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ESHT LGBT and Staff Network

On Tuesday 1st November 2016 an ESHT LGBT and Staff Network event shall be taking place from 12pm - 1pm in Classroom 3, Education Centre and Bob Webster Room, Postgraduate Centre, Eastbourne DGH. Please click here to view a copy of the poster for this event. For further information and to express your interest, please contact  

ESHT BME Staff Network

On Thursday 3rd November 2016 ESHT will be holding a BME Staff Network event. This will be taking place from 3.30pm - 4.30pm in Classroom 3, Education Centre and Sara Hampson Seminar Room, Postgraduate Centre, Eastbourne DGH. To view a copy of the poster for this event, please click here. For further information and to express your interest, please contact

Multi-professional Foundation Conference for London and the South East

Good Foundations: making the most of your first 2 years

Friday, 2nd December 2016, 9am - 5pm

A one-day conference at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, 225 Edgware Road, London W2 1JU

  • Are you a recently qualified healthcare professional or a post registration trainee? e.g. newly qualified nurse, midwife, AHP, paramedic, foundation years doctor or dentist, pre-registration hospital or community pharmacy trainee, STP or HSST healthcare scientists trainee

  • Are you an educator involved in supervising or mentoring newly qualified or early career healthcare professionals or leading foundation training programmes / initiatives?

If yes, then this conference could be for you.

By attending the very first multi-professional foundation conference for all healthcare professions you will:

  • Learn about career pathways, training and learning opportunities in your profession

  • Find out about the vision of professional development in the NHS in the future
  • Explore how to make the most of your first two years in your role
  • Consider strategies to be successful in your career

Educators can:

  • Find out about key issues in supervision for your profession and others

  • Consider new approaches to supervision

Learners will also have the opportunity to have a 15 minute career health-check.

For further information and to view the initial programme on the Health Education England website please click here.

Palliative Surgery Study Day Program

ESHT are holding a palliative surgery study day on Friday 21st October 2016, in classroom 4, Education Centre, Conquest Hospital, from 1.30pm - 5.30pm. Please contact Mr Miller to book a place:

Trainee Rep Workshop

A trainee rep workshop is being held on Friday 14th October 2016, 1.30pm - 5.30pm in classroom 5, Education Centre, Conquest Hospital. Please contact Alison Duggan for further information ext: 8670 or Please clickhere to view a copy of the application form.

BMJ Careers Fair

There is a BMJ Careers Fair taking place on 21 – 22 October 2016, for further information, please visit the following link

Careers Evening

Thursday 13th October 2016

17.30 - 21.00hrs

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

  • Are you a Medical Student or Junior Doctor who would benefit from specialty specific careers information?

  • Do you need help clarifying your future career options?

  • Would you like to understand what a typical working day is like in your speciality of choice? 

Following our successful pilot event in 2015, we would like to invite you to join us at our careers evening on Thursday 13th October 2016. Senior Doctors and a variety of trainee grades at different levels will be present, as well as the HEKSS Careers Team and the BMA, with formal presentations and networking opportunities taking place. There will be a light buffet

Trainee doctors from other Trusts are warmly welcomed.

Please confirm in the first instance your intention to attend to avoid disappointment - priority is going to ESHT doctors.

To confirm your attendance please contact Catrina Turner at the Conquest Hospital on 01424 755255 Ext: 7070 or via email

Please click here to view further information. 

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

GMC duties of a doctor workshop for consultants

I am delighted to offer you the opportunity to take part in a new six-month GMC delivered programme designed to support senior doctors at this Trust. 

Once a month you will be invited to join a GMC expert for an interactive three hour session. Each session will focus on a different ethical subject to help you understand how to deal with issues that  arise on a day-to-day basis in your clinical practice.

The first session will be starting in mid June 2016.

Please let Mr Shubber know via email: if you will be taking up this opportunity by Monday 25th April 2016 and for further information.

The dates of this workshop are as follows:

  • Tuesday 21st June 2016 at 9.30am - 12.30pm at St Peters Community Centre, Bexhill

  • Wednesday 14th September 2016 at 2.30pm - 5.30pm at the Manor Barn, 4 De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JA

  • Thursday 27th October 2016 at 9.30am - 12.30pm at the Manor Barn, 4 De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JA

  • Wednesday 16th November 2016 at 2.30pm - 5.30pm at the Manor Barn, 4 De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JA

Refreshments and biscuits will be provided.

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

Cultural Support Workshops


Customs and Social Practices


Wednesday 21st September 2016, 14.00-17.00hrs, Bob Webster Room, Education Centre, Eastbourne DGH

Topics for discussion to include:

  • Meeting and Greeting / Parting
  • Good Manners
  • Body Language
  • The ‘Apology’

Continued support provided post session if required, by way of:

  • Email support via Facilitator
  • Personalised Action Plans
  • Feedback


UK Life and Culture/ Communication Skills


  • Wednesday 15th July 2016, 14.00-17.00hrs, Room 1, Education Centre, Conquest Hospital
  • Wednesday 16th November 2016, 14.00-17.00hrs, Room 1, Education Centre, Conquest Hospital

Topics for discussion to include:

  • The Family Unit Today
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Religion
  • Men and Women’s Roles and Social Change
  • Relationships and Understanding Others
  • Social
  • Professional
  • Specialist Terms
  • ‘Difficult’ Situations (‘Moments of Truth’)

Continued support provided post session if required, by way of:

  • Email support via Facilitator
  • Personalised Action Plans
  • Feedback


Customs and Social Practices


Wednesday 18th January 2017, 14.00-17.00hrs, John Cook Room, Education Centre, Eastbourne DGH

Topics for discussion to include:

  • Reading and the written word (types of material, 'The Press', books and literature, professional publications) 
  • Writing, written English and grammar 
  • Speaking, speed. vowel sounds, dictation, accuracy, accent, slang and the use of euphemism
  • Email support access
  • Personalised action plans
  • Vocabulary building
  • Feedback 

Continued support provided post session if required, by way of:

  • Email support via Facilitator
  • Personalised Action Plans
  • Feedback

Please contact Debbie Langridge directly at for further information and/or to confirm your intention to attend

To view the promotional material for these events, please click here

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  

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 here to 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: Detailed information on the registration process, eligibility requirements, and tuition and fees can be found on the program’s Registration page

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:

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3


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

For further details please click here or email:

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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