Official News and School Announcements
All trainees – Please ensure that you get your IAC, IOAC, CLTC and ILTC uploaded onto your portfolios. These are now called “milestones” by the college and can be completed digitally once all the necessary CUT forms and exams are completed.
It is essential to have these on your portfolio when the college are recommending you for CCT to the GMC. The college also use the ILTC as a date calculation for your CCT.
There was a meeting of the School Executive this week – some of the issues that came out were:-
1/ ARCP‘s will go ahead in absentia from the week commencing 15th June. The school have said they will be lenient with completion of units of training. CUT forms can now be accepted without the requisite number of workplace based assessments for that unit as long as it is felt that the trainee has achieved competence in that unit. The only exceptions are initial assessment of anaesthetic competency and the initial assessment of obstetric competency, where all WBPA’s are required.
2/ Multi source feedback is not required for this years ARCP
The plan is to rotate in August to the hospital that you were expecting to move to in August.
There will be a group of new novices. We will send them a welcome e mail and explain that gaining competencies will be harder than in previous years.
4/ ICU sign off for intermediate and higher Trainees. WBPA’s and CUT forms can be signed for any ICU done in COVID times. However you will still have to do your planned ICU placement even if you have it signed off.
Annual leave. Health Education England have said trainees will not be able to carry leave over between different Trusts. We are seeking clarification on moves between hospitals in the same Trust. But if you are moving to a new trust then you won’t be able to. If leave cannot be carried over those leave days will be paid. We have asked for the process on claiming this to be provided.
Study leave. Cannot be carried over.
6/ ST3 recruitment. February ST3 recruitment in 2021 will proceed with trainees allowed to apply with only the first part of the primary. The school will be flexible with providing placements if people can’t achieve exam competencies as a result of COVID.
NEW! A specialist support service for trainee doctors and dentists experiencing a range of issues during the COVID-19 outbreak has just been launched by the Professional Support Unit (PSU). Single Point of Contact (SPOC) is a free, confidential and impartial service. Trainees can sign up for a 45-minute conversation with a senior PSU lead. Calls … Read more Support from the PSU relating to COVID-19
Summer ARCPs will be in absentia the week of June 15th You are all under enough pressure clinically without having to do unnecessary admin. ARCP requirements this year will be ESSR and form R (no MSF required) Please note: (1)There is a new outcome 10 (covid) to cover the unfinished units of training during re-deployment … Read more Summer ARCPs 2020
We have just heard from a trainee that he has had an e-mail purporting to be from the Royal Free ICU trainee rota – this is a scam. Please exercise caution when entering you e-mail details into any websites and ensure they are genuine before doing so. if in any doubt, contact the departments … Read more Watch out for phishing e-mails