Generic Skills Courses
Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber has developed a range of courses for junior doctors and dentists in training as well as SASG doctors, trainers and supervisors. The aim is to provide access to generic skills as well as personal and professional development which supports and enhances good medical practice.
In addition we provide a Careers Support Service via designated Associate Postgraduate Deans.
Recommended Pathways through the Training Programme
This is a general guide. It is designed to assist Specialty Trainees and Consultants in prioritising professional development and training.
SAS doctors in the Yorkshire & Humber area are welcome to attend the Generic Skills Courses as indicated below.
All the below courses are booked via Medical Maxcourse where all course information is also located. Please refer to the 'Medical Maxcourse Tips' tab for any Maxcourse queries.
|Course Title||Available For||Duration||Delivery Method||Additional Information|
Research for the Specialty Trainee
|ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, Consultant or SAS||2 Day||Virtual|
Interpersonal Communication Skills (Core Module)
|ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, Consultant, SAS, Clinical Attachment, or Research Fellow||4 half days||Virtual|
|Medical Ethics||ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6||1 half day||Virtual|
|Legal Issues - Keeping out of Trouble||
ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, Consultant, SAS, Clinical Attachment, Leadership Fellow or Research Fellow
|Communication in the Real World||
ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8 or SAS
ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, Consultant, Clinical Attachment, or Research Fellow
|1 Day||Face to Face||Currently under review for virtual version|
|HEE Medical Leadership Programme||ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8 or SAS||4 half days||Virtual||HEE Medical leaderships and Management and Leadership Development course cover the same content - please only attend one of the two course.|
|3 Day Managment course||Final Year Trainee||3 Days||Virtual||HEE Medical leaderships and Management and Leadership Development course cover the same content - please only attend one of the two course.|
|Harrogate Experience in Leadership and Management (HELM Course)||ST5, ST6, ST7||Face to Face||View the HELM tab below for further information- this is not booked via Medical Maxcourse|
CVs, Applications and Interviews
Final year Trainee or SAS
Making the Transition to Consultant
|Final year Trainee or SAS||1 Day||Virtual|
The Job Interview
|Final year Trainee||1 half day||Virtual|
|Training the Trainers 3-Day Course||ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, SAS, Consultant, Leadership Fellow, or Research Fellow||3 Days||Virtual||These Teaching Skills Courses cover the same content, but have different titles as they are delivered by different Lectureres|
|Teaching the Trainers||ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, SAS, Consultant, Leadership Fellow or Research Fellow||2 Days||Virtual||These Teaching Skills Courses cover the same content, but have different titles as they are delivered by different Lectureres|
|Teaching the Medical Educator||ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, SAS, Consultant, Leadership Fellow or Research Fellow||2 Days||Virtual||These Teaching Skills Courses cover the same content, but have different titles as they are delivered by different Lectureres|
Consultant, Educational Supervisor, TPD, or Final Year Trainee
|e-learning followed by a face to face ession||Blended||Also available for non-consultant career grades who act as supervisors|
All our courses are booked via Medical Maxcourse. Please see below in regards to the common Maxcourse queries we receive.
Do I need a Maxcourse account?
You are required to have an account to be able to book any courses on the system. If you do not already have an account please select the Medical Maxcourse link, select the option 'new user? start here' and provide the requested information.
Once you have created your account you will need to ensure the below has been updated on your account, via 'account details'
- Profession- Select the one/s that apply, this will be used to confirm you are applying for courses relevant to you.
- Gender, Main Occupation, Speciality and Trust - if applicable
How do I find a course?
Once you have an account you can use the search course function to search using the title of the course or you can use the course calendar.
Will I recieve a booking confirmation email?
You may not receive a booking confirmation email from Maxcourse. You can view all your course bookings via your Maxcourse account under ‘my courses’.
Will I receive a certificate?
Once the course has completed, Maxcourse will be manually updated with your attendance. You can view this via your account under ‘my courses’. If the status next to the course title is ‘unconfirmed’ this means we have not yet updated the attendance, please allow at least 5 working days for this to be actioned.
You will receive a notification from Maxcourse when your certificate is ready to view. This notification will ask you to provide feedback for the course before the certificate is made available for you.
Error when booking?
If there is an error whilst you try to book, Maxcourse will provide an explanation of the error and how you can fix it, usually by selecting ‘edit’
The most common error when booking is that the ‘profession’ set on your account does not match the ‘target audience’ listed on the course. The two must match for the booking to be successful.
The course is fully booked, is there a waiting list?
You can add yourself to the waiting list via Maxcourse. Find the course you wish to book, if it is full it will have a ‘waiting list’ option rather than a ‘book’ option. Select waiting list and then head to your basket to complete the waiting list booking.
All waiting list bookings will also show on your account under ‘my courses’.
All those on the waiting list are notified if a cancellation is received and the place is filled on a first come first served basis.
I'm unable to log into my account
There may be a few reasons why you may not be able to log into your account, please consider the below prior to contacting the team;
- Are you accessing the correct site. There are multiple Maxcourse sites and each require their own log in details, If you know you have an account but your details are not being accepted, it might mean you are on the incorrect site.
- The User ID will be your email address. Consider whether you had created your account using an alternative email address
Delivery method: Face to Face
The FLP faculty of Human Factors invites teams of healthcare professionals to attend these one-day training events for improved patient safety in Yorkshire and Humber. The interactive courses are inter-professional education opportunities for teams of any specialty, area, or background to explore and expand their interest and understanding of Human Factors in healthcare.
Areas covered include:
- What is meant by Human Factors
- How Human Factors impact on patient safety
- How Human Factors can be managed for best effect
- Human Factors in context of healthcare initiatives such as SBAR, checklists and brief/defrief
- How to use this understanding to make everyday practice safer
Course duration: 1 day
To view course information and book this course, please visit the online booking system MaxCourse (please click on this link) and create your user account, following the instructions below:
Click on ‘New user – start here’
After you have created your account, you will need to ensure that the following additional fields in ‘User Details’ are completed in order to be able to book onto a course:
Profession – Select the one/s that apply, this will be used to confirm you are applying for courses relevant to your current grade.
The following fields can be found under ‘Personal details’ in the ‘User Details’section
Main occupation – please select the one that best describes your current grade
Specialty – Select from drop down list
Trust – Select appropriate trust or ‘Not trust based’ if that is applicable
Click on ‘My Courses’ to see the list of courses you are booked on to.
The HELM course is a 2 day management course designed for senior medical trainees (ST5+) who wish to understand more about the function of the NHS, the non-clinical management roles undertaken as a hospital consultant and to improve their job application and interview skills.
The course is delivered by a faculty of experienced senior clinicians and current NHS managers to a group of 16 delegates at Harrogate District Hospital and encompasses topics such as Finance and Commissioning, Current NHS Policy, Hospital Performance and includes Business Case preparation, Governance and Serious incident investigation as well as job application skill workshops.
“Excellent speakers with a wide range of experience and knowledge. A very useful course to understand the structure of the NHS and how a hospital is managed. Very good value for money – I would highly recommend”
HELM Course Attendee
“Very useful course. Exactly what a senior trainee needs prior to applying for a consultant role”
HELM Course Attendee
For more information or to enquire about a place go to www.HELMcourse.com
(Please note this is an external course with a limited number of HEYH-funded places – if you have already completed another HEYH management course the HELM course fee for an external place will apply.)