New Foundation docs: Linnet Clough 2013

IMG_1644 We are delighted to welcome the new foundation dos to CMFT. Forty-Eight new starters across the trust who will be integral to patient care here for years to come. First impressions are that we’ve attracted a bright bunch of enthusiastic and engaging trainees which is fantastic, and having completed 2 weeks of shadowing they are up and running as of this week.

Let’s not forget that the foundation years can be tough though. The first rung of the medical career ladder represents one of the biggest changes to a doctor (the other being the step up to Consultant), and it’s vital that our trainees have great support. Whilst the trust can and will support trainees there is no doubt that your peers in the same grade are really important.

So, to help speed up the bonding process, to learn some leadership skills, to find out more about each other and the foundation teams we spent a day in the Peaks training, running, climbing, paddling and swimming.

Did it work?

In the view of the instructors – absolutely! At the start of the day the 8 teams – well they weren’t really working as teams….. We saw groups working as individuals, but by the end of the day they were clearly working together, supporting each other and achieving their goals. All this will be important in the workplace and especially during those first on calls.

The activities were

  • Orienteering
  • Raft Building
  • High ropes
  • Low ropes
  • Plus, getting there, on time, not getting lost, looking after an egg for the entire day (Ed- Why the egg????)

So, here are a selection of photos from the day. If you want more then get in touch. As you can see…..some rafts were better than others!!!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Low ropes course – team tasks

DSCF0011

No prizes for rafting on land!!!!

DSCF0033

Confidence before floatation

DSCF0047

Errr………not sure that’s what you were hoping for.

DSCF0101

Swim for it!

IMG_1617

Is she floating???

IMG_1644

A fab bunch – we’re lucky to have them with us.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The teams developed a strong sense of self……, this led to some cheating ;-)

IMG_1622

Hmmm, I’d write your own caption for this one….

DSCF0105

One of these rafts worked slightly better than the other. Can you tell which?

I’d like to personally thank all the trainees who showed willing to take part and get stuck in, but especially to the instructors and organisers of what turned out to be a fantastic day.

Sharon Gibbs gets top marks for once again organising the day beautifully.

vb

S

One thought on “New Foundation docs: Linnet Clough 2013

  1. Hi Simon, sorry to miss out on helping this year, looks good, but its got to be said hard to beat my “A” Team last year! Best wishes to all for their future careers

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s