UKFPO Bulletin: 25th November 2020

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National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day Virtual Conference – Friday 15 January 2021

Following a fantastic response to our call for abstracts, the National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day is now open for registration. A draft programme can be found on our event page.

If you would like to attend as a General Delegate, please register here.

If you have been selected to deliver an oral or poster presentation, please register here.

Please direct any queries to

Evaluation of Foundation Programme Review – your participation requested

Health Education England (HEE) is conducting a three-year longitudinal evaluation to assess the effectiveness of several of the workstreams/recommendations being delivered as part of the HEE Foundation Programme Review.
As part of this evaluation, HEE are recruiting two panels to answer surveys on an annual basis throughout the evaluation:
1) Foundation Trainee Panel – if you are interested find out more and apply here
2) Faculty Panel (including educational supervisors and clinical supervisors of Foundation Trainees) – if you are interested find out more and apply here.

The HEE National Education and Training Survey (NETS) (England only)

The HEE National Education and Training Survey (NETS) is now open and will remain open for four weeks until 30 November.  The NETS is the only national survey open to all health and care trainees and students across all clinical learning environments. Toolkits and further information available on the HEE NETS web page.

Events, Information and Opportunities from External Partners

New Foundation Feed

You are invited to join the new Foundation Feed, which streamlines posts from the UKFPO, HEE and other stakeholder’s social media accounts to ensure Foundation doctors are kept up to date.

3rd annual Core Surgical Training Interview Course (King’s College London)

We are delighted to announce our 3rd annual Core Surgical Training Interview Course. Our course on October 24th 2020 was a huge success, with constructive and complimentary feedback from our candidates and 40 CST examiners. We follow the JCST updates closely and following their most recent statement, our course will run entirely virtually! Our 28th November course is now sold out, but we are pleased to announce a 3rd and final date on the 12th December. 

Our course consists of interactive lectures and our famous mock interview circuit. The circuit is run by the highest scoring Core Surgical Trainees with a 4:1 examiner: candidate ratio to provide high yield and detailed feedback. Our format is as closely linked to the JCST update on surgical recruitment. We aim for each candidate to have at least 2 mock interviews and observe 2 further mock interviews. 

Due to the success of our previous candidates in achieving high rankings, we have expanded our course. We now have comprehensive online resources. A subscription to these gives a 10% discount for our December course! For more information please visit or read the attached flyer.

Free educational online resources

The Virtual College has a page of free educational online courses across a variety of topics, including infection prevention, safeguarding and mental health.