Lessons Learnt Pilot teaching timetable 2014

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Lessons Learnt Teaching Sessions in Brighton:

February 2014



FY1 25 February 2014 13:00pm-14:00pm
FY2 20 February 2014 14:00pm-15:00pm


FY1 25 February 2014 13:00pm-14:00pm
FY2 24 February 2014 12:00pm-13:00pm


FY1 25 February 2014 13:00pm-14:00pm
FY2 24 February 2014 14:00pm-15:00pm

Frimley Park

FY1 and FY2 12 February 2014  
FY1 and FY2 27 February 2014  




FY1 25 March 2014 13:00pm-14:00pm
FY2 20 March 2014 14:00pm-15:00pm


FY1 18 March 2014 14:00pm-15:00pm
FY2 12 March 2014 13:00pm-14:00pm


FY1 18 March 2014 14:00pm-15:00pm
FY2 17 March 2014 14:00pm-15:00pm


FY1 and FY2 18 March 2014 13:00pm-14:00pm



HEKSS Career Management Webinar Programme

The HEKSS careers team ran a programme of three webinars during October and November 2014. Recordings of these can be found below.

Forthcoming Webinars on Specialty Selection for Foundation Doctors

London Shared Services Webinars

The Careers Unit at London Shared Services also provides webinars for STFS foundation trainees. You can find more information about the webinars and a schedule on their website.

  1. 14 January 2015 - F2 Interview Skills
  2. 20 January 2015 - F2 Interview Skills
  3. 26 January 2015 - F2 Interview Skills

Previous Webinar Recordings 

The webinars below were run between May and November 2014. A new webinar programme is being developed and will be made available soon.

20 May 2014 - Core Medical Training

The HEKSS careers team ran a webinar jointly with the Royal College of Physicians on core medical training and the role of the medical registrar. This was an opportunity to find out more about the career pathway and gain an inside view of the realities of a career as a physician and the challenges of life as a medical reg. Click here to login and view the recording of the webinar.

16 October 2014 – Preparation and Application 2015

  • Preparation for choosing specialty, self-assessment and decision making
  • Sources of information on different specialties
  • Timelines
  • The application form and scoring protocols
  • Competency based questions
  • Medical CVs

28 October 2014 – Specialty Selection Centres 2015 (excluding GP)

  • Timelines
  • What to expect at a specialty selection centre
  • Portfolio station
  • Structured interview
  • Presentations and simulations

12 November 2014 – The GP Recruitment and Selection Process 2015

  • Timelines
  • Sources of information
  • Stage 1 – Application form
  • Stage 2 – Computer based tests
  • Stage 3 – Selection centre


The latest edition of the STFS e-Update (is now available on the e-updates/bulletins page of the STFS website. Previous editions can be found in the sub-menu of this section on the left hand side of the page.


F2 Abroad policy for programmes 2015-16.docx69.25 KB

F1 Abroad

Please note that not all UK medical schools facilitate the completion of F1 abroad.  Please contact your local medical school for further details.

F2 Abroad

It may be possible for Foundation Doctors to complete their F2 year outside of the UK. The process is lengthy and success not guaranteed, as overseas programmes can only be approved if they meet rigorous UK training requirements: The Foundation Doctor will need to arrange a placement abroad which will give them the training in the F2 competences they need.

STFS has an obligation to ensure that service delivery within NHS trusts is not compromised by the approval of any F2 abroad applications and reserves the right to decline all applications on this basis if it is deemed necessary. A maximum of 4 F2 abroad applications for F2 programmes will be approved.

The Foundation Doctor must gain approval of the proposed training programme from the Foundation School before taking up the placement and demonstrate how they will achieve Foundation competences. The overseas institution must agree to use the e-Portfolio and to assess the Foundation Doctor in line with the requirements of the UK Foundation Programme Curriculum.

Guidance for F1 Doctors and Host Institutions and an application form is available to download from the right hand side of this page.

Currently STFS is not able to offer pre-approved overseas F2 programmes, however, a small number of doctors have successfully arranged and completed their F2 abroad in both New Zealand and Australia in the last 2 years and we are able to provide further details of these placements if required. Please note that the number of medical graduates in Australia is increasing, so there are fewer vacancies; the timing of their year is different from ours; some posts include periods of activities such as rotating night cover, which are not approved for training.

Doctors with Disabilities

STFS wishes to support foundation doctors with disabilities which may affect their training, for example by facilitating reasonable adjustments to training programmes. Additional careers support can also be arranged where appropriate.  Trainees are welcome to make an appointment to see one of the directors in confidence to discuss their training further.

Please contact us here.

Raising Concerns

2.Raising concerns at work – Final May 11.ppt1.25 MB

(See also: Whistleblowing)

1. Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety 

In February 2012 the GMC issued guidance on Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety which makes clear that doctors have a duty to act when they believe patient safety is at risk, or when a patient’s care or dignity is being compromised. The guidance explains when doctors need to raise concerns and advises on the help and support available to them, including how to tackle any barriers that they may face. The documents are available from the GMC website here.

2. Raising concerns at work presentation

One of our trainee representatives has worked with us to develop a presentation about raising concerns at work/whistleblowing. The presentation was well received at both the STFS Advisory & Development Committee and STFS Board and is available for download on the right hand side of this page.

HEE KSS and HEE SL have both produced guidance on raising concerns at work/whistleblowing. These documents can be found at http://www.stfs.org.uk/student/whistleblowing.

3. HEE film

HEE has produced a raising concerns film to support healthcare professionals in training and staff to raise and respond to concerns about patient safety - http://hee.nhs.uk/work-programmes/the-commission-on-education-and-training-for-patient-safety/raising-concerns-speaking-up-about-patient-safety/.

Induction to STFS

STFS F1 ARCP Guidance 2017-18.pdf298.1 KB
STFS F2 ARCP Guidance 2017-18.pdf225.11 KB
STFS Induction F1 2018.pdf1.66 MB
STFS Induction F2 2018.pdf1.54 MB

STFS asks its associated trusts to deliver a presentation to new F1 and F2 trainees to inform them about the role of the school in their training and the requirements thereof.  They are delivered by FTPDs during August, but ideally at a different time to the main hospital induction. 

If any doctor is away on that day, STFS asks that someone go though the slides with the absentee, so we can be sure that all of our doctors are aware at the beginning what is required of them during the year.

The slides are available to download on the right hand side of this page, in either PDF handout format or as the original powerpoint presentations.

Careers Guidance

STFS trainees have access to a password-protected area on this site.  It gives them access to videos which will help them understand the processes they may go through in ST1/CT1 selection centres.

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