A packed room for this month’s STC meeting. The LSP faculty spent the morning developing the vision for the future for the LSP community. Paediatric education holds excellence in the care of the child and families built by the delivery of high quality paediatric training. This was the start of this conversation and the next steps will continue to be developed.
Seasoned Trust Reps shared their experience and top tips with new Trust Reps. There is a fabulous guide on the LSP website (http://www.londonpaediatrics.co.uk/training/trainees-committee/trust-reps-information/) – the Trust Rep Handbook. Key messages include:
- you will never be alone- there is always support
- tips on how to run junior/ senior meetings
- Nisha is now the Trainee committee social lead and there will be at least an annual social event.
- Think about handing over at the end of your time- draw up a “You Said We Did” on how issues have been addressed during your time as Trust Rep.
CHESS– Craig Knott, PGME Fellow at GOSH highlighted the upcoming GOSH one day conference on 13th Feb interrogating the challenges of delivering an educational programme in Children’s Hospitals with trainees training in multiple different specialties, doctors not in a formal training programme and doctors who trained internationally. The Children’s Hospitals Education Specialist Symposium (CHESS) will be inviting representation from Children’s Hospitals internationally to share and learn from each other.
LSP Annual conference 2019– will be on 26th February. Save the date!
MRCPCH clinical –Teaching at GOSH is available 2nd Tuesday of the month afternoon 2-5pm is open to trainees within the LSP (PICU seminar room). See the LSP website for more details. Volunteers to help present cases are very welcome- please contact Craig Knott on email@example.com
There are plans afoot to provide more MRCPCH clinical teaching with the setting up of the NCEL MRCPCH consortium looking at hosting more mock exams within the region. Watch this space for more information late next year. Don’t forget that there are evening teaching sessions for clinicals within the NCEL hospitals as well as the LSP ACE programme.
Paediatric Skills course for Foundation Doctors– started off in Watford by an ST2 and is going large. It’s a 1 day simulation based course for FY1 & 2 interested in a career in paediatrics or in a specialty with a significant paediatric population (EG ED). It’s a huge opportunity to attract the brightest and best trainees to paediatrics. Courses at Kings and UCLH being finalised. Details coming to the LSP website soon.
Update on Curriculum by Tammy Rothenberg: There was glitch in the system with the tagging your learning events for the last year resulting all the tags going into one domain (patient management). Please can you review the last year’s learning events and re-tag them. Some trainees portfolio’s did not switch to Progress. If this has affected you, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for your diary:
17th October: CATS Forum: for trainers and trainees. If trainees want to present a case where CATS have been involved at this regional meeting, please contact Elise Randle at email@example.com
8th March: Educational Supervisor training day for all educational supervisors. Venue TBC.