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Vocera messaging and the death of the SHO

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The term SHO is dead, defunct and in some people’s opinions dangerous. That’s the view of the deanery and the GMC so it’s something that we have been challenged to remove from day to day parlance here at CMFT.

However, much as it is rather tricky to stop people calling the department of emergency medicine…. ‘Casualty’ it’s tricky to stop people using the term SHO. So, in order to make a small step in the right direction you may notice something different when using the VOCERA badges recently introduced at MRI and soon to be used in other areas of the trust.

If, for example, you ask for ‘ED SHO’ the badge will reply ‘Calling ED Core Trainee’. Pretty clever stuff courtesy of infomatics and hopefully a step in the right direction.

Now this is all a bit Star Trek and no doubt you will have had plans

If you want to try out a few easter eggs, try commanding genie with these:
– good bye
– beam me up
– beam me down
– shut up

or if you’re brave command the badge with ‘turn funny genie on’ – remember to turn it off before entering a patient area though:-)

S

Medical Educators Conference – for all involved in medical education

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Following the success of our conference back in April this year, we are pleased to announce we will be running another similar event in November.

We want to get as many people as possible involved in medical education by showcasing the superb work done in the Trust. We also want to offer high quality, local, approved training to clinical and educational supervisors who do so much to support undergraduate and postgraduate education in the trust.

The Trust’s second Medical Educators’ Conference will be held on Friday 7th November 2014 . This event is for clinical and educational supervisors of postgraduate and undergraduate medical trainees.

The conference is designed to support educators’ continuing professional development, keep educators abreast of changes in medical education and facilitate peer support and networking amongst educators and the Postgraduate Medical Education Team. The event will allow educators to fulfill appraisal requirements and meet the GMC standard for approved trainer status. For existing supervisors, this will count as sufficient activity to keep their GMC approved trainer status in the current year.
There will be speakers from the Postgraduate Medical Education Team, as well the North Western Deanery and the Manchester Medical School amongst others. Interactive workshops will include topics such as managing doctors in difficulty, giving effective feedback and undergraduate tutor training.
Click the Medical Educators’ Conference Flyer here for more information:

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If you came to our conference in April, this one has much the same content so it would be great to see new faces in November.

Places are free but are limited and are filling up fast. To book your place, please contact Jenny Black, Quality Assurance Officer, at [email protected], or by phone on 0161 901 0738

Local induction guidance is now out

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Screenshot 2014-07-08 09.08.27We are working hard to improve local induction. Medicine is perhaps a strange profession in that our juniors are often expected to turn up and work almost immediately with little preparation or planning. Historically as DME and as foundation lead I have seen docs fall into difficulties as a result of a lack of an effective local induction. We really need to make sure that our new starters are safe to practice for the benefit of our teams, our trust and most importantly for our patients.

So, with a few weeks to go it’s time to think hard about how you are going to make this year’s induction the best that it has ever been.

Click on the link below to look at our guide for local induction and do the best that you can for our new starters. Welcome them into the trust, train them, help them and welcome them.

Local Induction Leaflet

At CMFT we have an induction lead for the trust in John Bright (Acute Medicine Consultant) who can be contacted for further information and help.

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S

 

HENW Postgraduate Medical and Dental conference:

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Friday September 19th, Reebok Stadium, Bolton

We are delighted to invite medical educators and all those interested in medical education from across the North West to the HENW Postgraduate Medical and Dental conference, which will be the first since the former Mersey and North Western Deaneries have come together.

The day will open with a key note from Jacky Hayden and there will be opportunities to meet and work with colleagues from the region via a series of workshops.

If you are interested in attending you can Apply Here.  You will then be sent an email to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place.

 

Please note that your place is not confirmed until you have received a confirmation email.  As we are limited to numbers, those who turn up on the day without having a place confirmed will not be permitted to attend the conference.

More details including workshop titles will be available shortly.

If you are interested in running a workshop or displaying a poster at the conference, you can indicate your interest when you apply for your place.  All workshop and poster abstract submissions will be reviewed by the Organising Committee and you will be advised by email if your submission is successful.  Abstracts must be received by no later than 22nd August 2014.

 

Registration for the conference will close when maximum numbers are reached.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jo Green

Project Support Officer | Medical Leadership, Lessons Learnt & Educator Development

Health Education North West

3rd Floor | 3 Piccadilly Place | Manchester | M1 3BN

 

T.   0161 625 7672 | F. 0161 625 7510

E.   [email protected]

W. http://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk

Are you an optimist?

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Descartes_mind_and_bodyIf you managed to attend the educators conference last week you may have been lucky enough to hear Shirley Remington from the deanery/Health Education North West talk about resilience. Shirley is the associate dean with responsibility for CMFT and she helped support the conference with an update on training to start the day and then with workshops later. She also has deanery wide leadership for trainees in difficulty and therefore has a wealth of experience to share.

The workshop on resilience gave us lots to think about with self assessment on our optimism and pessimism tendancies leading to an increasing understanding of how these may affect us in the workplace and in particular how it might affect our interactions with trainees and vice versa. I took many things away from this talk, but in particular the concept that for trainees in difficulty we need the right person to support them and that does not mean just anyone, you;re not always the right person at the right time and awareness of this can make us all better educators.

So, enough of the praise….what was actually said is more important and although I can’t summarise here (you’ll have to come to the next educators conference if you missed it) there are some useful links shared on the day that you might find helpful. Firstly there is is the rainy brain sunny brain ideas from Elaine Fox. You can visit the website here where there is a short quiz to determine your current outlook and there is also a short video on the principles here (which will work in the trust if you use the chrome browser and not IE6).

We also heard of the concepts of resilience and RQ which again has an associated website and online test to get yourself a baseline on Nicholson McBride scores.

There was much more, but in the avoidance of spoilers and in the interests of enticement, to know more you’ll just have to come and hear her speak at the next conference (if we can persuade her to come back).

Hopefully, we will here more summaries of the workshops in future posts.

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S

Medical Educators’ Conference – for everyone involved in education

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Screen Shot 2014-02-03 at 11.43.38You should by now have realised that with annual appraisals and revalidation it is absolutely vital to demonstrate that you are continuing to develop and learn as an educator. So, this year we are starting a series of educator conferences at CMFT. These have two main purposes. Firstly we want to get as many people as possible involved in medical education by showcasing the superb work done in the trust. Secondly, we want to oiffer high quality, local, approved training to clinical and educational supervisors who do so much to support undergraduate and postgraduate education in the trust.

The Trust’s first Medical Educators’ Conference will be held on Friday 25th April 2014 . This event is for clinical and educational supervisors of postgraduate and undergraduate medical trainees.

The conference is designed to support educators’ continuing professional development, keep educators abreast of changes in medical education and facilitate peer support and networking amongst educators and the Postgraduate Medical Education Team. The event will allow educators to fulfil appraisal requirements and meet the GMC standard for approved trainer status, and, for existing supervisors, this will count as sufficient activity to keep their GMC approved trainer status in the current year.

There will be speakers from the Postgraduate Medical Education Team, as well the North Western Deanery and the Manchester Medical School, amongst others. Interactive workshops will include topics such as managing doctors in difficulty, giving effective feedback and undergraduate tutor training.

Click the Medical Educators’ Conference Flyer for more information

Places are free but are limited to 180 and are filling up fast. To book your place, please contact Jenny Black, Quality Assurance Officer, at [email protected], or by phone on 0161 901 0738

Your training ideas – can you take on the Dragon’s?

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Screen Shot 2013-11-27 at 19.22.30A quick reminder of a great project for our junior docs. This is something that we would love to support through the trust and through postgrad. The Dragon’s den project funds great ideas from junior docs that improve on training, education or service delivery.

We love this idea and want to get applications from CMFT to showcase what we can do, previous projects have been great and this year there is an even bigger budget. The submissions need to be well thought through and most juniors will need help and advice from consultant sponsors, so please do give them as much help as you can.

You can pick up more details from their website by following this link Dragon’s Den.

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Oh, and I suppose you want to know who the Dragon’s are. Who will you be up against as you pitch your ideas? Well……. the lucky participants will be trying to extract cash from 5 medical leaders from across the NW.

With that lot I wish you the best of luck. It’s going to be tough but fair, and almost certainly very entertaining.

Good luck and let us know if we can help.

S

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