Covid-19 Wellbeing information and resources:
Unmind is a digital workplace mental health platform. There are a number of these available but importantly UnMind is currently free for all NHS workers to access. You can sign up to access the service using your @hee email address or other @nhs email address you might hold.
The portal offers a really comprehensive range of support at your fingertips such as:
- tools to support sleep, cope with stress, parenting, support others and exercise;
- useful learning and reading content which combines the latest research, psychology, CBT, neuroscience and mindfulness;
- a diary option to assess, track and understand your mental wellbeing over time;
- a thank you option to recognise where someone has made a difference to your wellbeing. I think we all know this instinctively, but science confirms that simple recognition and praise significantly improves personal wellbeing.
N.B. when you sign up the portal will send you ping you an email registration. IT are working to ensure this doesn’t drop into Mimecast, but if you don’t receive yours do drop them a note to release it for you.
more resources are – go here .
Bradford VTS website has a multitude of excellent resources
Deanery Run courses for Trainers, Prospective Trainers and Non Trainers who supervise Trainees, Foundation and Out of hours supervisors
Timetables- Induction and Ongoing
Planning the Year (ST3)
Initial Trainee Assesment
Consultation Skills Training Resources
COT-consent-form RCGP version
RCGP CSA DVDs (available to buy through college bookshop)
Books: Liz Moulton: The Naked Consultation, Roger Neighbour: The Inner Consultation, Peter Tate:The Doctor—s Communication Handbook
Skills Cascade (consultation skills resources, primarily based on Cambridge Calgary)
RCGP guide to the eportfolio for trainers and Step by Step Guide to completing the ESR (scroll to the bottom of the page for links)
RCGP-position-paper-eportfolio-2012 Contains guidance on how to constructively comment on eportfolio entries and appropriately validate
Book: Trisha Greenhalgh: How to Read a Paper
This can be a particularly difficult area for male registrars to get involved in! Below are two resources provided by one of our trainers Dr Nicki Williams, to help assess knowledge in this area:
Career Development/ Guidance & Trainees in need of support
Helping International Medical Graduates (useful section on Bradford VTS website)
Book: ‘So You Qualified Abroad? The Handbook for Overseas Medical Graduates in GP Training’ by Mandy Fry andRichard Mumford
COGPED (Committee of General Practice Education Directors)
CPD Resources (for you!)
New e-learning programme launched to support supervisors working with trainees under the new contract
Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme has launched an e-learning resource that helps describes the role of clinical and educational supervisors and how they work with postgraduate medical trainees employed under the new 2016 contract. The e-learning supports educational and clinical supervisors in understanding their role and how they can support their trainees under the new contract.
The e-learning session is designed to support educational and clinical supervisors but is relevant to all those involved in the management of trainees, including trainees themselves. The development of this e-learning session involved both NHS Employers and the British Medical Association.
Educational and clinical supervisors have always held a critical role in relation to the appropriate appraisal, assessment and support of trainees. The 2016 contract provides a structured method for them to raise issues about their working and learning environment through exception reports. The responsibility of educational and clinical supervisors has not changed with the introduction of this contract, however, some of the policies and processes that surround the role may differ, specifically around the introduction of work scheduling and exception reporting.
These changes will provide a clearer structure through which supervisors can resolve issues raised by trainees they are responsible for, and will require all supervisors to have knowledge of the processes and how to work with them to navigate and support.
The session describes how educational and clinical supervisors work together to deliver the functions defined by the new contract. Examples are worked through demonstrating how supervisors work with trainees to personalise generic work schedules and how this may operate across different training programmes. There are also examples of how exception reports are managed by educational and clinical supervisors and how these may relate to workplace reviews.
These are new activities which should serve to strengthen the ability of the educational and clinical supervisors in ensuring the integrity of training programmes
Professor Wendy Reid, Director of Education and Quality, Health Education England, said: “This new resource is a timely addition to Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare catalogue. To explain the role of educational and clinical supervisors and how they work with and support postgraduate medical trainees, including the processes under the new contract, is welcomed. We hope the new processes will strengthen the role of educational and clinical supervisors in supporting trainees and in turn improve their working lives.”
To access the e-learning click here.
e-Learning launched to help describe how clinical & educational supervisors work w/ postgrad medical trainees http://bit.ly/2hiihZU #HEETEL
e-Learning to support educational & clinical supervisors to understand how they can support their trainees. http://bit.ly/2hiihZU #HEETEL
Training Practice Approval/ Reapproval
See Oxford Deanery website for current Formsand information
N.B. Re CPD and ES payments:
A new system will come into force for the financial year 2017/18 and those changes are outlined below:
- We will see this a budget to be spent in the financial year (April to April) and not the academic year (August to August)
- You will receive one reminder in March every year with a request to invoice us before the end of April that year.
- We will ask that you send one invoice which requests the payment to be made. That will be for £750 for the CPD award for that financial year and £500 for the ES payment for one trainee. This way we will ensure that the bulk of the budget is allocated. There will be some ‘winners’ with regard to all getting a full year of ES payment.
- Additional invoices for ES payment can be sent where more than one trainee is being educationally supervised, or (for example) for part year for CPD payments when a new trainer comes ‘online’.
- To further reduce the bureaucracy we will not require evidence of your PDP to trigger the CPD payment.
- One reminder will be sent, in March, and no other reminders will be sent.
- Any invoices received which are associated with previous financial years will not be paid.