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Posted March 31st 2020 (2 months ago)

Letter from Heads of School - managing postgraduate training during COVID-19

Please see the letter from Heads of Schools regarding managing postgraduate training during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Posted March 20th 2020 (2 months ago)

National Lead Dean Guidance re SL and Covid-19

Dear Colleague

As we prepare for the impact of COVID 19 a number of queries have come to us with regards to HEE’s approach to study leave. Please be advised that the position is as follows:

Impact of Coronavirus On Study Leave for Doctors in Training

Trainees should endeavour to obtain a refund for any pre-booked expenses. If they unable to do so we will honour the claim, but they should provide evidence when they submit their claim that the expense was non-refundable.

All requests for study leave time not taken during the outbreak will be properly considered by the employers and Postgraduate deans and will be subject to the need to maintain NHS services, and training requirements for completion of programmes.

We are asking all parties to be flexible both during and after this difficult time.

HEE will be developing a set of FAQs to help manage the queries that are arising.

If there are unresolved queries please contact us via Study Leave (SW); for our Postgraduate Dean to review.


Posted October 3rd 2019 (8 months ago)

ARCPs - HEE guide for trainees

Please follow the link for an animation providing a short & simple guide for trainees and trainers on how the ARCP process works.


Posted February 10th 2019 (1 year ago)

GW4 Clinical Academic Training (GW4-CAT) Programme

The GW4 Clinical Academic Training (GW4-CAT) Programme in Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter for Medical, Veterinary and Dental Graduates

Applications for a Summer 2020 start are invited from exceptional medical, veterinary and dental graduates to undertake 3-year PhD training at the universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.

The scheme, supported by the Wellcome Trust, is aimed at exceptionally motivated clinically qualified trainees who can demonstrate the capability and drive to undertake a period of research with a view to developing a long-term career as a clinical academic. Applicants must be fully-qualified medical doctors and must have a qualification that allows them to practice clinically in the UK.

Funding offered:

  • A clinical salary
  • University tuition fees at the home rate
  • Associated project costs
  • A contribution towards travel expenses for conferences or project-related travel
  • Some carer support costs where necessary, subject to approval
  • A contribution towards core and specialist training costs

Further information and online application can be found on the GW4CAT website.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 GMT on 1st April 2019

If you have any queries, please email.

Posted September 20th 2016 (4 years ago)

AMPS Competencies Report

We (Julie Screaton (Director, London and the South East) and Professor Ged Byrne (Director of Education & Quality, Health Education England working across the North West)) are pleased to let you know that our survey of higher education institutions about embedding national antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship competences into curricula is now available to access on our website.

The antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences, produced jointly by the Government's expert advisory group for antimicrobial resistance and healthcare acquired infections (ARHAI), and Public Health England were published in 2013. Implementing these competences forms a key aspect of ‘Key area 3’ of the Government's five year strategy for tackling antimicrobial resistance - improving professional education, training and public engagement to improve clinical practice and promote wider understanding of the need for more sustainable use of antimicrobials. The antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences can provide clarity for regulators, education providers and professional bodies to inform standards, guidance and the development of training.

Undergraduate students have expressed interest in receiving more education about antimicrobials, especially about their multidisciplinary use. This survey asked higher education institutions about their awareness of the competencies, and how they had embedded them into their courses.

The results showed:

  • From the 45 universities that submitted information for a total of 100 health-related course 86% of universities confirmed they were aware of the national AMPS competencies.
  • Implementation of the five domains of the AMPS competencies showed that 91% of courses had embedded statements on infection prevention and control, 75% of courses for antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobials, 66.3% of courses for the prescribing of antimicrobials, 62% of courses for the prescribing of antimicrobials and 40% of courses for monitoring and learning.
  • Embedding of the AMPS competencies per professional group showed an average of 90% implementation for medicine, 82% for dentistry, 81% for pharmacy, 76% for independent non-medical prescribing courses, 52% for midwifery, 46% for nursing and 40.8% for allied health professionals.

We welcome the findings of this initial survey and hope best practices can be shared between higher health education institutions to enhance the adoption of these competencies. It has also highlighted the importance of non-medical prescribing courses adopting these competencies.

We would encourage you to:

  • implement the recommendations in this report on behalf of your organisations
  • raise awareness of these results within your organisations and networks
  • provide system leadership as individuals, groups and organisations in enhancing the adoption and implementation of the antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences within your academic and health networks and organisations, at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.

For further information please contact Mohamed Sadak (Clinical Lead and Programme Manager, Antimicrobial Resistance and Sepsis).


Posted December 3rd 2015 (4 years ago)

Ebola survivorship and advice for clinicians

Please see the attached letter from the Chief Medical Officer, NHS England, regarding what is currently known around Ebola survivorship, and what measures clinicians should take.


Posted June 19th 2015 (5 years ago)

New Site Lauched for Postgraduate Dental Education.

Welcome to the new Postgraduate Dental Education website

We provide high quality Postgraduate Dental Education for the South West. Including Dental Foundation Training, Hospital Training including Dental Core Training and Specialty Training, and Continuing Professional Development for all Dentists and Dental Care Professionals.

Posted April 28th 2015 (5 years ago)

Relocation Expenses contact Information

Relocation Expenses Trust Contact Information


Please see the table below for contact details within respective trusts relating to Relocation Expenses.


First Name Second name Trust Trust E-Mail Address
Nina Bosssa-Lubugumu RD&E
Susan Roy NDHCT
Debbie Salter TST
Ann Livermore RCHT
Frances Greenwood PHNT
Kelly Ebdon SDHCT





Posted August 19th 2014 (6 years ago)

Association of Otolaryngologists in Training (AOT)

My name is Mo Bajalan, I am the core surgical trainee rep for the Association of Otolaryngologists in Training (AOT). I would like to advertise our organisation and invite senior medical students, foundation doctors and core surgical trainees interested in ENT to join the association.

AOT is an organisation that represents all Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery trainees throughout the UK all the way through their training careers. We are independent, free to join and are run by trainees for trainees.

The AOT puts forward the views of its membership through representation on the councils and committees of ENT-UK, Specialist Advisory Committee in Otolaryngology, Education and Training Committee, the Intercollegiate Exam Board, the Royal Society of Medicine sections, the Association of Surgeons in Training, and many other groups.

The benefits most applicable to junior trainees will be the advertising of relevant materials, courses and conferences pertinent to early career development. There are copious opportunities to discuss relevant issues and areas concerning training in discussion groups within the AOT forum as well as designated social media forums.

Once a year, there is an annual AOT conference where alongside an unrivalled academic and social programme, members have the opportunity to present projects at a national conference and nominate themselves to represent the AOT regionally or on one of the committees.

If you are interested in joining the AOT please visit the website on:

Alternatively, if you would like to be added to core trainee mailing list for advertisements and notifications of courses and events please contact the following address:

Many thanks in advance and we look forward to hearing from budding ENT enthusiasts in the near future.

Best wishes

Mo Bajalan
Core trainee rep
Health Education England - Wessex

Posted August 13th 2014 (6 years ago)

Three Surgical Trainees Wanted for Mammary Fold Academic Subcommittee

Dear surgical trainees,

The Mammary Fold, the National Breast Trainees Group, is keen to recruit three surgical trainees to form an academic subcommittee, which will be supported by the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) Academic & Research Committee. The three appointed members will have key roles in forming and running a national research collaborative, studying all aspects of breast surgery. This will also be an opportunity to further enhance their research, leadership and management skills, while delivering trainee-led research in breast surgery at a national level.

The successful applicants will have an active role in designing and conducting future studies, facilitating and disseminating other trainee collaborative group projects, as well as the projects of the ABS Academic & Research Committee. Selected trainees will also be expected to liaise with regional representatives and have an active role in co-ordinating local trainee involvement.

Applications are welcome from both academic and non-academic trainees at all levels of training. To apply, please send a copy of your Curriculum Vitae to, along with a short covering letter (250 words) supporting your application. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, the 2nd of September, 2014.

The appointments for the post will be made under the guidance of the ABS Academic & Research Committee. For further enquiries, please email Dennis Remoundos at


(C. Elliott)

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