Friday 15th November 2019


New Foundation Trainee Representatives Appointed

If you want to speak your local Foundation Trainee Rep about any issues, please see the list below.




A nomination for the PSA Standard Setting Group

The Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) is designed to assess the outcomes required of newly qualified doctors in Outcomes for graduates (originally published in Tomorrow's Doctors) as they relate to prescribing. The content of each question is relevant to the prescribing tasks expected of a Foundation Year 1 doctor as outlined in Tomorrow's Doctors 2009, so the questions refer to ailments and drugs that students are likely to be dealing with in Foundation Year 1.

The pass mark for the PSA is set using the Modified Angoff method of standard setting. The passing standard of each question is defined by the Standard Setting Group (SSG), which is composed of undergraduate assessment experts from medical schools and representatives of the MSC Assessment Alliance.

The (SSG), is looking for an FY2 to take part in standard setting from 13th – 15th January 2020. If you are interested and can commit to a 3-day meeting then please provide your CV with a covering letter expressing your interest by Sunday 1st December to   The successful candidate will be contacted by the Chair of the PSA Standard Setting Group.


Mentoring Opportunity for Trainees

The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) who help support students from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to apply for medicine. They have a well-established mentoring scheme that links doctors with students.  The next cycle opens in February 2020 and they normally have 5x as many students as doctors. It is a great way for trainees to give something back whilst at the same time developing their mentoring skills. The scheme works remotely via email unless mentors choose to meet with their mentee, so it is not a big commitment and can fit around work easily.

To find out more visit


F1 Follow Up Induction survey

Many of you will know that Severn has been surveying the F1s with regard to preparedness for a few years now including a follow up survey.

Please encourage your F1s to complete this survey whether or not they completed the initial one.

Doctors in training survey and animation

Linked to the Enabling Staff Movement work, HEE and the NHSE, a new initiative has been launched to produce an animation film to support the doctors in training programme together with an experience survey for doctors who have recently rotated. 


The film has been uploaded to HEE’s YouTube account and the HEE web page

Teaching and Prize Opportunity London Sunday 24th November

We invite you to participate in the School Ambassadors Council Meeting on Sunday 24th November. This is a free widening access event with students participating from over 50 schools.
We are looking for enthusiastic junior doctors who would enjoy spending a day teaching secondary school students who have been selected from schools across London based on their desire to become future clinicians.  This is an excellent teaching opportunity and we are looking for facilitators who will be able to lead small-group teaching on presentation skills and mock medical school interviews.
The teaching will be taking place at the University of East London (Docklands), University Way, Royal Docks, London E16 2RD and you will be expected to commit the day from 9.30-4.30.   
You will receive a teaching certificate, a reference from the President Dr Lauren Quinn, written feedback from students and there is a prize for the best Teacher on the day.  
If you are interested please get in touch directly by emailing (preferred) or calling 01530413709 if you would like more information before committing.

Tab Dates Recommended Windows

Placement 1



Monday 7th October 2019


Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Placement 2



Monday 17th February 2020


Tuesday 31st March 2020

Placement 3



Monday 20th April 2020


Friday 15th May 2020


Supplementary information is now available under the different units of application links on the LASE Recruitment website

Foundation Priority Programmes

REMINDER - F2 IST Evaluation Survey – Please complete

As part of the evaluation of Improving Surgical Training (IST), the evaluators are keen to get in touch with other specialties, professions or doctors at a different level of training than core surgery. The evaluators have developed the following survey for trainees that are currently in or have been in a surgical rotation within foundation. Not only do they wish to explore the impact of IST but they are also interested in the attractiveness of IST for those in foundation as a future training pathway
Please complete the survey by 24th November 2019.


Save the date – NCEL, NWL and ST Joint Foundation Schools Conference 13th February 2020, London – more information to follow and how to register.

NCELFS Management Committee 
•    Tuesday January 21st

NWLFS Management Committee
•    Tuesday 14th January 
•    Tuesday 19th May 
•    Thursday24th Sept

STFS Advisory & Development 
•    Thursday January 16th
•    Thursday May 7th
•    Thursday September 10th

Programme Fair 2020 - Friday 20th March 2020

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