Bulletins, Courses and Information for your attention

On this page you will find information about upcoming courses and general information that will be of use for you to know. If there are any courses that you are interested in applying to please either read in the body of the course advertisement or select the flyer/programme at the bottom of the page to find out more information on how to apply.

Interested In Education? Survey on Teaching Experience and Opportunities

Message sent on behalf of Prof Mark Kearney, Dean of Medicine at the University of Leeds

Dear Colleagues,

Do you teach students or junior doctors?

If so we would love to hear about your experiences and whether or not you would be interested in further training or experience in Medical Education.

This short survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete and we would be very grateful to hear from you to help us understand how involved Junior Doctors are in teaching and how much more (or less!) you’d like to be.

All responses are completely anonymous.

Please click on the link below:


Thanks very much in advance for your time!

With very best wishes,

Andy Walker

Dr Andrew MN Walker BMedSci (Hons) MBChB MRCP (London) FHEA PhD

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology

Deputy AGL for Student Education and TEF

Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular And Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
LIGHT Building Room 6.35

University of Leeds
Clarendon Way

Email: a.m.n.walker@leeds.ac.uk

Twitter: @andrewmnwalker

Web link: https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/staff/853/dr-andrew-mn-walker

Are You Thinking About A Career in Anaesthetics/ACCS Anaesthetics? Saturday 26th September 2020 & Saturday 12th December 2020 10:00am-


Dear Sir/Madam,

We are two Anaesthetic doctors who have run national interview skills courses for the past five years for any junior doctors interested in applying for Core Training in Anaesthetics or ACCS Anaesthetics.  Our next course will be held on Saturday September 26th 2020. 

The coronavirus pandemic has led to significant changes in recruitment for core training in anaesthetics / ACCS, including the introduction of online interviews for the first time via Microsoft Teams.  We are reflecting this by holding our lecture course as an interactive online webinar for the first time.  This has the added advantage of junior doctors being able to attend from the comfort of their own homes/hospitals rather than needing to travel across the UK.  Our September course will focus on anaesthetics as a career choice, getting the application for Core Training correct, and helping junior doctors construct a competitive portfolio / self-assessment score ready for the national anaesthetic recruitment application in November 2020.  We will hold a further interview skills course in December for those junior doctors successful in being invited to interview in January.

The course on September 26th will most likely be of relevance to current foundation doctors, but may also be of interest to senior trainees or fellows who are thinking of a change of career path.  We contacted you in July regarding this course, and thank you very much for passing on the information.  However, following the course becoming booked out, we have expanded our capacity to allow more junior doctors to attend, and were hoping you could kindly let your new intake of junior doctors (many of whom will have rotated in from August onwards) that there are extra places now available for next week's webinar.  

If you feel that the course would be of interest to junior / foundation doctors in your region, we would be grateful if you could forward the attached information (pdf) regarding the course to them.  Also feel free to print out the pdf (at the bottom of the page) and post it to a junior doctor notice board if you so wish.  

A place on the course can be booked, and further details found at http://www.anaestheticsinterviews.com/

Best regards and many thanks,

Dr Josie Cashman, ST7 anaesthetics/ICU, St. George's Hospital, London

Dr Matt Clayton, ST7 anaesthetics, Royal Brompton Hospital, London

Are You Thinking About A Career in Psychiatry? Friday 13th November 2020 9:15am-12:45pm

Health Education England Yorkshire and Humber Bridging the Gap  Psychiatry

Virtual event via MS teams

Talks will include:

  • Why choose Psychiatry as a career and how to apply for Core Training
  • Mindfulness and resilience
  • Academic psychiatry
  • An opportunity to meet consultants and trainees from different Psychiatric specialities
  • Bitesize Psychiatry sessions-Opportunities to develop understanding around sub-specialities:
    •     Liaison Psychiatry
    •    Forensic Psychiatry
    •     Old Age Psychiatry
    •     Addictions Psychiatry
    •     Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Please ensure you book your place now via: medicaleducationlypft@nhs.net and you can find the flyer at the bottom of this page.

Are You Thinking About A Career in Ophthalmology?  Tuesday 13th October 2020 9:00am - 4:30pm  

Have COVID 19 restrictions meant you have found it difficult to arrange taster days in ophthalmology? Or are you simply looking for a unique virtual programme, that will give you practical tips on simulation & surgical skills, critical appraisal, audit, quality improvement projects and kick start your ophthalmology clinical skills and signs learning?

In mid-September, we will begin working with a proactive group of junior doctors and foundation years interested in a career in ophthalmology…….. as this is our first virtual ophthalmology taster course, Eyestrive, we are looking for participants to join the course who can implement, test and feedback back on their experience.

Eyestrive is brought to you by a team working with the School of Ophthalmology YH and it is approved by the Foundation school HEE YH.  We are now ready to launch this programme, and we are inviting YOU to join. See the infogram here and programme highlights video here.

Here's how it will work…

  1. Register you interest NOW by clicking here
  2. Book your study leave NOW (as the virtual workshop is on tuesday 13th October 9am-4.30pm). Course fee is £125 ( discounted to £100 for Y&H foundation doctors)
  3. Places are limited so based on your answers we will contact you on Thursday 10th September to make payment to confirm your place
  4. Once your place is confirmed and payment is received, you will be given access to the curriculum you need to prepare for our interactive virtual workshops led by you as consultant ophthalmologists and senior trainees who will mentor each module. 
  5. We will be asking all participants to complete the online pre-course modules, to ensure you “keep on track” we have timetabled in lunch time sessions on zoom with the module leads. See the faculty bios here

It is very simple and the main aim is to inspire and give a “taster” 

All the details will be available on Eyestrive.org.uk

We'll get together for a full day virtual workshop on Tuesday 16th October 9.00-4.30pm to teach and facilitate clinical skills, clinical signs, suture practice, to facilitate a quality improvement project surgery and learn critical appraisal skills based on landmark ophthalmology papers. The workshop will allow time for  brainstorming solutions to specific teaching challenges to develop your teaching portfolio, so you can put it all into action and feedback on the experience for your appraisal/ARCP.

If you are interested, places are limited, so to avoid dissapointment, register your interest

The link for website is https://eyestrive.org.uk

Are you thinking about a Career in Psychiatry? “Murder in Mind” Event that Humber Teaching NHS hospitals will be live streaming on Wednesday 7th October 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm


We have been asked to contact you regarding a “Murder in Mind” Event that Humber Teaching NHS hospitals will be live streaming on 7/10/2020. 

They are hoping to attract future medical students, foundation doctors or doctors who may be rethinking their careers and want to be future Psychiatrists.

Please use the link below to their Eventbrite page to book a place, and the poster is at the bottom of the page.