Previous UKFPO events

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Previous UKFPO Events

UKFPO/HENE Joint Careers Conference 2014

On Monday 13 October 2014, the UKFPO and Health Education North East held the annual Joint Careers Conference at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle. The day was well attended by medical and foundation school careers advisors and faculty, and trainees. Sessions helpd during the day included the Shape of Training, SJT Validation, Women in Medicine and what careers professionals can do about labour-market shortages. A poster exhibition was held and we would like to congratulate Dr Rita Mildner, Dr Nana Muhammad, Dr Alice Crabtree and Dr Yasmin Rahman from Hereford & Worcester for their winning poster 'The Use of the Critical Friends Pathway in Choosing Specialties'.

Careers 2014 winning poster


Plenary Sessions

Shape of Training (Prof. Stuart Carney)

FP 2015 Recruitment (Dr Kim Walker)

SJT Validation (Helena Edwards)

Specialty Recruitment/Oriel (Claire Kennedy)

GMC review of health and disability in medical education and training (Mark Dexter)



Academic Foundation Programme (Dr Thomas Kelley)

Women In Medicine (Dr Melanie Jones)

Seven things trainees don't know about successful career development (Evgenia Galinskaya)

Labour-market shortages: what can careers professionals do to help recruitment to shortage specialties (Mike Wilson)


UKFPO/NACT UK Joint Sharing Good Practice Conference 2014

The UKFPO and NACT UK hosted another successful Sharing Good Practice conference on Wednesday 11 June 2014 at the Holiday Inn Regent's Park. The day was well attended by faculty and trainees from across the UK, who shared their examples of good practice in foundation training via a series of plenary sessions, workshops and poster presentations. The posters were judged by representatives from the host organisations and the winners were Dr Sophie Hanina and Dr Utku Alhun, from Milton Keynes Hospital, for their poster 'The poof is in the pudding: clarity of menu choices for diabetic patients'. 

SGP winner v2


Quality Improvement projects of Clinical Innovation

Blinded by the Light: inclusion of the lens of the eye in routine CT head examinations across a NHS Foundation Trust; an audit Dr Jack Roberts, St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey

The use of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) in an Old Age Psychiatry Unit, Dr Priya Rajyaguru, North Bristol NHS Trust

Saving Time, Saving Brain: Assessment of out-of-hours stroke patients via ‘telemedicine’ versus face-to-face evaluation, Dr Louise Dawson. Dr Julia Fordham and Dr Lizzie Griffiths, Dorset County Hospital


Quality Improvement projects of service innovation

Improving the efficiency of dental general anaesthetic theatre lists at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Miss Kate Parker, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Prevention of dehydration of hospital in-patients, Dr Philippa Johnstone, Royal Worcester Hospital

A Collaborative Approach to Case Management in frequent attenders to the emergency department, Dr Catriona Reid, West Middlesex University Hospital

Anaphylaxis: The empty audit box, Dr Karim Amer, King’s College Hospital, London 

Uptake of SLE in Foundation, Dr David Kessell & Dr Sonia Panchal, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges


Breakout sessions


Developing a Foundation Year One (FY1) Doctor Post in a Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, Dr Holly Blair, St George’s Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Multi-Disciplinary Team: improving communication for a smoother patient journey, Dr Josh Coats, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

3 D’s: Delirium, Dementia, Depression – what you need to know, in context, Dr Damien Bezzina, Queen’s Hospital, Burton

University Hospitals of Leicester Doctors in Training Committee ‘Enhancing Quality Improvement Programme’ (EQIP), Dr Alex Till, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Foundation Year Teaching: building foundations for the future in a district general hospital, Dr Bella Ryle and Dr Francesca Eddy, Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Announcing …. An ‘Engagement’ with Management at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Dr Jessica Walding and Dr Katie Ayres, Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Does Handover Education improve quantitative patient outcomes? Dr Daniel Monnery, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Improving communication of patient care between medical teams, Dr Miranda Cole & Dr Charlotte Snead

Teaching Clinical Governance, Miss Claire Young, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

Mobiquette’ – a patients’ perspective, Dr Lydia Hayden, Cardiff

An Innovative Approach to Local Quality Management: joint undergraduate/Foundation programme quality visits to Local Education Providers (LEPs), Dr Jon Scott, Health Education North East

The Isle of Wight Teaching Programme: a triumvirate approach to developing the clinical teacher and preparing the medical student, Dr Neena Singh, St Mary’s Hospital, IOW

Tuesday 18th March 2014: Foundation Doctor Academic Conference

The UKFPO supported by the Wellcome Trust once again hosted the annual Foundation Doctor Academic Conference at the Wellcome Trust, London. The day was well attended by doctors from across the UK and Malta, and through a mixture of lectures, networking and workshops, provided an excellent platform for raising the profile of academic training. 

Dr James Fenton: How to apply for an ACF

Professor Dermot Kelleher: Why I'm a clinical academic

Dr Charlotte Barker: My experience of a clinical academic career

Dr Alexander Finlayson: My experience of a clinical academic career

Dr James Fenton: Funding opportunities with NIHR

Dr James Harden: Funding opportunities with Wellcome Trust

Dr Simon Vincent: Funding opportunities with Cancer Research UK

Professor Bharat Jasani: The academic training pathway in Wales



Dr Vivienne Curtis: Making the most of an ACF

Dr James Read: Medical education research

Dr Alexander Finlayson:

Dr Lavnish Joshi: Surgical Research


Friday 17 January 2014: Foundation Doctor Presentation Day

On Friday 17 January 2014, Health Education South West supported by the UKFPO and the Healthcare Quality Improvement Project, held the annual Foundation Doctor Presentation Day in Bristol. The day was well attended by foundation doctors from across the UK, many of whom presented either a poster or an oral presentation on work they had carried out during their foundation training relating to audit, research or quality improvement. A winner was chosen for the oral presentation section, and a winner for each poster presentation category. Click here to see all the abstracts from the day.

Oral presentation winner

Improving the safety and efficiency of IV fluid prescribing for adults on medical and surgical wards: Dr Hannah Mackinnon, Andrew Cumpstey, Sarah de Courcy, Alison Foster, Katherine Leonard, Kirsty Nelson-Smith, Emma Tenison, Sophie Walter, Hazel Yilmaz

Quality Improvement (Section 1) winner

Prevention of dehydration by optimising the size of the Water Jug: Dr Philippa Johnstone, Mr M. Wall, Mr N. Hickey, Dr R. Alexander

Quality Improvement (Section 2) Winner

First Newborn Examination and Documentation Clinical Improvement Project: Dr Anna Athanasia Ntovolou, Dr Fergus Morris Dr Colin Melville

Case Reports Winner

Abdominal Pain and Diarrhoea in a Nulliparous Female: Dr. Mandy Caruana, Dr John Schembri, Dr Pierre Ellul 

Original Work Winner

Venous Embolism and Thrombosis in Colorectal Cancer: A Retrospective Cohort Study: Dr Nicholas Hopley, Dr Jurjees Hasan Dr Robert Metcalf
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