Welcome to East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
The Medical Education team are predominantly here to support doctors in training, however we are happy to provide information and support to Trust LAS doctors where we can.
LAS Doctors above Foundation Level will need to speak to the Specialty Lead for their department to gain contact details for the relevant Royal College – to support their eportfolio requirements. We are only able to support LAS trainees filling either FY1/FY2 vacancies ONLY on the Foundation eportfolio – Horus. We also do not support agency locum staff in this regard.
We receive many queries from LAS FY1 and FY2 Doctors and have therefore put together some Frequently Asked Questions for you below.
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation Programme Administrators – Anita Todd (Eastbourne DGH) firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Mina Wareham at (Conquest Hospital) mailto:email@example.com
Please note that the months of June and July tend to be extremely busy for Medical Education so the level of support we are able to offer during those months will be limited – we therefore advise making contact asap.
Speciality and Generic Induction Videos- East Sussex Medical YouTube – Link below:
As a LAS FY1/FY2 can I have an ePortfolio?
From August 2017 LAS Doctors at foundation level were able to use the Horus ePortfolio. Please contact the Medical Education department should you wish to register to use Horus – as we will need to set up an account for you. You will need to provide an email address that you check regularly (preferably nhs.net) and your GMC number
If you do not use the ePortfolio we would encourage you to compile your own paper portfolio. We can provide you with downloaded copies of most ePortfolio forms. You can then print these forms for your paper portfolio.
What should I include in my paper portfolio?
Elizabeth or Anita and Mina can provide you with a guidance and timeline document usually given to FY1 and FY2 doctors in training. This outlines which forms, supervised learning events (SLE’s) and meetings need to be included and when.
What is the Foundation curriculum?
The FY1 and FY2 doctors in training have to cross reference all of their ePortfolio forms (evidence) to the Foundation curriculum. By the end of their year they have to be able to evidence that they have covered all syllabus areas within the curriculum. We would therefore recommend that you do the same with your paper portfolio. The curriculum can be found at www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk as well as further advice and guidance on completion of SLE’s and other forms.
Do I have an Educational Supervisor and a Clinical Supervisor?
As a LAS doctor you would not have an Educational Supervisor allocated to you by Medical Education. You should have a Clinical Supervisor and your department should tell you who this will be. It is advisable to arrange to meet with your Clinical Supervisor to discuss completion of your paper portfolio. You will have an allocated appraiser too – please see the revalidation question below. Please also see “Mentoring Scheme Pilot”
Will my paper portfolio be “signed off”?
Throughout your time in post your Clinical Supervisor will check and complete forms in your paper portfolio. Our Foundation Leads (Miss Tang and Dr Rahmani) are also happy to meet with you to look at your paper portfolio. If you would like to arrange this please contact Anita or Mina.
At the end of your time in post the Foundation Leads can meet with you to check your paper portfolio. If they feel that enough evidence is presented then they will usually provide a local document to confirm your experience and competencies covered.
If you would like the Foundation Leads to do this for you – please can we ask that you provide Anita and Mina with photocopies of any SLEs and supervisor forms as they are completed.
What is Revalidation and who do I contact?
Revalidation is a review process and is how licensed doctors demonstrate that they are up to date and fit to practise and that they continue to meet the professional standards set by the GMC through annual appraisals. Annual appraisals are a GMC requirement and it is each doctor’s responsibility to ensure they are undertaken to be able to keep your licence to practise.
The revalidation team offer support and training for appraisals and revalidation to help you get the best you can from your appraisal.
Please contact the Revalidation Team within your first month in the Trust to register for your annual appraisal and for further information. Welcome emails will be sent to your nhs.net email address.
Tel: 07812 773802
Tel: 07812 494693
Tel: 07773 649735
Can I complete elearning modules?
There are two main sites that the FY1s and FY2s in training use for elearning – these are:
You should be able to register on both of these to complete modules.
Can I attend any teaching?
As long as there is space in the room you are welcome to attend the FY1 and/ or FY2 teaching on each site. Anita and Mina can provide you with dates/times/topics. If you would like to receive email/text updates please provide Anita and Mina with your email address and mobile telephone number.
If you add your name to the register of the sessions that you attend then your attendance will be centrally recorded.
Your department should also have their own regular teaching – please ask your Clinical Supervisor. Grand Round sessions take place on each site too.