Do you know of a paediatric trainee...
... Who is a role model to their peers?
... Who goes above and beyond the call of duty to improve their colleagues' working lives?
... Who goes the extra mile to improve patient care?
... Who deserves more appreciation other than a thank you card or ARCP outcome 1?
And how about Educational Supervisors ...
... Who is a role model for their trainees
... Who goes the extra mile to look after their trainees
... Who deserves more appreciation other than a thank you card?
This is your chance to nominate them for a regional award - the Paediatric Awards for Training Achievements (PAFTA). The awards were established in 2016 by the RCPCH trainees committee to acknowledge hard work and achievements by Paediatric junior doctors nationally. All nominees will be awarded a certificate, and the winners put forward for the national PAFTAs, which will be announced at the RCPCH annual meeting in May 2019.
It was to our delight that our very own Level 2 Unsung Hero Dr Harriet Barraclough (Sheffield Childrens Hospital) won the National PAFTA earlier this year. ( https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/news/paftas-presented-rcpch-conference ) We are hoping that more exemplary Yorkshire trainees are highlighted in this way!
Dr Jessica Wan
Paediatric ST4 trainee
Sheffield Childrens Hospital
Frequently asked questions about the PAFTAs:
1.Who should be nominated for a PAFTA?
There are several categories of PAFTA nominations:
Junior trainee Unsung heroes (ST1-3)
Senior trainee Unsung heroes (ST4-8+)
Essentially this is someone who goes the extra mile - looks after their colleagues, brings extra baked goods to handover, a particularly helpful and inspiring role model, etc.
(For the paed trainees transitioning between junior and senior trainee, please indicate on nomination form which category you are nominating them for)
2. What about Doctors who are not on the Paediatric specialty training program - GP trainees, foundation doctors, locum doctors, clinical fellows?
Sorry, the Level 1 to 3 Unsung Hero PAFTAs are just for those who are part time/full time Paediatric trainees.
3. I've got a few paediatric trainees in mind who deserve a PAFTA. Can I put in multiple nominations?
Yes you can nominate as many paediatric trainees as you like.
4. Who can nominate?
Anyone can nominate! From Consultants, nurses, HCAs, midwives! As long as they can email their nominee's name and provide appropriate reasons for nomination to email@example.com, we are happy to accept.
5. Who decides who gets the PAFTA?
Winners will be chosen depending on number of nominations and reasons for nomination. Judging criteria are attached to the nomination form
6. Deadline for PAFTA nominations?
September 10th 2018... so get those nominations in soon!
The Workplace and Me is a one day mandatory training session for FY2 doctors which incorporates resilience and wellbeing (half day). We are looking for interested individuals to be involved in the delivery of this teaching. The session are held in locations across Yorkshire and the Humber. Train the trainers sessions are available.
As it is the start of our new academic year, the RCPCH Education and Professional Development team would like to share with you the key courses we think will be useful to trainees over the coming months. Further courses will be added during the year so please do keep these links. You can also sign up to our courses and events monthly ebulletin by selecting CPD opportunities and events in ‘Edit your contact preferences’ on your RCPCH website ‘My account’.
Mentoring skills courses – relevant to all trainees - supports Progress curriculum domain 2 and 10 – upcoming courses in London (06 Nov & 18 Jun) and Cardiff (26 Mar)
Mentoring skills peer support webinars – relevant to trainees who are trained and active as mentors - supports Progress domain 2 and 10 – upcoming webinars (17 Sept, 18 Dec, 30 Apr)
Effective Educational Supervision courses – relevant to ST7-8 trainees – supports Progress domain 2 and 10 - upcoming regional courses include: Sheffield (02 Oct) and Bristol (06 Nov)
How to Manage series – relevant to all trainees, but particularly GRID trainees depending on topic – supports Progress domain 4 - examples of course topics: paediatric allergy, neurodevelopmental disorders and common cardiac problems
Progressing Paediatrics series – as above - examples of course topics: childhood epilepsies and neonatal cardiology
Paediatric e-learning resources – relevant to all trainees - supports Progress domain 4 along with several other key domains depending on the topic.
For individual bookings, trainees should apply directly via the RCPCH website course pages.
This is directed at paediatric trainees planning on taking their MRCPCH Clinical Exams in the coming months. The next round of MRCPCH Clinical Revision Sessions will be starting soon.
These are free teaching sessions, delivered at Leeds Children’s Hospital by consultants & registrars, and take place from around 5 - 6pm on weekdays. People are giving up their free time to teach so please attend the sessions you have signed up for.
You can book onto these sessions via Eventbrite available in your App store, or at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/signin and search for LTHT Paediatrics. There is a limit of 5 trainees to each session but some sessions will be running more than once. If you need to cancel a session, please do this ASAP on Eventbrite so others may attend.
Please also note that the consultant/registrar will receive updates of those booking onto their sessions so they will know how many to expect.
More sessions may be added as we hear back from more tutors so please keep an eye on Eventbrite and keep signing up to sessions
Spread the word and tell your colleagues about this course if they would like to take part!
This year the meeting will be on Friday 5th April 2019 with the submission deadline at 5pm on Friday 15th February 2019. There remains a prize of £200 for the winner and further monetary prizes for the runners up.
The email address, guidance and application form for submissions can be found here.
This is open to all doctors from FY1 to ST8, training in the Yorkshire and Humber deanery.
The YHCPCN are hosting a module titled ‘Understanding and delivering interdisciplinary children’s palliative care’. There will be 7 study days (delivered monthly) as part of the module and professionals can either book on individual study days or the full module as they wish. It is open to all staff working with children with palliative care needs and it follows RCN competencies. Please book places early to avoid disappointment.
The first study day is antenatal and neonatal palliative care. To book follow the link below:
The Yorkshire and Humber Neonatal ODN Annual Conference is occuring on the 5thof May 2020. Please see the information below and the application to submit your abstract should you wish to be involved.
Call for Abstracts:
We want to hear about your quality improvement
project or audit.
Would you like to share your findings with the rest of
This year there will be oral and poster presentations
and prizes to be won!
Any member of the neonatal team or associated healthcare
professionals may apply. Please complete an application form
and let us know how you have improved neonatal care in your unit.
Conference to be held at:
Wetherby Racecourse, York Road, Wetherby,
West Yorkshire, LS22 5EJ
Closing date for applications: Friday 13 March 2020
Please return application forms to :firstname.lastname@example.org