New foundation doctors commenced their first training posts across Tayside this month after shadowing the outgoing foundation doctor whose post they have taken over.
The Directorate of Medical Education welcomed them all at an event at the beginning of their Preparation for Professional Practice and Induction Programme in July. Dr Busi Mooka and Dr Cesar Rodriguez were among the speakers who spoke to them about specialist areas. Dr Julie Ronald also gave them advice about looking after themselves and eachother.
This year, training grade doctors will wear colour coded lanyards so that they can be identified from the rest of the clinical team and help patient’s family, carers and members of the public understand the terminology of doctor in training. Information has been provided to ward areas and can be found on the Medical Education Staffnet page.
This year the foundation doctors received an Induction Passport which will guide them through the induction process and record their completion – this is a small test of change and if successful may be rolled out to all incoming trainees.
Medical Education have produced a number of induction Vodcasts. These short recordings can be used to support local departments deliver induction material along with departmental induction to incoming trainees who join the organisation out with the February and August intake times. You can find the Vodcasts by visiting Home > Our Websites > Medical Education > Trainee Doctor Induction.
On behalf of NHS Tayside, thank you to everyone who contributed to giving the trainees the best possible start in their new jobs and to all the presenters who came along to deliver information at the event and the facilitators who conducted the workshops. Special thanks to our Staff Development Officer Jordan Napier who compiled a collection of useful tips video from the current FY1’s to give to the new incoming trainees. Tips for new docs