Sharing Best Practice

Placement Supervision Group Tool

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

Foundation Doctor Advisory Board

The latest FDAB was held on 7th November 2019 at Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London. The documents and reports resulting from this can be found here.

Train the Trainer

You can access the presentations from our Train the Trainer sessions below:

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 we should include 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 (contact @marinasoltan_ if you want to know more).

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.