UCLP is the lead provider for the largest number of trainees in London. We have taken a bit longer to get off the ground and we have only just got a TPD chair. We therefore have not yet appointed the NECL TPDs although we have agreed that the current Deanery appointed TPDs will remain in post until we have.
We cover hospitals across a wide area of London and offer a huge range of training opportunities. One of our first tasks is to look at the training programmes and make sure they all contain a good mix of posts and are able to cover all competencies required for training. Where possible we’d prefer them to NOT involve vast travelling distances! We are doing this as a joing piece of work with colleagues across NWL. We have been busy planning how to be more available to trainees and more supportive of college tutors and educational supervisors so that you in turn will all feel well supported in your training and know where to go if you have a query.
We don’t want to lose the amazing work done by the Deanery and London School of Paediatrics so far and the 4 TPD leads are working together to ensure that initiatives such as the School Conference, RSM days, the Ripple programme and the ST1 Induction programme continue to thrive and develop.
We value trainee involvement throughout our planning and are looking for reps from ST1-3 and ST4-5 to come to our STC meetings. We see their role as representing trainees’ views and organising social events! If anyone is interested please contact Dr Anne Opute on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any good suggestions for our next meetings and would like to contact me please email email@example.com (yes, I am Su without an e but my email has one…very confusing.)
Chair, North Central & East London ST1-5