Previous UKFPO events

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Previous UKFPO Events

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


Friday 13 September 2013: UKFPO/HEE Joint Annual Careers Conference

Once again the UKFPO and HENE (formerly Northern Deanery) hosted the annual Joint Careers Conference. This year the event took place on Friday 13 September at St James Park, Newcastle. Medical school and foundation school careers advisors and staff from around the country attended to hear a range of plenary sessions and workshops on key issues around careers advice and support. The day also included a poster competition. Congratulations to Dr Catherine Grace and Dr Anthony Choules from Burton Hospital NHS Trust for their winning poster 'Deciphering Career Trends in female FY2 doctors in the West Midlands Deanery: A retrospective look at 2012 Destination Data'. Highly Commended was awarded to Dr Clare Lister and Dr Sharon Beattie from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust for their poster 'What can be learnt from evaluating Taster Sessions within Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust between January 2012 and March 2013?'. The posters and all the slides from the day can be found below.

 Careers 2013 poster winner Careers 2013 poster highly commended

Plenary sessions

HEE Independent Review of the SJT (Professor John McLachlan)

Recruitment to FP 2014 (Dr Kim Walker)

Perceptions of the SJT (Dr Kim Walker/Siobhan Fitzpatrick)

Recruitment to specialty training and the new MDRS careers group (Jonathan Howes/Joanne Marvell)

Impact of revalidation on (Vicky Osgood)



Responding to the widening participation agenda of HEE - how can we work with partners and stakeholders to meet the long-term objectives to increase participation in medicine and dentistry? (Mike Wilson)

Evaluation the impact on medical career destinations for medial graudates who choose to work abroad after foundation (Sally Blake/Liberty Davies)

The new 'Preparing for Specialty Selection Centres' DVD - what is it, how can we use it and who can we use it with? (Heather Samuel/Christine Waddelove) Digg Reddit Facebook Stumble Upon Follow UKFPO on Twitter