8th July 2020


  • ARCP

The UKFPO have issued revised guidance for the reviews taking place before August 2020. Please refer to the guidance and any other updates on the UKFPO website:


  • Applying for your Full Registration

Please note the Foundation school will notify the GMC of any Doctor eligible for Full Registration following a successful F1 ARCP Outcome but it is entirely the trainees responsibility to make the application and pay the relevant fees, and failure to do so may lead to a delay in your training. Please refer to the GMC website and guidance provided by them as to what you need to do and when:


Hugh Platt Foundation essay prize

Are you an F1 or F2 doctor aspiring to become a Pathologist? The Royal College of Pathologists are hosting a competition to write an essay based on "Tiny test, huge impact" - write an essay drawing on your experience of a patient encounter which illustrates the impact a pathology result can have on a patient and their family. 

Closing date is Friday 28th August 2020. Please see website for more information on how to enter, prizes and the terms and conditions. 


2020 Medical graduates - Invitation to participate in research

Newcastle University are leading a new study, funded by the GMC, which will be looking at the experience and wellbeing of doctors who have graduated in 2020, in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It will involve you taking part in a number of online questionnaires over the next 6 months, with the opportunity to take part in an interview about your experiences, later in the year. Participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. 

The link below takes you to the project blog which has more information on the research being conducted. 


If you are a new graduate from a UK medical school, starting work now in FiY1, or in August in F1, you can sign up to take part in the project here: https://newcastle.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/medical-graduates-covid-intro

COVID Information for Trainees and Trusts

HEE have put together a number of resources to guide trainees during the COVID-19 crisis which can be found here: https://www.lpmde.ac.uk/training-programme/covid-19-response-updates

Public Health Domain in a minute

HEE have published a video on Public Health on their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVQaAxyJE3fcRxqMPdB1BTNLA5MY2ZUf

The Doctors for the NHS essay prize

An opportunity has arisen, for all doctors in training, to submit an essay titled 'If i was Minister of Health...'. The prize for the best essay is £500 and will be published in the 'Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine'. (Subject to editorial approval) The closing date for submissions is 31st July 2020. Please see the website for more details.



NCELFS Management Committee

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020 (2pm)

​NWLFS Committee Meeting

  • Thursday 24th Sept 2020 (2pm)

STFS Advisory & Development

  • Thursday 10th September 2020 (10am)

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