Programme

Transitions: navigating and supporting medical education in times of change


The programme w
ill be delivered live where stated, but subject to change depending on covid restrictions in place at the time.

Transitions matter: The theory, research and practice of transitions in medical education

Transitions matter. They provide opportunities for intense learning but are also challenging. Drawing on the literature and her team-based research on medical education transitions, Charlotte will talk about: (i) What transitions are; (ii) How transitions can be researched; and (iii) How medical students and trainees can be helped to navigate transitions.

Professor Charlotte Rees
Dean Research
College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education
Murdoch University, Western Australia

Building high performance healthcare teams – culture, relationships and translational simulation

Improving teamwork and shaping culture in healthcare is easy to say, but hard to do.
Team training, catchy communication acronyms, and off-site team building might not realise the promise of high performing teams in the complex environment of 21st century healthcare.
Maybe simulation offers more than we think – if used with agility – to explore work environments and the people in them, to test better systems or practices, and to embed ‘best practice’ once we know what that is.
And maybe simulation can actually shape culture, and help high performing healthcare teams get better, together.

Professor Victoria Brazil
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation
Gold Coast Health Service, Queensland, Australia

A1: Normalising research in the patient journey: the role of medical students and trainees?

Session objectives:
• Consider the advantages of a medical workforce engaged in delivering clinical research? (and disadvantages of the converse scenario)
• Consider how we can better support medical students and doctors in clinical training programmes to participate in, and understand research?
• Hear student/postgraduate trainee experiences of research. Consider if access to participation in research is equitable across the UK?

Session summary:
Research plays a central role in developing better doctors, improving hospitals and delivering high-quality patient care. Many barriers remain in relation to doctors’ participation and patient accessibility. Through a panel discussion we will explore the role, value and challenges to supporting student and trainee doctors’ engagement in research.

Session hosted by:
General Medical Council

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Secondary care and mental health

A2: Designing and delivering evidenced-based interventions to support doctors’ transitions and wellbeing during and beyond COVID-19 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Findings from the Scottish Doctors Wellbeing study will be presented and discussed. This study developed evidence-based interventions to support doctors’ wellbeing and resilience for transitions during and beyond COVID-19. Lessons learned from this session will be relevant to individuals, teams, organisations and policy makers interested in supporting the healthcare workforce.

Session hosted by:
Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium (SMERC)

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers
Clinicians

Target care sector:
Workforce wellbeing

A4: Training the generalist – a transformative approach to healthcare training and delivery

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Giving healthcare workers the skills to influence the socio-economic causes of ill health, as well as managing a wide range of disease, could be transformative.  Using our experience of working with partners to develop a Generalist School we will explore the meaning of generalism, potential training models and the benefits to healthcare.

Session hosted by:
Health Education England (Midlands)

Session theme:
Designing and planning learning

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Policy Makers
Medical directors and service providers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

A3: Work on the Wild Side; How can we address the rural workforce shortage?

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Remote and rural locations face disproportionate staff challenges. This session builds on work done by the HEE on ‘Training in Smaller Places’ and Remote and Rural Working Group as part of the Distribution workstream in the Interim People Plan. The session will highlight problems, solutions and provide opportunity for discussion.

Session hosted by:
Health Education England

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership

Target audience group:
Managers
Administration
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Multi-professional education and training

A5: England & Scotland targeted GP training programme -learning for prevention of differential attainment in medical education.

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This national evaluation reviews outcomes for Drs previously released from GP training in England & Scotland who then re- entered targeted training.

Themes and recommendations for broader medical education are discussed.

Participants share expertise on interventions in their medical education programmes around successful progress in training, and prevention of differential attainment.

Session hosted by:
Health Education England 

Session theme:
Core values of medical educators

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

D7: Social media: force for good or evil in medical education?

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Social media is one of the most rapidly growing arenas of medical education, with a recent explosion of activity related to educational delivery, assessment, reflection and wellbeing. This ASME debate will tackle the double-edge sword that is social media, drawing on educational theory to provide practical tips and notes of caution for educators.          

Session hosted by:
ASME

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
E-learning

A7: GMC-regulated credentials: commencing a new learning journey 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Moving from the trialling of early adopters to the pivotal stage of implementing GMC-regulated credentials, this session will reflect on our experience and valuable lessons. Through a collaborative panel discussion with the early adopter bodies, it will provide insight into the development and implementation process of this new education pathway.

Session hosted by:
General Medical Council

Session theme:
Designing and planning learning

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Academics
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

A8: Better Doctors Better Patients – professionalism training changing doctors behaviours to improve patient outcomes

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Better Doctors Better Patients Programme delivers professionalism training aiming to influence changes in behaviour to affect improvements in patient outcome. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample some of the innovative delivery utilised by the trainers. We will discuss some of the challenges imposed by the advent of Covid-19 and how we have adapted to accommodate to the changing requirements.                   

Session hosted by:
Health Education England North East 

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

A9: Development of Foundation Internship Programme for Physicians Associates in Secondary Care in East of England 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Physician Associates support the medical workforce, improving junior doctors’ working lives.  With GMC regulation and prescribing on the horizon, the implementation of foundation-like internship could help embed this role into your organisation.  This workshop will share the experiences of East of England in its first year of the programme.

Session hosted by:
Health Education England East of England

Session theme:
Educational Management and Leadership

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Multi-professional education and training

A10: Experience and Skills – how HEE’s Career Refresh for Medicine Programme brings back doctors to teach the next generation

Session objectives:

Session summary:
HEE’s Career Refresh for Medicine (CaReforMe) programme is bringing over 100 experienced doctors back into the NHS. They are a valuable resource to support, educate and train our junior doctors and we will explore the role they can play in our education and training environment.

Session hosted by:
HEE

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Policy makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training
Primary and community care
Secondary care and mental health
Continuing professional development
Multi-professional education and training
Learning across traditional boundaries (primary care / secondary care / social care and undergraduate / postgraduate)
Transitions in the medical education pathway
Integrated care provision

A11: Adapting Virtual Reality simulation in East of England Foundation Training

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Virtual Reality (VR) simulation was introduced into EoE Foundation Programme in 2019. This excellent interactive educational tool is highly popular amongst trainees and unimpacted by COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss different delivery methods and benefits of VR simulation; link with adult-learning theories; feedback from trainees and adaptation to other training programme.

Session hosted by:
East of England Foundation School, HEE

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals

Target care sector:
Simulation

A12: The New Lost Tribe? Exploring the ever increasing FY3 phenomenon

Session objectives:

Session summary:
There has been a year-on-year increase in post foundation doctors choosing to work for the NHS outside the training scheme. This session will share results of our study exploring the reasons behind this phenomenon and offer an opportunity to consider integration of these findings into future workforce planning, support and training.

Session hosted by:
Royal College of Physicians Lodnon

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers 

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

A13: Medical Workforce Hub: Reconciling trainee welfare, educational governance and care delivery during COVID-19

Session objectives:

Session summary:
The Medical Education department were concerned about assuring trainee welfare and experience during COVID-19, anticipating unpredictable workforce gaps, confrontation with novel disease and multiple environmental stressors.   We will explore the concept of Medical Workforce Hub,  designed as a single point of access for wellbeing services, educational assurance and redeployment.

Session hosted by:
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Session theme:
Core values of medical educators

Target audience group
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

A14: Oral Health Matters! The Work of the Advancing Dental Care Programme 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
HEE’s Advancing Dental Care (ADC) review programme has undertaken an in-depth review of the education and training pathways available to dentists and other members of the dental team and is proposing a significantly more flexible approach to training pathways to improve job satisfaction, workforce retention in the NHS and a workforce model aligned to the NHS Long Term Plan to improve the delivery of better oral health care for patients.  The report (due to be published in March 2021) signposts the training models and structures needed to deliver 21st century oral health and dental care.

Session hosted by:
HEE Advancing Dental Care review programme 

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Academics
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Multi-professional education and training

A15 (1): Evaluating GP specialty training in Wales – early results

Session objectives:

Session summary:
A new model of GP specialty training, providing 24-months in primary care, was introduced in Wales in August 2019. It aims to improve the preparation of doctors for general practice. We report interview and questionnaire data from GP trainers and trainees to show their responses to the changes so far.

Session hosted by:
Cardiff Unit for Research and Evaluation in Medical and Dental Education (CUREMeDE) 

Session theme:
Designing and planning learning 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Primary and community care

A15 (2): The medium of medical education pre-pandemic and during-pandemic: The impact on student learning and development.

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This mixed-methods study uses surveys and focus groups to investigate how COVID-19 and the shift to online learning has impacted undergraduate medical education in terms of students’ learning, development and sense of preparedness-for-practice. I will discuss results from focus groups that are preliminarily indicative of students’ preference towards blended learning.

Session hosted by:
Cardiff University School of Medicine

Session theme:
Designing and planning learning

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Managers
Academics
Researchers
Undergraduate Medicine Lecturers
Teaching Faculty

Target care sector:
Undergraduate education

A15 (3): Using single best answers as a method of assessment: are they effective? 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Single best answers (SBAs) are a widely used assessment format. When well-designed, SBAs are a time-efficient, non-discriminatory, valid and reliable tool for assessment. This session will discuss good SBA writing practice as this heavily influences their psychometric properties, and hence utility for research and educational purposes.               

Session hosted by:
Cardiff University

Session theme:
Assessment of learning 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Academics
Researchers
Educators

Target care sector:
Undergraduate education

A15 (4): The Improved Normal: developing a blended online/in-person medical student placement at a highly specialist hospital 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Covid has stressed medical education and inspired creativity. At Royal Papworth we redeveloped our week and fortnight-long medical student placements using principles of adult learning, socio-cultural learning, and reflective practice to create a blended online/in-person programme. The lessons learnt are relevant to running short placements in any hospital and context.                                

Session hosted by:
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Session theme:
Designing and planning learning 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration

Target care sector:
Undergraduate education

B1: Trusting Judgements – a new approach to progression without a numeric scale

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This workshop, facilitated by three experienced educators, will explore with the profession how a framework of professional judgements and reflection might replace the current numeric assessment frameworks to determine progression in medical education.   

Session hosted by:
The Academy of Medical Educators, GMC, ASME

Session theme:
Assessment of learning

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Transitions in the medical education pathway

B2: Reframing assessment post-covid: exams versus the workplace

Session objectives:

Session summary:
The pandemic has meant that many postgraduate written exams have moved to remote delivery.  As we move to remote consultations, assessing how we interact with patients on a day to day basis will become more important, and there is a need to professionalise competencies and strengthen the perceived value of assessment within the workplace.

Session hosted by:
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges 

Session theme:
Assessment of learning

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

B3: Anti-racist medical education

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This session will briefly explore the background to racism in medical education, including narrative lived experience from trainees to highlight the issues. However, the main focus will be to explore a shift towards active anti-racism and will include sharing of exemplars of current activity in this area, including drawing on the experience within postgraduate medical education in HEE North East and Yorkshire. These include anti-racism training and workshops for all educators, reverse mentoring, an affinity group, and freedom to speak up networks,

This isn’t going to be a talking shop. Participants will be encouraged to identify actions as individuals and organisations so they leave with a meaningful output from the session.               

Session hosted by:
Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Academics
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training
Multi-professional education and training

B4: Working and Teaching with Active Racial Awareness

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This session showcases work done at Warwick Medical School to increase awareness of, and appropriate responses to, racism. It is not a ‘usual’ equality and diversity workshop. Arising from our work on the Attainment Gap, we cover information about racism, support, and tips on responding well integrated with scenario discussion.    

Session hosted by:
Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

Session theme:
Core values of medical educators

Target audience group:
Managers
Administration
Academics
Policy Makers
Anyone interested in addressing racism in educational settings and the attainment gap.

Target care sector:
Undergraduate education

 

B5: Supporting Trainees through Training, ‘The Game of Training’ 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
To maximise attainment in Postgraduate Training, concerns and remediation plans need to be established early. This interactive hands-on game-workshop enhances educators’ knowledge and skills in supporting trainees. Participants work through challenges that may adversely affect trainees’ progression by focussing on effective recognition, support and remediation.

Session hosted by:
Health Education and Improvement Wales

Session theme:
Core values of medical educators 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

B6: How to Set Up Your Own Trainee-led Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Network to Drive Change

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Using an example from post-graduate medical education in HEE(NW), you will develop the outline for your own trainee or learner-led EDI network.The workshop will be co-delivered by a diverse group of trainees who have been instrumental in the success of the North West EDI Network.

Session hosted by:
Health Education England (North West) 

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Learning across traditional boundaries (primary care / secondary care / social care and undergraduate / postgraduate)

B7: Levelling the Playing Field: How can we remove disadvantage from the Widening Participation student’s medical school experience?

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Whilst Widening Participation mostly focuses on applications, in this session we will explore recent research on the WP experience post-matriculation. There will be presentation followed by workshop. Audience participation is invited and valued – by sharing experiences and knowledge we hope to create an agenda for change to create a level playing field in undergraduate medicine.              

Session hosted by:
University of Nottingham

Session theme:
Core values of medical educators 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Undergraduate education
Multi-professional education and training

B8: Make the LEEP: how to get started with delivering leadership development in your organisation

Session objectives:

Session summary:
An innovative leadership development programme (LEEP) will be used to illustrate contemporary underpinning educational and leadership theories, translation of principles to create and deliver an organisational offer.  Evaluation results will be presented and discussed, along with subsequent integration of the programme in wider educational initiatives at system level. 

Session hosted by:
Health Education England 

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals

Target care sector:
Continuing professional development

B9: Supporting International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in locally employed posts. 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
We plan 2 presentations followed by 20 minutes of discussion. The first speaker will speak about differential attainment and barriers and facilitators to integrate (20 mins).  The second speaker will speak about supporting IMGs in locally employed posts (20 mins) addressing  areas like mentoring, wellbeing, teaching and leadership.              

Session hosted by:
University Hospitals Dorset 

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
International Medical Graduates

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

B10: Consensus statement on the content of clinical reasoning curricula in medical education – what does it mean in practice?

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Effective clinical reasoning is required for safe patient care. Students and postgraduate trainees largely learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for effective clinical reasoning implicitly, through experience and apprenticeship. There is a growing consensus that schools should teach clinical reasoning in a way that is explicitly integrated into courses throughout each year, adopting a systematic approach consistent with current evidence. However, the clinical reasoning literature is ‘fragmented’ and can be difficult for medical educators to access. The purpose of this symposium is to provide evidence-based practical recommendations for curriculum leads and educators.

https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2020.1842343

Session hosted by:
UK Clinical Reasoning in Medical Education Group (CReME) 

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning

Target audience group:
Policy Makers
Curriculum leads and educators

Target care sector:
Undergraduate education

B11: Near-peer support for foundation doctors: a paradigm for supporting the multi-professional workforce

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Under a new scheme, foundation doctors will receive near-peer support from senior trainees. This session will reflect on the context for this work – including the experiences of FiY1s and the revised Foundation Programme curriculum – and consider how the scheme may translate into a model to support the wider multi-professional team.

Session hosted by:
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Transitions in the medical education pathway

B12: The postgraduate outcomes of medical students from a widening participation background

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This session will examine the postgraduate outcomes of students from a widening participation background in with a specific look at doctors who graduated from three Gateway Courses. It will cover their performance in postgraduate assessment, their specialty destination and their reasons for making that choice.                  

Session hosted by:
Medical Schools Council

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Transitions in the medical education pathway

B13: Introducing new delivery models for established high-stakes postgraduate examinations: overcoming challenges, learning lessons, new opportunities

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Like many organisations, MRCP(UK) faced the difficulty of making significant short-notice changes to its examination delivery in 2020. As well as an overview of how the challenges encountered were overcome, this session provides a demonstration of the more in-depth analysis possible with the data provided from new delivery models.

Session hosted by:
MRCP(UK)

Session theme:
Assessment of learning 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

B14: Service reconfigurations in the NHS: what does it mean for doctors’ training?

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Participants will be presented with recent research insights and then engage in a discussion with experts to reflect and share best practices. The session concludes with group work during which participants synthesize acquired knowledge and lived experiences to develop practical strategies to improve doctors’ training experiences.                  

Session hosted by:
General Medical Council 

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

B15 (2): The Facilitated Remote Multidisciplinary Team Meeting – making remote MDTs the highlight of medical student placements

Session objectives:

Session summary:
MDTs are often described as important learning opportunities for medical students. However, students often struggle to feel involved and learn. We have pioneered a new format where student access to the remote MDT is facilitated by a clinician, with great success, paving the way for further similar innovations.

Session hosted by:
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals

Target care sector:
Undergraduate education

B15 (3): Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship for Wales (CARER): Impact of belongingness and social integration on professional identity

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships are characterised as a transformative approach to medical education, predicated on relationships between educators, students and patients. Our immersed-dispersed LIC sees Year 3 students embedded in general practice for 10-months. We report impact of belongingness and social integration on development of professional identity and preparedness for practice.

Session hosted by:
Cardiff University School of Medicine

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers
Multiprofessional educators

Target care sector:
Undergraduate education

B15 (4): The Digital Trainee: The 1-2-3 to an effective informatics programme

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Clinical informatics is often touted as a key component in future healthcare, but what works when developing the next clinical informaticians. This session highlights the clinical informatics training in the North East. Focused on clinical informatics in postgraduate training; facilitating change, managing quality and addressing the needs of trainees.

Session hosted by:
Health Education England North East

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

B15 (5): An On-Call Escape Room as part of a Foundation Year One junior doctor induction 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
We show how we created an escape room so that others could do something similar and why we feel it could be of benefit for future inductions or education programmes.        

Session hosted by:
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust 

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning

Target audience group:
Postgraduates

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

B15 (6):Using video-communication platforms to deliver learning: are they effective? 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Video-communication platforms like Zoom have provided a solution to continuing medical education during the recent pandemic. We report the results of a study that compared the impact of learning via a video-communication platform to learning via in-person teaching on the knowledge performance of graduate entry medicine students.      

Session hosted by:
Cardiff University

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Researchers
Educators

Target care sector:
E-learning

C1: Selection into the Foundation Programme – How could we improve the system?

Session objectives:

Session summary:
There is growing dissatisfaction with the current selection system which makes medical students competitive – rather than team players – and which consigns the weakest students to the least desirable locations. The session will challenge delegates to come up with radical – yet practical and acceptable alternatives.

Session hosted by:
Medical Schools Council 

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Academics
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Transitions in the medical education pathway

C2: Developing Diverse Workforce for a Global Diverse Patient Groups – Addressing Differential Attainment 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This workshop explores who, what and how of Differential Attainment before moving on to consider the system, institutional and importantly individual responsibilities. The participants will focus on positive interventions, which can be implemented in the training environment to make a difference.             

Session hosted by:
Health Education and Improvement Wales

Session theme:
Core values of medical educators 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

C3: The department in difficulty: how to address a challenged learning environment

Session objectives:

Session summary:
A key threat to excellence in postgraduate medical education remains “the department in difficulty”, where systemic, often long-standing factors related to service pressures and culture result in poor learner feedback. This workshop will use real-life examples to provide approaches to address this recurring problem in postgraduate medical education.

Session hosted by:
NACT UK/HEE

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

C4: Burnout in medical trainers: Developing understanding and charting a course to enhanced wellbeing

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Building on the research conducted by Cardiff University and HEIW this session will seek to explore the phenomenon of burnout amongst education and clinical supervisors including the presentation, triggers, impact and management strategies. Understanding this phenomenon is critical to the delivery of postgraduate education and training and improved patient safety.                                

Session hosted by:
Health Education & Improvement Wales

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

C5: An inclusive induction? Supporting returners and international graduates into current UK practice.

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This interactive workshop will examine how inclusive we are in delivering induction. We will explore the impact on doctors new and returning to UK practice and share our research on this topic, before exploring what action we can take to be truly inclusive of these groups of doctors’ needs.

Session hosted by:
General Medical Council 

Session theme:
Designing and planning learning 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Transitions in the medical education pathway

C6: E-learning support in the time of Covid

Session objectives:

Session summary:
The Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network developed e-learning modules which supported over 45,000 practitioners during the pandemic.  The modules covered Self-protection, Workplace Protection and Assessment and Management of Patients with Covid 19 across primary and secondary care. Impact was evaluated by “Lockdown in the Larder” sessions and immersive simulation scenarios.        

Session hosted by:
NHS Education for Scotland 

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals

Target care sector:
E-learning

C7: Applying theory to the development of virtual e-learning environments: a student perspective 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
As the recent winners of the GMC/MSC competition 2020, we highlighted the importance of communication with patients and those close to them through a virtual e-learning environment. Our workshop explores how to design e-learning modules from the perspective of students that are both the end-user and medical educators themselves.  

Session hosted by:
Cardiff University School of Medicine

Session theme:
Designing and planning learning

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Academics
Anyone that designs e-learning

Target care sector:
Undergraduate education

C8: Sharing best practice, enhancing governance, support and improving outcomes in managing performance concerns

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This interactive session will explore learning from complex case reviews, legal challenges to governance processes, confounding factors that impact on performance, progression and multifactorial interdependencies contributing to differential attainment, together with how early intervention and educational support has improved outcomes, reducing extensions to training and fewer escalations externally (GMC).

Session hosted by:
Health Education England (North West) & Gold Guide Reference Group

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Policy Makers
Professional Regulators, Responsible Officers and Medical Directors

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

C9: A pandemic silver lining: lessons learnt from the interim F1 scheme

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This session will look at how lessons learnt in creating the interim F1 programme during the Covid pandemic may lead to changes in both undergraduate and early postgraduate medical education in UK, based on feedback from FiY1 doctors and their educators.

Session hosted by:
Health Education England

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Transitions in the medical education pathway

C10: Narrowing the Gap of Differential Attainment – Bringing Research into Practice

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This session:

Session hosted by:
Health Education England

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

C11: Assessing Foundation Doctors under the new 2021 curriculum

Session objectives:

Session summary:
The session will highlight the new curriculum assessment requirements, provide guidance on evidencing the HLOs and maximising the value of the summary narrative. There will be focus on how to provide balanced evidence for both mental and physical health and ensuring adequacy of curriculum coverage whilst minimising the assessment burden.

Session hosted by:
UKFPO 

Session theme:
Assessment of learning

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

C12: Introducing the NIHR Incubator for Clinical Education Research: developing capacity, careers and impact 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
The Incubator for Clinical Education Research (ClinEdR) is a new initiative to develop the discipline of ClinEdR, through support of clinicians to develop academic careers in this field.

In this session attendees with discuss challenges faced by ClinEdR researchers, and how the Incubator intends to address these to achieve our aims.

Session hosted by:
Newcastle University 

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers

Target care sector:
Clinical Education Research

C13: Progress along a pathway to improving support for trainees with a disability

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Following our parallel session at DEMEC 2019, HEE Midlands has developed a process for supporting trainees with a disability aligned to the  GMC’s ‘Welcomed and valued’ publication.  This has been achieved by working closely with our trainees with a disability, trainers, specialist OH services and employers across East Midlands.         

Session hosted by:
HEE Midlands, Westbridge Place, 1 Westbridge Close, Leicester LE3 5DR

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

C14: @WellDoctors: How (and why) to build a collaborative trainee wellbeing network in your region.

Session objectives:

Session summary:
We created a collaborative network for supporting trainee wellbeing across HEE South West, facilitating junior doctors to develop their own skills in supervision and support as required by the Generic Professional Capabilities Framework.

Our aim is to share our experiences and encourage similar “@welldoctors” and “@wellMDT” networks across the UK.

Session hosted by:
Health Education England – South West

Session theme:
Core values of medical educators 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

C15 (1): Interim FY1 – improved preparedness and decreased anxiety – a longitudinal study of >4000 FY1s. 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
The longitudinal FY1 induction survey was adapted to include information about undertaking an interim FiY1 post. The preparedness and anxiety levels of those who had undertaken an FiY1 was compared to their current peers who had not undertaken FiY1 and the previousFY1s from 2017-2019 who had responded to the survey.

Session hosted by:
Severn Foundation School

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Transitions in the medical education pathway

C15 (2): The Foundation Year 3 (FY3) Phenomenon – what’s going on?

Session objectives:

Session summary:
More than half of UK doctors do not enter Core/Specialty training immediately following Foundation training. We present the results of our recent scoping review to explore the who, what, where, when and why of the “Foundation Year 3” and highlight post-graduate training programme issues that may be driving the phenomenon.  

Session hosted by:
University of Nottingham, UK.

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

C15 (3): Role of imposter syndrome in medical educators’ working lives and careers

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Individuals with impostor syndrome (IS) attribute their achievements to external factors, leading to anxiety and self-doubt. While IS is common among doctors and clinical academics, its impact on medical educators and their career pathways has not previously been researched. We report findings and recommendations from our mixed methods study.

Session hosted by:
Cardiff University- Medical Education

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Continuing professional development

C15 (4): PERFORM: The Metacognitive Model to Optimise Performance during Management of Acutely Unwell Patients

Session objectives:

Session summary:
The PERFORM model, developed for a Medical Education PhD, instructs Performance Enhancing Routines application (used in sports to optimise performance) using metacognition. The multi-centre PERFORM study demonstrated self-reported improved management of acutely unwell patients by junior doctors. This session introduces PERFORM, its associated research and how to apply the model.                       

Session hosted by:
University of Nottingham, UK. 

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Transitions in the medical education pathway

C15 (5): Exploring the perceptions of burnout in Foundation Trainees in Wales. 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
The prevalence of burnout in doctors has been increasing in recent years. Foundation doctors are particularly at higher risks as the transition from medical school is demanding. Using a mixed-methods approach, we explored the perceptions of burnout in these doctors in Wales with the aim of developing appropriate management strategies.

Session hosted by:
Cardiff University, School of Medicine 

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

C15 (6): Transitions in medical education – does self-regulated learning help?

Session objectives:

Session summary:
It has been theorised that the ability of clinicians to regulate their own learning influences how they adapt to the many transitions they face in their careers, and subsequently their capacity to become lifelong learners. Our literature review explores whether this is the case, particularly within a UK population.                

Session hosted by:
Cardiff University

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Transitions in the medical education pathway

D1: Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA): Future evaluation of the impact on learning 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
The MLA will launch in early 2024. Planning for evaluation of the MLA is an essential part of the pre-launch programme. What evaluation questions are of most interest to MLA stakeholders? What can we learn from your experiences of evaluation to prepare for the introduction of this large-scale, national assessment?               

Session hosted by:
General Medical Council

Session theme:
Assessment of learning

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Transitions in the medical education pathway

D2: ‘Training the Trainer’ & ‘Workplace & Me’ – Converting face to face courses into Virtual Interactive ones !

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Train the Trainer and Workplace and Me sessions have been successfully delivered by Foundation Schools across the UK. The programmes were successfully been delivered face to face but with COVID arrival there was a need to consider how we could successfully deliver them virtually. Our presentation will highlight key modifications.              

Session hosted by:
Severn Foundation School : East of England Foundation School : Yorkshire and Humber Foundation School

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals

Target care sector:
Multi-professional education and training

D3: Global Women Health Leaders – Unleashing their Potential 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Women represent >70% of global health workforce but <25% are senior leaders and <15% senior academics.
This disparity negatively impacts health outcomes for women and children worldwide.

This session:

Session hosted by:
Royal College of Physicians, London 

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Global perspectives

 

D4: Enhancing generalist skills: Delivering the Future, Doctor?

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This session will outline the development and implementation of a wraparound development offer for healthcare professions, based on the output of HEE’s Future Doctor report. The programme is based within healthcare systems and stakeholder fora include providers, employers, patients, doctors and the wider healthcare workforce. We will outline our proposals to develop doctors with enhanced generalist skills and explain how this can be developed, implemented and delivered in practice.

Session hosted by:
Health Education England 

Session theme:
Designing and planning learning 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

D5: Less Than Full-time Training: Improving accessibility and trainee experiences 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
In 2018 we surveyed all medical and dental trainees in Wales about Less Than Full-time Training (LTFT). We present the findings of the survey, changes made since and our recommendations for the future. The session will be interactive and we welcome sharing of participants’ own experiences and ideas.    

Session hosted by:
Health Education and Improvement Wales

Session theme:
Core values of medical educators

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

D6: Integrated Academic Training (IAT): Fit for purpose in 2021?

Session objectives:

Session summary:
GMC NTS data highlights challenges regarding access and opportunity to CAT programmes for some doctors. CAT trainees appear to have poorer experience of some aspects within their clinical placements, particularly Foundation trainees. This session will explore improving inclusivity and consider whether the CAT model is fit for the future?               

Session hosted by:
General Medical Council 

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Academics
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

A6: Education in Adversity: Keep Connected and Carry On

Session objectives:

Session summary:
The COVID pandemic resulted in  upheaval for the delivery of postgraduate training. This workshop will review experience of delivery of education and support to both trainees and trainers during this period.  Emphasis will be placed on practical approaches, what was learnt from feedback and how career development may be maintained.         

Session hosted by:
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

D8: Rethinking Medicine as the new paradigm and what this means for medical education 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Rethinking Medicine reframes personalised care, considering the whole person including their social and demographic factors through their NHS journey. It is a way to bring together myriad current initiatives, coherently to ensure maximum collaboration and minimise waste in the NHS, whilst aspiring to deliver the ‘quadruple aims’.    

Session hosted by:
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Integrated care provision

D9: Leadership & Teamworking: the Impact of the Virtual World

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This session will include an outline of the neurophysiology of communication, links with leadership and resilience and how we can apply that to real and virtual teams. There are a range of techniques that can be used to help, especially when you understand the neurophysiology of virtual communication.  In particular I want to share the work of Stephen Porges and his research on polyvagal theory.

This gives us an understanding as to what makes us feel safe in a particular environment, and how we can use the technology to support that as much as possible. I’ll also summarise Daniel Goleman’s work on leadership and focus.

The workshop will update on key themes around resilience and leadership so we can jointly consider what can support us, our trainees and our workforce.  

Session hosted by:
Health Education England, working across the North West 

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

D10: Strategies for improving race equality in healthcare institutions 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Understanding the role of race in healthcare is important in the medical curriculum, as there is a demand for cultural transformation. A crucial part of this involves discussions between staff and students to build a community of positive and sustainable change. The process, although slow and dynamic is rewarding.

Session hosted by:
Cardiff University, School of Medicine 

Session theme:
Core values of medical educators

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Undergraduate education

D11: The use of a longitudinal virtual patient to enhance clinical reasoning skills

Session objectives:

Session summary:
The workshop will explain the rationale for the introduction of  a longitudinal virtual GP patient into the Warwick MBChB curriculum and shares experiences from the pilot.

Small group work will offer practical opportunities for storyboarding a longitudinal virtual patient in participants’ own educational context.

Session hosted by:
Warwick Medical School (MBChB) 

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Academics
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
E-learning

D12: How to Achieve Consistency in Escalation to the GMC of Concerns in Complex Cases 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
We will describe the practicalities of establishing a Responsible Officer Advisory Group and use anonymised case studies to illustrate the benefits we have seen in terms of consistency and clarity of decision making. We will also describe how this supports Heads of School and Training Programme Directors in managing complex cases where escalation to the regulator is considered and clarity of communication with the trainee in difficulty is vital

Session hosted by:
Health Education England East Midlands

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Administration
Policy Makers
All those involved with interaction between the GMC and local HEE offices managing trainees

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

D13: Credentials for clinicians: helping experienced clinicians integrate research into their work

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This session will outline an AoMRC/NIHR project to develop interprofessional credentials for experienced clinicians wishing to cultivate clinical research capabilities.

This DHSC-funded project aims to enable more patients to benefit from research-active clinical environments whilst improving recruitment and retention of experienced clinicians in areas with low-level research activity.

Session hosted by:
Royal College of Physicians / National Institute for Health Research

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers

Target care sector:
Multi-professional education and training

D14: What is the value of leadership schemes? Leadership fellow alumni voices from the healthcare frontline. 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This workshop will explore the leadership experiences of alumni of a trainee leadership programme. Attendees will hear from a variety of healthcare professionals on how their participation in the scheme has influenced their career, how they have used their skills, and explore how we define value in healthcare leadership training.         

Session hosted by:
Health Education England North East and Yorkshire

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Policy Makers
Educational Leaders

Target care sector:
Multi-professional education and training

D15 (1): SuppoRTT – Returning to Training during a global pandemic: Impact of activities on beneficiaries and supervisors  

Session objectives:

Session summary:
At least 10% of trainees take approved time out of training including parental leave, sickness/bereavement, additional experience or career break. SuppoRTT comprises wide-ranging activities targeting doctors returning-to-training. During a global pandemic navigating transition back to clinical practice has never been more important. We report impact of SuppoRTT to beneficiaries and supervisors.             

Session hosted by:
Cardiff University School of Medicine 

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

D15 (2): Designing an evaluation model for complex system-wide sim-based interventions in health and care 

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Simulation is increasingly being utilised within healthcare education and training, but with inconsistent approaches toward evidenced based evaluation. This session will present a national project to establish principles of best practice for simulation evaluation and illustrate their application in practice. Future links with commissioning and benefits realisation will be considered.

Session hosted by:
Health Education England

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership

Target audience group:
Managers
Administration
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers
Commissioners

Target care sector:
Simulation

D15 (3): Immersive Leadership & Management: What you can learn from a unique leadership programme for doctors-in-training

Session objectives:

Session summary:
This session will explore our experiences of delivering an immersive ‘leadership & management programme’ within an NHS arm’s-length body. Based on data from participating doctors-in-training over five years, we will review a framework likely to maximise the success of your own current and future leadership & management initiatives.       

Session hosted by:
Health Education England North East & North Cumbria

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

D15 (4): Mentorship for Academic  Foundation Doctors

Session objectives:

Session summary:
The NW Foundation School  has run an academic foundation near-peer mentorship scheme for the past 2 years with ACF and ACL mentors. The aim of the session is to explain the rationale for the scheme, practicalities of setting one up and describe the experience from the mentee and mentor  perspective.

The session should be of value to undergrads considering embarking on an academic foundation programme (AFP), AFP foundation doctors, ACFs/ACLs, FPDs, DMEs and foundation administrators.

Speakers will be scheme lead, ACF mentor, academic foundation doctor mentee                                           

Session hosted by:
HEE (Northwest) Foundation School

Session theme:
Educational management and leadership 

Target audience group:
Postgraduates
Managers
Academics

Target care sector:
Postgraduate training

B15 (1): Remote consultations in primary care for teaching medical students and developing best practice guidance

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Prior to Covid-19 Primary Care and medical school curricula focused on face-to-face consultations, with an absence of teaching guidance for students and educators in relation to remote-consultations. We compare the use of remote-consultations as a teaching tool on the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship and traditional programme, and develop best practice guidance.                                

Session hosted by:
Cardiff University School of Medicine

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning

Target audience group:
Undergraduates

Target care sector:
Undergraduate education