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Posted February 10th 2019 (6 months ago)

GW4 Clinical Academic Training (GW4-CAT) Programme

The GW4 Clinical Academic Training (GW4-CAT) Programme in Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter for Medical, Veterinary and Dental Graduates

Applications for a Summer 2020 start are invited from exceptional medical, veterinary and dental graduates to undertake 3-year PhD training at the universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.

The scheme, supported by the Wellcome Trust, is aimed at exceptionally motivated clinically qualified trainees who can demonstrate the capability and drive to undertake a period of research with a view to developing a long-term career as a clinical academic. Applicants must be fully-qualified medical doctors and must have a qualification that allows them to practice clinically in the UK.

Funding offered:

  • A clinical salary
  • University tuition fees at the home rate
  • Associated project costs
  • A contribution towards travel expenses for conferences or project-related travel
  • Some carer support costs where necessary, subject to approval
  • A contribution towards core and specialist training costs

Further information and online application can be found on the GW4CAT website.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 GMT on 1st April 2019

If you have any queries, please email.

Posted January 12th 2018 (2 years ago)

ST3 in Anaesthesia Recruitment Open Evening

The Severn School of Anaesthesia are holding an open evening for 2018 recruitment to ST3 level posts.

This event will take place on Tuesday 6th February 2018 at Severn PGME HQ, Deanery House, Vantage Office Park, Hambrook, Bristol.

If you are interested in applying to Severn for the August 2018 cohort, or for some time in the future, you are welcome to attend.

Please arrive from 5.00pm for a prompt start at 5.30pm.  

If you would like to attend this event, please register via the events tab.


Posted September 20th 2016 (3 years ago)

AMPS Competencies Report

We (Julie Screaton (Director, London and the South East) and Professor Ged Byrne (Director of Education & Quality, Health Education England working across the North West)) are pleased to let you know that our survey of higher education institutions about embedding national antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship competences into curricula is now available to access on our website.

The antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences, produced jointly by the Government's expert advisory group for antimicrobial resistance and healthcare acquired infections (ARHAI), and Public Health England were published in 2013. Implementing these competences forms a key aspect of ‘Key area 3’ of the Government's five year strategy for tackling antimicrobial resistance - improving professional education, training and public engagement to improve clinical practice and promote wider understanding of the need for more sustainable use of antimicrobials. The antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences can provide clarity for regulators, education providers and professional bodies to inform standards, guidance and the development of training.

Undergraduate students have expressed interest in receiving more education about antimicrobials, especially about their multidisciplinary use. This survey asked higher education institutions about their awareness of the competencies, and how they had embedded them into their courses.

The results showed:

  • From the 45 universities that submitted information for a total of 100 health-related course 86% of universities confirmed they were aware of the national AMPS competencies.
  • Implementation of the five domains of the AMPS competencies showed that 91% of courses had embedded statements on infection prevention and control, 75% of courses for antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobials, 66.3% of courses for the prescribing of antimicrobials, 62% of courses for the prescribing of antimicrobials and 40% of courses for monitoring and learning.
  • Embedding of the AMPS competencies per professional group showed an average of 90% implementation for medicine, 82% for dentistry, 81% for pharmacy, 76% for independent non-medical prescribing courses, 52% for midwifery, 46% for nursing and 40.8% for allied health professionals.

We welcome the findings of this initial survey and hope best practices can be shared between higher health education institutions to enhance the adoption of these competencies. It has also highlighted the importance of non-medical prescribing courses adopting these competencies.

We would encourage you to:

  • implement the recommendations in this report on behalf of your organisations
  • raise awareness of these results within your organisations and networks
  • provide system leadership as individuals, groups and organisations in enhancing the adoption and implementation of the antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences within your academic and health networks and organisations, at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.

For further information please contact Mohamed Sadak (Clinical Lead and Programme Manager, Antimicrobial Resistance and Sepsis).


Posted December 3rd 2015 (4 years ago)

Ebola survivorship and advice for clinicians

Please see the attached letter from the Chief Medical Officer, NHS England, regarding what is currently known around Ebola survivorship, and what measures clinicians should take.


Posted November 20th 2015 (4 years ago)

Joint Peninsula & Severn ICM STC Meeting - Cancelled

The Joint Peninsula & Severn ICM STC Meeting due to be held on 1st December, has been cancelled and rearranged to take place on 9th February 2016 at Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club

Posted June 19th 2015 (4 years ago)

New Site Lauched for Postgraduate Dental Education.

Welcome to the new Postgraduate Dental Education website

We provide high quality Postgraduate Dental Education for the South West. Including Dental Foundation Training, Hospital Training including Dental Core Training and Specialty Training, and Continuing Professional Development for all Dentists and Dental Care Professionals.

Posted April 28th 2015 (4 years ago)

Relocation Expenses contact Information

Relocation Expenses Trust Contact Information


Please see the table below for contact details within respective trusts relating to Relocation Expenses.


First Name Second name Trust Trust E-Mail Address
Nina Bosssa-Lubugumu RD&E nina.bossa@nhs.net
Susan Roy NDHCT susanroy@nhs.net
Debbie Salter TST debbie.salter@tst.nhs.uk
Ann Livermore RCHT ann.livermore@rcht.cornwall.nhs.uk
Frances Greenwood PHNT plh-tr.DoctorsRelocation@nhs.net
Kelly Ebdon SDHCT kelly.ebdon@nhs.net





Posted September 2nd 2014 (5 years ago)


7th November at Education Centre the Annual South West Paediatric Club Meeting, see "Events" tab for details

Posted August 29th 2014 (5 years ago)


After a successful and enjoyable evening at the school awards dinner, I am pleased to congratulate the following people who were nominated and won:

Wen Yi Ding for Research and Audit
Eve Bassett for Personal Contribution
Tom Jerrom for Clinical Ability
Daphin Fernandez for Educational Supervisor
David Evans, David Odd and Russell Peek for best teaching day to ST1-3
Simon Bedwani for best teaching day to ST4-5
Frances Hutchings for best teaching day to ST6-8

well done everyone and thanks to all those who were able to come along and make this such a successful celebration of our schools excellence.

Posted August 28th 2014 (5 years ago)

Advert for Severn School of Surgery Simulation Fellow--An Exciting Opportunity for ST3+ trainees!

(See below job description.)

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter (explaining why you're interested in the position, what skill set you would bring to the role, etc.) to Mr. Coulston at jamescoulston@yahoo.oc.uk

For any questions about the role, please contact Mr. Coulston at jamescoulston@yahoo.oc.uk or 07974 446 335

The deadline for applications is 10th of September, 2014.




Severn School of Surgery Surgical Simulation and Non-Technical Skills Fellow


The School if Surgery is committed to high quality training of core and higher specialty trainees across the Severn deanery. Simulation training in all its different forms is key to this and remains at the centre of the principles behind the core trainees training programme and also in the provision of other training opportunities for junior surgeons.

This new post will work alongside the Lead for Skills and Courses (Currently Mr James Coulston, Consultant Vascular Surgeon) to be the focus for simulation training across all the School of Surgery.

The post:

Working collaboratively the post holder will develop a clear strategy in the development of courses and programmes to improve Patient Safety for both core and higher surgical trainees. There are a number of potential plans in process and suitable scheme will be developed further depending on the fellow sub-specialty interest, skill set and experience.

The Simulation fellow will participate in the delivery of our core trainee training programme teaching in clinical skills, simulation and non-technical skills training.

There is an expectation the fellow will provide teaching on:

  • Human factors courses
  • Core surgical / core T&O surgical skills days (depending on experience)
  • Core knowledge days
  • Interview and communications skills days
  • Medical education and teaching skills days.

There will be an expectation that the post holder will be able to attend relevant meetings on various aspects of medical education and patient safety improvement initiative and will be encouraged to submit research in the field of medical simulation to national meetings. There is also an expectation that, if not already achieved, further postgraduate study in medical education/simulation is undertaken during the post.

The development of surgical simulation and non-technical skills programmes across the School of Surgery will be a key part of the fellow’s role and there is large scale scope for innovation and new ways of teaching and learning.

For service provision, the post holder will be accountable to Lead for Skills and Courses (Mr James Coulston) at School of Surgery. Also work collaboratively with all faculty but specifically head of school, training programme directors and human factors lead.

Out of hours (on-call) work at regional hospitals can be arranged in chosen surgical specialty as required.

The curriculum for the Medical training programme is laid down by external bodies, The Royal Colleges, the General Medical Council (GMC) and Local Educational Training Board (LETB), as are the required methods of assessment and desired competencies. The post holder will be expected to liaise with trainers and trainees, maintain training records and assist in the assessment of competencies as required by the GMC and LETB and the Royal Colleges.


This is a 12 month post. Annual leave entitlement is 32 days as per national scales and deanery policies (available on request) for sickness.

This post is only available internally – To surgical trainees within the School of Surgery (regardless of surgical speciality).

Pay and registration: Fellows must continue to be registered with the General Medical Council. The salary for this post (excluding on-call) is £30,000 gross with £550 study leave budget.

Accountability: Fellow will report to Lead for Skills and training and Head of School.

Appraisal and educational monitoring: The fellow will undergo a full educational appraisal process and all documentation regarding the time out of programme must be completed and submitted to relevant TPD in due course. TPD consent for OOP working is vital. It is envisaged that this post will be taken up as an OOPE and support will be provided to allow this to happen.

Equal Opportunities:

The school of surgery is committed to the concept of Equal Opportunities, which is detailed in the organisation’s Equality and Diversity Procedure. You are required to fulfil your responsibilities under this Policy and to ensure that no individual receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender, marital status, disability, religion, creed, colour, race, ethnic, national origin, HIV status, age, social background, trade union membership or non-membership and is not placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions which cannot be shown to be justifiable.


Person Specification:


1) Qualifications/Training

Full/Limited/Provisional GMC Registration

MB BS (or equivalent medical qualification)


‘Training the Trainers’ Course or similar

Simulation Instructor training course

Postgraduate qualification in medical education

2) Experience

On School of Surgery training scheme


3) Clinical Skills/Knowledge/Understanding

Clinical skills and knowledge appropriate for level of training and has completed an appropriate number of work place assessments or DOPS, anaes-CEX, CBDs and MSF

Log book up to date

Awareness of limitations, seeks help appropriately

Undertaken audit or research projects in last 2 years.

Experience of medical simulation either as candidate or instructor

Instructor of ALS/ATLS/EPLS or similar

Knowledge of Human Factors training.

4) Other Requirements

Good communication skills, both oral and written

Excellent organisational skills

Initiative and motivation

Indication of relevance of this post and career development


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