FAQs

Below are some of the common frequently asked questions. There is also a wide variety of information within this and the Royal College of Anaesthetists websites. However, if you have a query for which you are unable to find an answer, please email the school administrator who will direct your query to the appropriate person.

For information about applying for ST3 posts and FAQs regarding this see the intermediate training page

How do I apply for out of programme?

Please discuss your plans with your educational supervisor, College Tutor and Programme Director.

Full details including the OOP policy, FAQs and application forms can all be found on the OOP webpage here.

How do I apply for less than full time training?

Please discuss your plans with your educational supervisor, College Tutor and Programme Director.

Full details including the LTFT policy, FAQs and application forms can all be found on the HEEoE LTFT webpage here.

Please also see the document at the bottom of this page.

How do I apply for an Inter-Deanery Transfer?

Please discuss with your Training Programme Director at the earliest opportunity.

Full details and links to the national site can be found here.

How do I apply for relocation expenses?

Full details are available here http://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/Relocation

How do I apply for post on call room expenses?

If a junior doctor is commuting a long distance to their place of work and they feel it would be unsafe to drive home after long days/night shifts, there is the option of staying the night in hospital accommodation. We can now provide some assistance with these costs, and this is something we offer to trainees that may not be eligible for excess travel expenses. This reimbursement falls under the ‘continuing commitments’ section of the policy, as the trainee is technically paying rent on a second accommodation even though this is only for a very short period of time – usually one night at a time.

Application:

In order to apply for this reimbursement the trainee would still be required to apply following the usual process by completing and submitting the relocation expenses application form found on our website. There is not a specific area to complete this information as this is not something that was originally available.

The trainee will need to estimate how many nights per month they think they will be staying (we always advise over estimating slightly) and once approved they will claim back from their employer based on actual nights stayed per month – in the same way as excess travel expenses. Monthly accommodation amount is calculated using the cost per night multiplied by the number of nights stayed per month, and this will be broken down in ‘Appendix 1’

We hope this will help to ease some financial strain for trainees traveling for their placement and having to stay overnight on a regular basis.

For any queries or further information when completing the forms please contact the Relocation inbox at HEEE.RelocationExpenses@nhs.net

UPDATE: As of 1st August 2017 Health Education England, East of England will no longer be responsible for processing a trainee’s eligibility to claim reimbursement of removal or rotational travel expenses, applications will be administered by the employing NHS Trust. All documentation and guidance is being updated accordingly and will be available on the HEE, EoE relocation webpages from 1st August 2017. If you have any queries prior to this date please contact relocation.eoe@hee.nhs.uk

How do I prepare for my ARCP?

All trainees within the anaesthetic and ICM training programme are required to undertake a yearly assessment of their progress – the ARCP.  In the East of England School of Anaesthesia currently each annual assessment is carried out through a meeting between the trainee and a specialty-based panel.

Details of the process are available here.

 

How do I document reflection?

Reflection is an important part of all doctors' professional development, and is especially important when things have not gone well. It can be documented as a personal activity in the library on the e portfolio or a file uploaded. It should be assigned to the ARCP on the ESSR under the heading of Personal Reflection. No personal identifiers should be included, and it should focus on lessons learnt. There was a helpful article published in the RCoA Bulletin:  http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Reflection-CPD-Revalidation.pdf  Please also see the Dean's statement on trainee reflections below.

When do I need formal consultant feedback?

Listed below are the timescales when we would like to see written Consultant feedback. Consultant feedback differs from MSF as it concerns a trainee’s progress in a specific unit of training only. MSF seeks feedback from the multidisciplinary team, including consultants, on overall professional behaviour.

 

Local forms may be used as long as they cover the same domains as the form included on the RCoA website http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/node/2178. For further information please see the guidance on assessment on the RCoA website http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/system/files/TRG-ASMT-GDNCE-2015_0.pdf

 

Please comment on the feedback on the CUT form.

 

For ICM units, Dr Bradley (RA ICM) has advised:’’ Units should have a reliable system for trainees to receive feedback from the Consultants with who they work.’’ Written feedback would be preferred.

 

Core:

3 months (to inform IAC)

6 months and thereafter every 6 months

 

Intermediate:

At the end of neuro, cardiac, paeds,   and to all Consultants prior to ARCP – with verbal evidence used to sign off obs and pain

 

Higher:

Every 6 months with verbal feedback to sign off paeds

 

Advanced:

At the end of a  specialist module and prior to final ARCP

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