Clinical Education Day

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

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

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Educational Excellence Day

Annual Educational Excellence Day

NIMDTA’s Fourth Annual Educational Excellence Day took place on Friday 28 June 2019 at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast. This event was well received by trainees, trainers, medical education staff and leaders of NIMDTA educational programmes.

A number of awards were presented to acknowledge and applaud doctors and dentists in the following areas:
•   Excellence in Research
•   Excellence in Clinical Education
•   Excellence in Quality Improvement
•   Excellence in Examination Results
•   Recognition by National Award
•   Outstanding Contributions to Society
•   Recognition of Outstanding Contribution by a Named Clinical or Educational Supervisor
•   Recognition of Outstanding Contribution by a Leader of a NIMDTA Educational Programme
•   Recognition of Outstanding Contribution by a Staff Member within the Education Management Team at NIMDTA

Nominations were made by trainees, trainers and programme leaders in each of the above categories. Professor Stuart Elborn commenced the event with a keynote address in digitalising healthcare, while representatives from NIMDTA departments and HSC Trusts finished the day with presentations of local innovations in postgraduate medical/dental education and training.

A full synopsis of the event can be found by clicking this link. Educational Excellence Day

The full nominations can also be viewed in detail here. Acknowledgement Booklet 2019

For further details on submitting nominations to acknowledge excellence in training, please see the NIMDTA social channels and other events listed on this page.

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NIMDTA Educational Excellence Day Programme 28 June 2019

ENGAGE Clinical Leadership & 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 before 11.59pm on Friday 13 September 2019.

Programme, Newsletter and Application Form

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Foundation Regional Induction
Foundation Regional Induction at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn Thursday 1st  August 2019
Registration: 8:00am – 8:30am 

The Northern Ireland Foundation Team look forward to welcoming you to the Foundation Regional Induction Event next week.
Directions to Lagan Valley Island in Lisburn which has approximately 300 car parking spaces or you can find details of transport links to the area

This mandatory full day event takes place to provide you with information that will be beneficial for your Foundation Training. 

Registration begins at 8:00am so please arrive promptly.

The dress code is smart/casual.


Trainee Research Day

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 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

Trainee Welcome Evening

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

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