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Posted May 24th 2021 (12 months ago)

HEE Bursary Opportunities 2021

HEE South West are pleased to announce that the Bursary and PGCE Funding scheme for 2021 is now open.


The Application window opened on Monday 24th May 2021 and will close on Sunday 13th June 2021. 


Application forms and guidance are available here during this period.

Posted July 23rd 2020 (2 years ago)

The GMC National Training Survey 2020- NOW OPEN

This year’s GMC National Training Survey is now LIVE!

It was launched on 22nd July 2020 and will close on 12th August 2020.

The aim of the survey is to gain an overview of the trainees and trainers experiences during COVID.

Please use the following links for updated survey guides for:

Doctors in Training 
Question Sets

All eligible doctors will be invited to take part in the survey via email.

If you have any questions regarding the survey please direct your queries to the SW Quality team at


The National Training Survey (NTS) is a core piece of work undertaken by the General Medical Council (GMC) each year to assess the quality of postgraduate medical education and training being provided across the United Kingdom (UK).  The NTS is distributed to all known postgraduate trainees within the UK who are actively in a training post on the census date.  From 2016 a Trainer Survey will run alongside the Trainee Survey.  Detailed information can be found on the GMC website.

The NTS for trainees includes a set of core questions which looks at trainees' perception of training providers compliance with the GMC standards.  In addition to the core questions, each of the Royal Colleges and Faculties have developed a set of specialty specific questions which survey the doctors perception of the quality of delivery of the relevant curricula.

Your survey responses will help us to quality manage the training programmes in the Peninsula by helping us develop an overall picture of postgraduate medical education and training.  The survey results are analysed and triangulated to:

  • provide feedback on each training programme, postgraduate school and local education providers (LEPs)
  • benchmark the training being provided against other postgraduate organisations nationally and other LEPs locally
  • aid in the identification of educational or patient safety concerns and the development of action plans for improvement
  • assist in identifying areas of good practice
  • ensure that the training programmes and LEPs are delivering training in accordance with local and nationally agreed frameworks
  • assist in the continual development of support for trainers

Previous GMC survey results can be accessed as follows:


Posted July 8th 2020 (2 years ago)

SAS Bursary

HEE South West are pleased to announce that the SAS Bursary scheme for July 2020 is now open.


The application window opened on Wednesday 8th July and will close on Friday 7th August 2020.


Application forms and guidance are available here during this period.

Posted June 11th 2020 (2 years ago)

HEE Bursary and PGCE Funding 2020

HEE South West are pleased to announce that the Bursary and PGCE Funding scheme for 2020 is now open.


The Application window opened on Wednesday 10th June and will close on Tuesday 7th July 2020. 


Application forms and guidance are available here during this period.

Posted June 9th 2020 (2 years ago)

HLA MA ILM5 Certificate 2020


HEE-SW in collaboration with the Health and Leadership Academy HLA


HEE South West is delighted to announce the opportunity to offer five sponsored spaces on the HLA MA ILM5 Certificate in Leadership and Management course commencing September 2020.

This is a fully online programme that can be completed self-paced. It is designed for trainees interested in leadership that leads to an ILM Level 5 qualification; with the option of gaining Membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (MInstLM).

The HLA Application window will open on Tuesday 9th June 2020 and will close on Friday 3rd July 2020. 

Application forms and guidance will be available here during this period.

Posted April 3rd 2020 (2 years ago)

Bursary Update

Due to the current COVID-19 situation our bursary funding for 2020/2021 is being reviewed monthly.

This includes; our PgCert Ed and SAS bursaries. Further updates and information will be posted when available.

Posted March 20th 2020 (2 years ago)

UPDATE - Leadership and Professional Support and Well-Being Fellow


"Owing to the current situation regarding COVID 19 the fellowship recruitment will be suspended until further notice.  This is to enable efforts to be redirected to the provision of clinical patient care."

Posted March 20th 2020 (2 years ago)

National Lead Dean Guidance re SL and Covid-19

Dear Colleague

As we prepare for the impact of COVID 19 a number of queries have come to us with regards to HEE’s approach to study leave. Please be advised that the position is as follows:

Impact of Coronavirus On Study Leave for Doctors in Training

Trainees should endeavour to obtain a refund for any pre-booked expenses. If they unable to do so we will honour the claim, but they should provide evidence when they submit their claim that the expense was non-refundable.

All requests for study leave time not taken during the outbreak will be properly considered by the employers and Postgraduate deans and will be subject to the need to maintain NHS services, and training requirements for completion of programmes.

We are asking all parties to be flexible both during and after this difficult time.

HEE will be developing a set of FAQs to help manage the queries that are arising.

If there are unresolved queries please contact us via Study Leave (SW); for our Postgraduate Dean to review.


Posted March 11th 2020 (2 years ago)

COVID-19 and Teaching days

We have just been advised by Paediatric Head of school that the ST6-8 teaching day on Friday, 13th March 2020 is no longer face to face with regards to COVID-19, please do not turn up to UHB education centre.

Updated details will be on Paediatrics website how we are going to delivery the training session.




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