UKFPO Bulletin: 16th June 2021

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Foundation e-Learning Programme – June Update

As you will be aware the Foundation curriculum is changing in August 2021. We have a new Foundation elearning programme which aligns all elearning sessions with the new 2021 curriculum.

F1 doctors starting in August 2021 and doctors becoming F2 in August 2021 will be enrolled to the new Foundation elearning programme on 30 June 2021. Check your emails for this or notices on the elearning for healthcare Hub. The existing Foundation elearning programme, which aligns with the 2016 curriculum, will be retired on 4 August 2021 and all history of previous sessions completed will be kept in your history on the elearning for healthcare Hub and on your e-portfolio.

You can sign on to the elearning with your login supplied by elearning for healthcare at any time during your foundation training:

Horus and Turas have direct links to elearning for healthcare sessions from the Foundation Curriculum and therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quick and easy to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.

Events, Information and Opportunities from External Partners

7th Annual QIP Conference

This is an exciting opportunity for UK Foundation Doctors to learn from experts in the field of quality improvement. Speakers include Nick Sevdalis and Dr Raha West. For more information, please review the flier. To register please complete this form.

Bristol Oxford Surgical Trials Intervention Course (BOSTiC)

The Bristol and Oxford Surgical Trials Units offer a 3-day surgical research training event on surgical trials for foundation, core and specialty trainees of all surgical specialties. Learn how to design and conduct RCTs in surgery that answer research questions of relevance to surgeons, patients and the NHS. It is necessary to commit to all three days, so we ask for all attendees to provide the course coordinator with evidence of approval for study leave.  

The course will take place in Bristol on 15 – 17 September 2021. To find out more and register, please visit the BOSTiC webpage

British Society of Medical Dermatology (BSMD) – Video Prize

The BSMD is launching a new prize for a patient education video on a topic related to Medical Dermatology. Prizes include a Medical Dermatology textbook as well as the opportunity for a credited video on the official BSMD YouTube channel for the winners. There will be two streams of prizes open to undergraduate medical students and foundation doctors studying or working at a university or hospital in the UK or Ireland. The video must not exceed 5 minutes.  

The deadline for submissions is 6 August 2021. For more information, please visit the BSMD website and view the information flier

DEMEC Conference – 6 and 7 December 2021

For the 4th time, the leading organisations in medical education and training across the UK come together to provide highly successful joint national UK Medical Education conferences. The conference will be delivered both face to face and virtually. DEMEC welcomes everyone involved in medical education including medical students and trainees. 

Poster abstract submissions are strongly encouraged and are eligible for awards. The deadline for poster submissions is 23:59 on Wednesday 30 June. Please submit your poster on the DEMEC poster submission page

To register your attendance, please visit the DEMEC registration page. For more information, please review the event flier

Survey to Investigate the Effect of Covid on Core Surgical Training and Career Progression

A second-year core surgical trainee at Derriford Hospital is conducting a survey study to investigate the effect of Covid on core surgical training and career progression. The survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. Responses are anonymous and no personal information is requested. The data is stored in a password-protected, electronic format. The researcher thanks you in advance for your help. 

Virtual Opthalmology Course for Foundation Doctors and Medical Students

A group of Ophthalmology trainees who are interested in teaching are organising a virtual Ophthalmology course for trainee doctors and medical students.  

Surviving Ophthalmology Rotation: Saturday 10 July 2021, 09:00 – 17:00 (BST) via Zoom 

Please visit the website, read the flier or buy tickets