Month: November 2013
A 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.
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.
- Tracy Bullock, Chief Executive – Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Gary Francis, Medical Director – Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Professor Jacky Hayden, Dean of Postgraduate Education – North Western Deanery
- Sean Hughes, Medical Director – Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Jonathan Wood, Finance Director – East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
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.
- Answer YES – in which case we have a great offer for you.
- Answer NO – in which case we have a great offer for someone you know.
Either way read on……..
The Postgrad postbox receives a huge raft of invites to read new journals, publications and attend educational events. Many of these are a bit rubbish, but every so often one catches our eye and is worthy of sharing. ‘Clinical Career’ might be one that’s worth investigating for anyone considering their personal career, or for anyone advising others (and let’s face it that’s pretty much all of us). Here’s the link to the website
There’s an offer on at the moment that encourages you to subscribe now. If you do then the subscription is a really great price (i.e. it’s free). The content is written by medics for trainers, trainees and all of us involved in medical education it makes an interesting read and we were impressed by the content. It also asks for nominations for inspirational people to interview, articles and stories.
Sadly, it doesn’t come with a free whoopee cushion as above but you can’t have everything.
If you are involved in UG or PG then this is essential reading….for example…..
- 1. Registration to take place at the end of med school (not at the end of F1)
- 2. More flexible training times with longer placements.
- 3. Broad based speciality training as opposed to early super-specialisation
Anyway, you really need to read this and consider how things might change in your area of practice. You can find the full document here.
and if you’d prefer there is a video explaining the rationale here.
I’d be interested to hear your thoughts like Damian’s here…