GMC and Royal Colleges. So far, training has been delivered to over 1000 school children and has gained newspaper coverage and significant support on social media (@marinasoltan_).

Placement Supervision Guidance Tool

The Placement Supervision Group is a useful, independent tool in the identification of trainees needing additional support.

Recommendations for Safe Trainee Changeover

Doctors in training in the UK have historically started new six-monthly rotations in February and August, with the majority of junior doctors rotating to new training programmes during the first week of August. There is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that simultaneous trainee changeover is associated with higher mortality, reduced efficiency and lower satisfaction. The Academy and NHS Employers have worked with partner organisations to develop simple, practical recommendations that can help mitigate these problems.

AoMRC and COPMed Reflective Practice Toolkit

The toolkit provides templates and examples of reflective styles and aims to facilitate best practice in the documentation of reflection on a variety of activities and events. The toolkit is intended to provide practical help and documentation to help doctors with reflective practice. It complements the general guidance.

The Reflective Practitioner Joint Guidance 

This guidance has been produced jointly by the Academy, the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMED), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Medical Schools Council (MSC). The guidance was developed following calls from doctors, responsible officers and appraisers, for clearer information on what is meant by reflection, and how those in training and engaging in revalidation should reflect as part of their practice. It has been developed with input from all four nations and is intended for use across the UK.

 A Career in Anaesthesia

The Royal College of Anaesthetists have just released a ‘career in anaesthesia’ video on YouTube. It consists of interview snippets from six doctors sharing their personal experiences and views on their career in anaesthesia. A news article is also available on their site

Foundation Best Practice Sharing Event - 8th March 2019

The presentations and abstracts for this event, hosted by NACT UK, can be found by clicking here.