Medical, dental and pharmacy trainees and students

 

All staff can now access the ‘NHS Wales Staff Wellbeing Covid-19 Portal’ which provides a range of health and wellbeing resources to support staff at this difficult time.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidance for health professionals and associated links can be found here

The most up to date guidance for medical, dental and pharmacy trainees and students in response to COVID-19: 

General  
03/03/2020 Regulators have already issued Guidance for health and care professionals via the health and care professions council. 
Medical  
10/03/2020 With our colleagues from the four statutory education bodies (HEE, NES, HEIW and NIMDTA) we have issued this guidance specifically for medical trainees. 
16/03/2020 With our colleagues from the four statutory education bodies (HEE, NES, HEIW and NIMDTA) and the GMC we issued plans plans for the management of medical training rotations during the delay phase of the current public health emergency. for the management of medical training rotations during the delay phase of the current public health emergency. In addition we are developing an FAQ to support trainees during this time.

17/03/2020

FAQs last updated 10/06/2020

Please find the latest FAQs for medical trainees here. Please keep checking back as we will be updating it as and when new information is available.
17/03/2020 Due to the recent developments with regards to social distancing, a decision has been made by the four statutory education bodies (HEE, NES, HEIW and NIMDTA) to cancel all face to face specialty recruitment interviews with immediate effect. For all recruitment due to be held in Wales, the lead recruiter is sending letter issued directly to applicants to regarding the cancellation of all face to face specialty recruitment interviews with immediate effect..
19/03/2020 Guidance issued with the three other UK statutory education bodies regarding the adaption of the Annual Review of Competence Progression assessment during the COVID-19 outbreak.
19/03/2020 Guidance issued with the three other UK statutory education bodies, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the General Medical Council and COPMED regarding exams for doctors in training during the COVID-19 outbreak.
25/03/2020

The UK Health Departments, the General Medical Council, Health Education England, NHS Education for Scotland, Health Education and Improvement Wales, the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency, and the Medical Schools Council UK wide approach we have agreed to facilitating the early provisional registration as doctors of suitable final year medical students once they have graduated 

26/03/2020 Guidance relating to out of programme, less than full time (LTFT) training and parental leave for trainees in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak.
30/03/2020 With our colleagues from the four statutory education bodies (HEE, NES, HEIW and NIMDTA) we issued plans for specialty recruitment 
01/04/2020

An update regarding medical appraisals and revalidation sent out by the Revalidation Support Unit at HEIW to all GPs in Wales via MARS 

01/04/2020

Trainees can now access the all Wales COVID19 hospital guidance platformThis guideline has been mandated for use in all hospitals across Wales, and provides access to:

  • Digital copy of guideline with updates and advice changes
  • A host of NHS Wales educational videos delivered by the experts from within Wales
  • Other relevant resources
01/04/2020

A statement on COVID 19 and trainee progression in 2020 issued by the Joint Committee on Surgical Training.

06/04/2020 Medical Directors from the four statutory education bodies (HEE, NES, HEIW and NIMDTA) have issued a letter to medical trainees and trainers along with guidance on the management of ARCPs.
08/04/2020

Guidance from the four statutory education bodies (HEE, NES, HEIW and NIMDTA) on the latest plans on the management of medical training rotations in May, June and July.

20/04/2020

Guidance from the four statutory education bodies (HEE, NES, HEIW and NIMDTA) on enabling progression at ARCP in response to COVID-19.

23/04/2020 The second edition of the Covid-19 Community Journal Club from the School of Medicine, Cardiff University. A review of literature on Covid-19 that will be useful for medical trainees. 
29/04/2020 With our colleagues from the four statutory education bodies (HEE, NES, HEIW and NIMDTA) we have issued a letter to GP trainees and trainers on our efforts to address the current issues for trainees in their final year of GP specialty training.
30/04/2020 The third edition of the Covid-19 Community Journal Club from the School of Medicine, Cardiff University. A review of literature on Covid-19 that will be useful for medical trainees. 
30/04/2020 Guidance for medical foundation trainees on completion of the Form R Time Out of Training (TOOT) section in response to Covid-19.
07/05/2020 The fourth edition of the Covid-19 Community Journal Club from the School of Medicine, Cardiff UniversityA review of literature on Covid-19 that will be useful for medical trainees. 
12/05/2020 We have issued guidance for trainers and trainees regarding temporary arrangements for conducting appeals to ARCP outcomes.
27/05/2020 With our colleagues from the four statutory education bodies (HEE, NES, HEIW and NIMDTA) we have issed guidance on implementing ARCP outcomes 10.1 and 10.2 during COVID-19.
29/05/2020

Guidance for GP trainees from the Royal College of General Practitioners on the Recorded Consultation Assessment in place of Clinical Skills Assessment during Covid-19. Recorded Consultation Assessment FAQs are also available.

04/06/2020 Along with Cardiff University and Swansea University, Health Education and Improvement Wales have issued principles for restarting medical education.
10/06/2020

NHS Wales Employers, Health Education and Improvement Wales, BMA Cymru Wales and Welsh Government have issued a joint statement on annual leave, study leave and public holiday arrangements for doctors and dentists in training during the Covid-19 pandemic.

11/09/2020 With our colleagues from the four statutory education bodies (HEE, NES, HEIW and NIMDTA) we have issued 'Supporting the COVID-19 Response: Enabling Progression at ARCP – Update September 2020'.
24/09/2020 With our colleagues from the four statutory education bodies (HEE, NES, HEIW and NIMDTA) we have issued guidance on maintaining postgraduate medical education and training: Principles for educational organisations during pandemic surges.
24/09/2020 We have issued an addendum to the All Wales Study Leave Policy for doctors and dentists in training which details key changes to the policy following COVID-19.
16/10/2020 An update to medical trainees from Dr Tom Lawson, HEIW Postgraduate Medical Dean covering topics including the redeployment of trainees, risk assessments, wellbeing and professionalism.
Attachments referred to: Sources of Support and Principles for Educational Organisations during pandemic surges.
19/10/2020 With partners, we have issued COVID-19 temporary suspension of Penultimate Year Assessments (PYAs) for physicianly specialties.
  Our Professional Support Unit is here to support trainees during this challenging time. Contact the unit for a one to one meeting (via phone/Skype) to discuss any challenges you may be facing. Email HEIW.professionalsupport@wales.nhs.uk or if urgent call Leona Walsh on 07900191933
   
Dental  
17/03/2020 With the four statutory education bodies HEE, NES, HEIW, NIMDTA, (SEBs) we have issued guidance to primary care employers, trainers and trainees regarding the management of dental education and training during the current public health emergency.
23/03/2020 Joint statement issued on arrangements for dental and dental care professional students and recent graduates, while restrictions are in place to control the spread of COVID-19.
23/03/2020 Letter issued to all primary care dental teams in Wales on 23/03/2020 from Colette Bridgman, Chief Dental Officer and supporting guidance
24/03/2020 A letter was issued today to dental education supervisors about the arrangements for Dental Foundation Training in response to COVID-19.
25/03/2020 COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Dental Core and Dental Specialty have been sent to Dental Core and Speciality Trainees, their Educational Supervisors and Training Programme Directors.
27/03/2020 The following information for healthcare workers in Wales has been sent to all Dental Specialty Training trainees, training programme directors and educational supervisors.
31/03/2020

A letter from HEIW on the facilitation of redeployment opportunities for dental teams in Wales into the NHS during COVID-19.

31/03/2020 The All Wales Faculty for DCPs (AWFDCPs) has produced FAQs for DCPs in Wales.

 

31/03/2020

HEIW has issued an email to all Dental Core Trainees, DCT ESs and DCT TPDs regarding Application for UK Dental Core Training Posts 2020-21.

02/04/2020

Correspondence from HEIW to foundation dentists and educational supervisors which was sent alongside the red letter alert and red phase guidance published by Welsh Government on 23 March 2020.

03/04/2020

The latest red phase guidance issued to dental professionals in Wales from Welsh Government today.

14/04/2020

Guidance on ibuprofen and COVID-19 as reviewed by the Commission of Human Medicines.

16/04/2020

A letter from Richard Herbert, Associate Dean, HEIW regarding Dental Foundation Training (DFT) payments. Details of adjustments to DFT payments can be found in this letter.

20/04/2020

In partnership with Welsh Government we have issued guidance regarding the redeployment of the dental workforce in Wales in response to COVID-19. The guidance was issued with this accompanying letter.

20/04/2020

An email regarding national dental core training (DCT) recruitment 2020 outlining the modified selection process in response to COVID-19, has been sent to all DCT applicants.

21/04/2020

A dental foundation training programme update from HEIW in response to COVID-19.

22/04/2020 The Chief Dental Officer has issued the primary care dental services COVID-19 toolkit which has been sent to dental teams alongside this release note.
27/04/2020

HEIW have been working with Welsh Government and NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership colleagues to provide online training for dental professionals who are being redeployed within local health boards to support the COVID-19 pandemic.

General dental practitioners, dental foundation trainees, dental nurses, dental hygienists, dental therapists can access the training here.

Dentists with current or recent hospital oral & maxillofacial experience (dental core trainee or above) can access the training here.

12/05/2020 A letter from Richard Herbert, HEIW Associate Dean updating foundation dentists (FDs) on the latest regarding the dental foundation training programme in response to COVID-19. 
13/05/2020 With our colleagues from the four statutory education bodies (HEE, NES, HEIW and NIMDTA) we have issued ARCP guidance for dental specialty trainees along with the Covid-19 dental ARCP appeal process and a supplementary document with outcome 10 supplementary codes.
10/06/2020 NHS Wales Employers, Health Education and Improvement Wales, BMA Cymru Wales and Welsh Government have issued a joint statement on annual leave, study leave and public holiday arrangements for doctors and dentists in training during the Covid-19 pandemic.
11/06/2020

Welsh Government have issued the All-Wales Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for non-covid-19 dental centres providing Aerosol Generating Procedures in Wales along with a letter to all primary care dental teams and health boards.

19/06/2020 The Chief Dental Officer (Wales) issued a letter to all dental practices, health boards and Health Inspectorate Wales regarding the latest plans for dental practices and the move from the Red alert in dentistry into the Amber phase of de-escalation.
  Our Professional Support Unit is here to support trainees during this challenging time. Contact the unit for a one to one meeting (via phone/Skype) to discuss any challenges you may be facing. Email HEIW.professionalsupport@wales.nhs.uk or if urgent call Leona Walsh on 07900191933
Pharmacy  
20/03/2020

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) announce temporary registration for returning pharmacists and pharmacy technicians during this public health emergency. Guidance for those in Wales can be found at https://gov.wales/returning-pharmacists-guidance

For regular COVID19 updates from the General Pharmaceutical Council please visit https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/contact-us/coronavirus-latest-updates

25/03/2020 Guidance for Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacists and Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians has been issued today to Chief Pharmacists, Community pharmacy Wales, pre-reg pharmacist trainees, Pre-reg pharmacy technician trainees, tutors and employers in Wales.
31/03/2020 Joint statement from Health Education England, NHS Education for Scotland and Health Education and Improvement Wales on pre-registration pharmacist training and examinations during COVID-19.

06/04/2020

FAQs last updated 21/04/2020

The latest FAQs in response to COVID-19 for pre-registration trainee pharmacists in Wales issued by HEIW.

06/04/2020

The latest FAQs issued by the General Pharmaceutical Council in response to COVID-19 can be found here.

09/04/2020

Guidance on facilitating the deployment of pharmacy undergraduate students to support the pharmacy workforce during the COVID-19 response.

15/04/2020

In response to COVID-19 and the increased pressure within community and hospital pharmacies, HEIW have introduced flexibility into the Modern Apprenticeship Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician training programme. This has been introduced following Welsh Government guidelines to support trainees to remain in their training programme during the pandemic.

The HEIW pharmacy team are communicating remotely with trainees on an individual basis to ensure they are supported effectively, meeting their specific needs, to enable them to continue and progress on the training programme.

23/04/2020 The latest FAQs in response to COVID-19 for pre-registration pharmacy technicians and registered pharmacy technicians in Wales issued by HEIW.
22/05/2020

HEIW’s statement regarding the  Provisional Registration of 2019/20 Pre-registration Pharmacists.

  Our Professional Support Unit is here to support trainees during this challenging time. Contact the unit for a one to one meeting (via phone/Skype) to discuss any challenges you may be facing. Email HEIW.professionalsupport@wales.nhs.uk or if urgent call Leona Walsh on 07900191933

 

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