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I’m a medical student and I will be joining as an F1 in the summer. Will I have an induction?
You will attend a seven day induction leading up to your first day of work on the first Wednesday in August. You can get more information from the Postgraduate team.
What is the role of the Postgraduate Team?
The Postgraduate Medical Education team are responsible for the provision of Junior Doctor teaching and training in the Education Service. They should be the first point of contact for Junior Doctors with Postgraduate Medical Education queries.
The team manage a range of programmes, including a comprehensive Foundation Teaching Programme and teaching mapped around Core Medical Training. Junior Doctor Induction is coordinated by the team, who also administer Study Leave for Junior Doctors.
Can you tell me more about the Foundation programme?
Foundation teaching at the Royal Liverpool is an evolving programme of innovative and educationally sound teaching and training. F1s have 4 hours of protected teaching time weekly. Protected means ‘bleep free’, uninterrupted teaching away from the demands of the ward. Teaching takes place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes. The postgraduate team use curriculum mapping as a quality assurance tool when planning the teaching programme i.e. the content is mapped to the Foundation Programme curriculum and features a comprehensive clinical skills element. It is structured to reflect the needs of the F1 at the time, mirroring rotations.. This is alongside the use of on-going reflective practice as a way to maintain a high quality, relevant teaching programme. There is a designated Educational Lead within each department who is responsible for education and training thus consolidating and sustaining education across the trust.
What is the Horus e-portfolio?
In order to complete foundation training you will need to produce a portfolio that meets the required standards set out by HENW. You will receive full support from the admin team and FTPD to help you achieve Foundation competency.
Please remember the portfolio is your responsibility to maintain!
The E-portfolio is the electronic website that you will use to record your foundation training. When you first begin your training, you will be given a username and password for the system and you will be expected to familiarise yourself with the portfolio from day one of your training.Support and advice is available. We also provide regular training for Educational Supervisors to ensure that you receive as much ongoing support during your programme as possible.
Who is the Foundation Training Programme Directors?
When/how will the Foundation ARCP (sign off) take place?
Foundation trainees ARCP takes place end of May of that training year. You can find out more information about the Foundation sign off process and criteria for completion online on the UKFPO website.
Who is the Director of Medical Education?
Dr Rachael Ellks
Director of Medical Education
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Who do I contact regarding annual leave/on-call/rotas?
Email queries to Medicalhumanresources2@rlbuht.nhs.uk or tel: 0151-706-2815 and ask for Debbie Enright or Michelle Delahunty, Medical HR assistants.
I'm a Doctor in training. How do I apply for study leave?
Foundation Doctors Study leave
Doctors in training posts are entitled to 30 days study leave per year to undertake the following: attend courses and conferences, research, examinations, visiting other departments (tasters), private leave to study for examinations, private leave to prepare for academic projects.
The education service has introduced an Online Study Leave Application Form (please note, you must be using a PC within the Trust to access this form) for all Foundation doctors in a training post (this includes F1 doctors on an academic placement).
Ensure that you complete ALL necessary sections of the form, then enter the name of your rota co-ordinator (if applicable) and clinical supervisor. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE ALL NECESSARY SECTIONS THE SYSTEM WILL NOT SUBMIT YOUR FORM.
Once you have submitted the form, the following people will each receive an email to approve your leave:
- Rota co-ordinator
- Clinical supervisor
- Study leave administrator
- Director of Medical Education
- The final stage will be your approval letter, which you will receive by email to your trust email address once the leave has been approved.
You will be able to check the progress of your application at any time by logging into the medical education study leave site.
If you have any questions please contact the Education Centre on 0151-706-3740
Specialty Doctors Study Leave
For all other trainees in Hospital Specialties (excluding Foundation) please apply for Study Leave at the following Health Education North-West link
How can I reclaim study leave expenses?
For Foundation Doctors paid by the Royal, to claim study leave expenses that have previously been approved, trainees need to register for www.sel-expenses.com which is the Royal’s online expense system. More information on registering for this site and how to submit an expense claim can be found on the staff intranet under the following link;
The Payroll Office complies with the Whitley Council regulations on reclaimable study leave expenses which are:
Travel 24p per mile (public transport rate) for travel by car
Actual cost of public transport (with receipts) to a maximum of £240 - subject to review
Maximum of £55 per night (with receipts)
•Non-commercial Accommodation: (staying with friends/relatives or in a caravan)
Maximum of £25 per night (no further subsistence to be claimed)
Maximum of £20 per 24 hours (with receipts)
If you require immediate assistance with the application or claims process or you have any queries with regards to your study leave entitlement, please contact the education service study leave administrators on 0151 706 3740 or email email@example.com and we will be happy to help.
For all other Trainees in Hospital specialties (excluding Foundation) please apply for Study Leave expenses at the following Health Education North-West link
I am having problems finding my supervisor on the online study leave system. Please can you advise?
In the first instance check the supervisors’ username you are entering is correct; this can be done by cross checking with the username listed on the trust outlook address book. If still experiencing problems contact Melissa Dixon on Tel: 0151-706-3744 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I find out who my Educational/Clinical Supervisor is?
Contact the postgraduate administrators - Postgraduate@rlbuht.nhs.uk or Tel: 0151-706-3744.
How do I change my educational Supervisor on the e-Portfolio?
Email Postgraduate@rlbuht.nhs.uk to request a change your supervisor.
Who do I contact for any other Portfolio queries?
Contact the Postgraduate administrators, Postgraduate@rlbuht.nhs.uk or tel: 0151-706-3744.
I'm a consultant & I'm interested in becoming an Educational Supervisor. How do I apply?
To be fully recognised as a named Clinical or Educational Supervisor, trainers are required to demonstrate their engagement in educational activity and provide evidence of domain 7 (cpd) by July 2016.
This is a formal process to comply with GMC requirements and on which we are performance managed by HENW.
Many consultants have recently undertaken the course ‘Meeting the standards for educational supervisors’ at Liverpool University, therefore will have this evidence available. For those who have not attended this course, please click here for a list of acceptable evidence.
We need you to complete a trainer submission form with your evidence (and any other relevant information you wish to add), have your department Education Lead sign their approval and then return the form to Eileen Hughes in the Education Centre. Educational Leads should send their form to Arpan Guha. For ease, we have developed an online form which can be accessed here. Please note, this 'sharepoint' form can only be accessed within the Hospital.
For more information, please click here.
If you have any queries, or you wish to book a place on the course ‘Meeting the standards for educational supervisors’, please contact Eileen Hughes at Eileen.email@example.com or by calling 0151 706 3282.
Who do I contact for Revalidation?
Contact: Jennifer Lamb
Revalidation Support Administrator
How do Consultants or SAS grade Drs apply for Study Leave or Special Leave?
Complete this form within the Hospital site Consultant/SAS Dr Study Leave/special leave application form -
Please ensure that all the relevant sections of the form are completed and returned to the Medical HR Department at least 6 weeks prior to the proposed leave. Applications for leave will only be accepted on receipt of the form.
In accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Service for Consultants, Associate Specialists and Specialty Doctors, staff are entitled to leave with pay and expenses, at a maximum of 30 days (including off-duty days falling within the period of leave) in any period of 3 years for professional purposes. 15 days Special Leave over a 3 year rolling period may also be granted at the discretion of the Trust.
Part-time staff who work less than a 5 day week will have leave proportioned accordingly.
I’m a junior doctor and joining the trust next rotation, who organises my induction?
This will be coordinated by the Medical Education team. You will be emailed in the weeks prior to induction with a self-assessment form; the team will use this to coordinate training. Please contact Tel: 0151-706-3744 if you don’t receive it.