DEADLINE EXTENDED: ENGAGE Clinical Leadership and Improvement Programme

Attention All Trainees in GP, Dentistry or Hospital Specialty Training with six to 18 months remaining until CCT

As part of NIMDTA’s VALUED strategy, NIMDTA is delighted to invite you to participate in the ENGAGE Clinical Leadership and Improvement Programme.

ENGAGE has been designed in conjunction with the HSC Leadership Centre. This programme aims to challenge, develop and support doctors and dentists who are within six to 18 months of CCT in specialty training to ensure that they are prepared to lead effectively so that they can influence, shape and improve the delivery of high quality patient-centred care.

Participants will attend seven modules organised mostly on Monday evenings at NIMDTA between October 2019 and June 2020. These modules will be delivered by consultants from the HSC Leadership Centre with input from senior clinical leaders and improvers from the HSC as well as external contributors.

Participants will also complete a Quality Improvement project. This may be a project that the participant has already started or needs to complete as part of their curriculum. This Quality Improvement project should not be viewed as additional work but rather the programme will act as a catalyst and support the completion of this initiative. Quality Improvement work will be displayed during a showcase event in June 2020 with the opportunity to compete for oral presentation prizes.

Approval is being sought for accreditation of this programme with the aim being that those completing the programme successfully would be awarded a Certificate in Leadership.

Your participation in the programme will be completely funded by NIMDTA but travel/subsistence connected with attendance at the modules will not be supported.

There are places for 45 participants in total. The programme is open to trainees in dentistry, general practice or hospital-based specialty training who have six to 18 months remaining until CCT at the time of the first module.

The programme is voluntary and will be delivered largely in the evenings. One full day session has been arranged in December 2019 and trainees should request study leave to attend this.

Where possible, video and teleconferencing options will be made available for most modules, should remote attendance be required. Not all modules however will be able to facilitate this due to the level of interaction required.

Places on the programme will be allocated to eligible applicants on a first come, first served basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an application form as soon as possible.

If you are interested in participating in this programme, please complete the application form and return to valuedtrainees@hscni.net before 11.59pm on Friday 13 September 2019.

Programme, Newsletter and Application Form

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Trainee Ambassador Applications

WE ARE RECRUITING (1)

Application forms should be emailed to valuedtrainees@hscni.net

For more information click the following link:: http://www.nimdta.gov.uk/recruitment/nimdta-trainee-ambassadors/

NICE Fellows and Scholars Programme

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Letter from Dr Michael McBride, Mr Sean Holland and Prof Charlotte McArdle - NICE Fellowships and Scholarships programme

Deadline Extended: Abstracts Close on Wednesday 21 August 2019

You are warmly invited to attend the Research for Clinicians day titled ‘ How to get started and then keep going!’ on Thursday 17 October 2019 in the Postgraduate Centre, Belfast City Hospital.

The event, sponsored by QUB, UMS and NIMDTA, lasts a full day and has been divided into two sections. The morning involves a symposium on research opportunities. It is completely free and open to all Foundation, Specialty, Dental and GP trainees to attend whether you want to find out about research opportunities or have a definite plan to do research which you want to discuss with a senior QUB researcher.

The afternoon will consist of oral and poster presentations by doctors and dentists in training, with judging and prize giving for the best presentations. This is an excellent opportunity for doctors and dentists in training to present their original work in the form of clinical, basic science and educational studies, quality improvement, clinical case reports and dental research.

Submission of original work is welcome from current NIMDTA trainees, doctors and dentists who have trained in NI during 2018 – 2019 (whose submission is based on work undertaken during their training) and doctors in training elsewhere who are members of the Ulster Medical Society.

Each abstract must indicate one category under which the submission will be considered. The submission categories are:

• Basic Science Research
• Case Report/Case Series
• Clinical Research
• Dental Research
• Quality Improvement/Patient Safety
• Studies in Medical Education

Submissions must be sent on the Abstract Form to ValuedTrainees@hscni.net by 5pm on Wednesday 21 August 2019. Submissions must be no longer than 200 words long and adhere to the following structure:

Basic Science or Clinical Research or Educational Research – Title, Introduction, Aims, Methods, Results and Discussion
Case reports/Case Studies – Title, Introduction, Description of case/case series, Discussion
Quality Improvement – Title, Problem, Strategy for change, Measurement of Improvement, Effects of change, Discussion

All trainees must indicate whether they want their submission to be considered for oral presentation, poster presentation or both. The abstract must be no longer than 200 words and contain no tables or diagrams at the submission stage.

Trainees will be notified of the outcome of their submission by Friday 13 September 2019. Instructions regarding duration of oral presentations and dimensions and orientation of posters will be provided to trainees who have had their abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation.

To book on for the full event, please click here

Trainee Research Day Programme 2019
Abstract Submission Form 2019
Trainee Research Day Newsletter

QUB NIMDTA Clinical Education Day – 26th September 2019

You are warmly invited to attend the Annual Educator Conference which is being held in conjunction with our undergraduate education colleagues from QUB on Thursday 26th September 2019 at the Riddell Hall, QUB.

This all-day event is targeted at the medical and dental professionals who provide leadership in undergraduate and postgraduate education of doctors and dentists in training in Northern Ireland.

The aim of this conference is to inform, equip and inspire Northern Ireland’s Medical and Dental Educators.

The theme of the Conference this year is on ‘Looking to the Future.’

We are delighted to attract such a high calibre of national and regional medical and dental leaders and educators to contribute to what we anticipate will be a varied, stimulating, informative and challenging programme.

There is an invited lecture on ‘Working with doctors, Working for Patients’, key note addresses throughout the programme on ‘Transforming the Service Health and Wellbeing 2026’, ‘Human Psychology and Introducing Change’ and  ‘Artificial Intelligence: What will Modern Medicine look like’, symposium on ’Health Innovation’, parallel workshops in the morning and afternoon across a wide range of areas as well as opportunities to network with colleagues at break times and over lunch.

•       Clinical Education Day - Programme 2019

In addition to local talented educational leaders from HSC Trusts, NIMDTA and QUB, this year we welcome Dr Michael McBride (DOH), Professor Harry Hemingway (University College, London), Mr Phil Martin (GMC), Dr Zarabeth Newton (Cardiff University)  , Dr Anne Crawford-Doherty (Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust), Professor Louise Dubras ( Ulster University) and Professor Ian Greer (QUB)

We are delighted to attract such a high calibre of national and regional medical and dental leaders and educators to contribute to what we anticipate will be a varied, stimulating, informative and challenging programme.

Please note numbers are limited to a maximum of 200 places (in total for NIMDTA and QUB educators). To reserve a place, please email Jonathan.Kerr@hscni.net

Take a look at similar Clinical Education Day events provided in previous years:

Clinical Education Day 2018
Clinical Education Day 2017
Clinical Education Day 2016

Clinical Education Day 2019 V1

ENGAGE Clinical Leadership and Improvement Programme

Attention All Trainees in GP, Dentistry or Hospital Specialty Training with six to 18 months remaining until CCT
As part of NIMDTA’s VALUED strategy, NIMDTA is delighted to invite you to participate in the ENGAGE Clinical Leadership and Improvement Programme.

ENGAGE has been designed in conjunction with the HSC Leadership Centre. This programme aims to challenge, develop and support doctors and dentists who are within six to 18 months of CCT in specialty training to ensure that they are prepared to lead effectively so that they can influence, shape and improve the delivery of high quality patient-centred care.

Participants will attend seven modules organised mostly on Monday evenings at NIMDTA between October 2019 and June 2020. These modules will be delivered by consultants from the HSC Leadership Centre with input from senior clinical leaders and improvers from the HSC as well as external contributors.

Participants will also complete a Quality Improvement project. This may be a project that the participant has already started or needs to complete as part of their curriculum. This Quality Improvement project should not be viewed as additional work but rather the programme will act as a catalyst and support the completion of this initiative. Quality Improvement work will be displayed during a showcase event in June 2020 with the opportunity to compete for oral presentation prizes.

Approval is being sought for accreditation of this programme with the aim being that those completing the programme successfully would be awarded a Certificate in Leadership.

Your participation in the programme will be completely funded by NIMDTA but travel/subsistence connected with attendance at the modules will not be supported.

There are places for 45 participants in total. The programme is open to trainees in dentistry, general practice or hospital-based specialty training who have six to 18 months remaining until CCT at the time of the first module.

The programme is voluntary and will be delivered largely in the evenings. One full day session has been arranged in December 2019 and trainees should request study leave to attend this.

Where possible, video and teleconferencing options will be made available for most modules, should remote attendance be required. Not all modules however will be able to facilitate this due to the level of interaction required.

Places on the programme will be allocated to eligible applicants on a first come, first served basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an application form as soon as possible.

If you are interested in participating in this programme, please complete the application form and return to valuedtrainees@hscni.net before 11.59pm on Friday 06 September 2019.

Programme, Newsletter and Application Form

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Trainee Welcome Event – 20 August 2019

NIMDTA invites all Specialty and GP trainee doctors who are new to training in Northern Ireland to an event on Tuesday 20 August 2019 from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm. The event will be held in

Riddel Hall
185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast
BT9 5EE

This informal evening offers food, music and café style conversations on topics such as:

  Training in Northern Ireland
  Careers
  Settling into Northern Ireland
  Mentoring
  Professional Support
  Leadership Opportunities

Trainees will also have the opportunity to network with fellow trainees who are also new to training and representatives from the NIMDTA Trainee Forum, BMA, GMC, ADEPT Clinical Leadership Fellows and Visit Belfast.

To reserve a place at the event, please click here.

Welcome Event

Trainee Welcome Programme – 20 August 2019

The National Inter Deanery Transfer (IDT) Timeline 2019

The National Inter Deanery Transfer (IDT) process has been established to support trainees who have had an unforeseen and significant change in their personal circumstances since the commencement of their current training programme which requires a move to a different region. The process is managed by the National IDT team (Health Education South London) on behalf of the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD), Health Education England (HEE) and all UK regions.

The window to apply for an Inter Deanery Transfer from February 2020 has been released and is as follows:

 

National IDT Timeline

Supporting documents available within the resource bank of the
Speciatly Training Website
22 July 2019
Application window opens & Application form available on the
LPMDE Support Portal
5 August 2019 – 12:00 pm
Application window closes 2 September 2019 – 12:00 pm
Eligibility checking Until 13 September 2019
Offers Round 1 – Conditional Offers from the National IDT Team Week commencing 14 October 2019
Offers Round 2 – Conditional Offers from the National IDT Team Week commencing 21 October 2019

 

Applications can be made through the Health Education England Specialty Training Website https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/nationalIDT

All FAQs are now hosted on the PGMDE website which can be accessed via https://lasepgmdesupport.hee.nhs.uk/support/home

Further information can be obtained on the counter-signature from Bronagh Woods, NIMDTA IDT contact by emailing Bronagh.Woods@hscni.net.

Wellcome-HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme – Fellowship applications (2020)

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