ETP Monthly Memo (November 2023)

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

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New email addresses

We are switching over to NHS.NET email addresses. Any emails sent to HEE.NHS addresses will be re-directed. Our new email addresses are:

The Digital Servicedesk will remain as for the foreseeable future. Servicedesk addresses will be changed at a later date.

Click here to find all the email addresses for the National School


Information for trainees

Post induction day links and resources

The presentations from the Birmingham induction day and a recording of the OneFile induction webinar are available to download and view on the School website.

View the 2023 presentations and webinar recording

At the induction day in October the important resources below were mentioned which we promised to provide you with links to.

The ETP section of the School website

The ETP curriculum in the School’s Curriculum Library

Support for trainees

Training for ETP training officers

Useful documents, including two training plan templates


Information for training officers

ETP training officer survey

NHS England has generously funded 2 major initiatives to support training officers and their departments.

These are:

  1. funding supplied to each individual department of 0.1 WTE Band 8a per trainee to support the training officer to have the time to perform the role
  2. the recruitment of Regional training leads

In order to assess the impact of these initiatives and to inform our case for ongoing funding, we would like to collect your views on their impact. We have put together a survey. This should take no longer than 10 mins to complete. It is really important that we collect views from as many people involved in training as possible so please complete this as soon as possible and share with any colleagues we may have missed that have been involved in training the ETP.

If you’ve not received the survey link please email us at The survey closes on Friday 15th December 2023.

ETP training standards and expectations

The School’s training standards and expectations for the role of ETP work-based trainer are now available.

Taking on the trainer role is a significant responsibility and commitment. To support you and your departmental colleagues to navigate these responsibilities we have developed this set of training standards which clearly articulate what is expected of you.

There are 5 training standards and for each one there is a suite of training materials available on the NHS Learning Hub which we encourage you to access.

Click here for the training standards and their associated support resources

Learning resources on the NHS Learning Hub

To support you to develop the knowledge and skills associated with the School’s training standards, we are developing a suite of short training resources within the NHS Learning Hub. These are not mandatory and are meant to support you in your own professional development as a trainer, irrespective of the programme.

To access the NHS Learning Hub you will need to have an account with the service. The details on how to do this can be found within the training standards pages on our website, linked to below.

The following modules are already available on the NHS Learning Hub. Please click on the links to access them:

Modules coming soon:

  • Planning for learning and assessment
  • Strategies for managing many trainees at once
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Developing coaching skills
  • Developing as a mentor
  • Explore opportunities in practice to embed EDI
  • The principles of differentiated and adaptive practice
  • Embedding the NHS values into training
  • Approaches to learning
  • Andragogy and pedagogy
  • Motivation and learning
  • Evaluating your own practice
  • Supporting neurodivergent trainees with their training
  • Developing evidence to demonstrate proficiency in work-based training

If you would like training on a specific topic and it does not appear amongst the NHS Learning Hub resources (already available or proposed), please contact the School’s Education Training Manager Sally Clee at as we are keen to ensure that the offering is responsive to the needs of trainers, assessors and educators.

Curriculum review update

We’re now entering the closing stages for the review of the curriculum. We’re currently checking through the new content developed to make sure it’s fit for purpose and the i’s are dotted and t’s crossed.

We hope to be able to share the new content with you in the new year.

Healthcare Science Education and Training Collaborative​​​​​​​ meeting​​​​​​​ summary

On our website you can find copies of some of the key presentations made at the Healthcare Science Education and Training Collaborative meeting held in November 2023.

Click here to find more information about the Healthcare Science Education and Training Collaborative November 2023 meeting


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.

Click here to view previous editions of the ETP Monthly Memo.

Last updated on 12th February 2024

This publication is part of ETP Monthly Memo (2023)