Posted September 28th 2021 (2 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Preparing for Core Training Interview

Please see below a link for details for the forthcoming Preparing for Core Training Interview at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow on Saturday 16th October from 9am until 1pm.

Further information and links to register for the course can be found by following the link below:

Urology & Plastics course

The Plastic Surgery and Urology On-Call Survival Course course curriculum has been developed and will be delivered by Registrars in their respective specialty. Please note that the 2nd edition of this popular course will be held virtually this year.

Saturday 16th of October (Urology), 20th of November (Plastic Surgery) from 10 am - 2 pm (UTC +1)


This course is aimed at junior doctors who want to improve their understanding and ability to manage commonly encountered urological and plastic surgery presentations.
Appropriate for those with an interest in pursuing a career in urology and plastic surgery as well as those with upcoming urology and plastic surgery jobs, regardless of career goals.


A one day focused course aimed at improving theoretical knowledge and surviving a urology and plastic surgery on-call shift.
Teaching will consist of a series of short lectures focusing on presentations commonly encountered by junior doctors with an emphasis on the areas they most often find challenging.


The course aims to improve theoretical knowledge to allow junior doctors to more confidently and appropriately manage pre and post-op surgical patients which can be a very daunting task, particularly on the many occasions they find their registrar and consultant in theatre!

Early Bird Course fee (until 3/10/21): £20
£25 after the 3/10/21

Includes a course certificate and access to recording for 7 days

Please click here for more details and to book 

New Clinical Academic Careers website

Dear Trainees,

Medical Schools Council and the Clinical Academic Training Forum (CATF) have launched a new website that aims to communicate the value of a career in clinical academia and provide information on how health professionals at various stages of training can become clinical academics.

The website is called the Clinical Academic Training and Careers Hub (CATCH) and provides useful information for current and aspiring clinical academic trainees. The advice on CATCH explores opportunities across professions including medicine, dentistry, nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals.

CATCH aims to:

• showcase and promote the wide variety of exciting career options in clinical academia across a range of healthcare disciplines
• provide practical advice on clinical academic career options across all four nations of the UK
• highlight inspiring clinical academics at a variety of career stages to help build aspirations
• build links between clinical practice and academia.

CATCH is due to launch in October, but we would first like to gather feedback from current trainees to hear what they think of the site and the information it contains. We have published a short survey asking trainees what they think of the site, and how it can be improved in future.

Do you want to know more about why and when you experience stress as a foundation doctor?

F1 and F2 training can be a stressful time for foundation doctors and the working conditions you may encounter may be particularly challenging in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to understand what causes stress for foundation doctors and how you manage this stress over time. The purpose of our study is to understand the factors and conditions that contribute to foundation doctors feeling you cannot manage the challenges you encounter. By conducting this study, we hope to shed more light on the well-being of foundation doctors, such that resources and interventions can be developed to support those at risk of overload.

The study itself will involve completing an audio-diary for a two-month period to record your experiences of stress. 

There are several benefits of participating in the study. First, we will provide each participant with a tailored report on your triggers of stress and how these unfolded over time, derived from a team of experts. Secondly, we will give each participant £50 for participating, and you will also be entered into a prize draw where you could win a further £100.

If you are interested in participating, simply send an email to Sanjay Popat at with “Yes” in the title and Sanjay will follow up with more details.

ACCS open evening

Please see below details of ACCS open evening on November 17th 2021 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm

Specialty Recruitment webinar

The Specialty Recruitment webinar took place on Wednesday 15 September, providing updates and information on the 2022 specialty training recruitment round. If you weren’t able to make the live broadcast, you can catch up with the recording You can find further information on recruitment on the specialty training website.

UKFPO Bulletin: 22 September 2021

The UKFPO are pleased to invite you to view our latest bulletin via the below link.


UKFPO Bulletin / 22 September 2021