Posted July 31st 2019 (3 years ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Information Bulletin – 01/08/2019

SCRIPT eLearning (F1s only)

SCRIPT is an eLearning programme to improve safety and competency among healthcare professionals around prescribing, therapeutics and medicines management. HEE is providing this tool to all trainees in their F1 year to support them in their prescribing practice. To access the SCRIPT eLearning modules, you will need to register here:

F2 Regional Teaching (F2s only)

Severn Foundation School runs a rich and varied F2 regional teaching programme between October and May which contributes to your core teaching hours and aspects of the foundation curriculum. As well as being a chance to network and catch up with foundation colleagues from around the patch, we hope you will find the Severn F2 Regional Teaching Programme fun, informative and useful.

All our F2s are expected to attend a minimum of four Regional Teaching Days consisting of:

  • 1 Clinical Skills day (mandatory)
  • 1 Human Factors session (mandatory)
  • 2 other Regional Teaching days of your choice

You are of course welcome to attend more if you wish!

The Regional Teaching Programme uses days from your study leave allocation. Study Leave needs to be agreed and booked prior to booking onto courses. Please see the Foundation Study Leave policy Maxcourse

In order to book into regional Teaching sessions, you will need to register on Maxcourse.

Please ensure you fully complete your personal details including your F2 Trust, your address (this helps match you with others in your area who might wish to share lifts), and crucially, your profession (Foundation Year 2) as you will not be able to book onto courses otherwise.

Once you have registered, you will be able to book onto Regional Teaching sessions. A few points to note:

  • DO book study leave with your department in advance
  • DO spread your Regional Teaching sessions throughout the year
  • DO check the calendar on Maxcourse regularly, as not all courses are available yet
  • DO NOT book into multiple sessions of the same course – space is limited, and it is unfair to block places which others could take – this applies in particular to the mandatory Human Factors and Clinical Skills courses
  • DO NOT book yourself into more than one course on the same date – again, space is limited, and it is unfair to block places
  • DO NOT cancel at the last minute or fail to show up without good cause. If you realise you can’t attend a session you have booked, log into Maxcourse as soon as possible to cancel your place

Global Health Fellowship Programme - APPLY NOW

Health Education England, Global Engagement is offering some Speciality Trainees an unparalleled opportunity to expand their professional and personal horizons and make a real difference in rural South Africa and Uganda. For GP, this is part of a four year Global Health Fellowship Training Programme and will lead to a "Completion of Global Health Training Certificate". 

This programme is available with GP Speciality Training in all English and Welsh Deaneries and for ACCS, Paediatrics and General Medical Speciality Training in many Deaneries. It is supported by Health Education England Global Engagement and Africa Health Placements. It includes a 12 month paid out of programme rural Medical Officer post (OOPE) in South Africa (equivalent to £35K in ZAR) or in Uganda (with a local salary) AHP charge Global Health Fellows a fee for their services.

Joining the Global Health Fellowship Team will advance your career. The generalist nature of medical services required in South African and Ugandan rural hospitals allows Global Health Fellows to develop proficiency in a wide range of medical disciplines including Clinical Skills, Leadership, Decision Making and Resilience and return to the UK armed with a confidence that comes from working in a resource poor setting.

You will be offered the opportunity to apply for a Global Health Fellowship after you have secured your GP, ACCS, Paediatric or CMT placement in the location of your choice. No formal interview will be required but you will be asked to meet with your local Global Health Lead. Some GHF posts, depending on location, may be competitive. Successful appointments will be decided using national ranking.

See our flyer for more information.

Severn Faculty RCGP – Faculty Board Vacancy - Foundation Doctor Representative

Severn Faculty RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) is looking for an interested foundation doctor to take a role on the faculty board. Please see below the role description. The board meets four times a year (usually February, June, September and November) on a Wednesday evening from 6pm (with a buffet) and the meetings start at 7pm. Your attendance would also be encouraged at the annual AGM which is also held on a Wednesday evening, usually in October/November – this year it will be held on 6 November 2019. The next meeting is set for 18 September 2019. This is a voluntary role.  These meetings are usually held at Engineers House, Clifton Bristol.

Role Description: Foundation Doctors Representative

Term of Office: Annually


  • Facilitate and encourage liaison between the faculty and the Foundation doctors.
  • To help the faculty and events administrators to advertise faculty events.
  • To help keep fellow Foundation doctors informed of developments in primary care.
  • To ensure a Foundation doctors perspective is considered by local policy makers and administrators.

Please contact if you are interested or require any further information.

Simulation, Innovation and Patient Safety Conference

The HEE South West Simulation Network is holding a regional Simulation, Innovation and Patient Safety Conference on 17th October at Exeter Rougemont Hotel, EX4 3SP and Invitations are cordially extended to all health care professionals and users of health care.

This free of charge celebratory event will share learning and best practice from eminent experts in Simulation, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), Patient Safety and Multi-professional team working. We cordially invite you to submit abstracts and the best exemplars of simulation and innovations in health care will be selected for either an oral or a poster presentation. Honorarium will be awarded for the best presentations.

Dr Bryn Baxendale, Consultant Anaesthetist and Chair of Simulation Working Group, Royal College of Anaesthetist & Chair of Simulation Advisory and Development Committee, HEE will share his expertise on 'Adaptive simulation: meeting the needs of the future workforce'

As well, Sukie Shinn Project Manager for the National Simulation-Based Education (SBE) Strategy and National TEL Programme from HEE will share her strategic overview and vision of simulation-based education (SBE)’.

There will be workshops on In situ-Simulation, Experiencing A Simbulance, Virtual Reality, Moulage, TEL and Human Factors.

Six CPDs will be awarded for attendance.

For more information please see the poster of the day or website information

Please submit your 250 word abstract by Monday 19th August, – Abstract Submission.

Successful candidates will be informed by 3rd September and all successful applicants will be expected to attend the event.

Please note registration for the conference will open week commencing 29th July; additional information will be sent when registration opens

Further questions can be directed to Dr Dan Freshwater-Turner or Prof Wai-Yee Tse, co-leads of the HEESW Simulation Network via