UKFPO Bulletin: 9th December 2020

Posted on:

Posted by:ewalsh – Posted on: December 9, 2020

ARCP Q&A Webinar – Wednesday 16th December 2020

HEE are holding an ARCP Q&A webinar. The information will be useful for all UK Foundation Doctors and is advertised in this  tweet. For specific requirements for the UKFP, refer to our website

As usual, questions are welcome in advance and on the night. 

Link to the webinar can be found here

Questions can be submitted here

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

Psychiatry Foundation Fellowships (PFF) for UKFP2021

UKFP2021 applicants are invited to apply for the Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship (PFF). The application window for PFF is now open until 31st January 2021. This is an opportunity to improve exposure to the specialty and make use of access to a wide variety of educational resources relevant to Psychiatry. For example, funded attendance at relevant conferences and on-line learning and psychiatry journals. Trainees will also have access to psychiatric supervision and be able to attend reflective Balint groups. All information on PFF can be found here

Foundation e-learning programme

The Foundation e-learning programme has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, why not try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The sessions in the e-LfH Foundation e-learning programme:

Professional Capability: 3

Behaves in accordance with ethical and legal requirements


  • How to avoid the GMC Disciplinary Committee
  • GMC Registration and Post Graduate Observation

Professional Capability: 19
Makes patient safety a priority in clinical practice


  • Human factors and analysis of adverse events
  • Medical Error: When Things Go Wrong
  • Hospital Acquired Fever: What to do if MRSA Positive
  • Hospital Acquired Fever: What to do Next
  • Infection Control: Diarrhoea in an Inpatient
  • Infection Control: Air and Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Infection Control: Modes of Transmission

You can sign in to the e-learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at any time during your foundation training:

HORUS and TURAS link to e-LfH e-learning sessions from the FP Curriculum and are therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easy to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.

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.