Changes to training

AoMRC Four Nation The need to reinstate training 2 June 2020

Things that have been cancelled in the Northern Ireland Deanery

  • Teaching and Training: DoH and HSC guidance has been received advising that in order to focus on the training required to up skill and train staff to support essential services, all non-essential events and training will cease. There will also be no attendance at regional, national or international courses.  As a result all NIMDTA postgraduate teaching and training events have been postponed or cancelled.    Vital training such as resuscitation will be provided in Trusts where required.
  • Deanery Visits: Deanery visits and placement quality workstreams have been postponed.  Quality issues will still require monitoring and this will be done as pragmatically and supportively as possible
  • National Training Survey: The 2020 GMC NTS has been postponed during this period.

Four Nations Trainee Guidance:

Four nations agreed decision on the changes to the ARCP process found here: https://www.copmed.org.uk/publications/covid-20

The NIMDTA COVID Trainee Guidance covers aspects of training such as:

Information about your training specific to your specialty.

Most Royal Colleges have up to date guidance on how they are approaching training issues. Read this information here:

Training School/ Royal College

 

Foundation Training

Changes to placement and ARCP

https://foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/covid-19/

Anaesthetics & ICU

Anaesthetic training news: https://icmanaesthesiacovid-19.org/news/anaesthetic-training-news

ICM training news: https://icmanaesthesiacovid-19.org/news/icm-training-news

Diagnostics

Royal College of pathology: https://www.rcpath.org/trainees/covid-19-information-for-trainees.html

Royal College of Radiologists: https://www.rcr.ac.uk/college/coronavirus-covid-19-what-rcr-doing/specialty-training-and-coronavirus-covid-19

Emergency Medicine

“Advice around trainees and training” found here:   https://www.rcem.ac.uk/RCEM/Quality_Policy/Safety/Covid-19/RCEM/ForProfessionals/Safety/Coronavirus_Covid-19.aspx?hkey=a595bd96-c54f-42ab-a399-21ac96c4c3b9

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Impact on training from RCOG: https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/coronavirus-covid-19-pregnancy-and-womens-health/education-training-and-cpd-during-the-pandemic/

Paediatrics

Trainee progression in 2020: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-rcpch-trainee-progression-uk-through-2020

Impact on examinations: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-impact-our-examinations-faqs

Physicians

RCP response to COVID-19: https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/rcp-and-covid-19

Trainees and COVID-19: https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/news/trainees-and-covid-19

Psychiatry

Impact o training: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/about-us/responding-to-covid-19/responding-to-covid-19-guidance-for-clinicians/workforce-covid-19-guidance-for-clinicians

Surgeons

Joint committee of surgical training (JCST) have produced multiple updates about how surgical training will be affected by COVID-19, and includes information on  

–         Wellbeing support
–         ARCP management and Outcome 10
–         Training Interface Group (TIG) Fellowships
–         Out of Programme (OOP)
–         Useful links.                  

The most recent update is available here: https://www.jcst.org/

Webinar on training issues 1st April: https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/covid-19-webinars/

Guidance on voluntary recording COVID-19 experience in the ISCP

Joint Committe on Intercollegiate examinations – Exam Update