Foundation Bulletin

March 2021

UKFPO Bulletin 

UKFPO Bulletin / 24th February 2021 



Workshops – Now Available to book on the Website 

There are now 2021 dates set for the Foundation Career Workshops, these will be run from March 2021- May 2021. To book onto a date, please click here. Please note this workshop will take place online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be included in the registration email you receive from eventbrite after signing up for the event. You will also receive the Zoom link in reminder emails before the event! 

Discover GP conference | Making and Managing Change 

Date/time: Saturday 27 March 2021 | 10:00-14:15 | online via Zoom 

Registration Link: 

Event details: Join medical students, foundation doctors, and prospective GPs from across the UK in discovering the exciting, dynamic, and rewarding career of general practice. Hear from leaders in general practice, including Prof Amanda Howe (RCGP President), Dr Laurence Dorman (RCGP Northern Ireland Chair), Dr Farzana Hussain (PCN director, GP of the year 2019), and Malone Mukwende (the student creator of Mind the Gap) on how they make change in their roles on an individual, regional, and national scale, and why general practice is the place to do so. Take part in interactive workshops and gain direct insight into your next steps as a medical student or foundation doctor in our small-group networking. Visit the event page for more details. 

Tickets: Free (£15 deposit charged in case of non-attendance) 


Big thank you for your support in advance, 



Evelyn Snow 

Membership Communities Events Coordinator 



OMS Trainee Webinar 23rd February 2021 

Following last weeks OMS trainee webinar I am pleased to say we had a high numbers of trainees join the call who seemed to find the webinar useful. I have included below a recording of the webinar which will be useful for those who were unable to attend. If you have any problems accessing the video please come back to us.

​mp4 iconOMS_ Links to FY2 trainee webinar-20210223_133509-Meeting Recording (3).mp4


West Midlands Research Collaborative presents Health Economics: you never realised how much this can add to your study - 1st March 6:30pm 

Join Zoom Meeting: 

Professor Lucinda Billingham is a nationally renowned biostatistician, the director of biostatistics in CRUK, with over 25 years extensive experience in the field: 

  • Introduction to health economics 

  • How to incorporate into your study and make it work for you 

Dr Joana Simoes is Global Surgery Unit doctoral research fellow and surgical registrar: 

  • CROCODILE study: catastrophic expenditure and access to colorectal cancer care in India 

  • Tips and pitfalls on how to deliver a study with HE 


RCOG National Trainees Conference 27th and 28th May 2021 

Please see attached letter 

Message from Jay Ghosh - Chair West Midlands O&G Trainees 

Dear FY doctors of the West Midlands 

If you are interested in a career in O&G please see the attached invite from the organising committee of the RCOG National Trainees Conference 2021. 

Best Wishes 

Dr Jay Ghosh 

Chair West Midlands O&G Trainees 

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Registrar 

Worcester Royal Hospital 

Tommy's Clinical Research Fellow 

National Centre for Miscarriage Research, IMSR, University of Birmingham  



Your Contributions Requested 

Please find included below invitation to participate for F1 and F2 doctors,   

With the impact of many events around the world including COVID 19 there has been an increased focus on inequalities. This study is looking in particular at inequalities within medicine and training opportunities. 
I would like to humbly invite you to complete a short questionnaire on the topic of diversity and inclusion - with a focus on venepuncture in patients with dark skin tones.  

The purpose of the study is to investigate the opportunity to practice and confidence of final year medical students and junior doctors in the foundation programme towards venepuncture in manikins and patients with dark skin tones.  
The survey will take approximately 4 minutes to complete.  

If you have any questions or feedback please feel free to contact me, Dr Paapa A-Odame  -, Honorary Academic at the University of Bristol  

Microsoft forms link to study below 

Best Wishes to you all 


Other Information 

COVID-19 training risk reporting tool now LIVE  

HEE has today launched an online reporting tool for postgraduate medical and dental trainees, Training Programme Directors (TPDs) and Heads of School (HoS) to report perceived risks to experiential learning and progression due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The webform provides the opportunity to anonymously report challenges and concerns within the training environment, and for HEE to monitor and manage these risks. 


ARCP Updates  

For information, summaries, reminders and updates regarding current arrangements and ongoing work for FiY1, ARCP 2020 and FP 2020, please see 

ARCP requirements 2021:  

ARCP requirements were updated in December 2020 to take into account the continuing effects of the pandemic. They’ve been reduced again but higher than June 2020 requirements. Please refer to the UKFPO website in the first instance and discuss any questions or concerns with your educational supervisor. 


Info for F2's only

Core Surgical Training Interview Training 

For those looking for one to one coaching (zoom/FaceTime) in all aspects of the interview please see below and contact for more details