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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'.
GMC review of health and disability in medical education and training (Mark Dexter)
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'.
Quality Improvement projects of Clinical Innovation
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
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 Alexander Finlayson:
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