Please note that all our face to face courses are currently suspended. We and our partners are developing remote models to allow access to workshops flexibly. If you are registered to attend one of our courses, are on a waiting list or on our expression of interest list, we will contact you when further details are available.

Courses and Conferences

 

Course Name

Description

How to book

Contact

NEWVirtual Group Support for Trainees

We are pleased to confirm that we are now offering new dates.  

Monday November 2nd at 18:00 - 19:15

The groups will be small to provide a confidential, safe, and supportive space for sharing experiences, exploring dilemmas and challenges, and learning from each other. They will be facilitated by experienced doctors from the PSU team.  

Book your place here psu.lase@hee.nhs.uk 

NEW - Virtual Session

Stress and Examinations

This two-hour virtual session covers tools and techniques for dealing with exam stress - session delivered by Richard Jones, Clinical Director, PHP

Thursday 29th October 2020: 09:00 -11:00

Wednesday 25th November 2020: 09:00 -11:00

Book online

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW - Virtual Session

Exam Preparation Workshop

This multi-professional workshop aims to support trainees in preparation for their higher exams, including those who have been unsuccessful in previous examination attempts. It will cover areas including revision, planning and preparation strategies, exam techniques and performance anxiety.

Wednesday 16th December 2020 : 14:00 - 17:00

Book online

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW - Virtual Session

Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) Exam Preparation

for GP Trainees only

This workshop aims to provide an understanding of the working of the AKT and how to prepare for it.

The workshop is designed for:

  • GP Trainees previously unsuccessful in the AKT

  • GP Trainees identified by Educational Supervisors and/or Programme Directors as having difficulty and who could be unsuccessful in their attempt at the AKT

The virtual workshop will run over two half days :

Thursday 5th & Thursday 12th November 2020 : 09:30 - 12:30

Thursday 14th & Thursday 21st January 2021  : 09:30 - 12:30

Book online

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW - Virtual Session

The Consultant Interview: preparing for Success 

NEW for summer/autumn 2020 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. 

Book online

Careers Unit 

careersunit.lase@hee.nhs.uk

 

 

NEW Virtual Session

Developing your English for Clinical Practice

This 3-day course (09:30-16:30), delivered via a virtual platform, will enable individuals to learn about ways to use the workplace resources to develop their English 'on the job' and have opportunity to practise situations they find challenging.  The sessions are facilitated by specialist linguists who can give feedback on language, cultural factors, pronunciation, as well as professional communication skills.

Tuesday 17th November 2020 - Day 1  (09:30 – 16:30)

Tuesday 24th November 2020 - Day 2  (09:30 – 16:30)

Thursday 10th December 2020 - Day 3 (09:30 – 16:30)

Attendance required on all three days.

Book on-line

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

Mixed 'drop in' groups
  • Facilitated 75mins group 
  • Mixed specialities & all stages of training

If you are a Foundation Trainee, please click here  to express your interest

If you are a Core Trainee, please click here to express your interest

If you are a Specialty Trainee, please click here to express your interest

 
V-space for SuppoRTT trainees

Series of structured sessions for Returners to Training facilitated by a group coach with the same group members meeting several times (often 4-6 times) over several weeks/months

  • Guest speaker slots with trainees who have experienced major challenges during the Covid-19 period and talk about how they coped and found their balance.
  • Small, closed group working together over a series of sessions, sometimes focusing on specific themes
  • WhatsApp group for connecting with peers in between sessions 
  • Tools & resources circulated after each session acilitated by a group coach. May also have guest speakers 

A set of annotated slides following each session to support your learning and group engagement. 

For more informaton and to book your place, 

SuppoRTT Team

srtt.lase@hee.nhs.uk

V-space Doctors' Forum

Series of sessions for postgrad doctors of any level facilitated by a group coach. May also have guest speakers 

  • Guest speaker slots with trainees who have experienced major challenges during the Covid-19 period and talk about how they coped and found their balance.
  • Small, closed group working together over a series of sessions, sometimes focusing on specific themes
  • WhatsApp group for connecting with peers in between sessions 
  • Tools & resources circulated after each session acilitated by a group coach. May also have guest speakers 

A set of annotated slides following each session to support your learning and group engagement. 

Please click here to express your interest by email  

NEW - Virtual Session

Individual session - Specialist communication skills and linguistic support (SCCLS)

An individual two-hour session, currently being delivered via a virtual platform, working with a specialist educator and/or linguist and specialist role player as required to develop your communication skills for clinical practice

Healthcare professionals typically apply for an individual session to:

  • develop skills to navigate difficult conversations
  • explore linguistic or cultural issues which may be impacting on communication
  • respond to the outcome of an ARCP, appraisal, or revalidation
  • improve exam performance
  • address needs identified through feedback from colleagues and educator

December, January, February and March 

Book online

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW

Work and wellbeing: finding your balance

An interactive half day or full day session which aims to offer you fresh insight and practical approaches to finding balance, with a focus on sustainable wellbeing.

January 2021

Express your interest

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW

Enhancing your Consultation Skills

Explore models of consultation, reflect on your challenges and practise tailored scenarios with specialist role players  while developing your peer observation and feedback skills.

This is a two-day course.

January 2021

Express your interest

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW - Virtual Session

Assertiveness in Clinical Practice

This virtual workshop (2-hour session) aims to help you to express your needs and opinions more confidently to others whilst reducing the chances of confrontation and conflict. It will provide you with practical advice on saying what you want and dealing calmly with other people’s reactions in a range of situations.

December 2020

Express your interest

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

 

English Pronunciation for Clinical Practice: accent reduction for non-native speakers

Communicating clearly and confidently is essential. Even if your knowledge of English is excellent, you may sometimes have difficulty making yourself understood, or notice that colleagues often ask you to repeat what you have said.

The course is open to all languages and will be facilitated by a phonetics expert. You will have the opportunity to address any specific challenges that you have experienced in spoken communication.

January/February 2021

Express your interest

 

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

Influence of Culture on Communication

 

This is a full day workshop (09:00 - 17:00) 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

January/February 2021

Express your interest

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

Managing and Supporting Trainees in Difficult Situations Workshop (for Medical Education Leads)

This workshop provides the opportunity to discuss cases of concern where there may be a particularly challenging aspect to the remediation process. Opportunity will be provided for attendees to discuss dilemmas and concerns in partnership with the Professional Support Unit's Individual Support Team.

Express your interest

Ashley Mounsey

ist.lase@hee.nhs.uk