Patient Safety Commission
The Commission on Education and Training for Patient Safety has been established to improve the quality of patient care and safety by making recommendations to Health Education England (HEE), which will be published in a report during November 2015, on how best to educate and train the healthcare workforce in order to deliver safe, person-centred outcomes now and in the future. The Commission is chaired by Professor Sir Norman Williams, with Sir Keith Pearson as Vice-Chair, and includes experts, patients, learners and partner organisations.
Have your say! They would like to hear from healthcare staff, students, educators, patients, families and anyone else with an interest in improving the quality and safety of healthcare through education and training. Please share your experiences with them. What do you think of current education and training for patient safety? Do you have any examples of best practice that you would like to share? What lessons have you learnt from any initiatives that you have instituted or been involved in? Where do you think improvement is needed?
Please submit responses to www.heelearningtobesafer.org Information and evidence will be being collected until 31 August 2015. Feedback is greatly appreciated and will help to shape the Commission's report.
For any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cultural Support Workshop
On Wednesday 16th September a cultural support workshop will be being held from 2pm - 3.30pm, in the Education Centre, Conquest Hospital. Further information can be obtained by clicking here. If you wish to attend the course, please contact Christina Morphew directly at email@example.com places are limited and are on a strictly first come first served basis
Inspiring the Future - Please sign up to just 1 hour per year
Health Education England are focused on encouraging more young people to consider a career in health. Inspiring the Future is a free service which sees people from all sectors and professions from Apprentices to CEOs pledging one hour a year to visit local state schools and colleges to talk about their jos, career and the education route they took. As a volunteer you just talk about 'the job you do' and 'the route you took'.
It can be a great way to link your orgnisation to local schools and colleges, promote future career opportunities in your sector, highlight the benefits of coming to work in the NHS and help young people with their career choices.
Please click on the following link to sign up today:
You will be asked to select specialisms and activities that you can volunteer for - currently these are:
If you would like further information please contact Mike Bailey (Career Progression Progamme Manager) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Improvement FUNdamentals course
Following on from the success of the inaugural Improvement FUNdamentals massive online training course (MOOC) the course will be run for a second time beginning on 14 September 2015 and early bookings are now being taken for early registrations for the course.
More information about the course:
Improvement FUNdamemtals is open to anyone with an interest in health and care improvement
Is delivered entirely online via videos, articles and exercises
Features live knowledge exchange events, allowing participants to learn from experts and debate and connect with each other
Is entirely free to join
Focuses on learning through fun!
Beneficial to beginners and more experienced improvers alike, the course is delivered over 8 weeks and gives participants a good understanding of:
The fundamentals of quality improvement in health and care
Using the model for improvement
Measuring for Improvement
Sustaining and spreading improvements
You can follow discussions about the MOCC on Twitter using #QIHikers
Please click here to view the flyer
Risk Management in Mental Health
The dates for the MaRiMeH (managing Risk in Mental Health) courses have now been arranged. If you would like to register to attend one of these events, please click on the link below to be directed to the website:
Educator Development Awards 2015
The Educator Development Group (EDG) of ASME seeks to support and promote the professional development of healthcare educators and to disseminate good practice in medical education
The EDG Educator Development Awards are aimed at providing funding for an individual to further develop themselves as an educator. Options include (but are not limited to) allowing travel to visit a host institution to gain experiences in a specific type of teaching, travel to events or conferences, attendance at relevant courses or undertaking a specific educational development in a home institution. In allocating awards, the EDG will take account of the professional development of the individual and will specifically target those who are at an early or mid-stage of their career and where other sources of funding are unlikely to be available. Research projects will not normally be funded
The total value of available awards is £5,000 in any year to be divided at the discretion of the EDG to maximise the impact of the awards. There will normally be at least two awards made each year
Please click on the link below for further information:
ASME Gold Medal
The ASME Gold Medal was established to recognise outstanding contribution to medical education as a whole. Initially awarded for a period of 5 years as The Richard Farrow Gold Medal, in memory of his contribution to ASME and his untimely death in 2004, it was renamed the ASME Gold Medal when the 5 year period ended with the presentation in 2011. In 2015, the Gold Medal was awarded to Professor Valerie Wass, Keele University Medical School, UK
Nominations for the award are now invited from all Members of ASME. In particular, Institutional Members of the Association are encouraged to exercise their right to nominate for this award
Please click on the link below for further information:
Researching Medical Education Conference MACRO AND MICRO: the value of big and small datasets 18th November 2015, Friends House, 173 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ
Researching Medical Education is a one-day conference for all those interested in medical or clinical education research as an academic discipline
The conference is designed and run by the Association for the Study of Medical Education in collaboration with the Institute of Education. The day is structured into parallel sessions and led by internationally renowned keynote speakers. There are also keynote seminars and discussion groups, research method workshops for new and more experienced researchers and a master class for those studying for higher degrees. In addition, there are opportunities to network with your peers and those leading the field in medical education research
The day will be of interest to career researchers, teachers of medical / clinical education research, students studying for Masters or PhDs / EdDs, undergraduate students starting education projects, medical education intercalation or those just keen in gaining a better understanding of educational research
Conference will run from 08.45am - 5.30pm
Cost: ASME Member: £135.00, Non ASME Member: £155.00, Student: £115.00 and F1/F2: £125.00
For more information including conference flyer, workshop details and registration form please click on the link below:
18 November, 3.30pm - 5pm - see RME Programme for further details
Chair: Professor Tim Dornan, Professor of Medical Education, Queen's University Belfast, UK, and Emeritus Professor, Maastricht, NL
Co-facilitator: Dr Sarah Yardley, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, CNWL NHS
Foundation Trust Honorary Lecturer in Medical Education, Keele University Medical School
The Masterclass will concentrate on issues that arise in the process of conducting research - it is NOT intended to be a typical "show and tell" of completed work. Therefore, applicant submissions to the Masterclass@RME are specifically sought from early stage education researchers, such as PhD students or Masters students aiming to make education research part of their careers. Other new entrants to the field of Medical Education Research are also welcome to submit. Six applicants will be selected to participate in the Masterclass@RME on the basis of scholarly quality as demonstrated in their application forms
A free conference place for RME 2016 will be offered as a prize for the applicant judged to have best engaged in the Masterclass@RME as judged by its distinctive features including willingness to discuss work in progress, including stumbling and difficulties, willingness to share issues and engage in opportunities to learn and to support others. This will be awarded at the end of the day by Jane Stewart, Chair of ASME's Education Research Group, on the recommendation of the Masterclass@RMEChair and Facilitator
Who should attend the conference session?
All RME delegates can register to be part of the Masterclass@RME session when booking the conference. The session will be relevant to both supervisees and supervisors. The audience will discuss the challenges of conducting research, using the examples provided by successful applicants (see submission guidelines). The focus of the discussion will be to identify and share potential solutions to common challenges
Submissions must be received by 22nd September. Please click on the link below for more information and to apply:
Developing Leaders in Healthcare Education 2016 - New dates for 2016 announced!
23 - 27 May 2016
Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 2HP
To register your interest for this course or to find out more please email Suzette email@example.com
Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference
WHEN: Wednesday 25 – Thursday 26 November
WHERE: Manchester Central Conference Centre
A warm welcome awaits you at the “Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference” (DEMEC) organised jointly by COPMeD, HEE, NACT UK, NES, COGPED, AOME, ASME, GMC and MSC.
With over 300 delegates already registered to attend – can you afford to miss it?
The leading organisations in medical education and training across the country have come together to deliver the first joint national Medical Education conference in the UK. This provides an exceptional opportunity for pressurised clinicians involved in medical education and training to drive current thinking in the field of medical education and training, in a single conference with expertise from all .
The conference aims to provide delegates with the ideas and information to improve their educational practice, and allow them to collaborate across organisational and geographic boundaries, to build greater improvements for the future.
Who should attend:
all those involved in medical education and training at postgraduate and undergraduate level
those involved in CPD in medicine
those interested in integrated training
medical students or trainees interested in medical education and postgraduate training
allied health professionals
The conference is now complete with stimulating keynotes and a diverse range of workshops covering the full span of current issues and initiatives in medical education and training.
A content summary of each workshop programme will be available soon. Please check the website for updates.
Submit a poster:
Poster submissions are invited covering any topics relevant to medical education and training and related healthcare training and education will be considered.
There are 4 weeks left to submit.
The deadline for submission is Monday 6 July.
For more information and to submit a poster
On line registration is open with standard and student rates available for either one or two days.
More information on registration rates
Register on line
For groups of 5+ please download and complete the group booking form which can be found on the registration page.
Got any questions?
Contact Natasha Dougall
T: 01543 503 322
M: 07967 563 754
For further information, please click here
MSC in Genomic Medicine - Sponsored Places for NHS Employees at East Sussex County Health Care
Trust employees are invited to apply for a place on a new HEE funded MSc in Genomic Medicine. The programme, taught jointly by St George’s, University of London and King’s College London, will provide a multi-disciplinary course on genomics that can be applied to clinical practice and biomedical research.
The programme is aimed at individuals from a range of biomedical and healthcare backgrounds and delivered by experienced research scientists and clinicians from both institutions. Working with patient data from the 100,000 genomes project will offer participants hands on experience on how genomics may be applied to diagnosis and patient treatment.
The programme is structured to provide options to complete PgDip and PGCert awards, as well as the completion of individual modules. Teaching for the modules is organised into teaching blocks of one-week and e-learning will be embedded into the programme to enable participants to fit their studies around existing work commitments.
This is an excellent opportunity.
If you require additional information about the Genomic Medicine programme and sponsored places for NHS staff, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org call 020 8725 0499
Faimer - Keele Distance Learning Program in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment
FAIMER, has partnered with the Keele University School of Medicine and Janet’s organization, The Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC), in developing the FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning program, which offers a Certificate, Diploma, and Master’s Degree in Health Professions Education with a focus on accreditation and assessment. The program is entering its third academic year, with course work for our incoming cohort set to begin on September 21st, and are reaching out to those in the international medical education community who might be interested in learning about it
What makes the FAIMER-Keele program unique is its focus on accreditation and assessment. Participants are able to earn a Certificate, Diploma, or Master’s Degree in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment. The program aims to empower health professions educators with the knowledge and skills to take educational standards and practice to a higher level—to develop their own practice, to improve health professions education at their institutions and in their communities, and ultimately to help bring about real and lasting advances in local health care
Some features of the program include:
Training and mentoring from international experts in health professions education
A flexible learning format, which allows busy working professionals to learn new skills and advance their careers while continuing to practice in their current positions
Evidence-based teaching with an emphasis on implementing real-world improvements in participants’ own practice and at their institutions
A focus on accreditation and assessment, in which international standards, accreditation processes, quality assurance, and monitoring are integrated into study
Courses are conducted in partnership with Keele University and CenMEDIC in the United Kingdom. Courses are administered by CenMEDIC and follow the quality assurance guidelines and policies of Keele
Please click hereto view the brochure which includes a bit more detail about the content of the Certificate, Diploma, and Master’s Degree programs; as well as the benefits of the program and some brief testimonials from current students. Additional information is also available on the program’s website, which can be accessed at: http://www.faimer.org/distance-learning/. Detailed information on the registration process, eligibility requirements, and tuition and fees can be found on the program’s Registrationpage
National Conferences for Healthcare Professionals & Managers
M&Kmp;Kmp;Kmp;Kmp;Kmp;Kmp;K conferences are held in dedicated conference locations and appeal to clinical, education and managerial health care professionals. They explore leading-edge care, innovation and developments in practice and the opportunity to network face to face and build professional relationships with colleagues from all over the UK and beyond
Latest events include:
1st National Conference
Innovation and practice developments in Women's Health
Euston Square, London - 23 September 2015
6th National Conference
Developing the role of Healthcare Support Workers
Euston Square, London - 22 October 2015
3rd National Conference
Delivering safe and effective Operating Theatres
Park Inn by Radisson, Manchester - 11 November 2015
3rd National Conference
Developing Leading-edge Cardiac Services
Park Inn by Radisson, Manchester - 12 November 2015
3rd National Conference
Innovation and excellence in Palliative Care
The Wellcome Trust, London - 2 December 2015
Programme for the following events will be released soon,
both conferences are open for bookings:
5th National Conference
Developing Leading-edge Ophthalmic Practice
Euston Square, London - 8 March 2016
3rd National Conference
Developing Leading-edge Pre Operative Assessment
Euston Square, London- 10 May 2016
Innovating Clinical Practice
The Innovating Clinical Practice 2nd Annual Health Education Conference 2005 is taking place on Thursday 3rd December 2015, from 9am - 5pm
Book you place online please visit: http://tinyurl.com/HealthEducationConference
Patient and public involvement in curricula
Assessment and professional development
Climate change/sustainability and global health
Professor Val Wass OBE, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education, Faculty of Health, Keele University
Professor Elizabeth Hughes, Director of Education and Quality Health Education England (London and South East)
We welcome contributions from all colleagues training or delivering health education. We are interested in abstracts related to the themes of the conference but also any other contributions related to collaborative practice and/or development of future educational research ideas
For further information please email:email@example.com.
Simulation Facilitator Training Courses
In 2015/16 a collaboration of four KSS NHS Trusts are running Simulation Facilitator Training Courses, commissioned by HEKSS, to support local faculty in HEKSS providers in developing the knowledge and skills to promote effective teaching and learning within simulation-based education. The courses are open to healthcare professionals from Kent, Surrey and Sussex NHS and healthcare organisations. For further details please click on the following links:
Human Factors Workshops
TEL Human Factors workshops commissioned by HE KSS, are being run by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals for KSS nurses, doctors and allied health professionals in 2015/16.
To book your place visit http://human-factors.eventbrite.co.uk
For further details please click here or email: Timothy.Chatten@bsuh.nhs.uk
LIA Staff Conversations on Incident Reporting
LiA gives you the chance to talk openly about what matters to you around the importance of incident reporting. Various workshops are being held throughout May and June. For further information and dates, please click here
Dates have just been confirmed for the Simulation Facilitator Training - Basic Courses
Please visit the following website to apply: Brighton Simulation
ESHT have the following leadership development opportunities for our Doctors in training. Click on each of the following titles to obtain further information.
First Line Managers Course
Communicating with Confidence
NHS Leadership Academy programmes
Future training initiatives are currently being developed around the following. Further detail to follow in due course
Coaching and Mentoring
Engaging staff through HR Conversations
For details of LEAP training please click here
A copy of the application form can be found here
Dementia Challenge 2015
Details of the 2015 Dementia Challenge can be found here
Changes to Trust's Antibiotic Policy - now renamed Antimicrobial Prescribing Policy for Adults and Children
Please note that a revised edition of the Trust's "Antibiotic Policy" is now available, to view the policy please click on the following link: "Antimicrobial Prescribing Policy for Adults and Children"
Please discard copies of the old policy and of the two page summary. The short version (summary) will be updated in due course
For Paediatricians and paediatric junior doctors: Please discard the old laminated hand-outs given to you, updated hand-outs will be prepared in the near future. Meanwhile, please see chapter 12 of the "Antimicrobial Prescribing Policy for Adults and Children" for paediatric antimicrobial advice.