ADEPT Networking Evening

A networking evening took place on Tuesday 15 May 2018 in NIMDTA for all cohorts of ADEPT Clinical Fellows. This was an opportunity for all four ADEPT groups to meet and discuss opportunities within the programme.

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NIMDTA Vacancies


Remuneration: 6 PAs (consultant contract) to be incorporated into job plan in agreement with the employing authority

Tenure: Permanent

The successful applicant will be based at NIMDTA and will join a team of enthusiastic senior clinical educators and managers and work in a leadership position across Northern Ireland.

As Director of the Foundation School he/she will be responsible for developing and managing medical Foundation training, ensuring that all Foundation training within NIMDTA meets the quality standards set by the GMC and the requirements of the UK Foundation Programme Curriculum.

For further information and to apply online please visit 

Completed application forms must be submitted by 12 noon on Tuesday 5 June 2018 

It is anticipated that interviews for this post will take place on Wednesday 20 June 2018 

We are an equal opportunities employer; therefore all appointments are based on merit.

Engage Showcase Event Monday 04th June 2018.


RCP ST3 Recruitment – Re-offering FAQs

The Royal College of Physicians has issued Frequently Asked Questions to address queries about the period of re-offering caused by the error in scoring and ranking discovered after initial offers had been made.  Please see below:



RCP apologises for ST3 recruitment error

There are a small number of offers for Specialty Training undertaken by the Royal College of Physicians that are currently being reviewed.

This affects ST3 Recruitment in Medical Oncology. Recruitment offers from all other processes in Northern Ireland are unaffected.

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Private Yoga class for trainees

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“As part of the Trainee Ambassador Well-being group we have organised a private Yoga class for trainees at Flow Yoga Studios, 52a Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LB.

The session is on Saturday 12th May from 12.30 to 13.30pm. 

It is open to all trainees, whether you just fancy giving yoga a go or are a yoga expert! For further details contact me at

The fourth cohort of ADEPT Fellows have been announced

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NIMDTA is delighted to announce the appointment of the fourth cohort of ADEPT Fellows to start their clinical leadership programme on Wednesday 1 August 2018.


Eleven doctors in training from the Schools of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Psychiatry will be undertaking a year out of their training programmes being placed in seven different host organisations (BHSCT, DoH, SHSCT, HSCB, HSC Leadership Centre, RQIA and NIMDTA) working on leadership, service development and engagement projects under the supervision of senior leaders and managers.


Congratulations to all the new Fellows (alphabetical order):


Leadership Fellow Clinical Leadership Fellow Post Host Organisations
Dr Aimee Durkin Delivering Quality Improvement at Scale Department of Health
Dr Claire Dougan  Development and Implementation of the VALUED Strategy NIMDTA
Mr David Colvin  Embedding a Culture of Safety and Excellence using Simulation and Medical Education within the Children’s Hospital Belfast HSCB
Dr Gillian Blayney  Improving the Quality of Training Placements NIMDTA
Dr Grace Cuddy  Clinical Process Standardisation Establishment of a Digital Collaborative Health and Social Care Board
Dr Kathleen Hadden  Learning from Litigation, Incidents and Complaints Southern HSCT
Dr Leanne Morgan Developing Systems to Deliver Improvement RQIA
Dr Michael Doris  Championing the NIMDTA ‘VALUED’ Strategy with Foundation Doctors NIMDTA
Dr Michael McMorran  Reducing Harm from Medication Belfast HSCT
Dr Olivia Devlin  Partnering with patients suffering from chronic illness within the Division of Cancer and Specialist Medicine to optimise their treatment pathway and experience Belfast HSCT
Dr Stephanie Campbell  HSCLC joint with NIMDTADeveloping our senior leaders joint with Simulation Clinical Leadership Fellow HSCLC joint with NIMDTA


There is an opportunity to hear the 2017/18 ADEPT Clinical Leadership Fellows talk about their year at the NIMDTA Educational Excellence Day on Friday 22 June 2018 at the La Mon Hotel, Belfast.

BMJ Article that was written by ADEPT AlumNI

This paper describes the development of ADEPT, a pioneering project of collaboration in developing clinical leadership training in an apprenticeship model  through 1 year out of programme for postgraduate medical trainees in Northern Ireland, involving Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency, the health and social care Leadership Centre and relevant host organisations.

(Grainne Donaghy, Rachael Hutton, Natalie Thompson, James Reid and Julia Courtney), Barry D Kerr and Keith Gardiner

Take part in the 2018 national training surveys


This year’s national surveys of doctors in training and trainers are now open. Your survey only takes 10-15 minutes to complete and closes at midday 2 May 2018. We’d really encourage you to take part and share your experiences and views on training. We and the GMC listen to what you say and act on your feedback each year.

Log in to your GMC online account to complete this year’s survey.

Any questions? The GMC have more information at