Message from Training Programme Director
This month’s message is from Dr Lisa Ayers, our Interim Head of the National School of Healthcare Science:
Welcome to the June Monthly Memo and a huge thank you to you all for welcoming me into the role of Interim Head of the National School of Healthcare Science. It is an exciting opportunity to work across the breadth of healthcare science training and education programmes, something I have been passionate about for my whole career in the NHS.
It has been a changing time for us, but I want to reassure that due to the amazing teams at the National School of Healthcare Science, we are still here for you and it is very much business as usual. The recruitment and assessment season is upon us. Thank you to all of you who contribute to these complex processes and make it possible to bring trainees into the programmes and assist them to complete at the other end. The numbers of these trainees has grown rapidly over the past few years and everyone has adapted to support this growth, demonstrating how recognised and valued this workforce has become. I look forward to working closely with all of you over the coming months to ensure this continued success.
Information for all trainees
Opportunity to support ETP Induction Day 2023
We are looking for trainee volunteers to represent the HSST during our induction day. The event will take place on Wednesday 4 October 2023 in central Birmingham.
The roles are:
We are looking for a couple of trainees to take on the role of host during the day. Hosts will be responsible for introducing the sessions and the guest speakers.
During the day we are planning several panel sessions with guest speakers. We are looking for panel chairs to field questions from the audience and keep the sessions progressing.
We are hosting a session with a panel of trainees. We are looking for panel members to provide advice to new trainees and answer questions from the audience. This is a fantastic opportunity for trainees to develop their public speaking skills and support the new intake starting in October. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and your travel expenses will be covered by the School.
If you would like to volunteer for a role at induction this year please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the role title you’d like to volunteer for and why you are well suited to the role.
Information for training officers
Update on the curriculum review
This month the ETP Curriculum Review Group will meet for the first time. The group is made up of echocardiography professionals drawn from the expression of interest circulated earlier in the year.
The group will be chaired by the ETP Lead Editor Lee Bancroft and facilitated by the School. The review will consider the curriculum content and whether the skills and knowledge provided by the curriculum is current, fit for purpose and equips trainees for the workforce.
The group are currently reviewing your feedback and alongside this will use their own knowledge and experience of the programme to set future direction for the ETP curriculum. We’re looking forward to meeting everyone later this month to get the conversation started in earnest.
Next Healthcare Science Education and Training Collaborative meeting
Our next Healthcare Science Education and Training Collaborative meeting will be online on Tuesday 7th November. More details, including the agenda and registration link, will be available on our website soon.
Missed a previous edition of the ETP Monthly Memo?
We’ve published copies of the Monthly Memo for ETP trainees and training officers on our website.