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June 2021


UKFPO Bulletin

UKFPO Bulletin / 2nd June 2021 



Workshops – Last Dates

The last of these workshops are taking place in June 2021. To book a last minute place, 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!


Survey: Provision of Teaching in Paediatrics

We would like to invite current Foundation Year 1 and Foundation Year 2 doctors to participate in a survey, which aims to quantify the amount of teaching in paediatrics that has been offered to F1s and F2s over the past year. Over 700 doctors make applications for specialist training in paediatrics every year, and many more will care for children in other settings such as A&E and GP. As such, we would like to quantify how much teaching in paediatrics has been offered to F1s and F2s to prepare them for caring for children during their higher training. 

The survey takes a few minutes to complete and is anonymised. The survey can be accessed at the following link: https://forms.gle/zeT412KyyqDGZ55h8 which also includes details of the aims of the study and how responses will be used. Many thanks to everyone who is able to participate.

Contact: emma.alexander5@nhs.net



Careers in Medical Education Virtual Event Wednesday 9th June, 13.00 - 16.00

Nottingham Academic Medical Education Team invite you to attend their annual ‘Careers in Medical Education’ event which provides an opportunity to discover more about a range of medical and healthcare professional education career possibilities. A number of experienced medical educators: teachers, researchers and leaders, including Nottingham MMedSci Medical Education alumni, will be in attendance to talk and take questions about their career journeys to help inform your own career decisions as an educator. Our programme for the afternoon is attached.

Anyone interested in developing their career as a medical or healthcare professional educator is very welcome to attend. We hope you can join us. Please complete the attached form in order to reserve your place. 



National Academic GP Training Conference – Friday 25th June 2021

Please see flyer attached  

This conference is designed for early career researchers, academic clinical fellows, GP trainees and foundation doctors with an interest in academic general practice. We are busy preparing an exciting, innovative and interactive schedule and would like to invite you all to register for the one-day virtual conference (https://www.academicgp.com).  

Abstract submissions are also now open and further information, including deadlines, can be found on our website. 

We look forward to seeing you all in June!  

Warmest wishes,  

National Academic GP Training Conference 2021 

Email: conference@academicgp.com 

Twitter: @AcademicGP 

Instagram: academicgp.ldn 


HEE Event F3 Experiences – Tuesday 29th June 2021

Please see flyer attached

We would like to welcome all Foundation Trainees to this evening event where our F3 trainees are going to share their experiences with you, in particular sharing what they wish they knew before F3.

Speakers: Abigail Ward, Natalia Grolmusova, Andrew Chapman

There is no need to register, this event will be run via Microsoft Teams

Click here to join the meeting


Virtual Belfast Eye Conference! Hosted by Queen’s University Belfast, Saturday 3rd July and Sunday 4th July

At Belfast Eye Conference, you will meet like-minded healthcare students, early-stage doctors and early career vision scientists from around the world who are equally fascinated by clinical ophthalmology and vision related research.

The conference will provide the stage for speakers who will give broad and varied perspectives on eye related disease. Consultant ophthalmologists will give clinical talks relating to their sub-specialty, and members of the multi-disciplinary team will discuss how they support eye health.

Vision science is a strong and active research field, particularly in Northern Ireland. We are excited to showcase cutting edge vision related research from scientists at Queen’s University Belfast.

Belfast Eye Conference will also provide a platform for delegates - you! - to showcase your vision related research, in oral and poster formats. You may have done a vision related case study or audit, summer studentship, intercalated project, special study module work or PhD. Whatever the level, submit an abstract today!

Most importantly, Belfast Eye Conference is free of charge to attend. The event will be held virtually on Sat 3rdJuly and Sun 4thJuly.

To register, see the programme, download an abstract submission form and see the deadline, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/belfasteyeconference


FREE TO ATTEND: West Midlands Academic Trainees (WMAT) Virtual Conference Monday 19th July 2021 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Please see flyer attached

We would like to invite you to the inaugural West Midlands Academic Trainees (WMAT) Virtual Conference 2021, an event celebrating all forms of medical academia across the West Midlands. This event represents a fantastic opportunity for trainees and medical students of all levels to present work, from novel research to quality improvement projects and everything in between, through virtual poster sessions and oral presentations including opportunities for prizes. The event will include keynote talks, offering an insight into the lives of clinical academics and demonstrating the cutting-edge research ongoing in the region. Workshops will focus on how all doctors can get involved in academia, including advice on how research can boost your specialty applications with publications and presentations, and application tips for the academic foundation programme (AFP) and academic clinical fellowship (ACF) roles.  

We hope you’re interested and able to join us for the FREE online event and excellent opportunity to present at a regional conference. Please see the attached “call for abstracts” poster and submit your RSVP and abstract submission via the links on our website:  


Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/5f89N4OM7 

We are also running a short research survey at the bottom of the RSVP form and would hugely appreciate it if you could spare just a couple of minutes to complete this survey and help us improve junior doctor access to academia in the West Midlands. 

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with myself or my colleague, Michael. 

Aidan: aidan.butler1@nhs.net 

Michael: michael.armitage@doctors.org.uk

Other Information

UKFP Curriculum 2021

Please see attached flyer

The new Foundation Programme curriculum2021 was published on 25th May 2021.  This will come into use from 4th August with current F1s moving to the new curriculum at the start of F2.  (Existing F1s who will move to F2 at some later date will remain on the old curriculum until they progress to F2).

Full details of the UKFP curriculum2021 information can be found here.

New UK Foundation Programme Curriculum 2021 - UK Foundation Programme

More information including podcasts and factsheets about some of the specific changes will appear over the next few weeks.

The link below takes you to a YouTube video created by UKFPO fellow Charlotte Perry which explains the changes.

Launch of new UK Foundation Programme Curriculum 2021 – Trainee - YouTube


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 and guidance relating to the ARCPs currently underway please see here: https://foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/curriculum/arcp/


Oxford Medical Simulation 

Please make sure you have received your log in details and are able to access this resource. We will be asking for feedback later this year. In addition to the Diabetes scenarios 5 additional scenarios have been opened up which are available to use so please make use of these. 

  • Sepsis - Intravenous drug user with cellulitis and abscess
  • Cardiac - Congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema
  • Gastroenterology - Steroid-induced pancreatitis
  • Other - Alcohol withdrawal and suicidal ideation
  • Mental Health – Acute Anxiety

Access to these scenarios comes to an end on the 31st of July so please take advantage of these. If you are having any difficulties, please reach out to OMS on the support function within the platform. You can also contact your PG Centre or facultysupportteam.wm@hee.nhs.uk


FY3 Opportunities

Global Event – August 2021

Please see flyer attached