Sharing Best Practice

CPR in Schools

#CPRinSchools is a national initiative for trainee healthcare professionals to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation to children in schools. This initiative has gained significant support nationally from both senior and junior doctors including the UKFPO, GMC and Royal Colleges. So far, training has been delivered to over 1000 school children and has gained newspaper coverage and significant support on social media (@marinasoltan_).

Placement Supervision Guidance Tool

The Placement Supervision Group is a useful, independent tool in the identification of trainees needing additional support.

Recommendations for Safe Trainee Changeover

Doctors in training in the UK have historically started new six-monthly rotations in February and August, with the majority of junior doctors rotating to new training programmes during the first week of August. There is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that simultaneous trainee changeover is associated with higher mortality, reduced efficiency and lower satisfaction. The Academy and NHS Employers have worked with partner organisations to develop simple, practical recommendations that can help mitigate these problems.

AoMRC and COPMed Reflective Practice Toolkit

The toolkit provides templates and examples of reflective styles and aims to facilitate best practice in the documentation of reflection on a variety of activities and events. The toolkit is intended to provide practical help and documentation to help doctors with reflective practice. It complements the general guidance.

The Reflective Practitioner Joint Guidance 

This guidance has been produced jointly by the Academy, the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMED), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Medical Schools Council (MSC). The guidance was developed following calls from doctors, responsible officers and appraisers, for clearer information on what is meant by reflection, and how those in training and engaging in revalidation should reflect as part of their practice. It has been developed with input from all four nations and is intended for use across the UK.