Thanks to all the trainees and trainers who continue to contribute so fully to the STCs and the work of the School across London. It is fantastic that there is such energy and drive to ensure that the quality of training, and ultimately the care that we give to our patients, is as good as possible.
Please do keep looking out for news of events and other learning opportunities on the calenders – from new initiatives such as the monthly regional Case-Exchange to MRCPCH learning opportunities, to one-off pan-London events, there is a huge amount going on so please do keep contributing to these initiatives.
One upcoming opportunity is the second evening in the new ‘Research into Practice‘ series, which is being held on Wednesday 30th April in the Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre, St Mary’s Hospital Medical School Building, St Mary’s Hospital.
Registration opens at 5.30 with talks from 6.00pm until 8.00pm
The evening will cover: How to get involved in research/academia, particularly within a DGH, getting involved with public health research and there will be an interactive session on study design (useful for the START assessment).
To register (it is free), please visit: https://researchintopracticeimperial.eventbrite.co.uk
As trainees you should have received an email from the GMC about the National Trainee’s survey. Frustratingly, despite highlighting our concerns, the timing of the survey is far from idea for paediatrics, so many of you will be being asked to comment on posts that you have only been in for 3-4 weeks. This is clearly not ideal, but it is one of those things that we have not been able to influence.
The survey remains a very important source of feedback for departments and training programmes so I would really encourage you to spend some time thinking hard about it, so that you can give strong supportive feedback where it is merited and highlight issues in areas where you may have concerns. The RCPCH advice is that you aim to complete it at the end of April / in the first few days of May so that you can paint a more meaningful picture, and I think that this is a very reasonable approach. Thank you for committing some time to completing it as fully as possible.