Please note that most face to face courses are currently suspended. We and our partners are developing remote, virtual models to allow access to workshops flexibly. If you are registered to attend one of our courses, are on a waiting list or on our expression of interest list, we will contact you when further details are available.

Courses and Conferences

 

Virtual Sessions

Enhancing Performance & Wellbeing workshops

The London KSS Professional Support Unit (PSU) are delighted to announce the launch of a range of new workshops from Spring 2023 to support postgraduate doctors and dentists in their training.  

Choose from a wide selection of topics, depending on your stage of training or the next step change in your training / career. The sessions are delivered under the following core themes: 

Enhancing Performance & wellbeing 

  • Is now a good time for sharpening both your professional effectiveness and compassionate leadership skills as you step into a more senior role? 

  • Are you feeling anxious, uncertain or burnout and want to develop better strategies for managing those feelings? 

  • Do you struggle with memory, concentration, time management or prioritising? 

  • Are you interested in learning how to break through blocks to success by managing your mindset more effectively and lessening the power of limiting beliefs? 

  • Are you ready to develop your understanding of coaching approaches and learn how to apply coaching skills in the workplace? 

This is just a selection of learning and development opportunities available. You will find details of all sessions being offered in our full list of workshops by clicking on the link opposite. 

The sessions will go live for booking on Thursday 1st February.

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 30 participants per group (unless stated) so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Further information on each course and how to book can be found here: 

Transitions - Support for Performance & Wellbeing | London (hee.nhs.uk) 

 

psu.lase@hee.nhs.uk

Careerscoachingevents@hee.nhs.uk 

Virtual Sessions

Support with Career planning and transitions in training

The London KSS Professional Support Unit (PSU) are delighted to announce the launch of a range of new workshops from Spring 2023 to support postgraduate doctors and dentists in their training.  

Choose from a wide selection of topics, depending on your stage of training or the next step change in your training / career. The sessions are delivered under the following core themes: 

Support with Career planning and transitions in training

  • Are you considering reviewing your career planning and/or explore what a portfolio career could encompass? 

  • Do you want to benefit from a more profound and consistent sense of balance as you progress in your training, particularly at those pivotal points when you need it most? 

This is just a selection of learning and development opportunities available. You will find details of all sessions being offered in our full list of workshops by clicking on the link opposite. 

The sessions will go live for booking on Thursday 1st February.

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 30 participants per group (unless stated) so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Further information on each course and how to book can be found here: 

Transitions - Support with managing careers transitions | London (hee.nhs.uk) 

Careerscoachingevents@hee.nhs.uk 

Virtual Sessions

Support with Neurodivergence

The London KSS Professional Support Unit (PSU) are delighted to announce the launch of a range of new workshops from Spring 2023 to support postgraduate doctors and dentists in their training.  

Choose from a wide selection of topics, depending on your stage of training or the next step change in your training / career. The sessions are delivered under the following core themes: 

Support with Neurodivergence

  • Are you (or suspect you might be) Dyslexic, Autistic or have ADHD and want to understand more about neurodiversity in adults?

This is just a selection of learning and development opportunities available. You will find details of all sessions being offered in our full list of workshops by clicking on the link opposite. 

The sessions will go live for booking on Thursday 1st February.

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 30 participants per group (unless stated) so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Further information on each course and how to book can be found here: 

Transitions - Support with Neurodiversity | London (hee.nhs.uk) 

psu.lase@hee.nhs.uk

Virtual Session

The Consultant Interview: Preparing for success.

 

This half-day virtually-facilitated workshop is targeted to trainee doctors within 18 months of CCT. ​The workshop takes you through a series of practical steps to ensure you are well-prepared for the consultant selection process. The small group size - plus virtual breakout rooms - allows the opportunity to polish up your interview techniques and give and receive feedback on mock interview responses. The workshop aims to not only help you identify a plan of action to prepare for success, but also to gain the confidence needed for a compelling interview. 

Wednesday 22nd February 2023 (09:30 – 13:00)

Please note: Due to high demand places are allocated on a first come first served basis. 

 

You can book by using the link below:

 

The Consultant Interview - Preparing for Success Feb 2023 | London (hee.nhs.uk)

Careers Unit

Careerscoachingevents@hee.nhs.uk 

Virtual Session

Open MIC (Mock Interview Clinics) - Virtual session for consultant interview practice

 

The HEE Careers London & KSS team are running mock interview clinic for London & KSS trainees across all medical specialties who are within 18 months of CCT. Each Open MIC session will enable participants to practise in small groups of peers, and gain feedback on answering different types of questions they can expect at consultant interviews. Further information and to book a place, click 'Book online' tab.

Date & Time:

Thursday 23rd March 2023 (10:00 - 12:30)

Please note: Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. 

 

You can book by using the link below:

Open MIC - Consultant Interview Practice March 2023 | London (hee.nhs.uk)

Careers Unit

Careerscoachingevents@hee.nhs.uk 

V-space for SuppoRTT trainees

 

NEW DATES! V-Space groups for SuppoRTT Trainees 

 

We are pleased to announce new dates for the V-Space Coaching and Support Programme. V-Space is a virtual group space dedicated to support trainees who are planning to return to training or have recently returned to training after taking time out for a range of reasons, including maternity/parental leave, academic study, career break or medical leave.

 

“It was a great opportunity to express my current stresses within a group and find doctor-focused responses from the course leaders and members alike.”

 

The V-Space Coaching and Support Programme is a series of four group coaching and peer support sessions. The small groups meet online for 2.5 hours every fortnight and are led by a senior group coach from the Professional Support Unit’s Coaching Service. V-Space offers a supportive, confidential and structured learning environment for peer discussion. Each session draws on a range of practical coaching tools for self-reflection, goal-setting, enhanced confidence, stress management and leadership communication. 

 

V-Space features:

  • Semi-structured facilitated group coaching sessions
  • Guest speaker slots ‘in conversation with’ trainees who share their experience of returning to training
  • Peer support in small breakout room discussions plus WhatsApp group for connecting with peers in between sessions
  • Coaching tools & resources to support you as you move back into training.

 

Spaces are limited to 14 participants per group so please book early to avoid disappointment.

  

Programme dates

Group 6 - Starts 26th October 2022

Group 7 - Starts 4th January 2023

Group 8 - Starts 18th January 2023

Group 9 - Starts 23rd January 2023

Group 10 - Starts 9th February 2023

Group 11 - Starts 10th February 2023

 

 

 

You can book by using the links below:

Group 6 - Starts 26th October 2022 -https://london.hee.nhs.uk/v-space-supportt-trainees-group-6-starts-26th-...

Group 7 - Starts 4th January 2023 -https://london.hee.nhs.uk/v-space-supportt-trainees-group-7-starts-4th-j...

Group 8 - Starts 18th January 2023 -https://london.hee.nhs.uk/v-space-supportt-trainees-group-8-starts-18th-...

Group 9 - Starts 23rd January 2023 -https://london.hee.nhs.uk/v-space-supportt-trainees-group-9-starts-23rd-...

Group 10 - Starts 9th February 2023 -https://london.hee.nhs.uk/v-space-supportt-trainees-group-10-starts-9th-...

Group 11 - Starts 10th February 2023 -https://london.hee.nhs.uk/v-space-supportt-trainees-group-11-starts-10th...

SuppoRTT Team

careerscoachingevents@hee.nhs.uk 

DYSLEXIA

 

Understanding dyslexia: A workshop for dyslexic trainees

This is a half-day workshop for foundation doctors, trainees and other healthcare professionals in training who are dyslexic.  

It will cover some of the basics about what dyslexia is and how it may manifest in adults and what can help dyslexic trainees. We advocate a strengths-based approach to neurodivergence, and the workshop offers a safe, supportive and confidential space for trainees to share experiences and resources, ask questions and offer support to peers. 

Date and time: Upcoming sessions TBC

Via Zoom

For upcoming sessions please express your interest by using the link below:

https://london.hee.nhs.uk/dyslexia-doctors-workshop

psu.lase@hee.nhs.uk 

Dyslexia Peer Support Group 

This half-day session is suitable for medical and dental trainees who have been diagnosed with dyslexia and who have attended the Introduction to Dyslexia workshop

It will offer the opportunity for trainees to connect with others to share experiences, learning and resources in small groups 

Trainees are welcome to attend as often as they wish

Date and time: Upcoming sessions TBC

For upcoming sessions please express your interest by using the link below:

https://london.hee.nhs.uk/dyslexia-doctors-workshop

psu.lase@hee.nhs.uk

COMMS SKILLS

NEW - Virtual Session

Individual session - Specialist communication skills and linguistic support (SCCLS)

An individual two-hour session working with a specialist educator and/or linguist and specialist role player as required to develop your communication skills for clinical practice

Healthcare professionals typically apply for an individual session to:

  • develop skills to navigate difficult conversations
  • explore linguistic or cultural issues which may be impacting on communication
  • respond to the outcome of an ARCP, appraisal, or revalidation
  • improve exam performance
  • address needs identified through feedback from colleagues and educator

New sessions are available to book in January, February and March 2023.

 

For more information and to book an individual session please click here

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW - Virtual Session

AKT Exam Preparation Workshop

This is a two-day workshop delivered via a virtual platform. The workshop aims to provide an understanding of the working of the AKT examination and how to prepare for it using the core objectives outlined below: 

  • To share a broad overview of the AKT examination in the wider context of general practice 
  • To help candidates appreciate how questions are typically constructed and presented 
  • To encourage candidates to find successful learning and revision strategies and to enhance their examination technique 
  • To highlight the impact of dyslexia and how the exam can accommodate this and other disabilities 

Attendance is required on both days.

Day 1 - Thursday 19th January 2023 (13:15 - 16:30)

Day 2 - Thursday 9th February (09:15 - 12:30)   

  This workshop is now closed.

SCCLS Team

 

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW - Virtual Session

Assertiveness in Clinical Practice

This virtual (2.5 hour) workshop aims to help you to express your needs and opinions more confidently to others whilst reducing the chances of confrontation and conflict. It will provide you with practical advice on saying what you want and dealing calmly with other people’s reactions in a range of situations.

Date and time: Friday 9th December, 09:30 - 12:30

 

  Open 

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW - Face-to-face Workshop

Influence of Culture on Communication

This is a full-day in-person workshop (09:00 - 17:00) which addresses the impact of language & culture on communication.

Venue: Central London

Aims:

  • To raise awareness of the ways in which communication is influenced by culturally specific values and sociolinguistic behaviours
  • To support participants in identifying and addressing individual challenges
  • To consider how intercultural competence can be applied in the context of clinical practice

Date and time: Thursday 8th December, 09:00 - 17:00

 

  Book online

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk