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Posted April 17th 2018 (1 month ago)

HEE South - Good Practice Event

Wednesday 16th May 2018


The purpose of this multi-professional event is to promote and share good practice of quality learning environments across the South region supporting the HEE Quality Framework to identify and disseminate good practice via networks and events, establishing regional links and networks.


Objectives of good practice event:

1. Promote the HEE Quality Framework
2. Raise awareness of the HEE QF standards
3. Promote the sharing of Good Practice
4. Promote multi-professional working
5. Promote collaborative working across the South Region


For more information OR to book a place - click here

Posted March 9th 2018 (2 months ago)

Peninsula office is moving 12 March 2018

Please note that Health Education England’s Peninsula office will be moving out of Raleigh Building to a new location.

With effect from Monday 12 March 2018 our new address will be:

Health Education England
Plumer House
Tailyour Road
Plymouth, PL6 5DH

Our telephone numbers will also change following the move, so please note the updated email signatures of individual contacts.

There is no central switchboard number – all calls will be direct dial.

We apologise in advance if there is any temporary break in communications between the 9 March and 14 March 2018, however in case of an urgent query  please ring 01454 252 688.

For all other queries please send an email to the person with whom you wish to talk and they will contact you as soon as possible.

Posted February 21st 2018 (3 months ago)

Reflective Practice

Please see the Joint Statement from COPMED and AoMRC on Reflective Practice.

Posted February 20th 2018 (3 months ago)

BIARGS Annual Scientific Meeting

The British and Irish Association of Robotic Gynaecologists (BIARGS) annual scientific meeting is being held in Guildford on 18-20th April 2018.

Posted January 25th 2018 (4 months ago)

Congratulations NFDPD 2018 Prize Winners

National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day 2018

Following another highly successful year, we are delighted to confirm the Prize Winning and Highly Commended Oral and Poster presenters from the event held on Friday 12th January at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Bristol.

Oral Presentations


"Is the DRSABCD approach an effective approach to teaching Basic Life Support to school children age 12-14?"
(M. Soltan, E. Briggs, L. Raworth - West Mindlands, North)

Highly Commended

"Assessing Pain in Patients with Dementia & Delirium Over the Age of 65 Years : The Abbey Pain Scale"
(P. Lillie, J. Sharp, Dr Westcott, Dr Kyle - Severn Foundation School)

Poster Presentations

Quality Improvement Section 1 Posters


"Developing an inpatient post-falls pro-forma to improve assessment and documentation by Junior Doctors"
(O. Scott, E. Padfield, C. Kostov, F. Wu, C. Costache, B. Hutchinson - Wessex Foundation School)

Highly Commended

"Delayed Gastro Emptying: Improving the timeliness of Patient Discharge on the Gastroenterology Wards"
(M. Stewart, V. Knott - South Yorkshire Foundation School)

Quality Improvement Section 2 Posters


"Outliers – The Forgotten Patients; The story of a second-rate patient experience"
(O. Hughes, G. Gowda, C. O'Beirne - Trent Foundation School)

Highly Commended

"Improving the monitoring of bowel habit in patients on Clozapine in the 2gether NHS trust"
(V. Aggarwal, H. Delacave, G. Undrill - Severn Foundation School)

Quality Improvement Section 3 Posters


"Rationalising anti-emetic dispensation in gastroenterology"
(K. Pohl, J. Pyle, J. Watson, A. Magides - Peninsula Foundation School)

Highly Commended

"The Limits of Being an F1: Standardising on call and prescribing practise amongst pre-registration doctors"
(A. Stubbs - Severn Foundation School)

Case Report Section 1 Posters


"Full Resolution of Subacute Acetabular Osteomyelitis in an 11-year-old Patient Following Nonsurgical Management"
(B. Kerr, G. Finlayson, L. Thompson, J. McConway - Northern Ireland Foundation School)

Highly Commended

"Wasp sting induced STEMI with complete coronary artery occlusion: a case of Kounis syndrome"
(B. Cross, T. Choudhury, M. Hindle, G. Galasko - North West Foundation School)

Case Report Section 2 Posters


"Recurrent acute pancreatitis secondary to alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency"
(Z. Awan, A. Turner - Heart of England Foundation Trust)

Highly Commended

"Iatrogenic Cushing syndrome and secondary adrenal insufficiency related to single-dose corticosteroid administration with concurrent Ritonavir treatment for HIV"
(R. Simson - Severn Foundation School)

Education Posters


"A near peer-led blood products training course for new doctors"
(O. Udo - North West Foundation School)

Highly Commended

"Making Sense of Psychopathology: The importance of undergraduate teaching on the function and phenomenology of behavioural symptoms"
(T. Dalton, H. Jackson - Severn Foundation School)

Research/Original Work


"An audit cycle analysing contaminated blood cultures; implementing interventions to reduce rates and potential dangerous consequences."
(S. Lee, J. Miles, K. Mukherji - Wales Foundation School)

Highly Commended

"C-Reactive Protein in Primary Care; An attempt to reduce antibiotic prescription. Did it work?"
(A. Burahee - West Midlands Foundation School)

Thank you

We would also like to thank all our judges, speakers, and Dr Mike Masding for hosting.

Posted November 22nd 2017 (6 months ago)

Innovation Funding Scheme 2017

Applications for the 2017/2018 Innovation Funding Scheme are now CLOSED.


Application forms and guidance will be available here during this period




Posted October 3rd 2017 (8 months ago)

Dental Foundation Training Educational Supervisor Recruitment 2018

WANTED: Educational Supervisors to help train Foundation Dentists

The Future is in Your Hands

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Have you got what it takes?

  • An available surgery for up to 35 hours per week.
  • Enthusiasm to create a learning environment.
  • Experience of NHS practice and personally deliver over 1000 UDAs .
  • Available in practice to offer support for more than 3 days each week.
  • Good ethical values and well organised practice.
  • Willingness to work with peers to develop as an ES.

Health Education England South West is seeking Dental Foundation Training Educational Supervisors for 2018-19. Start date 1 September 2018. 

Applications close Monday 27th November 2017.


Interviews will take place on Thursday 1st February in Plymouth and on Thursday 22nd February 2018 in Bristol.

  • ES receives a Training Fee of £9,420.00 per annum (£785.00 per month).
  • FD is paid £31,356.00 per annum - £2,613.00 per month.
  • Training practice receives service cost of £5,347.00 per month plus the cost of reimbursement of employer's NI contributions. (Figures correct at April 2017).
  • HEE SW offers training support by way of free access to appropriate training courses, peer review and teaching guidance from experienced Training Programme Directors.

Please contact David Lee if you would like more information.


Posted August 4th 2017 (10 months ago)

Educational Conference 22 November 2017

Date for your Diaries

South West Peninsula and Severn Postgraduate Medical Education programmes, on behalf of Health Education England - South West, will be holding their annual educational conference on 22nd November 2017 at Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton. This year the meeting will be specifically focussed on trainee support and will cover a number of areas relevant to this topic with presentations from national and local keynote speakers

There will also be a number of workshops during the day along the same theme.

The conference aims to be an enjoyable and valuable interactive experience for all those involved in clinical postgraduate medical education. It will be of particular interest to Associate Deans, GP Associate Directors, Regional Advisers, Heads of School, Training Programme Directors, Directors of Medical Education, Clinical Tutors, Foundation Leads and College Tutors, as well as Clinical and Educational Supervisors.

All the speakers have an interest and considerable experience on the areas of support they will be presenting and there will be an opportunity for interactive discussion throughout the day.

CPD recognition with the Royal College of Physicians will be applied for.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There will be no charge to those involved in educational roles in the footprint of Health Education England working across the South West. A programme will be available on this website shortly, but in the meantime registration for the Conference can be found on the link below.

Please note, the conference is now fully booked, but any new registrations will be placed on a waiting list and you will be contacted as soon as any cancellations come in.

Application form


Posted July 17th 2017 (10 months ago)

Bursary and PGCE Funding 2017/2018

Applications for the 2017/2018 Bursary and PGCE funding are now CLOSED.

Posted July 5th 2017 (11 months ago)

Fellowship Opportunities

Oxford Biodesign Fellowship, University of Oxford

Fellowship Start Date: Sep 2017

Application Deadline: 14th July 2017

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

The Oxford Biodesign Fellowship is a 9 month, full-time and salaried medical innovation fellowship, with a goal to identify unmet clinical needs and invent innovative solutions with commercial potential. Biodesign originates from Stanford with a strong track record of spin-outs in its 15 years.

The fellowship is recruiting clinicians with demonstrated entrepreneurial passion and intent. Clinicians will form a multi-skilled team with other applicants from technical backgrounds (engineering, computer science, commercial). Fellows will receive dedicated training and mentorship from leading experts in biomedical innovation and have access to world-leading expertise from the University of Oxford. At the end of the programme, there will be numerous opportunities for further investment.

To apply: Email Prof. Maarten De Vos with a recent CV.

Visit Oxford Biodesign for more information, or email with any questions.

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