The PSW recognises that the coming months are likely to be exceptionally challenging for all medical staff. We have therefore extended our services to include Consultants, LEDs and SAS doctors as well as trainees. If you wish to access psychological or other support for any reason, you can refer yourself through our dedicated generic inbox COVID-19.EoE@hee.nhs.uk.
As we are aware that exam sittings are cancelled, we have taken the decision to pause any onward referrals for 1:1 Skype based exam support.
We are still able to accept self - referrals from trainees and provide other avenues of exam support at this stage however, trainees may wish to delay sending the referral until the next exam sitting date is known.
Separate letters have been sent to all GP and Foundation trainees today in relation to your rotations and copies can be found below.
Please read the information carefully before contact the PSW COVID-19 Mailbox regarding rotations.
Email Sent to all trainees in the East of England
With the current circumstances in relation to the outbreak of COVID-19, we appreciate that this may be a difficult time for all.
We have updated our website with current information and FAQs along with sources of advice and support for you.
The information can be found here
In addition, the PSW will be offering a self – referral process for the foreseeable future.
If you wish to speak to somebody to support you regarding the impact COVID-19 is having on you and your training, please email COVID19-PSW.EoE@hee.nhs.uk.
We will aim to get back to you within 24 working hours with suitable advice and guidance along with access to external support where appropriate.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in such difficult circumstances.
Due to the escalation of the outbreak of COVID 19, the PSW are keen to amend their service provision to support trainees during this difficult and uncertain time.
Over the next few days, we will be working with our senior management team, clinical case managers and external service providers to ensure we are able to continue to provide a fast and effective service.
We will continue to provide regular updates as we make changes to various aspects of the service including referral routes and the services we can offer.
**** UNDER CONSTRUCTION ****
If you require support but do not wish to contact the Professional Support and Well-being Service at this stage, please find a list of services that can provide charitable support to doctors and dentists here.
The Royal College of Anesthetists guidance can be found here
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine guidance can be found here
The Royal College of General Practitioners guidance can be found here
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists guidance can be found here
The Royal College of Physicians guidance can be found here
The Royal College of Pathologists guidance can be found here
The Royal College of Psychiatrists guidance can be found here
The Royal College of Radiologists guidance can be found here
The Royal College of Surgeons guidance can be found here
'Help for trainees on the front line' - Guidance from the JRCPTB can be found here
The BMJ have issued guidance on self care for junior doctors during the COVID-19 Pandemic and this can be found here
'Mind' have pulled together some resources to help you look after yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources can be found here
The Intensive Care Society have issued some tips and resources on wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic and this can be found here
Other Miscellaneous resources can be found in this document
An emotional and psychological survival guide from Red Whale can be found here
Living Life to the Full guidance on physical and mental well-being for health care workers can be found here
Pregnant trainees may find the guidance and FAQs from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of use and this can be found here
Unmind are giving all NHS Staff free access to their workplace well-being platform. Sign up here
Headspace have created some Headspace for Work resources and tools available for free to organisations. You can find all this information here.
Suffolk Mind have written some guidance on how to fulfill emotional needs whilst self-isolating which can be found here
For details on the impact of COVID-19 on NIHR funding, please click here
Letters have been sent to ALL Academic trainees regarding their period of OOPR or Academic placements and a copy of these can be found below:
A copy of the form that requires completion to return to practice can be found here.
Please Note: you must right click the form link and select "Save As".
Once you have saved a copy to your desktop, please locate the copy and right click before selecting "Open with Adobe" in order to be able to view and edit the digital form.
All forms should be returned to EDIT.EoE@hee.nhs.uk marked "FAO Hannah Foskett - OOPR Academic RTP Form"
Professional Support and Well-being Service
Assessment and Revalidation
Post and programme queries (except Foundation)
Foundation Post and programme queries
Less Than Full Time Training
Out of Programme (OOPC, OOPR, OOPE, OOPT)
|Relocation and Travel Claim Expensesemail@example.com|
|GMC Approval (Non GP Site and Programme Approvals)||GMCApprovals.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Academic training email@example.com|
General faculty support enquiries (all specialties)
Study leave / curriculum delivery enquiries
Supported return to training (SuppoRTT)
SAS Doctors enquiries
Community Schools (GP) enquiries
Coaching & mentoring enquiries (trainees & trainers)
Bursary programme enquiries
Any generic information which has been released so far:
- Dental trainees - click here to view information regarding training information.
- Supporting COVID 19 - click here to view document.
- Temporary suspension of PYA process during COVID-19 pandemic - click here to view the document
- Supporting NHS - for further information click here
Thursday March 26th 19.30
– REGISTER HERE FOR ECG/AKI: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1515850614245/WN_4ECjUBvOSyOMiVjzPS5zBg - CLOSES AT 18:30 26/03/2020
19:30 - 20:15 - ECG interpretation - Dr Jamie Kitt
20:15 - 20:30 - Break and Top Tips Slideshow
20:30 - 21:15 - Acute Kidney injury - Dr Matt Bottomley
Dr Jamie Kitt is a Clinical Fellow for the British Heart Foundation and a Speciality Registrar in Cardiology. Dr Matt Bottomley is a Specialist Registrar in Renal & General Internal Medicine; and an Academic Clinical Lecturer.
Friday March 27th 19.30
- REGISTER HERE FOR DEATH PLANNING: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6415851518140/WN_RWdZ0-7nQvCTme_g2mBsIw - CLOSES AT 18:30 27/03/20
19:30 - 20:00 - DNA CPR and Advance Planning - Dr Sarah Millette
20:10 - 20:40 - Recognising the Dying Patient & Palliation - Dr Catherine Ashton
20:50 - 21:30 - Verification, Certification and The Law - Dr Sarah Millette
Presented by Dr Sarah Millette, ST7 in Geriatric Medicine. Previous Clinical Fellow for Supported Return to Training in Thames Valley. Sarah has twice returned to training and lived to tell the tale.
And by Dr Catherine Ashton, ST5 in Geriatric Medicine and representative on the Thames Valley Trainees Physician Committee, with a special interest in medical education.
Facilitated by Dr Lizy Townshend, Clinical Fellow for Health Education England's Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) program; Dr Aimee Manicom, Clinical Fellow for Quality improvement at Health Education England (Thames Valley), and Ann Heath, SuppoRTT Manager for HEE Thames Valley.
To view further information on SuppoRTT please click here.
The London school of hygiene and tropical medicine are running a free online course for 3 weeks on Covid-19 from march 23 which is likely to be repeated.
Cambridge university hospitals have a youtube channel on Covid-19 resources
BMJ learning has a wide range of online learning modules for members, including core procedures as well as topic management