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Evening Webstreaming - RCP Teach-Ins / RCPE Evening Medical Updates

The Education Centres at Conquest and EDGH now webstream RCP Teach-Ins / RCPE Evening Medical Updates evening events. These events are open to all core trainees, hospital doctors, GPs, other health professionals and medical students. They are free of charge, but you will be asked to register. RCP approved CPD certificates will be issued to those who attend.

Tuesday 26th September, 6.30pm - 8.15pm, RCPE - The unconscious patient

Tuesday 3rd October, 7pm - 9pm, RCPE - Hypertension

Tuesday 24th October, 6.30pm - 8.15pm, RCPE - Cardiorespiratory arrest

Tuesday 7th November, 7pm - 9pm, RCP - Respiratory update

Tuesday 21st November, 6.30pm - 8.15pm, RCPE - Jaundice

Tuesday 5th December, 7pm - 9pm, RCP - Geriatrics, dementia, Parkinson's disease and falls

Tuesday 12th December, 6.30pm - 8.15pm, RCPE - Blackout/collapse

For further details contact:

Dr Umesh Dashora (Conquest)

Dr Sathianathan Panthakalam (EDGH)

3rd Shropshire Conference for SAS Doctors

On the 20th September 2017 the 3rd Shropshire Conference for SAS Doctors will be taking place. This event aims to support SAS doctors to deliver a first class service to patients. The conference will provide the opportunity to consider the consequences of failing to meet quality outcomes and how implementing best practice enables SAS Doctors to deliver continuous improvement in healthcare.

The Venue for this event is: The Conference Centre, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7AG

This event has been accredited for 5 CPD Points, RCP London.

For further information and to access a registration form for this event, please click here. 

ASME Researching Medical Education

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's Education Research Committee. 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 masterclass 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.

Masterclass@RME 2017: Supervisors and Supervisees

Following the successful introduction of a Masterclass session at RME in 2015 to look at issues arising in the process of conducting research, this year the Masterclass@RME will focus on collaborations and partnerships in research supervision. This session will be an open forum exploring how to support and develop constructive interactions between supervisees and supervisors.

To encourage discussion participants will be asked to commit to engaging under 'Chatham House rules'.

Masterclass Co-Chairs:

  • Dr Sarah Yardley, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Lecturer, University College London & Keele University Medical School, UK


  • Dr Sophie Park, GP & Senior Lecturer in Primary Care, UCL Medical School

Masterclass outline:

  • This 90-minute Masterclass will include discussion about what a 'good' supervisee and supervisor comprise; and the range of ways in which supervisee and supervisor might interact, develop and facilitate completion of research projects

Registration opens soon - to note your interest in attending this conference please email:

  • We will consider a range of issues including the process & organisation of working together; negotiating the focus & constraints of research; sharing & using feedback; & how to negotiate 'next steps', publication & future collaborations in the field.

  • We will also make available (& welcome additional contributions) to share useful resources

Intended Audience:

  • All are welcome, in particular, current and potential supervisees and supervisors interested in learning more about supervisory interactions

  • The masterclass will focus on the nature of postgraduate supervision within the context of medical education research, but many of the issues & principles discussed will have wider relevance to supervision, mentoring and professional collaboration


  • Brief introduction with opportunity to share positive experiences and challenges

  • Small group discussion of exemplar vignettes leading onto larger open discussion

  • Summary and collation of 'top tips'

If there are particular issues / challenges which you would like to suggest for inclusion in the vignettes, then please email

We aim to include a broad range of issues relevant to different stages and processes in the supervisory relationship. If you would prefer your contribution to be anonymised, please include this in your email.

For regulars at RME, the organisers intend to alternate on biannual basis the previous Masterclass format with sessions on different aspects of the research process such as this.

Delegate Fees@ ASME Members £175; Non Members £235; F1/F2 £145; UG Students £115

Registration opens soon  - to note your interest in attending this conference please email:


Trainee Doctors Pastoral Support

The support of our trainee doctors is a priority to us all here at ESHT - get involve, have a conversation, make a difference!

Medical Education are currently undertaking a project to ensure that our trainees are well signposted and aware of all the support groups and networks that are available for our trainees to access.

We have recently initiated a 'Pastoral Steering Group' with relevant pastoral leads from within the Trust and externally, with the aim of:

  • Looking at how we can develop and strengthening our current support networks - promotion/signposting

  • Development of a 'Buddy Scheme' in each specialty for trainees to contact with work related issues - Registrar level

  • Sharing national and local research reports and papers relevant to pastoral support and health and wellbeing with the group to help inform our approach

  • Development of Trust pastoral support policy and guidelines

  • Ensuring stress is reduced on the ward by empowering our junior doctors to get involved in the 'Safety Huddles' with piloted nurse led induction

We currently have trainees who sit on this group and would positively encourage feedback and attendance from new trainee doctors who wish to get involved.

Please contact: Deputy Medical Education Manager - Conquest: 01424 755255 Ext: 6358 (Mon/Weds/Fri) / Eastbourne: 01323 417400 Ext: 5875 (Tues) Please note I do not work on Thursdays. Mobile: 07870 500 802 or catrina.turner@nhs.netFoundation Administrator/Pastoral Project Support Officer for further information.

Trainee Rep Opportunity

Are you interested in becoming a trainee rep? We are looking to recruit one core and one higher trainee pre local faculty group, and two FY1 and two FY2 trainees required per site.

These opportunities will help you to utilise your leadership skills and learn about quality improvement.

Further information can be accessed by clicking here. For an application form, please click here.

Psychiatry Foundation Taster Day

A Psychiatry Foundation Taster Day will be being held on Thursday 12th October 2017 at the Ashford International Hotel from 10.00am - 3.00pm.

Booking for this event is free. To reserve a place please email:

A day of presentations and discussions, stands and information!

Including talks from various specialties

(Older Adult/General Adult/MIMHS/Liaison/Educational Research Talk/CAMHS/PICU/Forensics/Learning Disabilities)

How to Take Inactivity and Ageism to Fix Yourself, the NHS and Social Care

Mrs Scarlett McNally, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Lead Author of "Exercise Miracle Cure" will be presenting a lecture on the "How to Take Inactivity and Ageism to Fix Yourself, the NHS and Social Care" on Wednesday 23rd August 2017. This event will be taking place in the Postgraduate Centre, Eastbourne DGH from 1.00pm - 1.45pm. To book a place please email

A free lunch will be held from 12.30pm to 1.00pm in Room 3, Eastbourne DGH Postgraduate Centre (please feel free to pop in and eat lunch at any point before the lecture) Lunch is kindly sponsored by ESHT Health Promoting Trust.

Further information on exercise the miracle cure can be found by visiting the following link:

Careers Evening

Date: 12th October 2017

Time: 17.30 - 20.30hrs

Venue: The Cooden Beach Hotel, Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, TN39 4TT

If you are a Medical Student or Junior Doctor who would benefit from specialty specific careers information, then this event would be very useful for you.

Following on from the success of the last careers evenings, we are holding another one. For further information, please click here.

Trainee doctors from other Trusts are warmly welcomed too.

To confirm in the first instance your intention to attend and to avoid disappointment - priority is given to ESHT doctors. Please contact Catrina Turner at the Conquest Hospital on 01424 755255 Ext: 7070 or via email:

Junior Doctor Competition

Clinical Audit Support Centre (CASC) is organising their 8th annual 'Junior Doctor Clinical Audit of the Year' competition. Entries are invited for the clinical audit and QI projects. Please click  here to view a copy of the flyer with a few more details and to view a copy of the entry form, please click here. All the details including posters of previous winners can be found on:

It is an excellent opportunity to support the work of junior doctors and give them a chance to showcase their hard work. 

CASC are also looking for any local audit staff who would be interested in presenting to junior doctors at the Finals Day in November (TBC). If anyone is interested in this opportunity then please do contact Stephen Ashmore:

BSMS Health Education Conference 2017

Brighton and Sussex Medical School are very pleased to announce their third annual health education conference: ‘Innovative Clinical Education: Today and Tomorrow’. The conference will be held on Friday 8th December 2017, at the Conference Centre, Bramber House on the University of Sussex Campus in Falmer, Brighton.

BSMS welcome abstract submissions for oral presentations and posters from all colleagues involved in health education including medical students, doctors, and other healthcare professionals in training grades. Please use the submission template available on their conference event website:

Please note, abstracts submitted outside of this template will not be reviewed.

They are interested in abstracts related to the themes

•             Collaborative Practice and Interprofessional Education

•             Assessment and Supervision

•             Innovations in Teaching and Learning

•             Leadership in Clinical Education

but any other contributions related to development of future educational research ideas are welcome.

The deadline for abstraction submission is 31st of August 2017. You will be notified of the outcome by 30th September 2017.  

For more details regarding the conference, abstraction submission and registration process, please visit the following website:

If you have any queries, please contact the conference team at:

Opening of New Simulation Centre at Eastbourne DGH

On Tuesday 1st August 2017 the new simulation centre in the Postgraduate Centre, Eastbourne DGH will be officially opened by Dr Adrian Bull. This event will take place at 1.30pm, everyone is welcome to attend.    

New Doctors Welcome BBQ Event

Monday 24th July 2017, 7pm until late

The cooden Beach Hotel

The Strand Room & Lawn, Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 4TT

Your Medical Education Team would like to extend an invitation to our new FY1 trainees, our existing Foundation Doctors, Specialty Leads, Clinical and Educational Supervisors and support networks. A networking opportunity for our new trainees as well as for all faculty involved in the educational support of our trainees.

Please confirm your intention to attend to no later than Wednesday 19th July 2017.

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Tools for success as Healthcare Professionals - "MOTIVATION". Mr Peter Rimington, Consultant Urological Surgeon.

Date: 8th June 2017

Time: 1pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Eastbourne DGH

Motivation - Mr Peter Rimington

Junior Doctors' Forum

The next meeting for the Junior Doctors' Forum is the 7 June 2017 and is video-conferenced on both sites.

The Trust is looking to invite one Junior Doctor from each specialty and please contact your local BMA representative with your interest to attend. We will ensure with your Clinical Supervisor that time will be allocated for you to attend.

The purpose of the Forum is for the membership to ensure Junior Doctors transitioned to the new 2016 Contract that work patterns are fit for purpose: safe working hours are maintained and work schedules meet your requirements. Allocation of funds in collaboration drawn from fines will be discussed to ensure that these are disbursed in a clear and transparent way.

Exception Reports in relation to training issues, education, rest, hours and resolution of these issues.

For further information please click here.

Clinical Audit Awards Seminar

On the 29th June 2017 the Clinical Audit Awards Seminar is taking place from 10am - 12.45pm, in the Lecture Theatre, Conquest Hospital.

All staff are warmly invited to attend. The Seminar will be chaired by our Medical Director.

Carl Walker will also be attending from the National Quality Improvement and Clinical Audit Network (NQICAN) to give a keynote speech on 'Clinical Audit for Improvement'

For further information please contact: or to view a copy of the flyer for this event, please click here

CEO Junior Doctors Forums

Our Chief Executive, Doctor Adrian Bull, would like to extend an invite to all trainee Junior Doctors in the Trust.

An opportunity to have a direct conversation around your experience of working within East Sussex Healthcare and a chance for Adrian to listen to appreciate your views and to outline how we are doing as a Trust and our priorities.

Friday 2nd June 2017, 12-1pm, Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Eastbourne DGH

Please contact Anita Todd to confirm attendance on Eastbourne DGH Ext: (13) 4640 or

Friday 9th June 2017, 12-1pm, Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Conquest

Please contact Catrina Turner to confirm attendance on Conquest DGH Ext: (14) 7070 or

Lunch will be provided at both events.

ASiT Breast Skills Teaching Day

This day incorporates using breast simulators and lectures to learn some basic surgical operative skills, and an understanding of how to become a breast surgeon. Aimed at junior SpR or Core Surgical Trainees with a breast surgery interest.

This event will be taking place on the 14th June 2017, at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings. Speakers include Ms Shah, Mr Subramanian and Professor Malcolm Reed.

Limited places are available, for further information please email: to book a place please visit: to view a copy of the poster for this event, please click here.

Clinical Audit Awards

The Trust's annual Clinical Audit Awards Seminar will be taking place on the 29th June 2017, 9.30am - 1.30pm, in the lecture theatre, conquest hospital, all staff are warmly invited to attend.

Anyone who has fully completed a clinical audit (submitted a full report with an action plan) since the 1st April 2016 is eligible to enter, deadline for entry submission is the 5th May 2017.

Please contact the Clinical Effectiveness team for further information or if you have any queries.

The Seminar will be chaired by our Medical Director.

Carl Walker will also be attending from the National Quality Improvement and Clinical Audit Network (NQICAN)

(Poster presentations will be on display from 9am)

Take 5 - New Monthly Meeting

New monthly meeting - Take 5 will be taking place on the 13 June 2017 at 18.00 - 20:00, in the Doctors Library, Conquest Hospital.

This initiative was thought up by Foundation Doctors working at ESHT. The purpose of Take 5 monthly meetings is to allow junior doctors to voice any stresses/tough incidents that have affected them during their work.

Take 5 meetings provide the forum to talk through experiences you have been through with people who understand. Everything that is discussed in the meetings shall remain confidential. You are welcome to attend and do not have to contribute to the discussion if you don't want to.

You might have had a big stress at work, you might have had a small stress, you might have had no problems - it doesn't matter, you're welcome to attend. There'll be no 'seniors', consultants or counsellors - just junior doctors. Whoever turns up on the day will be the one who leads the group and shall take ownership of it. Come to find support, be support and enjoy cake with colleagues.

Educational Fellow Post Vacancies

We have an exciting new opportunity for Education Fellows in Emergency Medicine that are fully accredited by Brighton and Sussex Medical School starting in August 2017. These posts are an early career-grade educational position, which will facilitate further core training post responsibilities. The post-holder will be expected to work with our established Undergraduate Educational Team to provide support to the medical students and to develop their competencies via a structured teaching programme. To view the job descriptions and to apply, please click here.

Evening Medical Updates - Royal College of Physicians

Evening Medical Updates are free to attend at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh at the college, or by the live stream sites. If you missed the live stream or want to watch it again, all EMU talks are available on the Education Portal.

These events are organised by the Royal College of Physicians Trainees and Members' Committee, updates are held at the College and are transmitted live to more than 100 sites throughout the UK and internationally. Please contact your Postgraduate Office or email Felicity Garvie: further information. New sites are often added, so check the website for up-to-date information. If there is no live stream near you, please contact Josiane Kirk: for assistance.

The programme of live streams is as follows: 

Tuesday 27th June 2017 - Weakness & paralysis

Tuesday 25th July 2017 - Top tips for FY1 doctors

Tuesday 26th September 2017 – Topic TBA

Tuesday 24th October 2017 – Topic TBA

Tuesday 21st November 2017 – Topic TBA

Tuesday 12th December 2017 – Topic TBA


For details of where these sessions are being held at ESHT, please click here.

Mentor Awards 2017

The mentor awards are taking place on the 12 July 2017. These awards are taking place to celebrate professionals who support learners and develop practitioners. Further information on these awards can be accessed by clicking here. To access a copy of the nomination form, please click here.

GMC Duties of a Doctor

ESME would like to invite you to the GMC’s Duties of Doctors workshop.  Please see dates and times of each session below. 

You will need to commit to the package of 4 half day sessions. These session will be free of charge.

Workshop 1: Introduction, overview of the programme, professional boundaries and personal beliefs

The session will be starting on the following date and time:

Thursday 27th April 2017, 9.30am - 12.30pm at 4 Manor Barn, De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JA

  • Identifying learning needs

  • Learning log

  • How do you build relationships with patients who have different values to yours or disagree with the treatment you recommend?

  • Personal beliefs

  • Professional boundaries

  • Doctors’ use of social media

Workshop 2: What would you do if you felt patient safety was being compromised? 

The session will be starting on the following date and time:

Wednesday 24th May 2017, 2.30pm - 4.30pm at 4 Manor Barn, De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JA

  • Raising concern

  • Duty of candour

Workshop 3: To disclose or not to disclose 

The session will be starting on the following date and time:

Tuesday 20th June 2017, 9.30am - 12.30pm at 4 Manor Barn, De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JA

  • Consent

  • Confidentiality

Workshop 4: Do you see yourself as a leader? 

The session will be starting on the following date and time:

Wednesday 6th September 2017, 2.30pm - 4.30pm at 4 Manor Barn, De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JA

  • Leadership and management

  • The next steps and the way forward and evaluation

Refreshments and biscuits will be provided.  

Consultants, to book a place contact Allison Duggan, Local Faculty Programme Administrator : Telephone: 01424 755255 ext 8670

SAS Doctors, to book a place contact Catherine Stringer, Undergraduate Administrator KCL Year 4 & 5 & BSMS Year 5 SAS Leads Assistant: Telephone: 01424 755255 ext. 8829

The HEE KSS Sound of the Student & Trainee Voice 2017

The HEE KSS Sound of the Student & Trainee Voice 2017, Learn today, Lead Tomorrow will be taking place on 7th April 2017, at the AMEX stadium Brighton. For further information, please follow the link here

Career Planning Webinars for Trainee Doctors and Healthcare Professionals in London and the South East

The South Coast Leadership and Management Course

Conquest and EDGH Junior & SAS Doctors

Programme Lead: Dr Elena Mucci, Consultant Physician

Are you the next Leader?

2017 Workshops:

Tuesday 7th February, 14:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 4th April, 14:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 11th July, 14:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 10th October, 14:00 - 17:00

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Conquest Hospital

The course is completely free to attend, but a refundable deposit of £50.00 is payable. 

For further information and to view a copy of the flyer, please click here

Please contact Angela Geoghegan  in the Postgraduate Centre, EDGH fo further information or to book a place. Email address: or 01323 414967

Leadership Education Programme (LEAP)

Dr Elena Mucci, Consultant Physician & Leadership Tutor, invites all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients from ESHT to a half day LEAP workshop that, we hope, will help to develop skills in teaching leadership and aid your leadership appraisal. 

For further information, please click here.

Royal College of Physicians Educational Opportunities

The RCP have a number of conferences and workshops available. To view a full list of events, please click here.

Cultural Support Workshop

The next Cultural Support Workshop will be taking place on the following date and time:

Culture Support Workshop - 1

Customs and Social Practices

Date: Wednesday 24th May 2017

Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Venue: Sara Hampson Seminar Room, Postgraduate Centre

Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017

Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Venue: Classroom 2, Education Centre

Cultural Support Workshop - 2

UK Life and Culture / Communication Skills

Date: Wednesday 20th September 2017

Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Venue: Bob Webster Seminar Room, Postgraduate Centre

Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Venue: Classroom 4, Education Centre

Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Cultural Support Workshop - 3

Reading, Writing and Speaking / On Going Support

Date: Wednesday 18th January 2017

Time: 14.00 - 17.00hrs 

Venue: John Cook Seminar Room, Education Centre, Eastbourne DGH

Date: Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Time: 14.00 - 17.00hrs

Venue: Classroom 3, Conquest, Education Centre

Please contact Debbie Langridge directly at for further information and/ to confirm your attendance.

To view a copy of the flyers for these events, please click here

Leadership Education Programme (LEAP)

Dr Elena Mucci, Consultant Physician and Leadership Tutor, invites all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients from ESHT to a half day LEAP workshop that, we hope, will help to develop skills in teaching leadership and aid your leadership appraisal.

At ESHT we have been promoting clinical leadership amongst multi professionals through course, encouraging involvement in leadership projects and participation in board meetings.

This course is designed to show how colleagues can help their peers as Leadership is for everyone and not only for people in designated Leadership positions.

For further information and to view a copy of the flyer, please click here.

Doctor Toolbox

Calling all Foundation Doctors - to get involved to improve site for the benefit of your cohort and future trainees.

Dr Toolbox is a website set up and run by junior doctors that provides up-to date information relevant to other junior doctors within their Trust. The site has been created to help doctors retain local hospital knowledge and pass it on to their successors, so that they can hit the ground running, thereby, improving efficiency and patient safety.

For further information on Doctor Toolbox please go directly to - to access the site password read only access only.

The site lets you access information such as:

  • Bleep numbers of doctors in the hospital both during the week and out of hours

  • Extension numbers for wards, secretaries and other sites

  • Commonly used reference guides specific to the hospital, downloadable to your computer and mobile

  • How to make speciality referrals within the hospital

  • How to request specific investigations within the hospital

  • Handover guides for firms

  • A resource for teaching and post graduate medical education

Representatives - Project Team Contacts:

Andrew Stretton - ESME Technical Support email:

Thomas Fonseka email:

James Larkworthy email:

Education for Trauma events

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, in association with Health Education England are providing a series of educational days for health care professionals involved in the field of trauma care.

For future details, please click here

Dental courses

  • Safeguarding Children for the Dental Team level 1 & 2 from 9.30am - 1.30pm

  • Safeguarding Children for the Dental Team level 3 from 2.30pm - 5.00pm

Both courses will be held in the Postgraduate Centre, Eastbourne DGH. For further information and to book a place please contact Rebecca Couch on Ext: (13) 4283 or email

Improving healthcare through clinical research course

The National Institute for Health Research and Leeds University have teamed up to offer a free online course titled "Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research". The course runs for 6 weeks and is open to anyone interested in this subject area. To view further details about this event, please click on the following link:

This is a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of clinical research

Priorities for Care of the Dying Person (e-ELCA)

The care of people that are dying and support for their families is something that almost all health and social care staff contribute to, consider of great importance in their role and can get great satisfaction from. End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) is a key resource for the development of staff to provide competent, compassionate and dignified care for patients at the end of life and support for their families

The e-learning sessions in e-ELCA have been mapped to the learning objectives of the 'One Chance to Get it Right' report of the Leadership Alliance for Care of the Dying Person in 2014. A new training needs analysis session will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and direct you to e-ELCA sessions to support your development:

Also, core and additional e-ELCA sessions for specific staff groups have been defined for:

  • Doctors

  • Nurses

  • Allied health professionals

  • Social care managers

  • Social care workers

  • Healthcare managers

  • Healthcare administrators

The training needs analysis and the learning pathways can be round in ELCA 09 - Priorities for Care of the Dying Person within the e-ELCA programme

For more information, please visit the updated e-ELCA website:

Psychological Skills Training

Please click here for details on the Psychological Skills Training. This is an excellent opportunity to upskills staff in dealing with distressed and anxious patients and is aimed at doctors, nurses and physiologists working in Cardio or Diabetes

Point of Care Ultrasound Courses

Point of Care Ultrasound Courses (Core and Advance Level) are being held at least twice a year. These courses are approved by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine for 12 CPD points. Further information and dates can be accessed by clicking here 

ESHT Resuscitation Training Courses

How to book: Select the course(s) that you wish to attend and phone ext: (13) 3797 or email: or ext: (13) 4991. All of the courses (except ALS & EPLS) are free to ESHT Staff and there are no forms to complete to enrol on the courses

Training Venues

To accommodate the demographics of the Trust, 3 sites have been identified to deliver the training: Conquest Hospital - Classroom 10 in the Education Centre and Eastbourne DGH - Resus Training room on the lower ground floor opposite medical photography and Uckfield in the old canteen

ILS/PILS/ALS and EPLS courses will only be delivered at Conquest and EDGH

Basic Life Support as part of the mandatory training day - This should be booked via the Learning and Development Centre at Duncan House ext: (13) 6246

Please note that these sessions must be booked via Learning and Development, there is no facility for 'drop in'. The dates are available from Learning and Development

Consultant and SAS doctors BLS 12.30hrs

This session is solely for consultants, Associate Specialists, Specialty Doctors, Staff Grade Doctors and Trust doctors; Nurse consultants of any specialty. It will concentrate on BLS for adults; paediatrics and maternal resuscitation

Basic Life Support and Anaphylaxis 09.00 - 16.30hrs

This will consist of the standard BLS including, DNACPR and the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator. It is open to all grades of staff and includes the diagnosis and management of Anaphylaxis including the use of auto injectors

Immediate Life Support RC-UK (ILS): 09.00-16.30hrs

This day is open to all trained staff. The topics consist of recognition of the sick patient; BLS; defibrillation skills (AED); airway management skills; IO infusions; cardiac arrest protocols and scenario management using the patient simulator. You will be required to participate as a team member and each student will run a scenario

Paediatric ILS RC UK (PILS): 09.00-16.30hrs

This day is open to all trained staff that may have to resuscitate children. The day will consist of recognition of the sick child; paediatric BLS; cardiac arrest protocols and scenario management using the patient simulator; IO infusions, drugs and fluids calculations. You will be required to participate as a team member and each student will run a scenario

Major Incident Training (please check times on application)

This course is open to all grades of staff including non clinicians. It is designed to introduce people to what constitutes a major incident; the major incident plan; triage sieve and sort; and the concept of collapsible hierachy collated within a table top exercise

Maternal and Neonatal Resuscitation: (9.00-16.00hrs)

This session is open to all grades of disciplines of staff that may be involved in the care of the obstetric patient and/or neonatal patient. The session covers maternal BLS and newborn resuscitation and is now part of the PROMPT course

Medical Students

There are designated sessions for all medical students throughout the year. Please see the medical student notice board for details or contact Steve Rochester bleep 0915 / (13) 4991; or email s.rochester@nhs.netfor EDGH; Tim Barrow bleep 2555/ (13) 8074 or email

Student Nurses / Midwives

The training is co-ordinated by the school of nursing, but additional sessions can be arranged for any students by contacting Steve Rochester or Tim Barrow

ALS and EPLS Courses*

Please contact Steve Rochester for an application form. Advanced Life Support (ALS) 1 day e-ALS and European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS) (2 days) - Both are Resuscitation Council (UK) courses, and have a course fee attached to them. The ESHT in house cost is £275.00 for e-ALS and £395.00 for EPLS per head per course. The e-ALS course requires pre course learning via the RCUK website. These courses are open to all grades of trained staff regardless of location or profession, but we would recommend that the individual has completed ILS or PILS beforehand and they must hold a valid registration from the GMC, NMC or HPC. The courses are aimed primarily at individuals who form part of the cardiac arrest teams. The topics covered are similar to ILS / PILS but with a few additions such as rhythm recognition, special circumstances, blood gases in far greater detail. There are also various formal assessments to complete


Please contact Steve Rochester at EDGH and Mr Tim Underhill (Consultant ED) at Conquest for ATLS courses


Please contact the Outreach nurses: Corrinne Elliott (EDGH) and Cheryl Sparkes (Conquest) for ALERT courses

Transfer Course

This 1 day course is designed for all members of staff who maybe involved in the care and transfer of a critically ill patient. Please contact Dr Nick Watson on: (13) 3745 

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:

  • Career Insights

  • Mock Interviews

  • Help with CVs

  • Being a Reading or Number partner in a primary school

  • Whether you are interested in being approached about being a school governor in your chosen volunteering area/s

If you would like further information please contact Mike Bailey (Career Progression Progamme Manager) email:

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:

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: 

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 or call 020 8725 0499  

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

Simulation Opportunities

Dates have just been confirmed for the Simulation Facilitator Training - Basic Courses

Please visit the following website to apply: Brighton Simulation

Leadership Opportunities

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

Leadership Conversations

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

Antibiotic Policy

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.

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