PSU Pandemic Podcasts

Episode 2 - Training & workforce deployment in the face of a pandemic


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Released On: 13 May 2020      Planning & Production Credits: Sarah Siddiqui, Jane Gardner-Florence, Jo Szram, Vanessa Petroni


In the early stages of the pandemic, the medical workforce across trusts in London underwent many strategic changes, with trainees being deployed to different sites and disciplines causing disruption to normal working patterns and training pathways. In this episode, we are in conversation with the Director of Medical Education across different London trusts and the chair-elect of the NACT (National Association of Clinical Tutors) Council to explore the different strategies and approaches used, the role of the medical education departments and the challenges faces by trainees and supervisors and how they were overcome.



Dr Jo Szram is a consultant respiratory physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital, chair-elect of the NACT council and a deputy dean in London.

Dr Dan Bailey is a consultant in geriatric and general medicine at King’s College Hospital, associate director of medical education, a champion for Supported Return to Training and training programme director IMT in South West London.

Dr Louise Schofield is a consultant in palliative care and director of medical education at Barnet Hospital.

Dr Karwai Tsang is the Chief Registrar at Kings College Hospital and ST7 in Acute Medicine.


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