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Yorkshire and Humber

YHFS Strategy for Foundation Teaching Post COVID

We appreciate that in these exceptional times that we need to be more flexible with Foundation teaching requirements. The current situation we are in means face to face meetings will be more limited and we need to have an entrepreneurial approach to how we facilitate this.

This is a proposed structure for how things could be adapted.



Social distancing and Trust variability in room size and IT platforms. (IT platform options being looked at by HEE)

One size will not fit all



Trainees and trainers becoming much more comfortable with virtual platforms

60 hours per year teaching log

SDT for Foundation doctors

Script increased usage

Sharing best practice

Bank of teaching materials / shared regional resources


Generic support:

TPD Zoom licences

HEE National Website Platform (we should be able to have a YH section)

National resources e.g. East Anglia WAM and

“How to do Zoom sessions” – help in how to set up virtual teaching. HEE is looking at this and further guidance to follow

Shared regional resources would need a generic platform. TBC




Lunchtime teaching- perform locally either

  1. Face to face socially distanced (+/- video link) (+/- virtual platform trust based)
  2. Virtual platform alone
  3. Online resource e.g. PowerPoint + notes/video
  4. Last resort – eLearning / eLFH


Regional teaching

  1. In house virtual platform +/- recording for later use
  2. Fdocs facilitated virtual platform +/- recording for later use
  3. OMS sim training (60 days free)




Regional teaching

  1. In house virtual platform +/- recording for later use
  2. OMS sim training (60 days free)
  3. Online resource e.g. EA WAM

CI 06/05/2020


The UKFPO and YHFS are continuously inundated with requests to survey Foundation trainees about participation in Research studies.

So that our trainees are not bombarded with requests, the UK FP Board agreed the attached process for the distribution of surveys/research (see the bottom of this page). If we are asked by a local trainee &/or researcher within YHFS to distribute research surveys, YHFS will decide whether we send it out to the trainees within YHFS without going through this process, but we will not send it for wider circulation without following the process below / request being approved.