ETP Monthly Memo (May 2023)

The ETP Monthly Memo includes the latest programme updates, events and key resources for ETP trainees and training officers.

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Message from Training Programme Director

Jane Lynch

Welcome to the May 2023 ETP Memo.

Spring has been a busy time for ETP trainees, with many of you taking either the BSE theory exam or the BSE practical assessment exam. I would like to congratulate all those trainees who have recently passed the BSE theory exam. Well done to you all. Next step is to register for the practical assessment day. For those of you who didn’t quite manage it this time, don’t be too disheartened. You will have another opportunity in October and will have a really great chance of passing it then based on the training you have and your learning from what was challenging this time.

For those who passed the practical assessment and completed the programme, congratulations and well done to you. It is so rewarding for us to see the results of all your hard work. The assessors at the practical assessment were impressed by the standard of images showcased demonstrating your skills. For any trainees that need to resubmit, you also have done really well and I wish you all the best with your resubmission.

None of these achievements would be possible without the support and enthusiasm of our training officers, regional training leads, university partners and everyone else who has contributed to training. Thank you all for your hard work.


Information for all trainees

Book your BSE Practical Assessment

The March 2023 sitting of the BSE theory exam has recently taken place. Congratulations to those of you who have passed. Please ensure you book your place as soon as possible for your Practical Assessment via the BSE website, as these will fill up quickly. It is one of the completion requirements to take this exam before the end of the programme.

Save the date in your diary for Tuesday 2 May 2023 when registration will open for the following dates:

Sunday 28 January 2024 – Coventry
Sunday 24 March 2024 – Stoke


Information for training officers

Upcoming Train the Trainer sessions

If you are new to the role of Training Officer and will be taking responsibility for an ETP trainee, this training session is essential to your training and is part of the ETP endorsement process.

The training session will help you:

  • explain the aims and structure of the ETP
  • explain and examine the role of the Training Officer
  • outline training plans with examples
  • describe and evaluate the types of assessment and evidence
  • reinforce the purpose of reflective practice
  • reflect upon what makes effective feedback
  • introduce OneFile
  • identify training support available and our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

The webinar will last a maximum of 3 hours.

The next ETP Train the Trainer dates are:

Thursday 15 June 2023 @ 10.00am – 1.00pm

Click here to register to attend an ETP Train the Trainer event (expired link)

ETP curriculum review Lead Editor announced

We’re very pleased to introduce Lee Bancroft as the Lead Editor for the Echocardiography Training Programme curriculum review.

Lee is an Expert Lead Echocardiographer at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust and has BSE Level 2 accreditation with 15 years’ experience working in cardiac science.

We’re looking forward to working with Lee on the first review of the ETP curriculum.

Click here to read the full statement announcing our Lead Editor for the curriculum review


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Last updated on 12th February 2024

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