Courses, Groups and Workshops 

NOTE: From 2nd August 2023, KSS Foundation trainees should access support services via the KSS’s own Professional Support & Wellbeing Service. Please head to https://kss.hee.nhs.uk/kss-foundation/current-doctors-in-training/careers-and-wellbeing-support/ for more information

Better Together- IMG and
Educators conference

(FACE TO FACE)

Are you an International Medical Graduate
(IMG) working within the NHS and looking to enhance your
career progression?

Are you an educator/supervisor and keen to learn more about
supporting IMG trainees? Then this conference is for you!

Audience:
PAN-LONDON Doctors of all grades, medical & surgical
specialities, particularly IMGs and their educators.
Through attending this conference you will:
• Recognise success and challenges for IMGs
• Understand and mitigate Differential Attainment
• Hear personal stories from those resisting racism
• Know the role of the GMC
• Apply this knowledge to navigate medico-legal challenges

 

Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN

Tuesday 17th October 2023, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Conference fees:

£90 Consultants, GP’s & SAS grade Doctors
£60 for all other grades

Booking link:

https://IMGandeducators.eventbrite.co.uk

www.nelft.nhs.uk

 

For more information:

Medicaleducation@nelft.nhs.uk

FY2: 

Preparing for Speciality Applications & Interviews

This one-hour webinar will be delivered by the HEE Careers London team, on and will include key information advice and guidance on what to consider around speciality applications and interviews. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and be given links to resources which can support your preparation. 

##Please note these webinars are for FY doctors with a London Training number##

Learning Objectives:

FY2 Doctors will be able to:

•Take a structured approach to their career planning

•Reflect on their decision making style and how to make informed career decisions

•Understand the key aspects of the specialty application form

•Know how to prepare for different types of speciality assessment

Please apply for your place via the following link:

Tuesday 12th September 2023 18:00-19:00

Thursday 21st September 2023 18:00-19:00

 

For queries please email:

Events.PSULondon@nhs.net

International Graduates in Training Support Group: Weekly group run by the PSU

This is a new weekly, safe, confidential, online support group for all International (Medical & Dental) Graduates working across London or KSS in a supervised placement. The sessions will take place every Wednesday 6:00-7:30 pm (starting from Weds 22nd March). We hope that you will be able to attend sessions regularly to help create a supportive peer network of International Graduates but you can just attend any dates that you can make. The groups will be facilitated by Hicham Jabrane, an experienced group facilitator and therapist with experience of supporting doctors and dentists working in the NHS. There is no fixed agenda or teaching. This will be a relaxed and informal space to connect with other International Graduates to share experiences, dilemmas or needs and hopefully also offer support to others. There will be space for small and large group discussions. Any International Graduates wishing to join to just be part of the group and listen or connect are welcome too. There will be no expectation that you have to bring an issue to discuss if you don't want to.

To register for reminders please use the following link:

https://lasepgmdeevents.hee.nhs.uk/events/psu/228aa0f0-4664-4b9a-a57f-90e1c0ceeb6b

 

 

 

 

For queries please email:

AdvisorAppointments.PSULondon@nhs.net

 

 

 

 

 

Preventing Burnout Series Workshop 1: understanding burnout and how to prevent it

"The aim of these workshops are to offer you tools to develop and maintain a safer work/life balance in order to help prevent burnout. In this session we will be looking at the ICD-11 definition of burnout and how it presents in healthcare practitioners. We will look at the first key contributor to burnout: energy depletion and exhaustion. We will discuss sleep, self-care, living in line with our values and setting and maintaining boundaries. These workshops form a series but can be attended as standalone sessions. They are an informal, confidential space where we will use group discussion and psychoeducation to learn about how to protect ourselves from burnout. Sessions will be interactive and offered on Zoom. The sessions are facilitated by Dr Lisa Tyrer, a former GP and a practising CBT psychotherapist who supports healthcare practitioners experiencing burnout. Pre-course information will be sent out prior, and handouts will be sent to attendees after the sessions. Certificates will be available for attendees."

 

 

Thursday 19 Oct 2023 09:00 - 12:30

​Venue: Zoom

Please see booking link below:

https://lasepgmdeevents.hee.nhs.uk/events/psu/e52ad8a2-71b3-48d1-b387-0aa4695b0f74 

 

 

 

 

 

For queries please email:

AdvisorAppointments.PSULondon@nhs.net

 

 

 

 

 

Burnout Series: Workshop 2-The Role of Negative thinking and Emotions in Burnout

"The aim of this workshop is to give you some tools to challenge negative thinking and avoid depersonalisation at work and home. In this session we will be looking at the ICD-11 definition of burnout and how it presents in healthcare practitioners. We will look at the second key contributor to burnout: depersonalisation, cynicism and negativism in relation to your work. We will be discussing the effect of automatic negative thoughts, thought biases and rules for living that take over in burnout and how challenging these can keep us seeing positives. We will also look at the effect of emotions on how we feel. These workshops form a series but can be attended as standalone sessions. They are an informal, confidential space where we will use group discussion and psychoeducation to learn about how to protect ourselves from burnout. Sessions will be interactive and offered on Zoom. They will be facilitated by Dr Lisa Tyrer, a former GP and an practising CBT psychotherapist who supports healthcare practitioners experiencing burnout. Pre-course information will be sent out prior, and handouts will be sent to attendees after the sessions. Certificates will be available for attendees."

 

 

Friday 10 November 2023 09:00 - 12:30

Venue: Zoom

Please see booking link below:

https://lasepgmdeevents.hee.nhs.uk/events/psu/9f9fa176-7e00-4bc4-afc7-160989168e8a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For queries please email:

AdvisorAppointments.PSULondon@nhs.net

 

 

 

 

Burnout Series: Workshop 3- Understanding Perfectionism and Burnout

"The aim of this workshop is to give you a better understanding of how perfectionism impacts you and tools for reducing the negative effects including Imposter Phenomenon, anxiety and procrastination. In this session we will be looking at the ICD-11 definition of burnout and how it presents in healthcare practitioners. We will look at the final key contributor to burnout: reduced professional efficacy and the relationship between perfectionism and feelings of not being good enough. We will look at the good and bad sides of perfectionism and tips on managing the negative consequences of perfectionist traits. These workshops form a series but can be attended as standalone sessions. They are an informal, confidential space where we will use group discussion and psychoeducation to learn about how to protect ourselves from burnout. Sessions will be interactive and offered on Zoom. They are facilitated by Dr Lisa Tyrer, a practising psychotherapist and former GP who supports healthcare practitioners experiencing burnout. Pre-course information will be sent out prior, and handouts will be sent to attendees after the sessions. Certificates will be available for attendees."

Thursday 30 November 2023 09:00 - 12:30

Venue: Zoom

Please see booking link below:

https://lasepgmdeevents.hee.nhs.uk/events/psu/af4f7102-1c78-4dde-b1c4-ce87b1c7e646

 

 

 

 

For queries please email:

AdvisorAppointments.PSULondon@nhs.net

 

 

PSU Dyslexia Peer Support Group

This is an informal, confidential online group facilitated by the PSU for dyslexic trainees. The sessions are not formal teaching workshops. Instead they offer you a chance to connect with other dyslexic trainees, share experiences and resources, ask questions and seek support. The meetings are not recorded. Each session is 75 mins long; please ensure you can stay for the full session before joining. We will start promptly and once introductions have started latecomers will not be able to join in order to minimise disruption for others. You will need to have a working camera & audio, good broadband connectivity and access to use zoom on your device. Please test this all out before the sessions to help minimise disruption for the group. You can use this link to test your access to zoom: 

https://zoom.us/test

Dates:

Tues 15th August 1:30 - 2:45pm

Tues 12th September 1:30 - 2:45pm

Tues 10th October 1:30 - 2:45pm

Tues 14th November 1:30 - 2:45 pm

Online Platform: Zoom

Please use the following link to register your interest: 

https://lasepgmdeevents.hee.nhs.uk/events/psu/58b5e1b0-66e1-4554-a82e-3c3d2e549a14

 

For queries please email:

Neurodiversity.PSULondon@nhs.net

 

 

Introduction to Professional Boundaries

An essential introduction to Professional Boundaries. Offering places to the first 20 people to respond, this course is suitable for people working at all stages of their careers.  It aims to provide a framework for understanding boundaries and to increase awareness and confidence in practice. The day includes boundary theory, purpose, definitions, core principles, power, practitioner self-disclosure, use of physical touch, attraction and dual relationships. A highly interactive course that uses film, images and poetry and with lots of opportunities to share opinions and experience with colleagues.  Intended to support and enhance good practice, in line with national regulatory guidelines

Maximum capacity - 20

Venue – Via Zoom

Event time. 09:30 - 16:30

 

Wednesday 4th October 2023 09:30 - 16:30

To register please use the following link:

Introduction to Professional Boundaries

For queries please email:

AdvisorAppointments.PSULondon@nhs.net

Stress & Examinations

This module is facilitated by an experienced CBT practitioner and provides an introduction to issues relating to stress around and during exams.

Simple techniques using CBT and other methods will be
introduced. Candidates who identify themselves as requiring further support may be signposted to self-refer to either MedNet or the PHP.

Thursday 28th September 2023 09:00 - 12:00

To register please use the following link:

Please book here

For queries please email:

CommSkills.PSULondon@nhs.net

Simulated Consultation Assessment – managing complexity and uncertainty

This one-day workshop is aimed at GP trainees at risk of failing the SCA and for those who have already failed. We cover approaches to complexity and uncertainty, including linguistics.

Tuesday 10th October 2023 09:30 - 16:00

To register please use the following link:

Please book here

For queries please email:

CommSkills.PSULondon@nhs.net

Specialist Clinical Communication and Linguistic Services (SCCLS)

A two hour virtual session for trainees from all disciplines who wish to develop skills for navigating challenging conversations with patients and colleagues, including preparation for communication skills exams. The session is led by an educator supported by a role player and linguist (where appropriate) who will develop bespoke scenarios according to the learner's needs.

Communicating effectively and confidently with patients and colleagues is key to providing an excellent health service and leads to increased professional fulfilment. Patients respond to and are satisfied by healthcare professionals and teams who communicate well.

Our sessions offer you the opportunity to:

  • Review communication challenges you face at work
  • Address your individual learning needs
  • Enhance your relationships with patients, families, carers and colleagues
  • Boost your confidence and career satisfaction

To book a session, please email:
CommSkills.PSULondon@nhs.net

For queries please email:

CommSkills.PSULondon@nhs.net

Presentation Skills for Clinical Practice

This is a one-to-one, virtual session with a specialist presentation coach, where you will be able review and rehearse an upcoming project presentation, MDT talk or other public speaking situation you are currently working towards.

During this 2-hour session you will have an opportunity to discuss the slides you are preparing, practise your delivery and learn tools and techniques that will enable you to present on the day with greater impact and increased confidence.

Input and feedback will be tailored to your needs, and will cover the following areas, as appropriate: 

  • Structure (logical sequencing, coherence of core message) 
  • Slides (layout, impact, PowerPoint techniques, communicative effectiveness) 
  • Delivery (physical and verbal message) 
  • Audience engagement (building rapport) 
  • Assurance and poise (building confidence and dealing with nerves)
  • Language (style and accuracy) 
To book a session, please email:
CommSkills.PSULondon@nhs.net

For queries please email:

CommSkills.PSULondon@nhs.net

Writing Skills for Clinicians

This is a one-to-one session online with a specialist writing coach, to help you improve your written communications with a focus on clarity and professionalism. This two-hour tutorial is an opportunity to work on real, redacted and anonymised examples of your own writing, including formal and informal emails, patient notes, referral letters and reports etc.  

 

Input and feedback on your writing will be provided in the following areas as appropriate: 

  • Structure (logical sequencing, coherence of core message) 
  • Brevity (writing concisely cutting out redundant language)
  • Flow (connections between and within sentences)
  • Impact (writing persuasively)
  • Focus (purposeful and tailored to the reader)
  • Language (style, accuracy, and tone) 
To book a session, please email:
CommSkills.PSULondon@nhs.net

For queries please email:

CommSkills.PSULondon@nhs.net

Exam Preparation Workshop

This is a multi-specialty course for doctors approaching professional examinations, co-led by education experts and doctors. Are you interested in improving your revision skills and exam technique? Do you need tips on understanding exam questions, or need a refresher on managing exam nerves? This workshop will offer you the opportunity to revisit how to revise and learn effectively, help you analyse and understand the construction of exam questions, as well as to try out different revision strategies. In a supportive environment and in discussion with peers, this workshop will also help you consider techniques for managing anxieties around exams.

Thursday 2nd November 2023 13:30-17:00

To register please use the following link:

Please book  here

For queries please email:

CommSkills.PSULondon@nhs.net

Assertiveness in Clinical Practice

This is a two and half hour workshop delivered via a virtual platform.

Session outline

1. This will be an interactive session. So some teaching with comments and questions in the chat, some breakout rooms of 2/3 people and some group sharing using voice.

a) Introductions (voice)

b) What is assertiveness - sharing the win-win approach to communication (teaching with chat interactions)

c) Basic technique (a bit of voice sharing with a couple of participants trying out the basics - OR a private breakout room experience with feedback for the group)

d) Self-esteem as a foundation to assertive communication. Getting attendees to share what they are good at! (breakout rooms).

e) Feelings (teaching with chat)

f) Boundaries (teaching with chat)

g) BEAR as a tool for dealing with boundaries crossed (group voice or breakout rooms)

h) Saying no and other techniques - testing the techniques against their scenarios (group voice or breakouts)

i) Lessons from Negotiation theory and avoiding conflict (teaching with chat interactions)

j) What will you do next - action planning (group chat/voice)

 

Friday 10th November

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Friday 15th December 

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For queries please email:

CommSkills.PSULondon@nhs.net

Influence of Culture on Communication

This is a workshop which addresses the impact of language & culture on communication

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
To express your interest, please email:
CommSkills.PSULondon@nhs.net

For queries please email:

CommSkills.PSULondon@nhs.net

F3 Options

What may be the best way to plan and take advantage of opportunities within your F3 year or beyond? An F3 Options webinar for all London & KSS foundation doctors is currently booking. This 1-hour webinar delivered by the HEE Careers London team, will include key information advice and guidance on what to consider making the most of your F3 year including travel/volunteering abroad, fellowships, further study/qualifications and non-training options.

Wednesday 11th October 2023 18:00-19:00

To register please use the following link:

Please book here

For queries please email:

Events.PSULondon@nhs.net

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 4th October 2023 13:30-17:00

To register please use the following link.

Register

 

Tuesday 12th December 09:30-13:00

To register please use the following link.

Register

 

For queries please email:

Events.PSULondon@nhs.net

Open MIC (Mock Interview Clinic)

This 2.5 hour virtually facilitated workshop is targeted to trainee doctors within 18 months of CCT. ​The workshop allows you to practise and receive constructive feedback on your responses to consultant interview questions from both your peers and expert facilitators. Mock interviews will be undertaken in a supportive, small peer group breakout room environment, to ensure you are well-prepared for the consultant selection process.  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.

Tuesday 14th November 2023 10:00-12:30

To register please use the following link.

Please book here

 

Thursday 18th January 2024 14:00-16:30

To register please use the following link.

Please book here

For queries please email:

Events.PSULondon@nhs.net

AKT Exam Preparation

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.

Thursday 12th October 2023 13:30-16:30

To register please use the following link.

Please book here

Thursday 16th November 2023 13:30-16:30

To register please use the following link.

Please book here

For queries please email:

CommSkills.PSULondon@nhs.net

FY2: Preparing for Speciality Applications & interviews

This one-hour webinar will be delivered by the HEE Careers London team, on and will include key information advice and guidance on what to consider around speciality applications and interviews. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and be given links to resources which can support your preparation. 

 

To register please use the following link.

TBC

For queries please email:

Events.PSULondon@nhs.net