2018/2019 ADEPT Programme

NIMDTA is delighted to announce the launch of the 2018/2019 ADEPT NI Clinical Leadership Fellow Programme

The ADEPT Launch Open Evening will be held on Monday 8th January 2018 at NIMDTA Offices, Beechill House; 5pm-7pm. This event will provide interested trainees with an opportunity to meet with representatives of sponsoring organisations, and trainees who have […]

NIMDTA Regional Teaching in Obstetrics and Gynaecology ranked Joint Top in the UK by trainees

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology national survey of trainees has shown that trainees rate the regional teaching by NIMDTA to be the joint top provided by deaneries across the UK. Attendance of NIMDTA trainees at their regional teaching was second highest in the UK.

Congratulations to Dr Mary Murnaghan (Head of School), Dr […]

A Whole System Approach to Psychiatry Education in Northern Ireland

The Autumn 2017 Edition of the Royal Society of Psychiatry Insight Magazine has featured the success of Northern Ireland in attracting doctors into Psychiatry as a career.

In this article http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/RCPsych_Insight_Magazine_Autumn_2017.pdf Dr Damien Hughes, Head of NIMDTA School of Psychiatry explains how the Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB), the NIMDTA Foundation School and the NIMDTA […]

Join the Trainee Steering Group (TSG) of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM)

FMLM is offering the opportunity for one of its Northern Ireland trainee members to join the Trainee Steering Group (TSG).

There has never been a more urgent need for junior doctors to step forward and make a difference. The FMLM Trainee Steering Group (TSG) supports and empowers trainees to develop skills in leadership and management […]

NICE Fellowships and Scholarships

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Fellowships and Scholarships programme is now open for applications from health and social care professionals.

The closing date for applications is 15 December 2017. Please see below for further details:

NICE Fellowships and Scholarships – letter to HSC NICE Fellows and Scholars Recruitment Newsletter NICE Fellows […]

NISHFN Conference

The Northern Ireland Simulation and Human Factors Network Annual Autumn Conference was held on 20 October 2017. The theme for the conference was “Theory into practice: Using simulation and Human Factors training to improve patient safety”.

A full report on the conference is available below:

NISHFN 2017 Conference Newsletter



Obstetrics and Gynaecology Training Units in NI ranked Second and Fourth in the UK for Overall Performance by Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists assesses the quality of training delivered in 171 Obstetrics and Gynaecology training units across the UK each year using Training Evaluation Forms completed by trainees.

The College analyses training delivery in these units under three headings of Obstetric training, Gynaecology training and professional development.

The Antrim Area Hospital […]

Annual Quality Report 2016/2017

The Quality 2020 Strategy which was designed to protect and improve quality of health and social care in Northern Ireland was launched in 2011. The purpose of Quality 2020 was to create a strategic framework and plan of action that would protect and improve quality and therefore Patient Safety over a 10 year period.

The […]

Trainee Research Day 2017

NIMDTA’s VALUED Trainee initiative is committed to recognising and applauding the achievements of trainees in various aspects of training, including research. NIMDTA in collaboration with the Ulster Medical Society (UMS) and Queens University Belfast (QUB) hosted it’s third annual “Research for Trainees; Opportunities, Presentations & Prizes” day in Belfast City Hospital Postgraduate Centre on 29 […]

GMC Review of Medical Education and Training in Northern Ireland 2016/2017

As part of their quality assurance work on medical education and training, the GMC visited all 5 HSC Trusts in NI, those responsible for and undertaking GP training as well as Queens University Medical School and NIMDTA between February and April 2017.

As a follow up to these visits, the GMC published their Review of […]